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Want to Be A Songwriter? Remember These 5 Essential Songwriting Rules

June 20th, 2019 by
5 essential songwriting rules

A songwriter is an expert whose main work is to write lyrics and melodies in songs. The songwriter profession, similar to other professions requires one to be creative, passionate and have a love for writing. A songwriter is also required to understand how to work with the latest music technology including computer sound editing, sequencers, and more.

A songwriter will create songs for other artist or bands for them to perform but the credits will remain his/hers.

Songwriters also partner with artist and other songwriters when it comes to creating materials for their shows.

To be a professional songwriter, you must be able to create lyrics and write melodies. There is huge a difference between a lyricist and a songwriter in that the former knows how to write lyrics but does not know how to write melodies. That means an artist will have to come up with their melody.

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    Successful artists will usually have another form of protection for their songs anyway but they all know that it’s unlikely that they’ll ever get sued or need to sue. If the artist has an envelope from ‘poor man’s copyright method’ which dates back to 1997, it will be admissible in court regardless. The artist need only say that writing ©2003 on the CD jacket was a misprint or an oversight.