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How to Jump Start Your Songwriting Career if You’re Struggling Financially

October 8th, 2020 by
Jump Start Songwriting Career

You’ve probably heard the “starving artist” expression more than once in your life as a musician. And while there are plenty of stereotypes about songwriters and their financial struggles, unfortunately, many of those stereotypes are true. Songwriting isn’t always a lucrative profession, especially when you’re just starting out.

In many cases though, it’s just a matter of getting your foot in the door with a great song, or getting noticed by a popular artist to start making real money from your words and music. But what can you do to make that happen? How can you jump-start your career as a songwriter, even if you’re struggling to pay your bills? Let’s take a look at a few tips you can use to work toward a successful songwriting career while remaining financially stable.

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    When mapping songs, you end where you want writing the song too, not out in left field lost. The focus of your song is solid, and therefore, easy to understand which ‘draws the listener in’ to your song. Drawing the listener into your song is very important, and making the song easy to follow is a large part of drawing them in. The old way called ‘KISS ‘which stands for ‘keep it simple, stupid ‘works very well in songwriting as it does for many other things. The important thing is not to let songwriting structure get in the way of writing. When inspiration hits you, ‘get it all out. ‘After you’ve written all the words, phrases and so on that came to you, then go back and begin mapping this out.