Too often we artsy-fartsies neglect thinking through how our listeners will feel when hearing our songs. It’s obviously not easy, but writing a song while being in the shoes of your listener is incredibly important. You might have seen this, but a while back Alanis Morissette went on the late late show with James Corden, and they did a complete … Read More
It’s your first song, and you’re eager to “get it out there”. Perhaps you’ve worked on the same song for months; tweaking it a little every day for a long time until it’s just right. You’re thinking it’s ready for the big publishing deal, so you record a demo and post it on Soundcloud. Then you sit back, anticipating thousands … Read More
I love Evernote. I use it for almost everything. A few years ago I had a breakthrough morning in my songwriting. I discovered Evernote for songwriting and finished 5 songs in one morning. It was the most productive day in my life as a songwriter. It was a Friday, and I had the whole morning to myself. I felt this … Read More
YOU MAY BE A SKILLED MUSICIAN, BUT DO YOU HAVE SKILLED MUSICIANSHIP? Developing great musicianship isn’t rocket science. It’s actually very simple. But there are a few things that need to always be in your mindset as you develop. If you keep these things in the mix in one way or another every day, you’re going to dramatically grow, and … Read More
Do you make art as an end in itself? Does your songwriting stop at self-expression for you? If so, then my thoughts here probably won’t apply to you. This post is all about how to improve your songwriting, with three practical ways to do so. If songwriting is only a means of personal self expression you don’t need to actually … Read More
I’d like to give you one more lesson from Songwriting Good To Great: The Business for FREE. In it I cover what I call the 4 Songwriter Archetypes…. Here they are… The Faceless Super Writer The Classic Singer/Songwriter The Recording Artist Songwriter The Composer Songwriter The way you approach songwriting falls into one of these four types (or a blend … Read More
The current music industry landscape is in trouble. News flash: Most people know this, but the music business has been in a massive transition…. We are now living in incredible times for artists and songwriters to forge their own destinies as creatives. What does this mean? It means they can build businesses around their music like never before.
Did you know that 92% of all New Year’s resolutions fail? Another sad statistic is that the average person who makes New Year’s resolutions makes the same one 10 times with no lasting success. That’s why I want to give you a few lessons from my course Songwriting Good To Great: Developing The Business for FREE as we gear up … Read More