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3 Great Songwriting Organizations You Should Know About – And How To Join Them

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If you’re looking to take the next step in your songwriting career, songwriting organizations are the first place you should look. They serve many purposes, and all of them are important – connecting with potential co-writers, connecting you with industry people, and offering career advice and song critiques, just to name a few.… [more]

You’ve Just Moved to Nashville – Now What?

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Hundreds, if not thousands, of aspiring artists and songwriters flood the city of Nashville each year with dreams of hitting it big. Although Nashville can be a pretty friendly place (Southerners are just so darn nice and approachable!), it’s easy to get overwhelmed and not know what’s next.… [more]

The Secret to Crowdfunding

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I can’t tell you how often artists ask “How do I pay for my album?” I even have frustrated friends in this boat, and I empathize. It’s difficult to come up with the money for a top flight album, and the costs can be staggering.… [more]

It’s the End of the World As We Know It

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Image Courtesy of KC Green – Used By Permission

The Lowdown on the DOJ Decision Regarding Songwriters Rights

 

The DOJ just dropped an atom bomb on songwriters rights and the publishing industry. Surprisingly, I’ve noted a lack of outrage on the part of many songwriters, and I think I see why.… [more]

Shakespeare Got To Get Paid, Son

I don’t think I’ve ever met another songwriter that doesn’t truly love what they do. Some might be burned out or bitter, sure…but deep down, they do it because it’s their passion. And if you do something because it’s your passion, you do it regardless of whether or not anyone pays you for it.… [more]

The Corner of Commerce and Artistry

I was recently re-watching one of my old favorite shows (Dream On), and a scene from it struck me right between the eyes. In it, a book editor is lobbying for what he views as a great book – a coming of age story of a girl in World War II Europe.… [more]

3 Books That Will Change Your Songwriting

Everyone needs to learn something new in order to grow – especially in a craft like songwriting. There was a Nike shirt I had once that said “There is no finish line” – at least as far as it applies to art, I couldn’t agree more. … [more]

Steamed Tomatoes: Women in The Music Industry

This week’s post is actually a guest blog, and comes from the incredibly talented and always insightful Sarah Spencer.  After hearing so many similar complaints echoed by women in the music industry, I asked Sarah if she could offer her unique perspective.[more]

How to Ruin a Song Pitch

Four Things that Could Be Secretly Sinking You

 

1. Talking Yourself Down

A lot of writers are humble, quiet, and avoid the limelight. Some aren’t very good with people skills or networking (one reason some have become writers in the first place).… [more]

Show Etiquette

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 5 Tips To Instantly Make You More Professional

If you’re an artist/writer, doing shows is a given – even if you’re simply a writer with no designs on a record deal, performing out at least sometimes is a given. It’s a great way to meet potential co-writers and friends, and a great way to gauge audience reaction to your songs.… [more]

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