Category: Co-writing

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]

Do Not Disturb

How Technology is Killing Your Creative Mojo

I’ll be blunt: I love my iPhone. I have no idea what I would do without it – I use it to check Facebook, respond to co-writers and clients, jot down notes in my hook book…you name it.… [more]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Being a Pro

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I’m going to be perfectly frank, this is an awkward post to make for me. Partially because I feel – as a male – it isn’t entirely my place to talk about it, but also because some of this shouldn’t even need to be stated.… [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]

The Gordon Ramsay Secret to Songwriting

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Gordon Ramsay is a pro at what he does – he has an extremely high bar, he knows his craft inside and out, and he does not put up with people who don’t take the art seriously. He’s famous for colorfully flipping out on TV, of course, but I’ve never seen him do it unnecessarily.… [more]

The Nashville Handshake

When I was new to town, and passing out my cards like floss at a dentist’s office, one guy in particular stuck out to me. I had just watched him perform and really admired his writing, so I struck up a conversation.… [more]

Three Ways You Can Get Organized To Help Your Songwriting

Your eyes are glazing over at this title. I can see it. Organization? Pffft. That’s not art. That’s not important. But believe me, it is. It’s not the “fun” part of being a songwriter, but if you want to be a professional, it’s absolutely essential.… [more]

How To Be a Better Co-writer

If you’re in Nashville, it’s pretty rare to not co-write at all – odds are, you’re going to be doing at least a little of it. Here are some ways you can improve your skills as a co-writer (and believe me, it is a skill)!… [more]

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