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The Perfect Demo

As time goes on it is becoming easier and easier to make a good demo for pitching. Now that doesn’t mean publishers are looking for demos ready for the radio, just something that shows off your song and your ability … Continue reading

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Hooks

Many catchy songs include hooks woven into them to catch the listener’s ear. The hook is the part of the song that helps the listener remember the song and want to hear it again. There is no wrong way to … Continue reading

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Promoting Your Songs

The hard part of the music industry is the promotion of your music especially when you are doing it alone. There are many ways to promote your music especially with the technology of today. Social media is a main way … Continue reading

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What you should bring to a co-writing session

At a songwriting co-write session, you should be open. Co-writing is teamwork and you need to be prepared to take criticism and incorporate the other’s ideas. Be vulnerable. Songwriting is sometimes therapy for people and when co-writing you need to … Continue reading

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Rhyming Lyrics

Rhyming is a very common and useful literary device in songwriting. It is a way to help your song flow and sound more connected. Rhyming is also useful for keeping your listeners interested in your song. For songwriting, rhyming is … Continue reading

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When Should You Write?

Songwriting is a skill that you build as time goes on. You don’t just sit down and write a number one hit, you need to be ready for when the inspiration hits you. So, to be ready for that inspiration, … Continue reading

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Showing vs Telling: Lyric Writing

Showing and telling are two storytelling techniques used in songwriting very often. Showing is the act of showing the listener what is happening and using imagery. Telling is when you tell the listener what is happening or how you feel … Continue reading

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Mechanical vs Synchronization Licensing

There are many different types of licensing for music, but I am going to focus on the two most important ones for songwriters. These two include mechanical and synchronization licensing. Mechanical licensing is a license that a person gets when … Continue reading

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Chord Progressions

Every chord progression is used over and over again throughout all genres and styles of music. There is no being unique when coming up with a chord progression for a song, but there is a way to make yours more … Continue reading

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Switch Up Your Writing

Writing one way can cause writer’s block and make you lose motivation to write. Switching up how you write can help keep songwriting interesting. There are many ways that you can switch how you write and gain more motivation to … Continue reading

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