• The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout

    These three songwriting exercises are designed to get you into the flow of writing without thinking. Your best ideas come from the subconscious, and you can tap into this with regular practice. Remember to do these exercises quickly, spending three minutes on each in rapid fire succession. I set the...

  • Songwriters: For Those Days Of Doubt…

      Songwriters... When you have those days of doubt and wonder why you are chasing your dream....   I wasn't exactly young that day I realized I wanted to be a full-time songwriter. I was mid 30's. I had no connections in the...

  • Songwriters: Rise Together In The Creative River

    When I first started writing songs I was obsessed with listening to records. Songs and sound just turned me on. I was thoroughly engrossed with my favorite artist. I read books about Bob Dylan, I read liner notes and interviews with the Eagles. I felt like I was part...

  • How To Format Your Lyric Sheets – A Songwriter’s Guide

      How to format your lyric sheet is one of the most overlooked details in the songwriting business! Since starting SongTown three years ago, Marty and I have had the chance to see many songs and/or song lyrics presented in our Pitch-to-Publisher events, song contests, and song feedback forums on songtown.com....

  • The 10 Co-Writing Commandments For Songwriters

      Co-writing: The art of sharing your heart felt ideas with another person and trusting the two of you will create songwriting magic. This can be tremendously rewarding and often frustrating. But there are some guidelines to make this experience more often than not a great one. If Moses came down from the mountain...

  • Recording At Home: Taking A Song From Demo To #1

      People often ask me if they have to do full-production demos to present songs to publishers or major artist? I do a fair amount of full demos, but I also have had about half of my major cuts from pitching home demos done on a very basic set-up on...

  • Songwriting: The Most Subtle Art On The Planet

          Songwriting Is The Most Subtle Art On The Planet...   I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard aspiring songwriters lament that their songs are just as good or better than the songs that major artists are recording. They can’t understand why their songs aren’t getting the attention they deserve...

  • Creating Magical Moments With Your Songwriting

      A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to Tom Jackson; a top live music performance coach. Tom has worked with artists as diverse and popular as Taylor Swift to Casting Crowns to Shawn Mendez. He has an uncanny ability of teaching performers how...