• The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout

    The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout consists of three songwriting exercises 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...

  • 7 Books Every Songwriter Should Read

    Writing and reading lessens our isolation and prods our imagination. Music makes our souls dance, and great art leaves an impression that lasts for centuries.   Over my 23 years as a professional songwriter, I’ve read just about every book on creativity I could get my hands on. I’m convinced I will...

  • Songwriters: Inspiration For Those Days Of Doubt

      Songwriters... When you have those days of songwriting 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 knew no professional songwriters. Also, I was in...

  • Songwriters! Wake Up Your Dreams

    Following your dreams... When I was 19 years old, I decided to leave my small Alabama hometown and strike out on a journey to the Big Apple: New York City. It took a combination of naivety and hard-headedness, I suppose. After all, I didn’t know...

  • Exercising The Songwriting Muscle

    My very first publisher use to read me this quote. Over the years it has always served as a constant reminder to keep my songwriting muscle in shape.... “Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character...

  • Creating A Killer Home Recording Studio – On An Affordable Budget

    Throughout my pro songwriting career I have made it my mission to put together a home recording studio that accomplishes 3 things.   1. Sonically, it has to be master record quality. 2. Creative workflow that won't bust my groove! 3. Must be affordable!   Co-writing in rooms with so many great producers and track guys...

  • 9 Things Skilled Songwriters Do Differently

      Throughout my 20 years as a professional songwriter, I’ve noticed there isn't always a large difference in talent level among creative people. Why then, do some songwriters seem to have an over abundance of fans buying their music while others struggle to sell the first song? The answer...