• The Writing Better Songs Checklist

    Here are some ways to judge whether you are writing “better” commercial songs. No one of these measures alone determines “writing better,” but putting all of them together gives you a pretty good sense of your progress: Are you writing more unique ideas? Look at the songs you wrote a...

  • Writing Song Lyrics Vs. Poems

    One of the frequent questions we get in SongTown is "How do I write song lyrics?" Many people confuse song lyrics with poetry, but there are some subtle yet important differences. So, how are lyrics to a song different from poems? Poems are typically visual pieces and song lyrics are...

  • 6 Ways To Find And Attract Co-Writers

      The more accurate you are in regard to that self-assessment, the better success you will have attracting co-writers who fill in the blanks for you. 1) Be the kind of co-writer you hope to find. If you are organized and professional, then you will be more likely to attract that kind...

  • How To Write Your First Song

      Even those who have written thousands of songs could benefit from reviewing the basics of what a beginning writer does when writing their first song. Every now and then, someone joins SongTown who is just trying to learn how to write that first song - to turn their own...

  • Did I Wait Too Long To Start Writing Songs?

    Many of our SongTown members put songwriting aside for years while they raised a family.  The dreams from their 20's only really started to get a chance in their 40's or 50's or beyond because life got in the way. So, they come to us and ask "Did I...

  • The Songwriter’s Code

      The Songwriter's Code From the Brill Building in New York, to Music Row in Nashville, songwriters have been operating under this "code" for many years. If you hope to join the professional ranks, you MUST learn the code and go by it. If you are just wanting to co-write in...