• 5 Stinking Thinking Songwriter Thoughts

        These kinds of thoughts keep a negative cloud over you and your writing AND they actually decrease your chances of success. If these thoughts creep into your head, kick them to the curb before they derail your creativity and your forward progress. 1) "My songs are better than...." It doesn't matter...

  • Get Inspired: 5 Morning Inspirations For Songwriters

      5 Morning Songwriting Inspirations to go with your coffee!   Today is a new start. Today could be the day that I write that first cut or my best song. It doesn't matter what has happened in the past. I have a clean slate today. I will make the most of it. I am...

  • Etiquette For Songwriting (and life)

      Our pitch to publisher webinar on Thursday reminded me of several points that I think bear bringing up every now and then. Almost everyone involved in the song submitting process behaved professionally. One or two did not. One of those people e-mailed us after the event claiming that we must not...

  • Writing 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...

  • Why Did You Start Songwriting?

      I believe that it is good for all songwriters to stay in touch with what made them want to write a song in the first place. For me, here were some reasons that I put pen to paper and created melodies: I had a crush on the girl down the street...

  • Songwriters: Learn To Speak Music Business

    Lots of songwriters in SongTown just want to become better writers for their own pleasure - and that's awesome!  We love helping people get more out of their writing just because it makes them feel good.  Another significant group in "Town" is trying to write commercially and break into the...

  • How To Weather The Ups and Downs of The Music Business

      “The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.”  ~Hunter S. Thompson   There is no doubt that the music business is tough. But so is the “Medical” business, the “law” business,...

  • Pivotal Moments: Can Change Everything For A Songwriter

        Looking back on my songwriting career, there have been a number of pivotal moments that really changed everything. There was the day when, after trying to get the songwriting thing going for 2 years with no success, a friend of mine offered me a job. Actually it was a career. Great salary, benefits. Writing...