• Songwriting: The Starting Is The Hardest Part

      That first awkward creative step... I’ve always heard that the first step is the hardest. That is particularly true in creative endeavors such as songwriting. Getting over the hurdle of “I can’t do this!” or “What if I fail?” is sometimes so daunting that we give up before we have tried. The paralysis...

  • 5 Co-Writing Errors To Avoid While Songwriting – Or Dating!

      Co-Writing songs is a lot like dating. It takes work to find and develop good co-writing relationships. And, not every date is going to work out. So, you keep kissing frogs until you find a prince, metaphorically speaking. If you treat songwriting relationships like REAL relationships, you can avoid...

  • Don’t Live With Songwriting Regret

      I spent the first 2/3 of my life to date living in fear. Fear of failure. Fear of risk. Fear of conflict. Fear of performing or speaking in public. Fear of God striking me down if I misbehaved. The list goes on an on. And, around that 2/3 mark, I...

  • Find Songwriting Community NOW!

      No matter what your definition of Songwriting Success is, one of the most overlooked aspect of a songwriter's journey is community. I run into many writers who are writing pretty good songs, but they are doing it in a vacuum. In reality, it's nearly impossible to succeed as a songwriter...

  • The Biggest Songwriting Mistake

      One of the biggest mistakes I see when I critique songs is that the writer will often try to say too much in their song. Since songs are roughly three minutes long, there is not enough time to explore multiple themes in most songs. Your best bet, whether you are trying...