• How To Write A New Song Every Day

    I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked “How in the world do you come up with a song-a-day – every day?” Here’s the short answer on how I pull that off... Ideas I have a database that includes over 600 titles. I can always find something interesting there to...

  • The Different Types of Songwriting Publishing Deals

    There are two common types of songwriting publishing deals that publishers make with writers. But, you don't have to limit yourself to those two options if you can think outside the box.  Here are the two common types of deals plus some ideas for creative options: 1) Staff Writer Writes exclusively...

  • Songwriting Is Not An Overnight Success Business

    "I worked 17 years for overnight songwriting success."  - Tim Hicks   There's often a misconception when someone in the music business succeeds. It's easy to think that an artist became and instant sensation or overnight songwriting success. So, I thought I'd share a story of how it most often happens...

  • 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...