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 has allowed me to try a lot of gear that...

The Song Is King

If you've been hanging around SongTown for a while, you've heard Clay and I talk about the idea that "The Song Is King". When we say that, we mean that, when we write, we are there to serve the song, NOT to serve our own interests. I believe that music and songs have a "life" of...

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 has allowed me to try a lot of gear that...

Morning Stretch

I believe that our writing "muscles" are just like any other muscle group. If we want to be as flexible as possible, we have to stretch those muscles from time to time. So, this morning, I wanted to give your brain and maybe your writing muscles a little "Morning Stretch". It makes me cringe every time I hear a writer who is...

The 10 Co-Writing Commandments For Songwriters

  Co-writing: The art of sharing your heart felt ideas with another person and trusting the two of you will create songwriting magic. This can be tremendously rewarding and often frustrating. But there are some guidelines to make this experience more often than not a great one. If Moses came down from the mountain with a tablet for his top co-writing commandments perhaps these...

How Do I Submit A Song As A Songwriter?

  There seems to be a lot of confusion out there over the question "How Do I Submit A Song As A Songwriter to the music business?" The truth of the matter is that there is no one way to "submit" a song. When you simplify the "song submission" idea, there are basically three categories of song submissions that a songwriter should...