4 Ways To Get Out of Your Songwriting Comfort Zone

Most songwriters find themselves in a complacent "comfort zone" from time to time.  Personally, I find myself at times resting on a little plateau of my own making.  I work really hard for a stretch and then I coast for a bit.  When I find myself coasting, here are some things I do to challenge myself out of the comfort...

4 Ways Songwriters Can Network

Networking seems to be a common struggle for songwriters.  Many creative types are just not very social and we tend to be introverted.  That can make it hard to really build the team you need to help you get your songs heard and placed.  So, here are 4 ways this introvert has overcome some of his natural tendencies to just...

The Scariest Moment In Songwriting

  I believe that the scariest moment in songwriting is the moment before you start. Most of us have voices that play in our heads. Those voices often tell us that the task at hand "can't be done". "You aren't good enough". "You can't handle this".... you know the drill.   It is the rare person who has never heard those...

9 Things Skilled Songwriters Do Differently

  Throughout my 20 years as a professional songwriter, I’ve noticed there isn't always a large difference in talent level among creative people. Why then, do some songwriters seem to have an over abundance of fans buying their music while others struggle to sell the first song? The answer is there is not a huge difference in skills most writers...

5 Ways Songwriters Shoot Themselves In The Foot

  In a 20 year music career as a songwriter, I've shot myself in the foot so many times that it's amazing I can walk.  I thought I'd share some of them to help YOU avoid doing the same thing.  Here are some of the worst "shots" I've taken in the foot. Getting too excited over one good thing. Positive feedback is...