How To Write Songs For Sync Licensing

In today’s ever changing music landscape, writing music for sync has become an important marketplace for songs and songwriters. More music content is being consumed now than at any other time in the history of the world. And, much of that music is showcased in TV shows, movies, video games, and ads.  There has long been a misconception among songwriters...

Starting Off With A Bang – Why Opening Lines In Songs Matter

I believe that one of the most overlooked, yet most important lines in a song is the very first line. Yes, your title is super important and a great setup line before your title lands is crucial. But, the opening line of your song often determines whether or not anyone ever gets to hear that amazing title. I pitch my...

Songwriters: You Fail Only If You Stop Writing Songs

Hi, are you a songwriter? I’ve had people come up to me and introduce themselves in a setting where I suspected that they were also songwriters. When I ask if they are songwriters they say, “Not a real songwriter – I’ve never had anything recorded”. That always breaks my heart. I believe that commercial success does...

The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout

The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout consists of three songwriting exercises designed to get you into the flow of writing without overthinking it. Your best ideas come from the subconscious, and you can tap into this with regular practice. Remember to do these exercises quickly, spending three minutes on each in rapid-fire succession. I like to set the timer on my iPhone. Don’t...