The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout

These three songwriting exercises are designed to get you into the flow of writing without thinking. 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 set the timer on my iPhone. Don’t judge or question ANYTHING you...

It’s Never Too Late When It Comes To Your Songwriting Dreams

  I believe that it’s never too late to be what you might have been. I was in my mid thirties when I started trying to write professionally. A friend of mine just landed a starring role (Her first) in a movie with some HUGE actors at age 49. I know someone entering medical school at age 52. Age is just...

5 Stinking Thinking Songwriter Thoughts

    These kinds of thoughts keep a negative cloud over you and your writing AND they actually decrease your chances of success. If these thoughts creep into your head, kick them to the curb before they derail your creativity and your forward progress. 1) "My songs are better than...." It doesn't matter at the end of the day. Comparing your work to...

Vlog: Creating Your Home Recording Studio On An Affordable Budget

  Multi #1 songwriter Clay Mills takes you behind the scenes, documentary style, of his home studio set up. Clay has made it his mission to put together a studio that he can use on records where the quality will sound professional while spending the least amount of money. Join him on this must see video!   Clay Mills is a 16-time ASCAP hit...

Get Inspired: 5 Morning Inspirations For Songwriters

  5 Morning Songwriting Inspirations to go with your coffee!   Today is a new start. Today could be the day that I write that first cut or my best song. It doesn't matter what has happened in the past. I have a clean slate today. I will make the most of it. I am a better writer than I was yesterday. I've been working at...

Etiquette For Songwriting (and life)

  Our pitch to publisher webinar on Thursday reminded me of several points that I think bear bringing up every now and then. Almost everyone involved in the song submitting process behaved professionally. One or two did not. One of those people e-mailed us after the event claiming that we must not have listened to their songs because they submitted two songs...

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