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 Songwriting Lessons From Master Yoda

    1.Believe: As creative people, we tend to be self-doubters. It's what drives us to look inward, to constantly question life around us, and, if channeled properly, will drive us to write great songs. It's perfectly natural to struggle with believing in ourselves and our art, but ultimately, we must trust ourselves and believe our journey is our destiny.     2....

Songwriters: Ordinary Is The Enemy

I can't count the number of times I have had songwriters tell me that the music business is "trying to keep them out" or that they can't break into the "cliques" in Nashville, LA, or wherever they are trying to break in. I'd like to give a different perspective on all of that. In my experience, nobody is trying to keep anyone...

Songwriting From My Other Self

Writing From My Other Self Here are some ideas for writing from your other self. Use these exercises to stretch your writing boundaries. 1) Write songs from the point of view of the opposite gender from time to time. Trying to write something that feels honest and real for a woman to say is challenging for me.  I think most of us THINK...

Is Your Song Idea Unique?

  It takes a unique idea and a unique angle on that idea to get attention for your song. Here are some questions to ask yourself  to see if you have a unique song idea:  1) Have I heard this before? If I'm already aware of another song or songs with the same title, I usually don't...