Writing Song Lyrics Vs. Poems

One of the frequent questions we get in SongTown is "How do I write song lyrics?" Many people confuse song lyrics with poetry, but there are some subtle yet important differences. So, how are lyrics to a song different from poems? Poems are typically visual pieces and song lyrics are auditory works. Someone reading poetry can SEE transitions from line...

Want An Artist To Record Your Song? Try This Goal Setting Worksheet

One of the most important components to reaching any songwriting goal is to know exactly what you'd like to achieve. Here is a songwriter goal-setting worksheet that I like to use to help me focus on where I am going... As you set your goals, be sure that each one is something that you can measure. Goals like these can...

6 Ways To Find And Attract Co-Writers

  The more accurate you are in regard to that self-assessment, the better success you will have attracting co-writers who fill in the blanks for you. 1) Be the kind of co-writer you hope to find. If you are organized and professional, then you will be more likely to attract that kind of person. If you listen more than you talk, you...

Does Your Songwriting Focus Need Tweaking?

  One of the biggest lessons I've learned over my songwriting career is that my songwriting focus constantly needs tweaking. It's easy to lose sight of the important foundational things and veer off into the worlds of negativity or procrastination. So I have a short checklist of things I remind myself of daily... No matter what your goal is, learning to improve...

SongTown – The Power Of Community For Songwriters

When I first started writing songs I was obsessed with listening to records. Songs and sound just turned me on. I was thoroughly engrossed with my favorite artist. I read books about Bob Dylan, I read liner notes and interviews with the Eagles. Deep down, I felt I was part of their world through their music. I spent a...