SongTown’s Most Wanted List: July 2017!

These writers have shown songwritin’ excellence and have bragging rights for one month throughout the SongTown territories!

 

Monthly winners are chosen from our Pro Feedback Forum, mentoring sessions, online classes, and SongTown events.

You Fail Only If You Stop Writing Songs

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 writers they say, “Not a real writer – I’ve never had anything recorded”. That always breaks my heart. I believe that commercial success does not make one a writer any more than donating to...

8 Foundations Of A Great Song

  Here are the basics that you need to write a great song in any genre: 1) A recognizable structure – people can get confused if a song does not fit one of the common song structure patterns. We are used to songs being in some variation of the Verse, Chorus, Verse, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus format. Straying too far from that can...

How To Pitch Your Songs Wisely or Don’t Be That Guy

  One of the biggest mistakes I see rising songwriters make is pitching songs improperly.  So, I wanted to give you some guidelines to help YOU pitch songs wisely and to not be that guy/girl that burns bridges by pitching the wrong way.  Here are some things to consider when pitching. Follow instructions carefully. If they said "Don't pitch any beach songs", you...

Warning: Wake Up Your Dreams Before It’s Too Late!

      When I was 19 years old, I decided to leave my small Alabama hometown and strike out on a journey to the Big Apple: New York City. It took a combination of naivety and hard-headedness, I suppose. After all, I didn’t know anyone in New York City, and I had a grand savings of $300 in my pocket as...

Six ways to make your songwriting more commercial instantly.

  1) Write a better first line. Interesting first lines grab the listener and make them want to hear more. They can be the difference in an artist or A&R person listening all the way through or passing on your song right away. 2) Make your chorus bigger. A chorus that leaps out of the speakers is going to have a...

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