4 Common SongWriting Mistakes – ‰And 4 Fast Fixes

  Are your songs not getting results? Is that latest greatest song you‰'ve written not having the impact on your audience that you were so sure it would. Often the difference in a good song and one that moves the listener is a simple quick fix. Keep your intro under 15 seconds. One of the most common mistakes in commercial songwriting is the long...

Songwriters: 3 Creative Ways To Make Money With Your Music

  There are more ways to make money with your music than you might imagine. These are not always huge money makers, but they can provide significant income if you get enough songs recorded in these areas. 1) Internet soap operas. I have a friend who made several thousand dollars in one day by selling CDs in the online forum of an...

The Truth About Pitching Songs

One of the biggest areas in which Clay and I see songwriters being scammed is in the area of pitching songs.  There are untold numbers of services that will GLADLY take your money to "pitch your song".  There are two big reasons that this arena is full of sharks: You have no way of knowing if they ever really pitch your...

There Are Songs in That Guitar: A Christmas Holiday Reflection

  This Christmas season, I find myself looking back and remembering people that have been an important part of my life. I think the winter holidays are a wonderful time for cultivating gratitude. There have been people who have been there for me since day one, and there have been those who were only in my life for brief moments, but...

Songwriting Goals 101 – With Hitmaker Marty Dodson

Songwriters have all kinds of goals... Clay and I do a lot of mentoring sessions. One of the big discoveries we have made in those sessions is that people have all kinds of different goals for their music. And we have discovered that almost every answer to every question people ask us depends on THEIR answer to the question “What are...

4 Rookie Mistakes Songwriters Make

Act Like You Know! In the music business, your best bet is to try and ACT like you know what you are doing, even if you don't. You want to come across to people like you know how things work in the big leagues even if you are just trying out for the farm team at the moment. Making these mistakes...

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