Finding Your Place In The Music Business

  When I first started to pursue a career in music, I set out on a path to try to become the best at everything. I saw people making their own demos, so I went out and bought a ton of gear. I saw people coming up with really cool guitar licks, so I started working at that. Others were singing...

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s Songwriting Scam – Writers Beware!

  This past weekend, I was going through some old files. I found the document pictured here in a folder of papers that I took from my dad’s house after he passed away. My grandmother “Irene” was the first person to ever really encourage me to pursue writing. She would send me blank notebooks that I would fill cover-to-cover with poetry and...

SongTown’s Most Wanted List: Sept 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.

The (Reality) Check Is In The Mail

    Money-the big green elephant in the music business living room. There are many reasons we don’t like to talk about it. Some of us feel that putting a price on our art cheapens its value, or implies that we’re in this for the wrong reasons. Some of us attend the school of Faking It Til You Make It, which means...

Songwriters: Exercise The Writing Muscle

  “Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry.Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.” ~Jane Yolen I have to agree 1,000 percent with this quote. I have often read, mostly in interviews with recording artist, things like “I...

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