Recording At Home: Taking A Song From Demo To #1

  People often ask me if they have to do full-production demos to present songs to publishers or major artist? I do a fair amount of full demos, but I also have had about half of my major cuts from pitching home demos done on a very basic set-up on my mac laptop.   The Home Recording Gear I Used... Let's break down...

Real Vs. Perfect – Do Yourself And Your Songwriting A Favor

  When I saw this sign, it immediately struck a chord with me. Sometimes I’m very hard on myself. I expect myself to write a hit song every time out. I expect great blogs that move people every time I sit at the computer. I want to be the perfect husband, father and friend. The older I get the more I realize...

Songwriters And Excuses

  If there is one thing that I have learned in my journey through the music business it’s that I’ve never made one dollar from excuses. “It’s harder than ever to get a cut” “You have to write with the artist to get a cut” “I write songs that are too deep for the market” “People don’t understand my music” They may ALL be true. But,...

A Songwriter’s #1 Weapon: Do Something Real

  One time, I was playing a songwriter show in Las Vegas and had one of the funniest, yet most profound experiences of my musical life. After the show, the hotel’s entertainment booking person wanted to have an “after party” with all of the writers who played and some of her special guests. So, after the show, we head over to the...

5 Stinking Thinking Songwriter Thoughts

    These kinds of thoughts keep a negative cloud over you and your writing AND they actually decrease your chances of success. If these thoughts creep into your head, kick them to the curb before they derail your creativity and your forward progress. 1) "My songs are better than...." It doesn't matter at the end of the day. Comparing your work to...

SongTown’s Most Wanted List: June 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.

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