4 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Song Recorded

4 Ways To Increase Your Chances of Getting A Song Recorded By: Marty Dodson   There are a number of ways to increase your chances of getting a song recorded. Here are some of my favorites: 1) Write uptempo. Artists tend to write their own ballads. Writing uptempo songs gets you in the...

Not Everyone Can Write A Hit Song: Why Do Some Succeed?

Not Everyone Can Write A Hit Song: Why Do Some Succeed? By: Marty Dodson   There, I said it. Not everyone that wants to write a hit song will be able to do it. Sad, but true. Some sites lead you to believe that they can teach anyone to write a hit song. That's false and...

4 Things Aspiring Songwriters Struggle To Hear (Yet Pros HAVE To Hear)

  There are a number of statements that aspiring writers really resist that could help them cross over into pro land IF they would listen and take them to heart. Here they are: 1) "Your songs are not good enough". This one hurts to hear, but a professional in the music business giving you this feedback should be listened to. They are...

Songwriting 101: Great Songs Are The Key To Your Success

  Clay and I are continually preaching the craft of songwriting—that learning to write great songs is THE key to success for all songwriting goals. Whether your goal is to write better for your own enjoyment or succeed in the music business, this is the essence of everything we do here at SongTown. Last year, I was at a writing retreat with 5...

Songwriters: Are You Chasing The Wrong Things?

  You can tell a lot about a person by what they are chasing. Some chase money. Others chase houses or cars. Some chase relationships or better jobs. Some are dream chasers. I watched an interview several years ago with Ted Turner. The interviewer asked him what it was like to look at your net worth and, for the first time, see $1,000,000,000....

Irreconcilable Songwriter Differences?

Irreconcilable Songwriter Differences? By: Marty Dodson   The Songtown Mailbox gets a lot of questions regarding what to do when you and your co-writers can't agree on how to finish your song. So, here are my thoughts on the topic. The general rule in the writing room is that everyone involved will commit...