Let SongTown Immunize You Against Songwriting Scams

    One of the reasons Clay and I started SongTown was to help people learn how the songwriting business works and immunize themselves from being ripped off. So, I want to give you some advice that can help save you hundreds and maybe even hundreds of thousands of dollars. If you heed this advice, you can make sure that you don't get...

Are Your Songs Believable? 3 Keys To Insure You Won’t Miss The Mark

    If I had to choose one thing as the most important thing in songwriting, it would be "making your song believable." Throughout the entire writing process I am asking myself, does this feel real? When someone hears your song for the first time, that's what hits them first. Nothing loses the listener faster than a line or song that's not believable. Here are a...

5 Co-Writing Errors To Avoid While Songwriting – Or Dating!

  Co-Writing songs is a lot like dating. It takes work to find and develop good co-writing relationships. And, not every date is going to work out. So, you keep kissing frogs until you find a prince, metaphorically speaking. If you treat songwriting relationships like REAL relationships, you can avoid some of these mistakes that I’ve seen LOTS of people...

This Valentine’s Day: 5 Ways to Write Songs About Love

  One of our standard pro songwriter jokes goes something like this... Bill - What are you up to today, Bob? Bob - Oh, just trying to find another rhyme for love. We joke about it because many hours in the life of a pro songwriter are spent trying to find a new way to say "I love you". In many ways, love is...

Helping You Write Your Best Song

  The heart of SongTown is helping you write YOUR best song. At the end of the day, that's all any mentor or guide can do for you. I can connect you with many of the top people in the business, but if you don't have a GREAT song, it's not going to help you. If you write YOUR best song,...

The Story Behind The Hit Song: Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right

  My biggest hit so far (by far) has been Billy Currington’s “Must Be Doin’ Something’ Right”.  The song also has an interesting story.  My co-writer, Jason Matthews, and I had been working for two days on another song idea.  By lunchtime on the second day, we still hadn’t made any progress.  Not even one line. So, we did what many songwriters...