Tag Archives: songwriter

How to Get Your First Sync Placement: Live Webinar With Brad Hatfield

In this webinar on June 24 hosted by SongwriterLink founder Lisa Occhino, sync licensing expert Brad Hatfield will share tried-and-true tips, advice, and action steps to start licensing your music and turn your passion into your career.

4 Ways to Keep Your Songwriting Organized

Keeping your songwriting organized can make you a more efficient songwriter and save plenty of time. The goal is to spend less time on finding your music, and more time on actually creating music. Although organization usually comes down to personal preference, there are several ways to keep your song ideas nice and tidy. Let’s explore some helpful tips to keeping your songwriting more organized and making your life a bit easier.

What’s the Difference Between a Songwriter and a Topline Writer?

Let’s discuss a term that’s used a lot in the industry: toplining. The act of toplining means “writing a song over a pre-made beat.” This seems like a kind of arbitrary distinction between a songwriter and a topliner, and in truth, it really is. The only real difference is in the creative process. Do I start with a blank page? Or do I start with pre-made boundaries to direct my creativity?