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.
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.
Before you head out for your next co-write, don’t underestimate finding the right co-writers for you. Finding the right songwriter match is somewhat like landing a great new friend – you have to get each other. Here are my top dos and don’ts to help you navigate your co-writing terrain.
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?