The first few months of 2016 were filled with some fantastic opportunities for songwriters, but there’s plenty more happening between now and the end of the year that you still have time to be a part of. Check out these great upcoming festivals, conferences, contests, and more to take your songwriting career to the next level.
Whether songwriting is your hobby, your full-time job, or anywhere in between, it can be tough to carve out enough time for your craft to actually progress when life gets busy. And when you do get a chance to finally sit down with your instrument or notebook without interruption, you want to ensure that you’re making the most of the precious songwriting time you have. The key is to incorporate it into your existing routine, and actually plan out your songwriting schedule and goals. Follow this guide, and you’ll be writing more songs in no time!
We hear the same handful of holiday songs on repeat around this time every year, but the vast majority of people have no idea how those popular tunes came to be. So, to celebrate the holidays – and learn a little songwriting trivia while you’re at it – we’ve hunted down who the songwriters behind these 11 famous songs are. You might be surprised by what you find out!
As we songwriters all know, there’s no “wrong” way to write a song. But have you ever wondered how your songwriting process compares to that of the most renowned songwriters of the last 50 years? Read on to find out how Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and more take songs from a spark of an idea to a full-blown work of art. Perhaps you’ll get inspired by one of their methods and try out a new approach to songwriting!
So you’ve written a great song and you want to record it, but you don’t have access to any fancy studio equipment. While technology makes solving this problem easier than ever, the decision-making process can still be extremely overwhelming. In this article, I’ll walk you through the essentials of creating a simple home studio setup for guitar (acoustic and electric) and vocals on a $900 budget.
Since our first event in Boston was such a huge success, we’re excited to share that the second Boston Musician Hangout will return to The Red Room @ Cafe 939 on October 20, 2014 for a night of incredible open mic performances, fun jam sessions, meaningful networking opportunities, free food and beverages, and prize giveaways!