It’s patience – and a world-class work ethic – that you’re going to need most as you move forward in your songwriting career. Talent, in almost all instances, simply isn’t enough to have financial success as a songwriter. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re planning on getting your songs cut.
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!
Love remains the number-one subject in songwriting, and being able to write great romantic lyrics is mandatory for every professional songwriter. The five techniques in this article can be applied to any type of lyric, but they work wonders for romantic songs, especially if you want to write one specifically for your significant other.
Two people sit down to write a song together and they can end up making magic, but if they’re not careful, it can destroy friendships. After all, creative endeavors are fraught with egos, emotions, and opinions. So maintaining that partnership takes a lot of work. Here are the best ways to keep a songwriting partnership healthy, fulfilling, and productive.
Writing a song that you think is perfect and that you’re completely happy with can sometimes feel like a one-in-a-million chance. It feels disheartening to put your best effort in over and over again, only to come out with something you don’t feel proud of. But refrain from labeling your work as garbage! There may be something worth salvaging. Try some of these tips to get your mind out of the gutter – and get your songwriting practice back on track.
In the last few years, collaborating online isn’t only easier than ever, but it can be also be incredibly ornate thanks to a variety of apps, websites, and online communities. Still, at the end of the day, no technology can replace the human element so essential to great art. So here are some ways to intersect the two.
Collaborating can already be a pretty daunting activity for introverted songwriters, but it’s extra nerve-racking if you’re collaborating with someone you’ve never met for the first time. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to break the ice, get comfortable with each other, and have a successful co-write!
Collaboration is where the magic happens. However, if you’re not prepared to work with someone else – or if you’re not working with the right kind of co-writer – you might find that the process isn’t nearly as fun or productive as you hoped it would be. So what can you do to make sure your co-write is a success? Here are 13 tips you should keep in mind every single time you write with someone.