Four Resolutions For Songwriters

There are so many facets to life as a songwriter that there’s always something we can do to move the ball forward. To that end, I’ve listed a few resolutions starting with the little things and moving up to the big ones. 1. Write down a song title every day If you take a minute
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Four Reasons To Be Patient With Your Songwriting Career

Looking back on twenty-five plus years of writing songs, it’s a lot easier for me to connect the dots now and see that the things I was doing years ago would eventually bear fruit. I can safely say that nothing ever moved as quickly as I thought it would and, yet, I’m constantly surprised at
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Three Reasons To Be Thankful You’re a Songwriter

I thought I would take a moment to tell you (and myself while I’m at it) a few of the things we have to be thankful for as songwriters. Songwriting is the kind of pursuit that often takes place in a vacuum with little or no encouragement and is, by its very nature, solitary. Also,
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How I Came To Write the Song “Two Princes”

Chris Barron is a songwriter and the multi-platinum selling front man for the group, The Spin Doctors. In this exclusive piece, he tells the story of how he wrote the hit song, “Two Princes.” —————- “it’s for you.” the phone was for me. that was unusual because the telephone in question was that of the american diner,
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Three Good Reasons Songwriters Should Love Their Songs

In order to suffer the slings and arrows which are an inevitable part of trying to generate income from your songs, it’s a good idea to love them first. I’m talking about a very specific kind of love here. What I’m not talking about is the kind of desperate, dysfunctional love where your song is
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Getting Out of Your Songwriting Comfort Zone

One of the many challenges we songwriters face is that we’re tasked not only with creating something from nothing but also our “somethings” need to be unique not only compared to what others have written but also compared to what we’ve written before. This is no small thing and the moment you think you’ve “figured
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Six Tips for Improving Songwriting Motivation

As passionate as we are about our songwriting, the reality is that sometimes it’s difficult to motivate ourselves to write. Whether it’s the fear of plumbing our emotional depths or just good old fatigue after a long day, there are often obstacles to overcome when it’s time to write. While flashes of inspiration are great,
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