7 songwriting rules (and when to break them!)

As with any creative profession, songwriting has some valuable guidelines that are important when it comes to developing listenable songs. Like so many rules surrounding creativity, however, it’s just as. Continue reading

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Mindfulness Can Help You Unlock Your Musical Potential: Here’s How

Mindfulness and mindful practices are often touted as a route to happiness and success in your chosen pursuit, and music is no exception. That said, what is mindfulness all about,. Continue reading

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Transforming Your Musical Mindset

Maintaining an authentic songwriting process can sometimes be challenging, but is key to delivering good results. Here, Patrick McGuire outlines how artists can transform their thoughts and experiences into music. Continue reading

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6 Easy Devices For Composing More Creative Lyrics

As a songwriter, you’ll eventually hit a wall where the lyrics you’re writing just aren’t as fresh and interesting as they once were. Creative roadblocks like this are inevitable, but. Continue reading

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Is The Music Modernization Act Stifling Industry Innovation?

When the Music Modernization Act passed, many in the industry were concerned about what impact the legislation might have on the creative sector of the music business. Now, some fear. Continue reading

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15 Unorthodox Songwriting Prompts To Spark Creativity

Songwriting can be fun and productive for a while, but eventually of us hit some kind of creative wall. Here, we look at fifteen unique ideas for songwriting you’re unlikely. Continue reading

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Resistance Is Futile: Guide To Letting Creative Flow Happen

For a process as delicate and complex as songwriting, roadblocks can crop up easily. Here, we explore the issue of songwriting resistance, and what you as an artist can do. Continue reading

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Accepting, Embracing the Musician That Is You

Int his piece, Erica Snipes weighs in on the psychological challenges of spending quarantine cloistered with your instrument, and the self-criticism and comparison to others that inevitably seems to occur,. Continue reading

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5 Songwriters To Keep You Motivated, Creative

Even the most talented and inspired of musicians will inevitably have days where writers block sets and in creating music feels like an unbearable chore. Fortunately, there are a number. Continue reading

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9 Easy Places To Find Creative Lyric Ideas

Composing strong lyrics can be challenging, and consistently coming up with original, creative words for your music is often difficult for even the most experienced songwriters. Here we look at. Continue reading

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