The importance of recording, labeling, spontaneous music ideas

For songwriters and composers, taking the time to jot down a quick lyric or lay down a spontaneous demo is an important part of the creative process, and such in-the-moment. Continue reading

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‘Every music career goal needs a dream attached to it’

Having goals and an actionable strategy is important for furthering your career in music but, as Charlotte Yates here explains, having a broader dream that motivates you is key to. Continue reading

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8 beginner songwriter mistakes, how to fix them

Everyone has to start somewhere, and while it takes time to become a good songwriter, fixing these common mistakes can help expedite that process, and put you on the road. Continue reading

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6 ways to create more consistent content

In any creative field, the occasional rut or stagnant period seems inevitable, but when you job requires the consistent creation of original content (as is the case with being a. Continue reading

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How musicians are still being affected by the pandemic

While producers and solo artists have certainly struggled during the pandemic, bands have been hit especially hard, with lockdown cutting into revenue, forcing many to explore new creative directions, and. Continue reading

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#MUSICIANS: 7 creative challenges for inspiring action

Battling inertia and finding the motivation to expand your creative musical horizons can be difficult, especially right now. These seven creative challenges are perfect for pushing the edge of your. Continue reading

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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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