Songwriting Tips, News & More


The Valuable Chord Tricks All Major Hit Songwriters Use (Part 1)

How to Write Lyrics: 8 Tips to Inspire Your Meaning

For 10 Minutes a Day, You Can Improve Your Songwriting by Doing These 7 Things

12 Ways to Get Yourself Unstuck in Songwriting

Songwriting: Elements Of Song Structure

11 Songwriting Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

How To Kickstart Becoming a Lyricist

Inside the Record Breaking Hit “Old Town Road"

[Expert Songwriting Advice] Learn the Rules of Song Structure

How Words Change as a Song Progresses

5 Tips for Improving Your Song’s Melodic Hooks

Songwriters Podcast Radio Program 2019

[Songwriting Advice] Size Matters: A Study in Prosody

USA Songwriting Competition Winner Lucy Kalantari Wins a Grammy

6 Benefits of Collaboration in Songwriting

The Real Stuff Is The Good Stuff – How to Write A Song

How to Become a Topline Songwriter

Eight Ways to Get Inspiration on Writing Songs

5 Ways for Singer-Songwriters to Improve Their Chances of Success

[EXPERT Songwriting Advice] 3 Tips for Writing to a Song Title

[Songwriting Advice] Good is not Good Enough

[Songwriting Advice] How to hack the songwriting process

[Songwriting Advice] Choosing the Chords That Work With Your Melody

7 Beatles Secrets about Songwriting I wish I'd Discovered Decades Sooner

[Songwriting Advice] Some Tips on Editing and Re-writing A Lyric

[Songwriting Advice] 5 Tips for When You Have Songwriter’s Block

[Songwriting Advice] How to Write Song Hooks That “Hook” You in

[Songwriting Advice] Is Music Publishing The Holy Grail?

[Songwriting Advice] Does Songwriting Take A Village?

[Songwriting Tips] Finding Time to Write

Top Ten tips for Entering Songwriting Competitions

Eight Reasons Why You Should Have a Co-writer

The Songwriter’s Survival Guide

Top 10 Tips for Getting Sync Deals

10 Tips: What It Takes to Write a Hit Song

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Song Lyrics

One of the Biggest Lyric Writing Mistakes Songwriters Make

5 Innovative Ways to Change Up Your Songwriting Process

Focus On Your Own Strengths

How to Stay Positive About Songwriting

A Cure for Writer's Block in Songwriting

2017 Songwriters Radio Podcast

Songwriter: Give Yourself Goosebumps

[Songwriting Expert Advice] What's Up With Today's Melodies?

It’s Never Too Late to Write a Great Song

Structure Creates Expectations

The Best AND Worst Advice For Successful Songwriting

Three Tips for Writing Better Song Intros

Three Uncomfortable Truths About Why Most Songwriters NEVER Crack Through To Success

Are Your Song Pitches as Perfect as They Should Be?

Playing With The Box

5 Things You Can Do To Make Your New Year More Musically Successful

[Songwriting Expert Advice] Writing and Placing Christmas & Holiday Songs

(EXPERT MUSICIAN ADVICE) Find & Work with Music Attorneys

Songwriting Expert Advice: Writing Songs to Pitch

Songwriting Tip: Melody Is Like A Fingerprint or Signature

Songwriting in Nashville

Songwriting Tip: You Signed a Deal You Shouldn’t Have. Now What?

How To Overcome The Fear Of Sharing Your Musical Creations

5 Things I’ve Learned About Making Music For Film

How to Write A Hit Song

Songwriting Radio Podcast, featuring winners of 2015 USA Songwriting Competition

5 Simple Truths I Learned About Songwriting

Songwriting Tip: Use Other Keys Than Major & Minor

What Is A Music Publishing Deal?

Songwriting Tip: Don't Explain Too Much

Songwriting Tip: Walking that Line

Songwriting Tip: Legal Issues With Songwriter Collaborations

Songwriting Tip: Why You Still Should Register A "Copyrighted" Work

Songwriting Tip: Does your Latest Song Sound Similar to Ones Before?

Max Martin, the Most Successful Songwriter

How Songwriters Make Money From Publishing

Finally taking control of your songwriting

Songwriting Tip: Dealing With Song Critiques

6 Questions for Songwriters to Ask Before Demoing a Song

Five Songwriting Habits You Should Drop Today

Successful Hit Song Structures - Questions & Answers

Record Producer & The Music Artist

Singer-Songwriter Glenn Frey Dies At 67, Sending Shockwaves Throughout the Music World

Are you making any of these mistakes in Co-Writing Songs? A “Split Sheet” Just Isn’t Enough

Pictures and the Physical Plane

Secrets about Songwriters Block I wish I'd discovered decades sooner

Songwriting Tip: Secrets for Writing the Best Songs for Sync Licensing

How To Write A Hit Song

Songwriting Tip: Defaulting to the Nearest Cliché

Hit Songwriter's Undisclosed Secret to Collaboration

A Survival Guide to Cowriting Songs

Songwriting Tip: Get Away from It

Music Production Tips: Producing With The Finished Track In Mind

The 9-Minute Songwriter Workout

Songwriting Tips: Oysters and Muses

Songwriting tips: How to Write a Memorable Melody: When in Doubt, Make No Sense

Songwriting Tip : Songs Are Small Things

Songwriters: How to Demo Your Songs for Maximum Effect

Songwriting Tip: Gotta Love That Wrong Note

USA Songwriting Competition Partners with Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp

Radio Podcast, featuring USA Songwriting Competition 2014 Winners

Songwriting Tip : Where's The Chorus

Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics

Songwriting Tip: Julianne Moore is Right

Songwriting Tip: 4 Dos and Don’ts When Writing Songs

Songwriting Tip: The Lover and the Beloved in Your Song

Songwriting Tip: Repetition, Repetition, Repetition

Songwriting Tip: Dress Your Demos for Success

The 5 Minute Songwriting Class

Songwriting Tip: Why Play Other Songwriters’ Songs?

Songwriting Tip: Five ways to Create Inspiration

Songwriting Tip: Drawing Maximum Attention To Your Hook

Songwriting Tip: Show it, Don't Depend Upon The Video

Songwriting Tip : What to Listen For

5 Songwriting Tips to Turn Good Songs into Hit Songs

Songwriting Tip: Lyrics and Poetry

Songwriting Tip: Reading Between The Lines

The Walter Mitty- Ness of Songwriting

Songwriting Tips: 10 Elements of a Song

Songwriting Tip: The Most Important Thing Is Everything

Songwriting Tip: Understanding the Most Common Song Structures

Songwriting Tip: Your Best Bet for a #1 Song (Revised)

Songwriting Tip: We Don't Care What Really Happened

Songwriting Tip: The Missing Link

Songwriting Tip: Beginnings

Songwriting Tip: Rhyming

Songwriter Story: The Life & Struggles of a Pro Songwriter

Songwriting tip: Preparing yourself for a recording session

Songwriting Tip: The Demo Is Dead

2014 Songwriters Showcase @ Bluebird Cafe

Songwriting Tip: The Rhythm of the Melody

Tools For The Songwriter: Capture And Craft

Songwriting Tip: To Demo Or Not To Demo

Songwriting Tip: A Three-Stage Rocket to Lyric Writing

Tools For The Songwriter: Audio In The Land Of The Free

Songwriting Tips: 25 Mistakes Music Artists Make

Songwriting Tip: How to Keep Your Publisher, Manger, Agent, Producer & Label Happy

Songwriting Tip : MAKE Your Song a Hit

Songwriting: It’s Like Riding a Bicycle

12th Annual Songwriters Showcase During SXSW

USA Songwriting Competition Winner Hits #1 on Charts, Goes Platinum

Songwriting Tip: Grammar Matters

Oscars Songwriting 2014: Who Will Win Best Original Song Race?

Songwriting Tip: The NO Free Zone

Songwriting Tip: Obscurity vs Clarity

Songwriting Tip: The Backyard Connection

Songwriting Tip: The Dos and Don’ts of Co-Writing

Top 10 Songs Remembering John F Kennedy

Songwriters For Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Music Industry's Top 10 Music Colleges

Musicians: 7 Steps to Creating a Perfect Music Page for Your Website

Songwriter’s Intervention

Songwriting Tip: The Windup & The Pitch

Songwriting Tip: A Strong Opening Line Is Important

Co-writing Tips For Songwriters

Songwriting Tip: 6 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Write Songs

Songwriting Tip: Tying the Mood of Your Song to Your Lyrics

Songwriting Tip: Easy Way to Write a New Song Lyric

Songwriting for Film & TV

7 Reasons You Should Have a Songwriting Process

Songwriting Tip: Stockpile Ideas for Songs

Songwriting Tips: Louise Goffin

Songwriters Showcase @ Bluebird Cafe

USA Songwriting Competition Entry Forms in Various Languages

Songwriting Tips: Burt Bacharach: How I Write

Recording & Songwriting Tip: How to record great vocals at home

Radio Podcast, featuring USA Songwriting Competition 2012 Winners

Songwriting Tip: Writing The Bridge

Songwriting Tip: The Money Angle

Songwriting Tip: Write Not Just Any Song, But A HIT Song!

Songwriting Tip: Striking the Right Chord

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies

Songwriters Showcase Pictures & Videos at SXSW

Songwriting Tip: When the Well Runs Dry

Songwriting Tip: The Power of Simplicity

10 Keys Unlock Creative Songwriting (Part 1)

Songwriting Tip: Don’t Ever Say “I’m Just a Lyricist”

Honoring Songwriting In Film: 2013 Oscars for Best Original Song

Songwriting Tip: Turn Your iPad Into a Recording Studio

Songwriting Tip: Inviting the Listener In

Top 10 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) For Songwriting

Passing of A Songwriting Author: John Brahney

Songwriting Tip: How Do I Sell My Songs?

Songwriting Tip: Writing Music to Words (Part 2)

Songwriting Tip: Polishing the Silver Bowl

Songwriting Advice: Write Songs with Your Bandmates!

Recording Music: The State of the DAW: 2012

5 Beatles Secrets about Songwriting I wish I'd discovered decades sooner

Animating The Songwriting: Making Music That Moves

Songwriting: Top songs by Hal David and Burt Bacharach

4 Songwriting Tips For Scoring Film and TV Placements

Songwriter Shawn Colvin makes her life an open book

State Of The Music Artist

Songwriting News: Universal Music reaches deal with publishers

Songwriting Tip: Composing For Film and TV

Songwriting and the Premise of Creativity

Youtube Reaches Songwriting Publishing Deals

Songwriting Tip: Creating Songs That Stand Out

Robin Gibb, Songwriter Remembered

Songwriting Fact: Donna Summer Wrote 8 of her Top 10 Hits

Legendary CBGB's looks for new location, plans NY music festival

Pictures & Videos of Songwriters Showcase @ Bluebird Cafe

Songwriters: Make Your Demos Really Pop!

Songwriting Tip: How Does Your Song Stack Up?

Songwriters' Versions Of Original Songs

2012 USA Songwriting Competition Radio Podcast

Getting Your First Big Yes In Songwriting

Songwriting Tip: Sharpen Your Music With The Flat Seven Chord

Songwriting Tip: Ya Gotta Move...Yourself !!

Neon Hitch Speaks on Songwriting/Collaboration

Music Gear: iRig™ MIX and DJ Rig, iPhone app with Hardware

Songwriters Showcase During SXSW (Videos & Pictures)

Songwriting Tip: Planting Positive Seed

Songwriting Tips: Your Best Friend Melody


Songwriting Tip: A Demo A Day

Songwriting Tip: From Demo To Master

Songwriting Tip: The Prosody of Mystery in Mystery Train

Songwriting Tip: Writing Words to Music

Songwriting Tip: The Money Hello

Songwriting: Top 10 Best Love Songs of All Time

On Being A Professional Songwriter

Top 10 Best Songwriting Books

Songwriting Tips: From Demo To Master, A Music Artist's Experience

Songwriting Tips: The Easy Way to Write Hit Melodies

Songwriting Tip: Demo vs Master Recordings

Songwriting Tip: 6 Traits of A Badly Written Song

Top 10 Christmas Songs of All Time

Songwriter Joan Baez still loves the stage after 50 years

Songwriting Tip: How to Write a Song Using Other Songs

Vince Gill Showcases Songwriting Strengths

Every Place Is Home: A Magical Songwriting Co-write

Songwriters Burt Bacharach & Hal David Receive Gershwin Prize

Singer Songwriter Barry Manilow Fears Songwriting Is History

Songwriting Tip: How To Write A Song

Songwriting/Collaboration: The Power of Co-writing

One Thing a Day for My Songwriting Journey By Doak Turner

Songwriting Tip: Creating in a Group, The Collaborating Game

Networking in the Songwriting Business by Doak Turner

Songwriting Tip: Art vs. Entertainment

Songwriting Tip: Making The Most of Your Time Resources Online

What is 'Podsafe' Music?

2011 USA Songwriting Competition Radio Podcast

USA Songwriting Competition Winner Kate Voegele on TV, Releases CD

Inspirational Words From Noted Songwriters And Composers (Part 2)

Songwriting Tip: In Defense Of The Title

Songwriters Showcase Bluebird Cafe Photos

The Differences Between Songwriting in NYC & Nashville

Songwriting & Lyric Writing Tip: Prosody

Songwriters Tip: Tearing Down Walls With Your Teeth

Songwriting Tip: Creating Cool, Daily Content for Your Fans. Easily.

Photos From USA Songwriting Competition's Showcase During SXSW

Songwriting Tip: You Can Write Better Lyrics

Strategies For A Successful Career In Songwriting

Songwriter Opinion: Whose Career Would You Kill to Have

Hit Songwriter Ken Hirsch Talks About Songwriting

Tom Silverman: On Songwriters And The New Reality Of The Music Business

The 3 “PS” of Songwriting — Present, Protect, Promote

Songwriters Tip: Presenting Yourself as a Pro

Songwriting Tip: 5 Tips to Build a Kick Ass EPK

USA Songwriting Competition's Christopher Tin Wins 2 Grammy Awards

Songwriting Tip: Creating A Standout Chorus

Top Songs of The Decade of USA Songwriting Competition

Music Veterans Dominate Top Two Spots In USA Songwriting Competition

Songwriting Tips: Jonathan George Songwriter/Producer

Kate Voegele Talks About Songwriting

Songwriting Advice: The Missing Structure of the Music Industry

Inspirational Words From Noted Songwriters And Composers

Top 10 Songwriting Teams

Top 10 Most Influential Songwriters Alive

Songwriting Tip: Keep a Book or Recorder of Melodic Or Lyric Ideas

USA Songwriting Competition Showcase At Bluebird Cafe

USA Songwriting Competition Podcast

Songwriting & Composition Tool: NOTION SLE for Miroslav Philharmonik

GrooveMaker for the new iPad, Great Tool For Songwriting

Songwriting Tips: Four Steps To Writing A Hit Chorus

Five Steps To Improve Your Songwriting

Songwriting Tips: Seven Easy Steps to Write Hit Lyrics

USA Songwriting Competition's Showcase During SXSW

Keeping Things Cheap As A Musician

How To Be Professional As A Songwriter In The Music Business

Radio Stations That Will Play Your Songs

Top 10 USA Songwriting Winners Of The Decade

Wyclef Jean Urges You To Help Haiti

Winning song of the USA Songwriting Competition on TV Tomorrow


6th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards)

USA Songwriting Competition Winner On Tonight Show "Conan O'Brien"

Songwriting Critiques Week, An Exclusive Midsummer Opportunity

Michael Jackson, The Songwriter Remembered (1958 - 2009)

USA Songwriting Competition Winning Songs On The Charts

USA Songwriting Competition Winner Hits Top 10

Top 10 Ways To Win A Songwriting Competition

How Songwriters Can Create a Winning Song

Jordan Zevon Performing At USA Songwriting Competition showcase during SXSW 2009

Muscle Music Marketing For Your Songwriting

How Songwriters Can Write Hit Song Melodies, Part 3

How Songwriters Can Write Hit Song Melodies, Part 2

How Songwriters Can Write Hit Melodies, Part 1

How To Find the Right Songwriting Partner

Polish Your Songwriting Like a Pro