Songwriting Tools, Ideas and Inspiration

Get inspired and get writing with our articles, courses and more

Songwriting Articles

Powerful songwriting tools, ideas and inspiration.

Find out more

Songwriting Courses

Premium self-study video courses you can access anywhere.

Find out more

Songwriting eBooks

Unique and inspiring eBooks on every aspect of songwriting.

Find out more

Songwriting Coaching

1-to-1 support with your songs via personal Zoom coaching.

Find out more

Ed Bell. The Song Foundry. Songwriting coaching. Songwriting courses. Songwriting tips.

I’m a songwriter, author and music educator.

In half my life I’m a songwriter for theatre and film, where I’ve written award-winning stage shows, written songs for Oriental DreamWorks and worked on dozens of creative projects around the world.

In the other half I help thousands of songwriters hit their goals each month, through my bestselling songwriting books, inspiring video courses and popular songwriting articles.

I don’t just do quick tips and tricks. I don’t pretend there’s some simple shortcut to success. I actually help people find the skills, confidence and creativity to write the songs they want to write – whether they’re on their first song or their thousandth.

So if you’re ready to level up your skills and have a ton of fun in the process – welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

Songwriting Magazine Making Music Magazine Songwriting Studies The Guild of International Songwriters & Composers Songwriters Association of Canada

New to the site? Join the community and claim your free welcome pack:

Your information is safe. View the full Privacy Policy.

Recent Articles

What If Your Greatest Liability Is Actually Your Greatest Strength?

Lots of people are embarrassed about their so-called negative traits. But they might turn out to be the most positive traits they’ve got.

Write with Your Heart, Not Just Your Head: Why Songwriting Is About Much More Than Craft

Songwriting is a balance between head and heart. But given the choice, most of us would take one over the other.

Great Songs Aren’t Written, They’re Rewritten

Sure. Some great songs come in a flash of inspiration, just like that. But most don’t. They’re written, then rewritten, then rewritten, then rewritten again.

Why You Should Study The Classics

Being an artist is about creating something new. But the only way to create something new is to understand the old.

The 10% Principle: How to Write Your Best Songs

Turning a good song into a great one is all about the last 10% – the point where you keep pushing until you end up with your best and most distinctive work.