Whether you write pop, hip-hop, acoustic or EDM, if you want to produce, record and release music you’ll need a DAW, or Digital Audio Workstation. Here’s our quick roundup of all the big names in home-studio music production.
Writer’s block can be a bitch. At least – it can if you let it. Here are five ways to say sayonara to writer’s block for good.
Learn directly from some of the world’s greatest songwriters – wherever you are and whatever you’re up to – with these five excellent songwriting podcasts.
Ultimately, success as a professional songwriter comes down to one thing – and it’s not just how talented you are.
Don’t let your talent lead the way. Let your ambition lead the way, and let your talent catch up if it needs to.
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.
When life gets hard, you can’t always change things. But you can change how you think about things.
Want to master the basics of songwriting, lyric writing, production or music theory skills? Here are five great online courses we recommend.
“So wait, do the music or the lyrics come first?” is a question every songwriter gets asked sooner or later. And the honest answer is, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that they work well together in the end.
You can’t change what people say or think about your songs. But you do decide what you do about it.
Songwriting is a balance between head and heart. But given the choice, most of us would take one over the other.
If you’re still new to songwriting, here are five great ways to learn new things from other songwriters.
I am an idiot. I’d be lying if I told you otherwise. I am an idiot, and I’m cool with that.
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.
The only secret to success is to keep learning, no matter how much you know already.
Certainty is overrated. Living your best life – and writing your best songs – means seeing the world in shades of gray.
So you think tons of today’s music sucks? That’s fine. Here’s how you channel that into something positive.
Whatever you’re trying to get better at, you’ll get better much more quickly with a great coach or mentor. But what makes a great songwriting coach or mentor?