How do I properly send an email or letter to a label or producer to get them to listen to your songs? - Luke (0:42) I could be wrong, but it seems to me my musical strength resides in that what makes me weak as a human being: my suffering,…continue reading →
My biggest challenge is probably finishing songs. Little projects get started, but then it's like I can never settle on details, and get too picky with it, thus spending too much time on them and giving up after a while. This in turn affects my ability to START projects. Not…continue reading →
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by Lisa Occhino Online songwriting collaboration, in some form or another, has become increasingly common over the last few years. There’s certainly something to be said for the magic that happens when two songwriters are in the same room together, and I don’t personally believe that online collaboration is ever going to directly replace that. However, I do think that it functions extremely well as a supplement to face-to-face co-writes, and it creates completely new opportunities for collaboration that would never have existed without the technology we have today.…continue reading →
Probably the most undervalued factor in becoming a professional songwriter is speed. Being able to write a song in a day or two dramatically increases your output and therefore possibilities.
- The more songs you write, the more artists you can write for.
- The more songs you write, the more you can upload for your fans.
- The more songs you write, the more you can sell (hey, we all gotta make a living, right?)
- It simply feels great to be able to write a song quickly.
- There's no overthinking things, you have to rely on your intuition, meaning your songs don't mutate
- You are always the first to be heard in pitches if you can send in your songs first.
Learn To Love It In my film scoring career I have had to write in over 100 vastly different styles and each presented its own challenges. From bebop to salsa, from indian to irish, I‘ve pretty much done ‘em all - and many I didn‘t like initially (check out my…continue reading →