January 2020

The BIG List Of Songwriting Prompts And Lyric Generators

Take it from me, there will be times when you’ll need a little bit of help in getting your songwriting process underway. It’s inevitable… But when this happens to you, be comforted by the fact that there are free online songwriting tools available that are able to get your creative juices flowing again. As a […]

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33 Ways To Stimulate Creative Thinking

I don’t know who originally compiled this but I came across this list called 33 Ways To Stay Creative via mymodernmet.com. It’s fantastic reading and what a great way to stimulate some creative thinking into your songwriting process… I think the way that rule #24 is treated is a nice touch. Which of these rules […]

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Songwriting Process: Oblique Strategies With Brian Eno

Here is a very interesting video I found recently of one of my favourite musicians and sound artists of all time, Brian Eno being interviewed by Jools Holland in 2001. In the video, Eno talks about the concept of his Oblique Strategies cards and how they can be of immense help to songwriters, performers, studio musicians […]

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How To Write A Song – 10 Songwriting Tips From The Pros

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot of information online about how to write a song. Some of that information is pretty light on the detail and heavy on the SEO (search engine optimization), while others are of a very good standard. However, one of the best articles I’ve come across so far on the […]

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Songwriting – Making The Time To Write Songs Is Essential

I think most songwriters will say that the hardest thing about writing songs is finding the time to write and as we live in a world that tells us we have no time to do anything, how do we overcome this? We overcome this situation by not buying into the fact that we have no […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 3)

Here is the final part of the three part series on the CD Baby DIY Musicians Blog called Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers. In this third part of this songwriting tips series, you’ll be reading pearls of wisdom from the following songwriters… Neil Finn Ben Harper Rick Neilsen Liz Phair Robbie Robertson Ray Davies Richie […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 2)

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, here is part two of a three part series on the CD Baby DIY Musician Blog called Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers. You will find pearls of wisdom from the hearts and minds of the following songwriters… Paul Westerberg Chris Cornell Neil Finn Ray Davies Robbie Robertson Lyle Lovett Chris […]

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Songwriting Tips From The Hitmakers (Part 1)

There’s something about hearing songwriting tips from other songwriters (especially one who have a hit or two under their belt) that really hit home to me the importance of treating my own songwriting as a craft above anything else. One of my favourite blogs is the CD Baby DIY Musician Blog (they do a great podcast […]

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6 Reasons Why Failure Is Your Friend in Songwriting

For all of the triumphs that you will experience as a songwriter, there are going to be a lot more failures along your songwriting journey. It’s just a part of life and this is beautifully explained in Cliff Goldmacher’s article Why Failure Is Your Friend In Songwriting. In his article he starts of by stating […]

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Here’s Some Songwriting Inspiration Tips For You

As songwriters, we all need a bit of inspiration every now and then to keep our songwriting process moving along. So… With this in mind I found a two part series of Songwriting Inspiration Tips from the Bandzoogle Blog that gives all of us songwriters a timely reminder that songwriting inspiration can be manufactured through disciplined […]

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