Creativity

Austin Kleon – Steal Like An Artist (VIDEO)

I’m a firm believer that when it comes to songwriting, the originality in your songs comes from the fact that you wrote it in the first place, not from any external source. To reinforce this belief, I found a video of a TEDx talk by author and artist Austin Kleon called “Steal Like An Artist” […]

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Songwriting Process – Bruce Mau’s “An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth”

Below is the complete version of “An Incomplete Manifesto For Growth” as mentioned in my last blog post “Some Creative Suggestions For Your Songwriting.” This manifesto was conceived in 1998 by Bruce Mau, the creative director of Bruce Mau Design. The purpose of the manifesto is explained on his website in the following way: “Written […]

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Some Creative Suggestions For Your Songwriting

One of my favourite songwriting websites that I visit regularly is called TAXI. I really like the articles and helpful tips that they provide on the site as well as the songwriting A&R service that they’re so well known for. Recently I came across an article by a songwriter named Michael Anderson called “Creative Suggestions” The article is […]

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Doing The Work – Defining Your Songwriting Process

I have been writing songs for over 30 years now and I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface of defining what the songwriting process means to me. For me, songwriting is much more involved than just the song as an end product. No, to me it encompasses a whole creative process. Writing songs is 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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