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Have Something To Say? I Want To Hear From You!

I firmly believe that everyone has a wealth of knowledge about something and if you have your own wealth of knowledge about songwriting, the creative process, and the tips, tricks and strategies that go with it then I want to hear from you.

How about submitting something to this blog for me to consider? I promise I won’t bite 🙂

If you also have information about creativity, journalling or anything that’s remotely related to writing songs in general then let me know as well.

Now that I’m back into full swing with All About Songwriting, I am always going to be on the lookout for new and different ways to get the best songwriting information out to everyone else and at times, there is only so much I can do as one person.

So…

If you have something to say then I want to hear from you and together we can do our bit to help other songwriters around the globe.

You know, over the years of working in Australia as a performing songwriter/musician, I have noticed that everyone has at least some opinions about songwriting that they can share with others.

Really credible and trusted songwriting information can come from all walks of songwriting life, from the bedroom songwriter who writes for the sheer pleasure of it to the seasoned professional who tours internationally.

By opening up All About Songwriting to others like you, I want to give everyone the opportunity to have their say.

So heres the deal…

If you have a songwriting idea, songwriting tip to share or a songwriting question you want answered, or a songwriting article that you want published on this site then let me know and I will have a look at it and publish it if I feel that it’s something that everyone will benefit from.

I want All About Songwriting to be one of the most trusted sources of songwriting information on the web and you can help me do that.

The only thing that I ask for in return is that if I publish your information you kindly add a link to this website onto your website or whichever social media platform you use.

From my end, along with me publishing your information, I will make sure that your website URL is mentioned and therefore a link to your site on this site is established.

All you need to do is contact me and we can both get the ball rolling from there

I really look forward to helping you share your own songwriting knowledge with everyone else. Give it a go, it will be a lot of fun and you can promote your website through mine at the same time.

As I have said many times before… “We are all in this together.”

Until next time, keep on writing,

Corey Stewart
All About Songwriting

Some Songwriting Resources To Get You Started

The craft of writing songs is something that you never stop learning from and it’s important that as a songwriter, you keep up with all of the latest songwriting information and resources around.

Now, there are far too many songwriting resources to list in a post such as this however, here is an outline of the types of songwriting resources that are available plus some links to start you off on your own songwriting journey.

The number one thing I would suggest you should do before you start is to type the word “songwriting” into Google and just see what comes up.

You’ll find that there are over 47 MILLION search results for the word songwriting. If you narrow it down and type in the phrase “songwriting tips” you’ll still find over 32 MILLION search results.

That’s how much information about songwriting is online at the moment… It’s massive

Here are some songwriting resources that I use put into different categories to make things easier for you to seek out. Hopefully this will inspire you to do your own research into more online songwriting resources.

1. General Songwriting Resource Sites
These are sites that are formed for the songwriter by songwriters.

You’ll find information on everything to do with songwriting and a whole lot more that you didn’t even know existed.

Some have more info than others and a great example of a site that has an amazing amount of information for songwriters is Muses Muse but I don’t know how long it will be up for as the site will no longer be updated. My suggestion to you is that you better get in and have a look before it disappears forever.

Some other wonderful songwriting resource sites include the following:

2. Personal Songwriting Sites
Same as a general songwriting site but it’s showcasing a particular songwriter.

A good example of such a site with a lot of great songwriting tips included is the website of Canadian singer/songwriter Irene Jackson.

Some others include:

3. Songwriting Organisations/Associations
As soon as you can find the songwriting organisation in your area, join it. These organisations are invaluable resources in themselves.

You will be able to meet other songwriters in the area, showcase your material, go to songwriting workshops and get your songs onto radio. It all depends of course on what services your songwriting organisation provides.

I belong to an organisation called SCALA (Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Association). You should check them out.

Some others include:

4. Songwriting Blogs
Just like this one. Created by songwriters or people interested in putting forward their views for the sake of getting information out into the world wide web.

Feel free to sign up for All About Songwriting and get up to date tips, thoughts and feelings from yours truly.

Some others include:

5. Songwriting Forums/Message Boards
Works on the same principle as a newsgroup. Type in ‘songwriting forums’ into Google and start visiting them. Some are really good and some are a bit thin on information.

A good example of a cool songwriting forum would be the on the Reddit website.

Some others include:

6. Songwriting Competitions/Contests
Even though these particular sites are all about the songwriting competition or contest that they’re promoting, you’ll still find some really good tips and articles about all things songwriting.

An example of such a site is the USA Songwriting Competition.

Some others include:

7. Songwriting Newsgroups
I know that this is a bit old school but… If you are wanting to network with other songwriters around the world then joining a songwriters newsgroup is an absolute must.

The big daddy of them all is the rec.music.makers.songwriting newsgroup.

Here you can ask questions and get your stuff critiqued by some pretty understanding people but make sure you read their FAQ first.

Phew, there you go. Hopefully I have pointed you in the right direction. If you like something that you see, bookmark it and use the resource as often as you can.

What are your favourite songwriting sites? Let me know so I can check them out as well.

Until next time, happy writing

Corey Stewart
All About Songwriting