The Daily Muse

The Daily Muse – May 20th, 2020

Steely Dan was a band formed around a songwriting collaboration, that of Becker & Fagen – Walter Becker & Donald Fagen. The Secret Soul of Steely Dan – Walter Becker How often do you reach the end of your day without having written a single word of your book? If you’re like many Authors, the […]

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The Daily Muse – May 19th, 2020

Seven-time GRAMMY® winner John Mayer joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his new podcast series. John Mayer Discusses The Rules Of Songwriting, Discovering New Music And More (Podcast) What is a manifesto, really? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of its issuer. Creating Your Writer’s […]

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The Daily Muse – May 18th, 2020

I can’t count the times that I’ve heard a songwriter blame their lack of success on the radio, publishers, a “closed circle in the music business”, A&R people who “can’t hear a hit”, bad co-writers, just plain bad luck and the list goes on and on and on. Who’s In Charge of Your Songwriting Destiny? […]

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The Daily Muse – May 17th, 2020

Songwriters are the heartbeat of Nashville and as the city continues to expand, so do the creatives and the way in which they make music. Evolution Of The Nashville Songwriter: From Solo Writes To Songwriting Apps Music writing software has made the composition process a lot easier, as it allows you to digitally create, edit, […]

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The Daily Muse – May 16th, 2020

British collection society PRS for Music collected a record £810.8m (approximately $990m) on behalf of its 145,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 8.7% or £65m ($79) UK Songwriters And Composers Generated Close To $1BN In Music Royalties Last Year Songwriters are taking their writing sessions online during the […]

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The Daily Muse – May 15th, 2020

Forward motion, or momentum, is an important characteristic of songs. Simply put, momentum makes one moment of a song lead naturally — sometimes almost impatiently — to the next moment. How the Chords You Use In Your Songs Create (or Inhibit) Momentum One of the most critical aspects of writing a song is making it […]

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The Daily Muse – May 14th, 2020

The crisis is slowing the music business down, but publishers are still sending out deal offers — in some cases, more than before ‘It’s Completely Eye-Opening’ – Why Publishers Are Snatching Up New Songwriters On OpenAI JukeBox, human creativity, and the future of AI-generated music Do Electric Songwriters Dream Of Human Muses? Songwriter Diane Warren […]

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The Daily Muse – May 13th, 2020

As a songwriter, what’s a good place to start once you have a title or an idea of what you’re going to write about? Prose. But, instead of jumping right in, try closing your eyes, thinking about your idea, and then writing what you see. The Mantra Every Lyricist Should Live By Would you keep […]

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The Daily Muse – May 12th, 2020

There is a decades-old myth in the pop music world that asserts that the more you understand music theory, the more it stunts your creative abilities. Can Music Theory Increase Your Creative Abilities? Are you interested in writing a song? Don’t know how to begin writing a song? Here are 10 simple steps to get […]

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The Daily Muse – May 11th, 2020

Grammy Award-winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Little Richard, the mastermind behind legendary hits “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Tutti Frutti” and many more, has passed away at the age of 87. Fellow Singer-Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn the Loss of Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon Little Richard […]

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