Well, it’s the last day of 2013 and I just want to say a big THANKYOU for all of you who have supported, tuned in and frequented this young but up-and-coming songwriting blog of mine.

I sincerely hope you all have wonderful New Years celebrations and that 2013 will be the year you want it to be. I know it will be for me as big plans are afoot.

Watch this space…

I think the last word on writing songs for 2012 should go to Miles Copeland, founder of IRS Records, Stewart Copeland’s brother, Sting‘s manager for a time and fearless music industry executive who, when it comes to having an opinion on anything, is not backwards in coming forwards.

In this video Miles makes a number of good points about the importance of hooks in songwriting, how dealing with Sting can be difficult and he eloquently explains what a good hook/chorus means from a listener’s point of view.

I love the quote at the end of the video which sums up the whole premise of what this video is all about.

“Don’t let the chorus be a mystery, make sure it comes in like a GARLIC MILKSHAKE

Mmmm, yummy… I’ll see if I can find the recipe for you all.

Until next year, keep on writing,

Corey Stewart
All About Songwriting