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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Smashing Songwriters Block, One (Bad) Song At A Time

Songwriting is the creative process of joining together lyrics, melody and music, and this process requires focus, time and patience. However, all creative people have their own personal nemesis buried deep inside them waiting to wreak some havoc and put a spanner in the works. It’s called your inner critic but really, it’s another name for […]

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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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Songwriting On Guitar – 10 Tips For The Songwriting Guitarist

It would be safe to say that the most common instrument used in songwriting is the (acoustic) guitar and today I’m featuring an article that outlines 10 tips for the songwriting guitarist. For me, songwriting and the guitar go hand in hand and I was finding myself nodding my head in agreement to all of […]

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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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Songwriting Process – When Doing Nothing Is Still Doing Something

Writing songs is a cyclic process. Sometimes a song will appear to you  and you can get it down with the greatest of ease and sometimes writing songs is like trying to pull teeth out of the mouth of an angry crocodile. I know that this piece of advice is going to sound counter-intuitive but […]

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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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