Given the few notes within an octave and the millions of songs that have been written using them, accidental plagiarism is a constant companion for most songwriters.
Brisbane-based singer-songwriter and founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, Francesca de Valence offers three ways out of a creative rut
History has proven that hard times can inspire memorable songs.
When I first interviewed him about a decade ago, he answered my first query into his songwriting methodology with, “Hey, there’s a lot of competition, I’m not about to give away my secrets.” Reminded of that, he laughed and said, “The competition must have thinned out.”
Songwriting immortal Irving Berlin said: “Make sure you repeat the Title as often as possible so people know what to ask for when they go to buy it.”