Perhaps the most challenging aspect of being an independent songwriter-artist in modern times is the need to be your own champion. To be the one to write the emails, create a social media presence, and make all phone calls necessary to generating a functional and profitable musical career.
It’s more useful and important than ever for songwriters to be fluent with recording and producing our songs, and to be able to do it competently for ourselves. Or to find a partner who can help.
If you are trying to make it in music today, it is likely that you’re writing at least some of your own songs.
Every songwriter, whether experienced or not, should be constantly practicing their craft. But how exactly do you practice songwriting and what are the best songwriting exercises?
Here’s a rough guide to successfully submitting your music for scrutiny, along with a selection of the most popular contests