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Music Publishing, Mindset and
Artistic Marketing.
Insider Secrets to Songwriting, Music Publishing,
Mindset and Artistic Marketing.
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Insider Secrets to Songwriting, Music Publishing, Mindset and Artistic Marketing.

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#1 Hit Making Secret: Melodic Rhythm!

#1 Hit Making Secret: Melodic Rhythm
Let me guess? You’ve been looking far and wide for that “hit songwriting” special sauce, that unique magical hit equation, or I don’t know, a special amulet you can wear around your neck - and that - simply by chanting a magic spell, you can have the power of hit songwriting. Well, good news. Step aside, Gandalf. You’ve found it. ... CONTINUE READING

Songwriting Prompts - How to Start Writing a Song (10 Ideas)

Songwriting Prompts - How to Start Writing a Song (10 Ideas)
Here’s a question - not just for beginning songwriters but for established pros: Hmm - What to write a song about? Or maybe it's not so much what to write - but what direction to actually focus on when you’re in your session. I mean - there’s a plethora, just an endless supply of melodies, lyrics, concepts etc. So where do you begin? How do you know the seed of an idea you’ve chosen is even a great one? ... CONTINUE READING

The 1% Club - Elevating Your Last Chorus (The Third Act)

The 1% Club - Elevating Your Last Chorus (The Third Act)
Welcome to the 1% club! And lucky for you, the 1% club is open every day of the week, 24/7. There’s VIP bottles and velvet ropes. Make no doubt - this is the place to see and be seen! But please be forewarned … There's a really tough bouncer to get into this place. In fact, this bouncer is a vicious beast of a tyrant that only lets the coolest of cool people in the club ... CONTINUE READING

How to Make TikTok Hits as a Professional Songwriter / Artist

Writing hits for TikTok as a professional songwriter/artist
I have one simple question... As songwriters and artists, how much should we be thinking about making our songs “TikTok ready?” I mean - maybe you just wrote a great club / dance or a big indie rock record … that’s great. Question? (as said ala Beyonce). How is a “club record” going to break, if there is (in a COVID world) no club? If you’re in a band - how are you going to gain popularity, if there aren’t ... CONTINUE READING

How Much Do Songwriters Make?

How Much Do Songwriters Make
So, really - how much do songwriters make? Hmm, isn’t that the question everyone really wants to know. Especially in the world of online streaming, we all want to know what a hit or juicy album cut might be worth. And really - can you make a solid living full time writing songs, etc.? For instance, maybe you already are a “professional” songwriter, or just getting your first cut (meaning a placement with an artist), or you’re thinking   ... CONTINUE READING

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