Benjamin Groff hoodie header image Insider Secrets to Songwriting,
Music Publishing, Mindset and
Artistic Marketing.
Insider Secrets to Songwriting, Music Publishing,
Mindset and Artistic Marketing.
Insider Secrets to Songwriting, Music Publishing, Mindset and Artistic Marketing.

Songwriting Tips

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

How to Write Hit Songs? Yes! Check Out My Online Song Course!

Insider Secrets to Hit Songwriting Course
Trust me. I know how it is. Being a past aspiring songwriter and musician - I know how hard the music journey can be. And I’ve often wondered … when it comes to making the best most epic songs of all time, are there secrets or song hacks, that only the pros know ? CONTINUE READING

Writing Better Verses - HINT: Your Verses Don’t “Just” Exist to Get You to the Chorus

Your Verses Don’t “Just” Exist to Get You to the Chorus
Before we get into this latest blog post on songwriting tips...let me ask you? Have you ever gone to a nice restaurant and ordered a great meal? You know - that juicy main course and after so many delicious options on the menu, you end up choosing one. And then, yah, you look at dem appetizers too! Sometimes they look even more delicious than the main course. Sluurrrrp. ... CONTINUE READING

2nd Melodies aka The Riff (The Missing Hit Song Ingredient)

2nd Melodies aka The Riff - The Missing Hit Song Ingredient
Ahh, the “2nd Melody” aka the vitally important yet usually overlooked magical hit factor of “The Riff.” If you’re not already switched on to this idea, I really think this could be a huge insight for you. And I remember how I came upon this mini epiphany … especially since it took 20 years into my publishing career to figure this songwriting technique out (and also a concept I really ... CONTINUE READING

The 20,000 Screaming Fans HIT Song Test

The 20,000 Screaming Fans HIT Song Test
So, I have this new concept I’m trying out, and I’m calling it the “20,000 Screaming Fans HIT Song Test.” It’s a little indicator to validate if a song has massive hit potential … or not. Stick with me here : ) I also wrote about and touched upon this concept in the recent “Writing Your 1 Billion Streaming Song” post. But before we start - time for giving some credit. I actually got this idea from a recent meeting with a record label President. She ... CONTINUE READING

Writing Your 1 Billion + Streaming Song (aka Fire Maker Songs Pt. 2)

Writing your 1 billion + streaming song
Welcome to the “Writing Your 1 Billion + Streaming Song” guide! There’s actually a previous post I wrote called “ Fire Maker - Your Job as a Professional SongwriterCONTINUE READING

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