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One Simple Tip That Could Get You More Song Placements

By On August 24, 2012

Let’s put this in the Derp category. THIS –> Music Supervisors might love your track but because vocals are such a distinctive part of your song they might be forced to choose someone… Read More


Power Of One Song #Gotye

By On February 16, 2012

I have heard Somebody That I Used to Know by Australian artist Gotye a heck of a lot in the last few weeks. First it was this cover version that helped get… Read More


The Dream Talks Songwriting, Success, And Free Albums

By On September 3, 2011

The-Dream has been on my radar since I first hear Rhianna’s Umbrella. That drum beat/production was enough for me to take to Wikipedia and take a closer look at The-Dream. Recently the… Read More

Music Production

Songwriting Means Getting Out Of The Way

By On August 17, 2011

I just finished Life by Keith Richards. Not surprisingly Richards talks about songwriting in a similar way as Bob Dylan and Neil Young. They all say that they’re not sure where their… Read More


Turn That Songwriting Show Jewel Is On Into a Songwriting Challenge

By On June 2, 2011

I will freely admit to being a fan of most reality TV. So when I heard about Jewel’s participation in a reality TV show about Songwriting I was definitely going to give… Read More

Music Lesson Monday

Fleet Foxes Talk Songwriting & Authenticity

By On May 9, 2011

As the Fleet Foxes get ready for their next world tour, Robin Pecknold, the Fleet Foxes lead singer, spoke with Pitchfork about songwriting, authenticity, touring, and more. You can read the whole article… Read More


Songwriters and Scientists

By On May 21, 2010

I’ve been reading up Quantum Physics. Yes, I’ve been trying to understand the mind-numbing madness that is quantum physics. As I read/watch/learn more, I keep relating the scientist who breaks new ground… Read More


Michael Jackson on Songwriting

By On June 27, 2009

Like much of the world,  I’ve been tuned into Michael Jackson as of late. As per the suggestion of JL, we thought we could do a week of Michael Jackson posts in… Read More

Music Business Commentary

Music Meaning Vs Entertainment

By On March 24, 2009

In one way, music is a spectacle. You go to a live show, maybe just for the show itself. The music doesn’t really matter as long as you have a good time.… Read More

Digital Music

John Mayer: Conscious Composition

By On March 6, 2009

Conscious composition is composing not only chord changes, say for instance a 4-chord progression in a pop or rock setting, but also thoughtfully writing the lyrics and melody line above it. It’s… Read More

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