Posts by Sarah Spencer

Authenticity and Songwriting: It’s ok to be you.

What does it mean to be "authentic" and what the heck does it have to do with songwriting? Here's how to keep your authentic voice in your songs.

Authenticity: A buzz word 🐝 or a necessity? What does it mean to be “authentic” and what the heck does it have to do with songwriting? You’ve probably heard this term a lot. (buzz, buzz) I wanted to bring it up today because being authentic was cool before it was cool to be authentic. And it…

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Best Songwriter Gifts in 2020: The Year of Home Recording

2020 was the year we started learning about home recording. Here is my list of great studio equipment to get you recording your material at home, too!

In SongFancy tradition, I’ll be sharing my big list of awesome gifts for songwriters and musicians, with a home recording theme. These are mostly products that I myself use, as well as a few well-loved items that the SongFancy community is digging. 2020 was the year we started learning about home recording. As the pandemic…

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Think of all the songs waiting for you to write them

Hey songwriter girl! Come get inspired in our 5 day songwriting challenge. The next 5 in 5 Song Challenge takes place January 4-8, 2021. We'll crush your writer's block, silence your inner critic, and write 5 shiny new songs. Come write with us!

We’re back and better than ever! The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is happening again, from January 4-8, 2021. Come write 5 songs in 5 days with this outstanding group of songwriters. Recently featured on Grammy.com, the 5 in 5 is a speed songwriting challenge designed to stretch your limits. Perfect for songwriters who: Are…

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Here’s all the August Events Happening at SongFancy

All of the great songwriting events you can get in on in August! From workshops to giveaways. (and psst - a lot of them are free!) From SongFancy.com

Workshops, giveaway, music and more! Y’ALL. August is a HUGE month. So instead of our usual blog post, I wanted to give you a roundup of everything you can be a part of. We have masterclasses, freebies, performances, a Song Club giveaway… and so much more. Here’s all the great stuff you can be a…

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Your Summertime Songwriting Challenge is here.

The 5 in 5 Song Challenge is BACK! Join us for this summertime speed songwriting challenge. | Presented by SongFancy

The next session of the 5 in 5 Song Challenge is open! Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers. This summertime version of the 5/5 is especially vibrant. If we’re all stuck at home and can’t go to the beach, at least our songs…

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How to Be Prolific and Write More Songs

How to Be Prolific and Write More Songs - With Love From SongFancy

It seems like a large part of a writer’s identity has to do with their numbers. Aka, how many songs you write. Scary. We all seem to be striving to write enough songs to be considered prolific. We all want to feel like our output is high. But, we’re all way too familiar with exhaustion…

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How to Stay Sane when your World Just Got Smaller

How to Stay Sane when your World Just Got Smaller | on SongFancy.com

Hi friends. Let’s not beat around the bush – things are a little weird right now. Suddenly there is a lot of uncertainty in our lives. Our routines and schedules have been all changed around. A lot of things we took for granted are either gone entirely, or look a lot different. I see so…

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Quieting Your Fearful Inner Critic

How to Quiet your Fearful Inner Critic | SongFancy

If you are living and breathing, you have heard your inner critic. (Pulse check) It’s that very loud voice in the back of our minds that demeans and belittles us, usually when we’re trying to create. It’s antsy. It’s frenetic. It’s demanding. It incites panic. It guilts you. It tells you that your songs aren’t…

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