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5 Super Practical Ways to Shake Off Songwriter’s Block _ By Jon Anderson on SongFancy (1)

5 Super Practical Ways to Shake Off Songwriter’s Block

February 5, 2018

This weeks post comes from Jon Anderson. Jon is the founder of Two Story Melody, a fantastic songwriting blog that tells the stories and processes behind beautiful songs. He knows a thing or two about writing a great song, and how to find inspiration when you need it the most. Here are…

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In the past, we bought albums for the experience of entering into a world that our favorite artist created. With an album, we consume the entire project in a linear fashion – from beginning to end. But with today’s social media-produced attention spans, an album is like a novel you only read on vacations.

Your Song is Not an Album

January 29, 2018

Jess Cates is a professional songwriter with over 100 songs recorded and over 15 million records sold. He’s also had songs placed in films and television. Though he’s a songwriter by trade, Jess offers consulting services for other career-minded songwriters to help them level up. We’re so thrilled to have him offer his valuable advice right here…

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All songwriters need perspective. Professional songwriter Jess Cates shows us how to gain it. | SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter.

Zoom Out From Your Songs

January 22, 2018

Jess Cates is a professional songwriter with over 100 songs recorded and over 15 million records sold. He’s also had songs placed in films and television. Though he’s a songwriter by trade, Jess offers consulting services for other career-minded songwriters to help them level up. We’re so thrilled to have him offer his valuable advice right…

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Want to get majorly ahead in your songwriting? Try penning 30 songs in 30 days. Artist/songwriter Lesley Barth tells you how it rocked her world and how it will rock yours, too. | SongFancy songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary lady songwriter.

10 Reasons Why You Should Write 30 Songs in 30 Days

January 15, 2018

By now, you’re probably familiar with SongFancy’s 5 in 5 Song Challenge. Meet Lesley Barth – she participated in a 5 and 5 and decided to kick it up a notch: by writing 30 songs in 30 days. Here’s what Lesley learned during the experiment, and why she recommends all…

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Quotes on songwriting from professional songwriters. The Pitch List podcast and SongFancy team up to inspire you with these nuggets of wisdom from the pro-songwriter guests they have on their show! SongFancy.com | Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female songwriter.

Quotes on Songwriting from Professional Songwriters on The Pitch List Podcast

January 1, 2018

This weeks post comes courtesy of Dana Rogers and Chris Lindsey at Pitch List podcast. If you haven’t had a moment to listen to this podcast yet, do yourself a favor and follow them. Chris (a hit songwriter himself) interviews pro songwriters who have changed the world with their songs…

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Meet Carly Escoto – the California based singer/songwriter who won SongFancy’s last songwriting competition, the 5 in 5 Songwriting Competition! If you’re unfamiliar, this competition runs in tandem with the 5 in 5 Song Challenge, and gives songwriters a chance to submit their newly written songs to win fun prizes. Carly blew me away with her submission, “Home,” written to one of the daily song prompts, “Where is home?” Here’s how Carly wrote this knock-out song and what her life as a singer/songwriter is like.

Meet 5 in 5 Songwriting Contest Winner, Carly Escoto

January 1, 2018

Meet Carly Escoto – the California based singer/songwriter who won SongFancy’s last songwriting competition, the 5 in 5 Songwriting Competition! If you’re unfamiliar, this competition runs in tandem with the 5 in 5 Song Challenge, and gives songwriters a chance to submit their newly written songs to win fun prizes.…

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5 tips for songwriters who can't quit their day jobs | on SongFancy, the contemporary songwriting blog

5 Tips for Songwriters Who Can’t Quit Their Day Jobs

December 25, 2017

Golda is an Americana singer/songwriter/bassist from Astoria, NYC. She’s graciously written this post specifically for SongFancy songwriters who are struggling to stay creative while working a day job. Her advice is the absolute best. Thanks for the post, Golda! To check out her music, social media and more, go to wwww.thatgolda.com. In…

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Melissa Miller is a pop artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, who writes highly melodic pop with rich visuals that inspire anyone who listens to (or even occasionally indulges in) Top 40 radio. Melissa shares with SongFancy some insights into her songwriting process, peeks into the writing room, what it's like writing with trusted cowriters, and a listen to her new single Like a Boss.

The Pop Songwriting Process with Pop Artist Melissa Miller – Plus, We Premiere Her New Single, Like A Boss!

December 18, 2017

Melissa Miller is a pop artist based in Nashville, Tennessee, who writes highly melodic pop with rich visuals that inspire anyone who listens to (or even occasionally indulges in) Top 40 radio. Melissa shares with SongFancy some insights into her songwriting process, peeks into the writing room, what it’s like…

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What is a Hook Book and How to Start One | Songwriting tips and techniques for the contemporary songwriter. | SongFancy.com

What is a Hook Book and How to Start One

December 11, 2017

What the heck is a hook book? A hook book, or hookbook, is a collection of “hooks” or titles that you have collected all in one easy to reference place. Sometimes, writers add notes and half-written lyrical thoughts beside their hooks to help flesh out an idea. Essentially, a hook book…

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My favorite notebooks for songwriters, and how to use them. These make great Christmas gifts for the musicians and songwriters in your life! | SongFancy.com

My Favorite Notebooks for Songwriters

November 13, 2017

The way you write can affect what you write. What do I mean? For example, the way you write on a ukelele is going to be a lot different than the way you write on a guitar or piano. And depending on your familiarity with that instrument, it’s going to…

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