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4 Signs You Might be a Bitter Songwriter

October 29, 2018

Keeping a good attitude about your music can mean the difference between everyday joy and existential despair. I’m not even joking. If you’re wondering if bitterness is sucking you of your lifeblood, see if the following points resonate with you. You might be bitter if… 1. You don’t get why…

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As a songwriter, you'll want to get really familiar with how A&R works at different sized record labels. Jamie Johnson of Smart Band Management leads you through how this department functions. Click to read. | SongFancy.com

All You Need to Know About Record Label A&R

February 27, 2017

Why Songwriters need to know this stuff Songwriters need to know how record labels work, especially the A&R department. Why? Because these are the people who will be screening your songs. Should your song land in the hands of an A&R rep, they will be a direct gateway to getting…

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Social media can connect you to your fans. Here are 72 ways to spark your social media presence in a hurry. | SongFancy.com

72 Ways Singer-Songwriters can Jumpstart their Social Media

February 21, 2017

  This post is a guest post from one of my favorite #musicbizbesties, Katherine Forbes. She’s a digital marketer with a background in artist management and design, and runs Nashville based, Designing The Row.     Social media, when done right, is an incredibly powerful connector. It allows you reach your fans in…

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Three simple ways to get your songs recorded by singers and bands. Read on | SongFancy.com

3 Ways to Get Your Songs Recorded by Artists & Bands

February 7, 2017

One of the biggest struggles songwriters can have is finding artists to record their material. If your goal is to make an income from your songwriting, then you’ll need to get your music out there. And if you’re not a singer or performer yourself, it’s essential to find people who…

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Required reading for songwriters! The best songwriting books, books on creativity, and the music industry. | SongFancy.com

The Best Books on Songwriting, the Music Business, and Creativity

November 30, 2016

Looking  for some reading on songwriting? Or maybe you’re searching for the perfect stocking stuffer for that songwriter in your life? Here’s a collection of books I highly recommend. They’re either books I’ve read cover to cover, keep as a reference, or are considered staples in any songwriter’s library. Books…

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7 Basic Design principles to Clean up your Band’s Website [Link to Sonicbids]

December 4, 2015

Hay frans! This is an article I wrote for the Sonicbids blog a few weeks back. It was just published this week, so I wanted to share it with you! This one is written for anyone who is struggling with building their own website. It can be the hardest thing…

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How to find the cowriters you were meant to write with. #songwriting #creativity #Nashville Songfancy.com

How to Find Cowriters You Absolutely Love Working With

December 1, 2015

If you’re new to cowriting, it can be one of the weirdest things you’ll ever do. When I first started writing songs, I kept them to myself. I snuck upstairs into my dad’s study to goof around with his guitars and write instrumentals on the keyboard. It was something private,…

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7 Things to Say in your First Co-Write with a New Co-Writer

August 1, 2015

Writing with a new co-writer for the very first time can be SO. NERVE WRACKING. Finding great co-writers is basically dating. You ask a lot of people to write with you, and one by one you get in the writing room, try it out, see if it feels right, and go through…

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How Musicians can Use Pinterest to Reach More Fans

November 18, 2014

Pinterest is ridiculous, y’all. For real, it’s incredible the kinds of things Pinterest can do for your brand. Because of the varying types of content Pinterest allows you to share, you can get a lot of eyes on your music simply by putting out interesting, visual, branded materials. Not to…

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How To Stay True to Your Voice as a Songwriter and Take Advice Like a Pro

November 3, 2014

As you write songs and share your art with the world, you’ll start to notice that everyone has an opinion. Some are good, some are bad. Some people will be very adamant that you take their advice. Sometimes, these opinions belong to people who could potentially change the direction of your career. So what…

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