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My Top 10 Favorite Songwriting and Music Industry Blogs

October 12, 2016

This list could get so big. So fast. So I’m keeping it to the greatest hits! Here are all my favorite blogs and resources that I read obsessively: DIY Musician Blog from CD Baby This blog is chock full of easy to digest how-to’s for those of us who just…

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Songwriting Tip: Quick Exercise for Uncovering Interesting, Fresh Hooks

April 20, 2016

Great hooks are soooooo hard to come by. Finding an awesome concept for a new song is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Sometimes they just come to you and omg, it’s the best! Other times, you’re in a cowrite and it’s silent and you’re both just spinning…

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Introducing: A Continually Updated Listing of Songwriting Opportunities, Contests, and Pitches on Frettie

September 17, 2015

[Full Disclosure: The links in this post are indeed affiliate links!] So it’s obvious that I love Frettie. The concept itself and the team that runs it are just wonderful and I love them all to death. For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Frettie.com is an online community…

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How to Get Critical Feedback on Your New Songs

September 1, 2015

Feedback. We know we need it. Although it’s easy to have mixed feelings: Our songs are precious little nuggets that we’re so proud of. Releasing them into the world and asking for criticism seems masochistic and unnecessary. But feedback is critical for 2 reasons: It makes you a better writer. If you want…

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Songwriting Tips for Inspiration: Find Real Stories on StoryCorps.com

August 31, 2015

This is SUCH a cool project. StoryCorps is an organization that has collected over 50,000 interviews and narratives, as told by the Americans who lived them. Every single story has been burned to a disc, and is preserved in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. There are some…

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Get Free, Incredibly Helpful Feedback on your Songs from Real Songwriters on Frettie

April 8, 2015

It’s here! It’s finally here! A Social Network for Songwriters. If you haven’t heard already, let me introduce you to Frettie.com Frettie is an open community for songwriters to give and get feedback on their works-in-progress. You simply upload a worktape, include a lyric sheet, and post it. From there, hundreds of other songwriters…

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The Ultimate Songwriter Christmas Gift List

December 2, 2014

Songwriters are notoriously hard to shop for. Unless you’re one of us, shopping for a musician/writer/player is awkward. What the heck do songwriters need? She’s already got a guitar. What now? Here’s a handy list you can send to your loved ones with a bunch of items I’ve personally used…

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