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How to Find Cowriters When You Don't Live in a Music City • SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary female singer songwriter

How to Find Cowriters when you Don’t Live in a Music City

June 11, 2018

This is part 2 in our 3-part mini-series all about cowriting! In case you missed the first part, here it is: Part 1: A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting: The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite In part one, we talked about how cowriting helps a songwriter grow, and…

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A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting_ The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite _ SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary singer songwriter

A Solo Songwriter’s Introduction to Cowriting: The Benefits, and Why All Songwriters Should Cowrite

May 21, 2018

Welcome to part one of our 3 part mini-series on cowriting! In this article, we’ll talk about exactly who cowriting is for, why it’s awesome, and what to expect before you dive into your first cowrite. In the coming articles, we’ll discuss how to find cowriters (especially if you don’t…

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're stuck on a lyric! From SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary singer songwriter

Mind Mapping for Exercise for Songwriting: Do This Every Time You’re Stuck on a Lyric

May 14, 2018

Who uses mind mapping? A mind map is a tool used by writers, project managers, marketers, and all sorts of people to brainstorm new ideas. It’s also a fabulous exercise for songwriters to visually produce new material for songs! What you’ll need: A notebook or a sheet of paper (one…

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7 ways to kick PROCRASTINATION in it's UGLY FACE. || SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

7 Ways to Kick Procrastination in its Ugly Face

May 7, 2018

Ugh, procrastination. Chances are, if you’re a creative person, you’re all too familiar with procrastination. Procrastination might feel like it works well in the short term but, but ultimately it sucks a lot of joy from your life. Giving in to procrastination can give you a reputation for being flaky or…

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Kick writers block out of the writing room. Join the 5 in 5 Song Challenge. _Presented by SongFancy

The 5 in 5 Song Challenge & Songwriting Contest is open for June 2018

April 23, 2018

Announcing: the next session of the 5 in 5 Song Challenge! Are you ready for our biggest and baddest 5/5 yet?  Grab your seat here and come write 5 songs in 5 days with an amazing group of SongFancy writers: Next Session: June 11-15, 2018 Reserve your seat by signing…

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All the songwriters who took home ACM Awards this weekend! | |SongFancy, songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter.

Songwriters Who Won ACM’s this Weekend

April 16, 2018

This information comes from MusicRow.com. SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR Congrats Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Zach Crowell, and Josh Osborne! Single of the Year went to Body Like a Backroad, which has been EVERYWHERE. This Sam Hunt single has seen tons of airplay on not only country radio, but pop…

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How to Create Hardworking Songwriting Habits – With Infographic

March 5, 2018

Songwriting requires hard work. We learned in the last post that songwriting is more than just the fleeting spark of inspiration – it’s hard work! Growing your skills as a songwriter is a slow burn. A long game. And it requires that you show up again and again to strengthen and…

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Songwriting is more than magic - it's hard work. --- Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter . |SongFancy.com

Songwriting is More than Magic, it’s Hard Work

February 19, 2018

Inspiration is a wonderful thing, but it’s only part of the equation. Inspiration is that gorgeous little spark that lights us up from the inside. We suddenly stop what we’re doing and we say to ourselves, “I have to write that song! Now! RIGHT NOW.” So you stop what you’re…

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Is it normal If the words aren’t flowing? Absolutely. Here's what songwriters can do about it. Songwriting tips and inspiration for the contemporary songwriter | SongFancy.com

What to do When The Words Aren’t Flowing

February 14, 2018

“Is it normal If the words aren’t flowing?” A SongFancy writer asked me this question recently and I thought was worth addressing in a blog post. She wanted to know, “When you have an idea, and you know what you want to write the words aren’t exactly flowing out, is that normal?” It…

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How to kick songwriter's block for good.

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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