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 are listed in three categories – Books on Songwriting, Books on the Music Business, and Books on Creativity.
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Enjoy the books and let me know if you pick up any of them!
BOOKS ON SONGWRITING
Writing Better Lyrics
By Pat Pattison
Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting
By Ralph Murphy
BOOKS ON THE MUSIC BUSINESS
This Business of Songwriting: Revised 2nd Edition
By Jason Blume
Market Your Music Online Workbook
By Katherine Forbes
How Nashville Became Music City, USA: 50 Years of Music Row
By Michael Kosser
Getting Signed! An Insider’s Guide to the Record Industry
By George Howard
Music, Money, and Success
By Brabec & Brabec
What They’ll Never Tell You About the Music Business
By Peter M. Thrall
All You Need to Know About the Music Business: 9th Edition
By Donald S. Passman
BOOKS ON CREATIVITY
The War of Art
By Steven Pressfield
The Artist’s Way
By Julia Cameron
The Little Spark – 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity
By Carrie Bloomston
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