Posts Tagged ‘lyrics’

If you want to write songs that are commercially viable, or at least in the realm of mainstream popular songs, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you sit down to write. One way to write some pretty sweet songs is to really study songs that are already hits. Take what works for […]

I will be wrapping up getting a certificate in songwriting from the Berklee College of Music and their Berklee Music Online programs. I have found these courses have helped me grow as a writer. It helped me clean and tighten up some of my work. It helped me see songwriting in a few different lights. […]

If you are a songwriter, you have probably asked yourself that question. Do you need a fully produced demo? Well….the answer is probably. Today’s music world is not based on what “could” be it is based more on what IS. What does this mean? It means labels, and publishers don’t have the money or patience […]

Wanna write kick ass lyrics? Yep, me too! We have so much in common, it makes me tingle. So I have studied songwriting with Berklee Music Online and one class I took opened my eyes and my songwriting mind. It was a Lyric Tools and Strategies class taught by pro songwriter Andrea Stolpe. The class […]

Not all songwriters can actually write music. Many ar just lyric writers. The songs they write are from their heart and can be very moving, but they don’t have a way to express it with music. Another situation is where the songwriter can write the words and even can sing the melody, but that is […]

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I saw an older EPK of an artist that Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis produced some years ago. Her name is Lisa Keith. In an interview she said that Terry Lewis encouraged her to write her own songs. At the time, she was just a vocalist she had not ventured into songwriting. She said that […]