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What’s A Performing Rights Organization (PRO)?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 | 0 comments

In the U.S., Performing Rights Organizations, or PROs, like BMI, ASCAP and SESAC are entities that collect the royalties due to copyright holders (songwriters and/or publishers) and parties who use copyrighted...

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COVID-19: 5 Tips To Keep Your Music & Songwriting Going

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19: 5 Tips To Keep Your Music & Songwriting Going

During this time of quarantine and isolation, how do you keep things going so you can prepare for the future, while providing some grounding as we all make our way to the other side of the curve? I thought...

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Getting Started Pitching Songs

Posted by on Mar 2, 2020 | Comments Off on Getting Started Pitching Songs

How to get started pitching songs is a question I often get from songwriters. ...

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5 Steps To Finish Unfinished Songs

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Steps To Finish Unfinished Songs

Sometimes it’s hard to finish unfinished songs.  And, there’s...

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Setting Songwriting Goals Quick Guide

Posted by on Nov 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Setting Songwriting Goals Quick Guide

I know, it seems like a no-brainer to set songwriting goals as well as goals...

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Story Behind Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me”

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 | 0 comments

Every song has a story behind the writing of it. The craft, the idea creation,...

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New Streaming Service Pays More

Posted by on May 18, 2019 | Comments Off on New Streaming Service Pays More

Streaming is all the rage. And likely the future of music distribution. But...

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A Streaming Royalties Example

Posted by on May 18, 2019 | Comments Off on A Streaming Royalties Example

Janis Ian dropped an example of her mechanical royalties statement on FB,...

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5 Keys To Better Song Pitching

Posted by on May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Keys To Better Song Pitching

Song pitching, or writing songs you pitch to others to sing, is tough. Unlike...

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Resources For Texas Musicians & Artists

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Resources For Texas Musicians & Artists

Texas musicians, performers and singer-songwriters have some home state...

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7 Tips To Write More Songs

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 | Comments Off on 7 Tips To Write More Songs

Most songwriters want to write more songs, more often, but run into blockers...

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SongChops Songwriter Gift Guide

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 | Comments Off on SongChops Songwriter Gift Guide

This songwriter gift guide covers everything from getting started to moving to...

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Mary Gauthier “Between The Daylight And The Dark”

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Mary Gauthier “Between The Daylight And The Dark”

Mary Gauthier is known for her strong scenes and emotional context, and...

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Tips To Consistently Create New Songs

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips To Consistently Create New Songs

Consistently creating new songs can feel overwhelming, and song ideas can be...

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SongChops Newsletter Archive

Posted by on May 27, 2018 | Comments Off on SongChops Newsletter Archive

I’ve been getting requests for some of our newsletter “oldies but...

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How Ed Sheeran Created “Shape Of You”

Posted by on May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on How Ed Sheeran Created “Shape Of You”

How did Ed Sheeran create one of the most popular songs of 2017? A song he...

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Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 | Comments Off on Perfect Songwriter Gifts?

Looking for the perfect songwriter gifts? Not sure what they need, what they...

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