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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, which gives you a great idea of what streaming pays out for your songs on their service. Keep in mind, the music modernization act will...

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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 singer-songwriters who can make sure their songs are heard by getting gigs or creating music, your prospect pool is much smaller.  And,...

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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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Beginning Songwriter Books And Gear

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 | Comments Off on Beginning Songwriter Books And Gear

Getting started right is important – and- when you start, genre...

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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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Songwriting Hobby As A Path To A Better Life

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 | Comments Off on Songwriting Hobby As A Path To A Better Life

Pursuing your songwriting hobby, or passion for songwriting, doesn’t...

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Giving Song Feedback Like A Pro

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Giving Song Feedback Like A Pro

If you’re part of a songwriting group, one of your activities is...

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Story Streaming: Tell Songs Like A Movie

Posted by on Aug 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Story Streaming: Tell Songs Like A Movie

Story Streaming is very similar to object writing, and is the next step in the...

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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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Write From Inspiration But Need Discipline?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Write From Inspiration But Need Discipline?

Waiting for inspiration to hit doesn’t always lead to a high volume, or...

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When To Stop “Finishing” A Song

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 | Comments Off on When To Stop “Finishing” A Song

Finishing a song is important, don’t get me wrong. But, not every song...

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Poetry As Lyrics: Using Anaphora

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Poetry As Lyrics: Using Anaphora

We’ve all heard it: poetry as lyrics just doesn’t work.  But, as...

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Know Your Strengths To Create Goals

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Know Your Strengths To Create Goals

We’ve all heard it: “Set goals to achieve success.” But, for...

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Melodies The Same? Song Maps Create Variety

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Melodies The Same? Song Maps Create Variety

Song maps are a way to find patterns and tendencies that you often repeat....

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Object Writing: Quickest Path To Great Lyrics

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Object Writing: Quickest Path To Great Lyrics

Object writing is one of the best ways to quickly advance your songwriting...

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Partial Capos Help Create Variety

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Partial Capos Help Create Variety

Partial capos sound complicated, but they can make your guitar playing easier...

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Simple Steps To Melodies

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Simple Steps To Melodies

Melodies are one of the most difficult parts of songwriting, but you can...

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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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