When to Reach Out for Help in Your Music Career

Subscribing to a DIY ethos doesn’t mean ignoring all opportunities to reach out for help! Patrick McGuire breaks down the times in your music career when it makes sense to connect with others for support.

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7 (Other) Blogs To Inspire Your Songwriting Process

While the TuneCore Blog is always there for you when it comes to career advice and education, we’re happy to spread the word about other great songwriting resources!

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Why Songwriters Should Be Embracing Authenticity – Not Trends

Patrick McGuire offers songwriters some advice for creating meaningful music and why authenticity matters.

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4 Tips For Creating a Productive Songwriting Routine

Great songwriting takes time and practice. Getting down a solid routine for creating music on your own time is crucial for growth!

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TuneCore Partners with 2019 International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

TuneCore is proud to be partnering with the International Songwriting Contest 2019 and present the opportunity for our artists to submit!

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What Makes a Song Catchy?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Hunter Farris and originally appeared on Flypaper – the Soundfly Blog.] “Why do we like the music we like?” That has been the overarching question of all of my musical studies for the past few years. I’m constantly seeking to figure out why some songs just stand out […]

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Is Songwriting a Talent or a Skill?

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shaun Letang, founder of Music Industry How-To. MIHT is a resource for musicians and music industry professionals.] At times, you’ll be tempted to look over at your neighbor and wonder how it is that they’re able to write so many incredible songs. “They must be naturally gifted”, you […]

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Why Writing Songs Everyday Can Make You a Better Songwriter

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre. Read his piece on the benefits of collaborative songwriting from last month, too!] Songwriting is simultaneously extremely fun and terrifying. You may feel you have so much you want to say and so many emotions you’d like to express…but where does one even begin? Too many […]

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5 Reasons Collaborative Songwriting Is a Good Idea

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.] Many songwriters are initially scared to write with others for a number of reasons, most of which are completely valid. Putting your feelings down on paper, (and then perhaps singing them out loud), is tough for many, and it becomes even tougher when knowing that not […]

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Songwriting Tips: Embracing Boundaries and Scarcity To Unleash Creativity

[Editors Note: This article was written by Patrick McGuire.] Though most people know that more doesn’t necessarily translate to better in life, it’s a notion that still somehow weedles its way into the psyche of many songwriters. If you’ve ever found yourself waiting to create the music you know you’re capable of making, one of […]

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