Here’s Your Free Songwriter’s Toolbox: Part One

[Editors Note: This article was written by Neal Gomberg and is part one of his three-part songwriting series, The Songwriter’s Toolbox.] You know those articles that claim anyone can write a song? This isn’t one of them. Here’s what those articles should say: anyone can write a bad song. Because the truth is anyone can’t […]

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Beating Writer’s Block

Everyone runs into a little writer’s block from time to time (it’s why we’ve written tons of articles about this topic over the years!). It’s nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, the waxing and waning of creative energy is an important part of the process, and everyone experiences a lull in creative flow at least once […]

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How to Keep Collaborative Relationships Healthy During Covid-19

Under the best of circumstances, maintaining collaborative relationships in music like the ones in bands and between songwriting partners can be tough. I don’t need to tell you that we’re not living through normal circumstances.

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How to Pick the Point of View of Your Song

Great songwriting is about creating an experience for the listener, in order to guide them through the journey of your song. A story can be told from multiple perspectives, and it is up to the songwriter to decide which point of view works best for that particular message.

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Why Getting in Touch With What Drives You in Music is Essential for Sustaining Your Career

In part two of a three part series, Patrick McGuire dives further into the importance of creating a sustainable music career.

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Why Not Trying is Worse Than Failure in Music

You’ve been at it for years and haven’t seen any concrete success in music. What keeps you going? This article is Part 1 in a TuneCore series about building a sustainable music career.

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What Makes a Great Songwriting Workflow

While there isn’t a single right way to tackle your own workflow, the goal should be to have a consistent process that helps you finish songs in a way you’re happy with, without tearing your hair out.

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Feel Uncertain About Things? The World Needs You to Make Music About it

Music makes us feel less alone, and that’s a power we shouldn’t take for granted, though musicians often do. If you feel uncertain about the state of the world or even just what’s going on within the confines of your own life, you’re not alone.

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5 Tragically Overlooked Preparations To Make When You Start Songwriting

Check out this list of overlooked steps in the multi-stage creative process known as songwriting from our friends at the Flypaper Blog!

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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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