4 Music Theory Techniques To Help You Write a Great Chorus

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira of New Artist Model.]   I want you to think of some of your favorite songs. You know, those choruses you could sing over and over for hours and still not be sick of them. How do you think those songwriters stumbled upon something so seemingly perfect? Was […]

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An Examination of the Songwriter & Music Publisher Relationship [PART 2]

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Justin M. Jacobson, Esq. Read Part 1 of this series here. Justin is an entertainment and media attorney for The Jacobson Firm, P.C. in New York City. He also runs Label 55 and teaches music business at the Institute of Audio Research.] We will now continue our examination of some of […]

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Making Music After a Major Life Struggle

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Patrick McGuire. Patrick is a writer, composer, and experienced touring musician based in Philadelphia.]   I used to admire how some of my favorite artists could seamlessly convert the most difficult challenges of their lives into incredible songs. But I found it nearly impossible to do just about anything, let […]

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5 Reasons It Pays To Collaborate

[Editors Note: This article was written by Suzanne Paulinksi, an artist consultant with over 10 years in the music industry and owner of The Rock/Star Advocate.]   They often say, “Teamwork makes the dream work,” but what does that actually mean? Sure, we all know the benefits of growing our own team to carry out our […]

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How To Finally Break Up With a Co-Writer

[Editors Note: This was written by Dan Reifsnyder and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog. Late in 2016, TuneCore Blog contributing writer Mason Hoberg also covered fractured relationships among artists in his article titled, “How To Kick Out a Band Member”.]   Sometimes, it’s time to pull the plug on a relationship. It happens all the […]

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7 Great Ways to Accelerate Your Songwriting Skills

[Editors Note: This was written by Zac Green.]   There’s nothing more intimidating than a blank piece of paper. Starting the process of writing a new song can take just as long as finishing it. So here’s seven tips to help you speed up your songwriting. 1. Work in a group, then alone Having a few […]

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10 Ways DIY Musicians Can Make The Most Of Their Lyrics

[Editors Note: This blog was written by our friends at LyricFind, the world’s largest lyric licensing service.] 1.) Include lyrics on your website. You can create a whole page dedicated to lyrics, or even offer a downloadable PDF for fans, in exchange for an email. 2.) Use lyrics on social media to engage fans. Include lyric snippets […]

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3 Problems Most Lyricists Face

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog post written by Mason Hoberg. Mason is a freelance writer who covers music-related topics and is a regular contributor to Equipboard.]   Being the main lyricist for a band is arguably one of the most difficult positions in music that one can hold. You have to be part musician and part […]

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How To Work That 9-5 and Still Be an Inspired Musician

[Editors Note: This article was written by Rachel Bresnahan originally featured on the Sonicbids Blog.] I speak for myself when I say this, but I’m sure plenty of other musicians think the same: we all want a consistent, full-time, make-a-living-off-of-music job. Whether that’s behind the scenes or center stage, being able to sustain a life off of […]

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Think You Have a Song That's Syncable?

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Liam Farrell, Manager of Sync on TuneCore’s Publishing Administration team, and it was originally featured on Music Connection.] This past May, I attended a panel discussion on the current state of sync. It was a real who’s-who of gatekeepers from the sync world; a PRO exec, some big name publishers […]

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