Category: Songwriting Mindset

Should Songwriting Be a Solo Sport?

Singing and songwriting used to be all about the artiste‘ – that lone ranger singer-songwriter who was so cool, so complete that she didn’t need help with her songwriting, thank you very much. But times have definitely changed in Nashville and co-writing is the norm.  In fact, most hit songs

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How to Get Your Songs Heard… Really Heard

It’s the #1 question on every aspiring songwriter’s mind… how can I get my songs heard? Hey, no shame, right? God gave you the desire and the gift to write, so wanting to be heard is just the natural next step. In fact, I believe that God designed you to

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Can Your Songs Change the World?

In my devotions this morning, Brennan Manning has written, “You are going to leave people feeling a little better or a little worse. You’re going to affirm them or deprive them, but there’ll be no neutral exchange. If we as a Christian community took seriously that the sign of our

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Why You’re Really Here

“People may say I couldn’t sing, but no one can ever say I didn’t sing.” ~ Florence Foster Jenkins Writers write. No matter who praises them or thinks their songs are commercial or recordable or useful in any way, writers just write. They write because they want to. They write

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What I Learned Managing Successful Songwriters

I was thinking today about the amazing privilege I’ve had to manage some of the greatest professional songwriters I’ve ever met. I had many years in Nashville as VP of Publishing for Star Song Media and then for Integrity Music managing dozens of high-end writers and creating hundreds of pieces

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Finish Your Songs Quickly and Easily

It should go without saying that learning to finish a song is as important as starting one, but this is exactly where a lot of songwriters get stuck. You probably know what I mean… You get an idea, maybe a phrase that could be a great hook, or a melody

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