Making Long Term Plans For Your Songwriting Career

How far into the future do you think about your songwriting? Where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing in a year’s time?

It’s definitely worth thinking about, because if you’ve got no specific plan, it means that anything that happens with your songwriting will come down to random chance.

I don’t know about you, but random chance never sits well with me.


Source: Making Long Term Plans For Your Songwriting Career | The Essential Secrets of Songwriting

How to Write to a Music Track: The Art of Toplining

For genres like pop, hip-hop, R&B, and EDM/dance music, in most instances, the backing track is created before the words and vocal melody.

The track consists of essentially all the music that will accompany the vocal and typically includes drums and percussion, keyboards, and bass.

Live guitars or computer generated guitar sounds and additional instruments might also be included.

The only things missing are the topline – the vocal melody and the lyrics.


Source: How to Write to a Music Track: The Art of Toplining | MusicWorld | BMI.com