March 2024


Tip Jar: Getting Started With Production Music Libraries – Music Connection Magazine

A lot of productions these days are forgoing hiring a composer and relying instead on finding music for their projects using what’s known as a production music library. Here is a detailed summary of the article “Tip Jar: Getting Started With Production Music Libraries” from Music Connection Magazine: Production music libraries are databases of pre-written […]

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Exploring Common Chord Progressions: A Beginner’s Guide – Song Chops

A progression is basically the chord series or the chords you choose to use and their order. If you’re just starting out, using some common chord progressions as your starting point can help get you past the blank page. The article from Song Chops, titled “Exploring Common Chord Progressions: A Beginner’s Guide,” dives into the […]


10 Words to Avoid in Your Lyrics

A basic tenet of strong lyric writing is “show—don’t tell.” Instead of stating how the singer feels, this technique uses action, details, and senses to bring the listener into the world of the song. While every song does not need to tell a story—and every line of lyric does not need to “show”—every song benefits […]

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Song Structure: A Guide for Beginner Songwriters

This article is for two types of songwriters: those who have never written a song and those who have only just started and need some guidance. Let’s talk about song structure, the parts of a song, and how you can use them to write. In the detailed guide by Caleb J. Murphy for Digital Music […]

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How To Smash Songwriters Block, One (Bad) Song At A Time

Songwriting is the creative process of joining together lyrics, melody and music, and this process requires focus, time and patience. However, all creative people have a nemesis buried deep inside them waiting to wreak some havoc and put a spanner in the works. It’s called your “inner voice” but really it’s another name for your ego. You […]


100 Songwriting Prompts to get you in the Zone

Whether you see this task as purely for fun, or something to genuinely help you escape your songwriting hiatus and build a lasting, enjoyable habit – here are 100 songwriting prompts and song ideas to play around with. The article from Stereo Stickman titled “100 Songwriting Prompts to get you in the Zone” by Rebecca […]

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Finding Time To Write Songs Even When Life Gets In The Way

John Lennon said it best when he sang… “Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans” Therefore in life, where the melodies of family and work often dominate, finding a quiet moment to compose our own music can seem like a distant dream. For the passionate songwriter, these moments are not […]


How to Write More Instinctually According To Andrea Stolpe

I believe that every problem we feel occurring within our songs can be attributed to three principles of songwriting. Just three. When we use these principles, we can identify possible solutions for these problems based on their underlying principal. Let me explain. In the insightful article “How to Write More Instinctually” by Andrea Stolpe, readers […]

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11 Songwriting Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block

What do you do when you hit a wall when you’re writing a song? Here are tips from experienced songwriters to help you overcome writer’s block. The article from Disc Makers Blog, titled “11 Songwriting Tips to Overcome Writer’s Block,” offers practical advice for songwriters struggling with creative blockages. Authored by Michael Gallant, it emphasizes […]


Popular Themes for Songs for Your Songwriting | Disc Makers

If you are stuck on music production or experiencing songwriter’s block, one way of breaking through can be to work backwards by starting from a theme and crafting a song from the outside in. Here are some insights into popular themes for songs to help get your creative juices flowing. In the article “Popular Themes […]