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The Songwriter's Motivation

You have been given a gift not many have. You are a creator. Someone is waiting to hear your song. Take the next step. Stay motivated and encouraged to create, record, and share your music with someone who needs you.

What Keeps Me Inspired As a Songwriter

I don't know why as a songwriter I continually battle with bouts of doubt. "Who cares?" is the vicious whisper that creeps up from time to time. And when reading posts on social media from other writers, this theme is consistently there. So as an exercise for myself, and in hopes that it lifts you up as well, I wanted to remember and share the things that keep me inspired as a songwriter. What keeps me going to write just one more song...

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Being a Music Creator With a Day Job

Being a Music Creator With a Day Job

This post is near and dear to my heart, because this is me. I've struggled with this mentally over time, thinking that I was a fraud…that I couldn't be considered a music creator if I had a day job. It's either one or the other. Well…that's a lie.

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Songwriters, Get Ready to Collect Your Pay - The MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective)

Songwriters, Get Ready to Collect Your Pay - The MLC (Mechanical Licensing Collective)

It's the start of a new year, and I thought it would be fitting to talk about a new company that will help songwriters and music publishers get paid. Not only that, but their existing creates a new level of transparancy in the music industry.

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Music Metadata - Why It Is Important

Music Metadata - Why It Is Important

Let’s close out 2020 with what I believe is the most underrated, and least discussed topic amongst songwriters and producers. Though, it should become one of the most talked about. Music Metadata.

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What To Do With Your Song Next - Part 6A - Experimenting with Music Promotion

What To Do With Your Song Next - Part 6A - Experimenting with Music Promotion

What’s the best way to promote? Should you hire a company? Should you do it yourself? Is it worth it? The best way to figure this out for yourself is to read and study what others have done, see what has worked for them, and try it yourself.

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What To Do With Your Song Next - Part 6 - Reaching Your Potential Music Fans

What To Do With Your Song Next - Part 6 - Reaching Your Potential Music Fans

Once your song is released, how will anyone know? It’s time to reach out, and let people know. But consider where they naturally go to engage with music. That is likely where you want to be.

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