Katie Melua

Katie Melua’s 10 top songwriting tips

December 10, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The Georgian-British singer and songwriter shares her advice on lyric writing, the creative process and studious approach to making music… Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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Five tips for successful music synchronisation

October 24, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

With more songwriters turning to sync as a creative outlet, this music supervisor gives us a quintet of top tips… Tags: , , , ,

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Five top things an A&R looks for in a songwriter

August 5, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

The award-winning and multi-platinum John Dexter of A&R Lab reveals the key ingredients he looks for in a potential songwriter… Tags: , , ,

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Five recording tips for entering a songwriting contest

June 1, 2017 in Competitions, Tips & Techniques

Here are a handful of useful pointers to help you record your song and produce the best possible competition entry… Tags: , , , , , ,

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10 tips for getting started as a songwriter

March 19, 2017 in Features, Tips & Techniques

ACM’s Ivor Novello-winning songwriting tutor goes back to basics with advice for anyone wanting to get their creative juices flowing… Tags: , , , ,

Songwriting tips: The introverted songwriter’s guide to co-writing

November 5, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

We get five practical nuggets of advice for the less outgoing of songwriters out there, from SongwriterLink’s founder Lisa Occhino… Tags: , , , , , ,

The Secrets Of Writing A Catchy Memorable Hook

Want to write a catchy, memorable hook?

September 28, 2016 in News, Tips & Techniques

This upcoming 90-minute webinar, presented by SongwriterLink in partnership with Songwriting Magazine, sees author Friedemann Findeisen sharing his hook-writing tips… Tags: ,

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Songwriting tips: Five ways to capture song ideas

September 12, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

During our interviews, we asked five top songwriters how they capture those magical snippets of melodies, phrases and song titles.… Tags: , , , , , , ,

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Three songwriting goals for 2016

February 11, 2016 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Stuck in a creative rut so far this year? James Linderman has some ideas to help you get out of… Tags: , , ,

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How to maintain the stream of songwriting ideas

November 17, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Being prolifically creative can be challenging for any songwriter. Here Mylène Besançon offers some tips for keeping the juices flowing… Tags: , , ,

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Vocal Mastery: Performance & Recording

November 11, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Erika Footman and Steven Wilkinson present two workshops from Shure’s recent Vocal Mastery series offering tips for vocalists and singer-songwriters… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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Songwriting technique: Tension and release

October 22, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Guitar tutor Jack Jennings takes us through the definition, application and theory behind the unresolved element and its contrasting resolution… Tags: , , , , , ,

Jane Taylor: Finding your lyrics

March 10, 2015 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Struggling with writing your lyrics? Award-winning UK singer-songwriter Jane Taylor shares some useful ideas for getting the creative juices flowing… Tags: , , , , , , ,

An insider's guide to sync

An insider’s guide to music synchronisation

January 2, 2015 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Creating music for ‘sync’ has become an increasingly important option for songwriters. We asked an industry expert how it works.… Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Cover versions

November 19, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

Need a break from writing? Our regular columnist looks at the fine art of making a familiar song your own…… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

How to deal with a disappointing gig

November 3, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Not every show you play is going to be a sold-out, rip-roaring success. But don’t let that get you down…… Tags: , , ,

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David Stark: Pitching your songs effectively

September 26, 2014 in Features, Interviews, Tips & Techniques

The founder of long-running songwriters’ tip-sheet SongLink demystifies the process of pitching songs to A&Rs and imparts some invaluable advice… Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Lisa Redford

Lisa Redford: Writing collaboratively

August 30, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Are two heads better than one for writing songs? Lisa considers the benefits and perils of writing with a partner… Tags: , ,

Writing away from your instrument

August 12, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Struggling to come up with ideas? Sitting slaving over a hot piano isn’t necessarily the best solution, says Ken Chapple…… Tags: , , , ,

Helen Reddington

Helen Reddington: Songwriting spaces

June 28, 2014 in Features, Tips & Techniques

Songwriting a walk in the park? Helen thinks so, and suggests some other creative spaces that’ll get the juices flowing… Tags: , , , ,