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The Top 10 Reasons to Read MusicWorld Online

Posted in News on December 26, 2013

MusicWorld Online, Broadcast Music, Inc.’s digital magazine, is an insider’s guide to what’s happening at BMI, the industry and of course, the business of songwriting. Let’s take a look back at the top 10 most popular MWO articles of 2013. Enjoy!

7 Ways to Get an Artist to Cut Your Song

When you’re starting out as a songwriter, a common scenario is that something in your life moves you to the point where you’re inspired to write about it and your song is born. But if you’re hoping that someone other than you will record your song, there are some essential strategies to keep in mind. Read more…

4 Dos and Don’ts When Writing Songs

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked. There’s no easy - or correct – answer. Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics, and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two. Read more…

Five Career-Endangering Mistakes for Songwriters (And How To Avoid Them)

One of the great mysteries in the music business is how to meet the decision makers who can help bring success to you and your songs. However, the second greatest mystery is why - once in contact with one of these elusive industry people - so many songwriters throw common sense out the window and behave in ways that can only hurt their cause. Read more…

10 Foolproof Ways to Critique Your Own Songs

How do you go back and know what to tweak, edit, fix, and otherwise polish in your songs? Read more…

Six Ways To See If Your Song Is Ready To Demo

Although our instinct may be to love all of our songs equally, the reality is that some songs are simply better/more commercially viable than others. How do you make that “to demo or not to demo” decision? Read more…

The Top 5 Melody Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

While it might be evident that a line of lyric is cliché, it might be more challenging to diagnose the reasons why a melody fails to jump out. Read more…

How to Build Your Reputation as a Songwriter

As in any business, your reputation is a big part of a successful career in songwriting. How do you make a good impression? Read more…

The Top 5 Lyric Pitfalls

While there are no rules in songwriting, and no right or wrong way to do it, there are some very common lyric pitfalls. Read more…

4 Ways to Make Your Songs More Original

A career in songwriting is a long road where the actual big “payoff” moments may be few and far between for even the most successful writers. This is all the more reason to take the time and challenge yourself to find what’s unique about your own songwriting. Read more…

DIY- How Social Media Can Help Your Career

In the last 10 years, social media has completely changed the game for the independent artist. For many it can be a confusing new world to navigate. Here are some of the tricks for using Facebook and Twitter. Read more…

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