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How to Improve Your Editing Skills…And Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.21.21. Some basic ideas for seamlessly cutting up tracks Read more...


Are Your Songs Too Repetitious – or Not Repetitious Enough?

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From MusicWorld, posted 5.21.21. If we were collaborating on a song and I suggested that one particular line of lyric – and the melody that accompanies it – be repeated eighteen times, would you think that would be entirely too repetitive to be successful? How about if, in the same song, I insisted that an… Read more...


3 More Things I’ve Learned as a Songwriter

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From The Weekly, posted 5.18.21. Since, in my experience, the songwriting journey is a never-ending process of learning your craft, I thought it was time for adding a few more things that I’ve learned as a songwriter since my last article on the subject. So much of a career as a songwriter is about… Read more...


Which Recording Mixes Do You Need to Increase Your Odds of Getting a Song Cut?

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.22.21. Audio mixing can be defined as the process of combining individual tracks from a multitrack recording into a finished product. It includes determining the volume and adding effects such as reverb, delay, compression, and equalization to each track. In stereo and surround sound recordings, mixing also includes placing each track in… Read more...


Mic Moves: The Right Placement for Your Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.26.21. Whether tracking an amplified instrument or capturing the sound of percussion, even a minute difference in the way a microphone is aimed at a speaker, a shaker, or even a singer can substantially alter the recorded sound Read more...


5 Tips to Help Find Good Homes for Your Songs

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From The Weekly, posted 3.16.21. Today, all four of the foster kittens I raised as a volunteer for my local Humane Society found wonderful, permanent homes. This happened less than twenty-four hours after posting the kittens’ photos and bios on the shelter’s website. This might not seem like much of an accomplishment, but there were more… Read more...


BMI Supports New Song Arts Spring 2021 Songwriting, Collaboration & Production Workshops

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From News, posted 3.02.21. BMI is proud to support Song Arts Spring 2021 workshops, which offer songwriters a chance to network, discover new co-writers, and learn the “Advanced Song Craft” tools used by chart-topping writers. The methods taught by SAA Founder Billy Seidman, author of The Elements of Song Craft, have been adopted by educational… Read more...


Three Rules for Contacting Anyone in the Music Business

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.26.21. It is, without a doubt, both a blessing and a curse to be passionate about your songwriting. On the “blessing” side, you’ve found something you’re genuinely moved to do, and you can’t wait for the world to hear your songs. However, on the “curse” side, it’s far too easy to throw… Read more...


Tracking Alternatives – Which Recording Formats Are Right for You?

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.26.21. An assessment of current recording alternatives for the home market, from pint-sized handhelds to full-on mix consoles and more Read more...


Does Your Song Have a Compelling Intro?

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From The Weekly, posted 2.23.21. How to use your editing skills—and creativity—to craft an imaginative intro for your next song Read more...


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