This website is meant for songwriters of all sorts. I’ve been writing songwriting articles since 1996 and pretty much all of them are still available! To see a list of all of the articles, you can go right here. Otherwise I welcome you to peruse the site whichever way you want.
Happy writing 🙂
The official song of the 2015 Pan Am Games, “Together We Are One” sung by Serena Ryder, apparently has 22 writers to its credit.
I can hear the jokes now: “Which word did you write?”
Seriously, this is the music biz at its worst. Everybody wants a piece of the action so everyone has to have their name on the credits, even if you were just sitting in the room. It’s greedy and ridiculous. And the songwriter who did the most work or who came up with the idea (we’ll likely never know who that was), is pretty much ripped off because he/she has to share whatever income the song generates, along with getting lost in credits crowded by 21 other people.
The song itself is your standard pop arena anthem with nothing special to it. Other than the fact there are 22 writer credits.
Coming soon to this website, featured profiles of songwriters around the world. And you could be one of them!
In the coming month, I will be setting up a special area of this website to feature songwriters and their songs once a month. To be considered, please submit an email with a link to either an audio file or video of one song for me to listen to or view. If I choose you and your song, I will send you an email with some interview questions to add to your feature.
This is open to any songwriter, amateur or professional, performing or not, in any style, and is meant as extra promotion for you and your music. If you have an independent release for sale, links to it and your website will be provided.
I will be looking for good songs! It doesn’t matter the quality of recording, only the quality of writing.
Submit your stuff by June 15th and takes your chances 🙂
If you haven’t yet heard about it, Adam Levine, Dave Stewart and the executive producer of The Voice, Audrey Morrissey, will be teaming up to produce a new series called Songland.
The whole idea behind Songland is that songwriters will get a chance to pitch their songs to a panel, very much like vocalists vying for a deal on The Voice, and the winner will, I’m guessing, get their song recorded by a big name artist. Continue reading “Songland Could Be Good If…”