Production, Songwriting

Pass The Popcorn, Please

Sometimes, in the music business, we find ourselves wondering whether we're creating something that has a market, or feeling pressure to create something that doesn't feel authentic, for the sake of a bigger market, or just feeling the dreaded "imposter syndrome" because we observe another artist enjoying a level of success that we feel is… Continue reading Pass The Popcorn, Please

Songwriting

There’s Gotta Be a Song In That…

Sometimes, there's a danger inherent with allowing the people around you to know that you are a songwriter.  People who do not write songs are usually quite helpless to understand the mysterious process that allows us to create music from nothingness.  And that helplessness usually leads to some very entertaining suggestions. We Are Social Creatures… Continue reading There’s Gotta Be a Song In That…

Songwriting

The Song Title – More Than Just a Label

In songwriting, as in life, it’s always a good idea to listen when opportunity knocks at the door.  And when we’re considering the first thing a listener will probably hear about your song, and the key by which they will ultimately file it in their memory, there’s a huge opportunity to consider. That’s right, I’m… Continue reading The Song Title – More Than Just a Label

Songwriting

A Song Is Like A Movie Monologue

Songwriting has much in common with script writing:  the impact of dialect, the pacing of story evolution, the search for relatable story and character elements, the desired emotional responses from the audience.  The difference – songwriters distill only a single moment into a song. Consider a scene from your favourite movie in which one character… Continue reading A Song Is Like A Movie Monologue