Break the business side of songwriting down into small, manageable pieces. This is a great way to not get overwhelmed, according to veteran songwriter Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting training video.
- [Instructor] Even though as a songwriter … you might understand how important it is … to learn the music business, … it can still feel completely overwhelming … to figure out how that all works. … My recommendation would be … to break it down into very small steps. … Just do a little something everyday … to understand the music business, … whether it's reading a book on the music business, … or going to a workshop, or reading online. … The reality is that nobody learns the music business … in a single day. … It takes a long time, … and it takes consistent and dedicated effort. … I can tell with 100% certainty though, … that that effort pays off in major ways. … So, take it in small steps, … and learn the music business that way, … and you will reap the rewards. … …
- Sitting down to write
- Finding inspiration in literature
- Making it personal
- Overcoming fear
- Finding the best time to write
- Learning the business of music
- Learning from peers
- Finding a collaborator
- Building your catalog
- Performing your songs live
- Pitching your songs
- Being persistent and resilient
- Balancing patience and impatience
- Remembering your motivation
- Counting your blessings
- Writing what moves you
Skill Level Beginner
Songwriting Techniques with Chordswith Julian Velard2h Intermediate
1. Songwriting Pointers
2. Songwriting Career Tips
3. The Big Picture
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