Join Steve Rennie for an in-depth discussion in this video The process of writing great songs, part of An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz 02: Making Great Music.
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- Understanding what makes a great song…is one thing,…writing one is another.…Great songs don't just fall out of the sky.…The great songwriters work at it.…They have a discipline about writing songs.…I want to introduce you to another one of those…smart, talented folks that I've had the opportunity…to work with and learn from.…His name is Nick Hexum.…Nick is the singer of one of the top alternative rock bands…of the last 15 years called 311.…He and his bandmates have written nine…Top Ten alternative hits including Down,…Amber, Come Original and All Mixed Up,…just to name a few.…
Him and his bandmates have turned those songs…into a wonderful career writing music…and playing concerts to thousands of people…around the world each night.…I spoke to Nick on my web show…and I asked him to describe his routine…when it came to song writing…and here's what he had to say.…"When I'm in the beginning of pre-production stage…I will write a song a day.…When I say writing a song a day…it's usually just a verse, a pre-chorus and a chorus…
This installment of An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz is designed for songwriters who want to make great music, and for industry professionals who want to understand the process behind it. Music insider Steve Rennie provides tips on what makes a great song, what a successful writing process looks like, the costs involved in recording, and the role of a producer. Steve's experience, and his honest take on the industry, will help anyone interested in getting their music into the hands of music biz movers and shakers.