By Cliff Goldmacher | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
For songwriters, the idea of collaborating may be off-putting. That was certainly how I used to feel. The creative process is so personal; how could you share it? And why would you?
But then I moved to Nashville, Tennessee, the co-writing capital of the world. And as I wrote more and more songs, I ceased to think of them each as precious and untouchable.
The truth is that songwriting collaboration can make your work better: It can increase your creative output, expose you to new forms of songwriting, and let you share the burden of creating and promoting your songs.
But there are some rules …
Whether it’s your first co-write or your hundredth, follow these six tips to make it go as smoothly as possible.
By Cliff Goldmacher | Saturday, February 21, 2015
Whether you’re brand new to songwriting or have been at it for decades, like I have, there are certain things that are universally true. Like this: At various times, songwriting is going to feel like a struggle. You can get lots of tips on making it in the music business from my new lynda.com course Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter. But here are a few tips for songwriters to make the process feel like less of a burden:
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