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Trey Vittetoe's answer to Is songwriting a talent or a skill? How is it that some people are able to have songwriting ideas flow like honey to them?

I worked in music publishing for years, and I can tell you it’s definitely a talent AND a skill. <b>And it’s a myth that songwriting is easy</b>. There are …

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Secrets for a KILLER SONGWRITING SESSION!!!

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Shelf help: 10 of the best books for songwriters

Shelf help: whether technical or anecdotal we have piles of books that we regularly turn to for motivation and guidanceIn celebration of World Book …

Earn More Than $1,000,000 Per Year Producing Records

Career Description<p><b>Record Producer</b> Adam Moseley began his career at the legendary Trident Studios in London, where Lou Reed, Queen, Peter Gabriel, …

Want to be more creative? Go for a walk

When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily …

Radiohead vs. Lana Del Rey: Band’s plagiarism accusation a lot more complicated than it seems

Lana Del Rey claims that alt-rock band Radiohead has sued her over some unfortunate similarities between their popular ’90s rock tune <i>Creep</i> and her …

China's Richest Man Says He Was Happier When He Was Poor

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, became the richest man in China after …

Gord Downie's final album 'Introduce Yerself' released today

Just over a week after the country mourned the death of a legend, his final poetic words have been released.<p>Gord Downie’s last studio album, …

How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

Reader Jane wrote in to note that clouds look so nice and fluffy and lighter-than-air, so they certainly can’t weigh much. Right?<p>When Peggy LeMone …

Jack Johnson Breaks Walls in Sly Anti-Trump 'My Mind Is for Sale' Video

Jack Johnson builds and breaks down walls in the clever lyric video for "My Mind Is for Sale," the first single off Johnson's new album, <i>All the Light</i> …

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Music theory can help you write a great chorus

By Disc Makers' Author Dave KusekThere’s no “formula” to write a great chorus or hook, but these techniques can spark ideas to write, rework, or …

3 Foolproof Strategies for Overcoming Creative Block

An article on overcoming creative block from Sam Matla.

Young Woman Lands Dream Job Testing Sofas for 10 Hours a Day

26-year-old Anna Cherdantseva, from the city of Ufa, in Russia’s Bashkortostan Republic is a full-time sofa tester, spending up to 10 hours every day …

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Tips for Developing a Melody-First Songwriting Process

Starting the songwriting process by working out chords makes a certain amount of sense, mainly for the reason that <b>chords can provide a strong sense</b> …

Paying Closer Attention to the Rhythm of a Chorus Melody

I’ve written a fair bit lately about making a verse more effective, either by creating an interesting key change, or by paying closer attention to …

How Leonard Cohen's poetry informs his songwriting

Leonard Cohen was known as both a prolific songwriter and a poet, the latter of which was where the Canadian icon got his start.<p>"Leonard Cohen's …

WestJet drops free plane tickets from the sky on Fort McMurray residents

Canadians know that residents of Fort McMurray, AB have had a rough year.<p>So it’s hard to not get a little dust in your eye when finding out that …