At most every songwriting workshop or conference I have ever attended, someone has possed the question, “Do you love to write or love having written.” According to some, the response to this question determines whether or not you’re a real writer and will ever make it in the world of songwriting. If that makes you[…]
Spent some time this week mastering the audio for our Portuguese album that has long been in the works. Somewhere around 5 years ago a Brazilian friend of mine encouraged us to translate some of our favorite songs into his native language of Portuguese. That night we got started and quickly had a large chunk[…]
We often talk a big game, but are we actually doing the things we are saying when we worship? Join us today as Steven Reed talks about writing the song, More Than I Can Say and how when he couldn’t figure out what the last verse should be he felt the Lord say, “We’ll you[…]
More than just being the trendy thing to do, undertaking a recording project can have a lot of benefits. Join us today as Steve shares with us why it can be worth the investment and also gives a few things to look out for.
Often the only differences between Christian and secular music are the lyrics, so what you have to say matters. Today we are sharing a few tips with you on how to get the right people in the co-writing room and how to refine the inspiration to get the best results.
In the world of songwriting there are three main jobs: the lyrics, the production, and the melody. Today we are taking a look at what a melody person does and even give you a chance to practice. It might sound a bit strange at the beginning but this is a big deal when it comes[…]
There are usually three kinds of people in the room for a co-write. The lyricist, a melody person, and the track person. Today we take a quick look at how having someone adding sounds to the sonic landscape can inspire a melody and direct lyrics in ways that might otherwise be impossible.
Special guest post from the very talented songwriter Jess Cates of jesscatesmusic.com. I know staring at a blank page or google doc with a guitar in your hand can seem intimidating. Even after all these years, it seems like a step of faith to make the leap from nothing, to inception, to a full-blown[…]
How to make inspiration happen more often and what to with it. Join us as we talk about creating a culture of creativity for songwriting.
Our first guest is a big one as Jess Cates, from jesscatesmusic.com joins us to share lessons he’s learned from being a professional songwriter for his entire adult life. He’s written many #1 pop songs for artists such as the Backstreet Boys and Nick Lachey but he also wrote “Even So Come” that was recorded[…]