Songwriting
10 of the Best Podcasts for Musicians

10 of the Best Podcasts for Musicians

This is a list of some of the best podcasts for musicians. On this list, you’ll find several different types of podcasts, from those concerning the music industry to ones focused on composing and song recording to interviews with great musicians. One thing is sure, you’re bound to love at least one podcast form ...

Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

Max Martin and his Melodic Math Formula

If you haven't heard of Max Martin before, you will be very surprised to see the number of famous songs he co-wrote and co-produced. From Britney Spears' signature hit ...Baby One More Time to Katy Perry's I Kissed A Girl and Taylor Swift's Shake It Off, Max Martin has co-written more than twenty Billboard Hot 100 ...

Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

Will We Ever Run Out of New Music and Melodies?

It's quite natural to wonder whether we will eventually run out of new music, particularly because giant music platforms, such as Spotify, already feature more than 50 million songs in their catalog. At some point in our history, will all the possible combinations already have been recorded, leaving us without any ...

What is a Middle 8?

What is a Middle 8?

The middle 8 is a song section that usually lasts between 8 and 13 bars. It is often situated after the second chorus and before the last one. It can involve an instrumental solo or a lead vocal part with changed lyrics and mood. In this article, we're going to explain this commonly misunderstood song section in more ...

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: there is no ready-made formula or recipe to become a successful songwriter. By successful, I mean able to make a living out of the craft of songwriting. You don't have to make millions and hit the charts. When you can pay the bills and feed your family without ...

How to Write a Song on Guitar

How to Write a Song on Guitar

In a few words, the road from an absolute beginner to someone who wants to puts his inspiration in a form of notes and verses goes something like this: It’s been a while since you picked a guitar for the first time. Months of practicing made you capable of playing various kinds of music and you have finally ...