I follow a general process incorporating aspects unique to each album when I'm writing music. The inception of our current project began at the end of 2012.
Although most songs are only a few minutes in length, the creative process is not a fast enterprise. Countless hours of work translate into just a few minutes of fan listening time.
As we speed away from the 2013 GRAMMYs, are there any lessons to be learned?
As a singer/songwriter, are niche songs (e.g., Christmas) a good idea or a bad idea?
Most musicians begin and stay with one music genre throughout their careers because each genre has its own unique approach to songwriting.
Project management can be applied to every aspect of your life, including songwriting.
Enjoy a free download of "Silent Night" by band Eclectic Verve.
Are you paying the royalties that are due on the music you use commercially? Are the songs on your iPod illegally "shared" tracks instead of legally owned by you?
Listening to a favorite band in a live venue is great, but don't expect the concert to sound like the recording you downloaded from iTunes. Here's why.