Category: Behind the Lyrics

Anatomy of a Song : My Plea to Songwriters

Anatomy of a Song : My Plea to Songwriters

There’s more and more music being produced, but upon hearing any given song, it still sounds quite stale. Great ones are even more rare. Some suggestions… – Write outside yourself. We’re up to our ears in personal songs, confessional songs, coming-of-age songs, and yet another song about relationships, breakups, how sad you were when grandpa […]

Music :: Art of Search

Music Supervisors :: The Art of Music Discovery

Music Discovery: The art of search If you turn exploration into a science, you risk missing the extraordinary.. Few people know about the process of bringing one’s music to the attention of music supervisors and others who can get your music on tv, in films and in commercials. The music supervisor is a wrangler and facilitator […]

One Direction Songwriters | PlutonicGroupSyncs

How to write a boyband hit ~ One Direction Songwriters

It’s easy, surely? Just get five good looking lads to sing any old tosh, and watch the money roll in. Not so, say these One Direction songwriters!     Written by: Harriet Gibsone | The Guardian The days of crisp white suits and singers rising from their stools at the key change are long gone, but the […]

How Real Is Your Music | Is Pop Music Fake?

How Real Is Your Music… Is Pop Music Fake?

Almost all the music you hear on Top Forty radio these days is made on machines. And fewer artist write their own songs these days…so does this make Pop Music fake? Written by John Seabrook | The New Yorker Magazine   Two questions were rattling around in my skull while I was working on “The […]

Led Zeppelin Took My Blues Away | Copyright Infringement

Led Zeppelin Took My Blues Away |Copyright Indiscretions

Led Zeppelin Took My Blues Away | Trading Cards – An Illustrated History Of Copyright Indiscretions! Written by Willards Wormholes Blogspot Led Zeppelin: They’re one of rock’s greatest bands. They’re also one of rock’s worst… when it comes to properly crediting their sources of inspiration. Led Zeppelin’s many incidents of copyright infringement are legendary. There are […]

Happy Birthday and Music Copyrights

Dark Side Of The Tune: Happy Birthday and Music Copyrights

Happy Birthday and 5 Things You Might Not Know About Music Copyrights Happy Birthday | Years ago, before I became a stay-at-home dad, I worked for one of the major record labels as a copyright project manager. The main part of the job was figuring out how to divvy up fractions of pennies that were […]