Tag: songwriting

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 […]

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 […]

Tips: Songwriting for Film/TV Projects

The Inside Scoop on Writing Songs for Film/TV    Tips: Songwriting for Film/TV Projects Thousands of songs are used in TV shows, films, and commercials each year. For every song that’s placed, many are auditioned – often hundreds – but only one is chosen. The song that will get the job is the one that […]

Creative Music Supervisor

Put Yourself in the Shoes of a Music Supervisor : by Robin Frederick

Songwriting coach Robin Frederick offers tips on how to think like a music supervisor when writing songs Based on Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV Do you want to get placements in the Film & TV market? Want to sharpen your pitching skills to Film & TV opportunities and get more forwards? Here’s the best […]

Post-Timbaland :: Experimental R&B

Beyond Timbaland: the Future Stars of Experimental R&B

Timbaland and Cassie started it, artists such as Drake and Frank Ocean twisted it a bit more and now a new generation of musicians is forcing soul into unheard-of mutations           “In the most direct way, we’re trying to be post-Timbaland,” says Kelela Mizanekristos, one of several new female artists operating […]

Movie Trailer Music: Licensing for Films

Movie Trailer Music: It’s Not What You Think

Movie trailer music doesn’t come from the film soundtracks, contrary to popular belief. Stephen Kelly learns the trade tricks from the composers whose job it is to make you care   They’re the unsung heroes of Hollywood, those whose job it is to stop your heart, steal your breath and leave you gasping for more – and […]