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 […]

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 Willard’s 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 […]

YouTube Lyric Videos

How Lyric Videos on YouTube Became Music’s Hottest Star (Analysis)

100 million views for less than $1,000? Major and indie labels are making big money and reaching young fans as DIY-style lyric videos hit the streaming service. In the 1966 documentary Don’t Look Back, Bob Dylan is featured in what, at the time, was an innovative music video. As the song “Subterranean Homesick Blues” plays, Dylan unfurls cue […]

6 Rules To Create The Perfect Cover Song

Six Rules to Create the Perfect Cover Song

 The Perfect Cover Song by Rosanne Cash & Mike Doughty From Q Magazine: Having recorded a version of John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads together, Mike Doughty and Rosanne Cash know a thing or two about a cover song. In fact the song featured on the Soul Coughing Man’s latest album, ‘The Flip Is Another Honey’ […]