Tag: singer-songwriter

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 […]

When To Write A Christmas Holiday Song : Plutonic Group Syncs

Holiday Songs : When to Write and Pitch Music

Got that Festive Feeling? When to Write that Christmas or Holiday Song It seems that every year, when the nights get longer and colder, when our living room is festooned with presents, ornaments, and glistening lights, I really really want to sit down and write Holiday songs. Another thing that compels me to write Christmas […]

DIY Musicians Talk Scoring Syncs

Synchtank Blog: Four DIY Musicians Talk Scoring Syncs

SYNCS: Four DIY musicians talk scoring sync licenses In their recent blog entry, our friends over at Synchtank speak to four unsigned, DIY musicians who explain how they have scored syncs and the impact that it’s had on their careers. 1) Dane Schmidt (Jamestown Story) – Singer/Songwriter, Nashville, TN Why did you decide to go the […]

Donald Fagen Song

Songs and the Writer Role Models: Donald Fagen

Songs and the Writer: On the occasion of Donald Fagen’s latest non-Steely Dan effort, Sunken Condos, we sat down to talk about this new classic, and his previous songs. You and Walter Becker are among the few songwriters to extend the vocabulary of chords. Back in the days when they wrote standards, a lot of composers were using […]