13 Best Songwriting Contests 2021 You Can Enter To Test Your Writing Skills

13 Best Songwriting Contests 2021 You Can Enter To Test Your Writing Skills

Songwriting contests vary in their size and scope, but they are great ways to test your skills and try to gain exposure. Winning a song competition provides more than prizes – they can be a great intro to the music industry and help you build a compelling story too. Some contests have thousands of entrants,…

How To Submit Song Lyrics To Record Labels [A Songwriter’s Guide]

How To Submit Song Lyrics To Record Labels [A Songwriter’s Guide]

In 1967, Bernie Taupin answered an ad placed in NME by Liberty Records calling for talent. Elton John (then Reg Dwight) answered that same ad. After auditioning, Elton John was given a pack of lyrics that had been sent to the label, and so began the writing relationship between Elton John and Bernie Taupin that…

Hookpad Review 2021, Is This Songwriting App By Hooktheory Any Good?

Hookpad Review 2021, Is This Songwriting App By Hooktheory Any Good?

Writing a song can take time. Learning a song can also take a while. And oftentimes, songwriters will write a song only to have to later bring it to their band, who must go through the learning process themselves. If only there was a tool that made the process of songwriting and experimentation easier, made…

How To Win A Songwriting Competition [Or Give Yourself The Best Chance]

How To Win A Songwriting Competition [Or Give Yourself The Best Chance]

Songwriting contests are a great way to extend the potential life of your song, give it a chance to be heard, and get feedback on the song. If you place in one of the top spots you’ll win cash, and often performance and industry opportunities as well. Winning or placing in a songwriting competition is…

13 Best Songwriting Books 2021 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

13 Best Songwriting Books 2021 That’ll Improve Your Lyricism

Songwriting is a skill that can be improved. Like any other skill, there are techniques to learn, skills to develop, talents to hone. But unlike many other musical skills, songwriting suffers from a lack of obvious resources. Because songwriting is so personal, people tend to be unwilling to accept the idea of ‘practising’ songwriting or…