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Here are a few articles you might find interesting. I am always looking for more articles to display here so if you have any ideas, let me know!

For a listing of interviews conducted with fascinating songwriters & other individuals in the music business, check HERE.

There is also a page for newer songwriting-related articles written after March of 2007.  That page includes articles from many of the current columnists and will continue to be updated on a regular basis (whereas this one will now remain static).

For ease of discovery, these articles have been broken down into topics:

Creativity | Business | Vocal Tips | History | Publishing | Lifestyle | On Other Sites
| Articles by Former Columnists |


  • On Writing A Musical - David Reiser talks about his history of writing musicals - how he writes them and what makes the writing worthwhile.
  • Building the Perfect Beast: Form Follows Function - Brought to you by Author/Teacher/Songwriter, Pat Pattison, this enlightening article explains why it's a good idea to have your rhyming and rhythm scheme follow your song's subject - and gives you tips on how to do it too!
  • Verse Development - by Pat Pattison. How to hone your songwriting skills, verse by verse.


  • Inspiration for the new Year - Jennifer Yeko advises on how to get the most out of your musical career.

  • Back In Black - Allen Farmelo talks about how your recordings should always make you money.

  • Walking That Line - Harriet Schock takes us for a walk between that fine line of art and commerce.

  • The Do's & Don'ts Of Finding A Manager - Jennifer Yeko, of True Talent Management talks about what you should and shouldn't do to catch the right manager's eye (and interest!)

  • Songposium - James Linderman tells us what this wonderful conference, put on by the Songwriting Association of Canada, is all about.

  • How to Get and Stay In Tune - Gary Talley gives some valuable advice on how to keep your guitar from being your worst enemy on stage.
  • It's a Jungle Out There - Robert Angello, owner and operator of Angello Sound Studio, a recording studio in Nashville, gives advice on how to choose the right studio for your demo project.
  • The Hit Song Puzzle - James Linderman gives some hints on how to look at your songwriting from the publisher's point of view.
  • Using New Technologies For Promotion - Caesar Pink of the band The Imperial Orgy takes us through the various steps he and his band have gone through to get themselves promoted on a shoestring budget.
  • Promoting On The Web: The Value of Directories - Jodi Krangle (hey! That's me! :-) shares with you some of the secrets about getting listed in these incredibly important directories. Can't find yourself on the web? Getting listed with these directories will help change that.
  • Presenting Your Demo - by John Braheny. Lots of useful advice about how to get your demo actually listened to! (This article was updated on February 23, 2003)
  • Troubadours, Pirates and the Digital Police - Songwriting, publishing, production and distribution in Y2K - a comprehensive 5-parter with tons of links & informative information, by Jerry Flattum. Songwriting in the Year 2000? You be the judge.

Vocal Tips:


  • Music Publishing 101 - Steven Hudis from Lyn Ashley Music explains how a publisher works and what he/she looks for.



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