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NEWS & UPDATES:
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 Learn Music Online with BerkleeMusic.com!I'm really excited to announce that The Muse's Muse has partnered with Berkleemusic.com to bring you a whole BUNCH of free lessons and instructional videos through the Berklee Music Resources page here on this site (you can also find it off of the "Resources" menu). There's tons of fantastic and free information there to help you in your quest to become a better songwriter (they offer 130 different music courses in total.  WOW.).  If you've been thinking of studying online, now's the time to give it some serious thought.  Check it out!  You won't be disappointed. :)

If you have a CD you'd like to see reviewed, visit here for more info on how to submit!


For another way to have your music featured here, you could check out the Artist Spotlights (a year long listing is now on special at only $50 for the year! Click here for details). We also have a a songwriter's store where there are lots of great deals available specifically for songwriters. If you're looking for inspiration, that's the place to go. :)

I'm always on the lookout for writers who would like to submit an article or have a column of their own. Do you have an idea for an article or a column you'd like to contribute? Contact me and let's talk about it. I'll look forward to hearing from you!

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For a further list of changes, updates and additions to the site (and there have been tons of them!), check out the What's New? section (it's now updated in realtime!).

Enjoy!

--Jodi


Recent Press Releases - News Within The Community

Date: Oct 19, 2014
Audio Fidelity To Release Trans-Siberian Orchestra's “The Christmas Attic” On 2-LP Set
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Date: Oct 15, 2014
Learn Blues Music Online-Alternative to Traditional Piano Lessons
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Date: Oct 15, 2014
SongDoor 2014 Entry Deadline is November 15
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You can submit your own press release or view older releases.

Featured Tool

MasterWriter 3.0

There’s a reason why hit songwriters Gwen Stefani, Rob Thomas, Trent Reznor, David Foster, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and many more all use MasterWriter, it is simply the most powerful suite of songwriting tools ever assembled in one program. Why struggle to find the right word when you can have all the possibilities in an instant?

MasterWriter gives you Rhymes, Close Rhymes, Phrases, Synonyms, Word Families, Pop-Culture, Alliterations, the Definition and more. Also included is an audio recorder and tools that will give you everything you'll need to organize your songs. The new version 3.0 is web–based, so you can leave the house empty–handed and access MasterWriter on any computer, tablet or smart phone, wherever you are.
90 Day Gurantee - MasterWriter 3.0
Visit http://masterwriter.com/musesmuse to learn more and to receive $15 off a 1-year license or $20 off a 2-year license. You may also sign up for a free 10-day trial. If for any reason you are not satisfied with MasterWriter 3.0, you can get a full refund within 90 days.

“MasterWriter will not only help you write great songs, it will make you a better songwriter in the process.”
–David Foster
“Producers have Pro Tools. Writers have Word. Songwriters have MasterWriter.”
–Rob Thomas

Featured Education Product
Brett Manning's Singing Success Systematic Vocal Training System, is the "secret weapon" used by some of the winners of the world’s most prestigious vocal awards, including the Doves, the CMA Awards, and yes, the Grammies.

Learn the one mistake even professional singers make, that drains away 3 times more vocal energy and yields only half the needed vocal power.  Find out about the 3 simple exercises that allow even a "beginner" to make rapid increases in range (this also eliminates vocal strain). Learn Brett's secret for "dissolving" your break, so you'll never have to flip into falsetto again, but you'll still sing as high as you want--in full voice - and LOTS more.

The package includes 12 audio CDs (packed with 17 repeatable lessons, including both technique--the simple, yet powerful exercises, and style lessons for building vocal licks and trills); a workbook for illustration; and a DVD for visual reference and demonstration. It's a complete course, that reveals his entire proven method, step-by-step.  And what's better?  You can try this entire package for six months.  If it doesn't help you, you can simply return it - no questions asked.  How's that for a guarantee??  What have you got to lose?

Order Your Singing Success System Today!

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Featured Artist Spotlight
Kristofer Dahl
 

Kristofer Dahl - Love Me (single)Genre: ROCKMETAL

Kristofer Dahl – Swedish guitarist, composer and singer has just released his latest single titled – “Love Me”. Kris is a founder of guitar instructional web site GuitarMasterClass.  Check out the single and bonus guitar lesson here. There is an upcoming Youtube competition around this song with awesome prizes and You are invited to join! Stay tuned on his YouTube channel for this event.

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The Songwriter's Store
These are products and services especially for songwriters and musicians, carefully reviewed to make sure you're getting the most for your hard-earned money. Plus, many of them have special deals and discounts attached that you won't find anywhere else! Have a look at your leisure.

Also, check out these special items to help improve your craft, or as a great gift for a songwriter you know:

  • Lyricist Songwriting Software
    (only $54.95 with discount!)
  • MasterWriter Songwriting Software
    (The price has been lowered to $199! But you can now receive a $20 Discount  when ordering through The Muse's Muse!)
  • Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus Software
    (only $29.95 for the NEW v 2.0.1 and with a free trial!)
  • Guitar Scales & Theory For Songwriters: You Can Play Guitar is a DVD lesson package that helps you learn how to play guitar - quickly and easily - in the style of rock icons like Guns-N-Roses, Iron Maiden, Qeensryche, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, or in the style of blues legends like B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Robert Johnson, just to name a few. There are even free samples! Click here to learn more. - Free shipping in the US!!
  • Brett Manning's Singing Success System is a great way to improve your vocal chops.  His method is the "secret weapon" used by some of the winners of the world’s most prestigious vocal awards, including the Doves, the CMA Awards, and yes, the Grammies.  AND - if after six months, you don't feel you've learned anything, you can return the package for a full refund - no questions asked.  What have you got to lose?

If you're interested in buying instruments, gear or recording equipment, drop by the new Musical Instruments section so that you can make an informed decision about your purchase.

And in case you're looking for a singing voice for your latest song demo, or a voice for your podcast, station ID, commercial, jingle, or that sort of thing, check out my voice overs and vocals website for more info. 

Are you looking to improve your songwriting education?
Find Schools Online - Music Degrees - Improve your craft through study either online or on campus with this selection of premier music schools.

You can check out the Find Schools Online website for a selection of other schools offering a variety of different degrees, depending on your interests.  Everything from business, to IT, to medical and health care, to education to web design.  And a variety of online degrees are available too.  If you want to upgrade your skills and your education, this is a great place to look.

I'm also always looking for articles for the Find Schools Online website - and can offer a small payment in exchange.  Contact me for details!

If you have a product or service that you feel belongs in The Songwriter's Store, let me know.


Songwriter's Toolkit

Songwriting giftsIf you're looking for songwriting-related products and services, the Songwriting Store is the best place to find them (and you'll find some exclusive discounts on those products too!).
But here are some free tools you might also find useful:


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Music ResourceThis Links Directory now has over 5,700 links to choose from! Looking for anything music or specifically, songwriting-related? You'll find it here. Add your link and ask about how your site could get top billing.


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