www.brainofbmw.com

"Locally Respected Globally Connected"

Three Uncomfortable Truths About Why Most Songwriters NEVER Crack Through To Success

Music Info: Three Uncomfortable Truths About Why Most Songwriters NEVER Crack Through To Success

Three Uncomfortable Truths About Why Most Songwriters NEVER Crack Through To Success It doesn’t much matter where you are in your songwriting at the moment. You can be a well-established songwriting pro with cuts with various major artists who knows his revenues ought to be higher. Or you can be a beginner songwriter coming out…

Continue Reading

“How To Write A Hit Song” by Mark Cawley

If chart success is your songwriting goal, then you need to pay attention to how today’s hits are actually written. MARK CAWLEY of iDoCoach.com shares some thoughts on breaking into a very competitive field.. Even as I sit down to write this, I can hear the groans. “Who is this guy? How can he claim…

Continue Reading

“Show—Don’t Tell: 3 Steps to Writing Better Lyrics” by Jason Blume

Our goal, when we share a song, is to evoke emotion in our listeners—to have them not only know what the singer is feeling, but to empathize—to feel the emotion. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is by bringing your audience inside the world of your song—showing them a scene unfolding—instead of…

Continue Reading

Brainofbmw Demo Tape

Songwriting Tip: “Dress Your Demos for Success” by Ralph Murphy

Hit songwriter Ralph Murphy talks about songwriting in Nashville and what it takes to create a song demo for that market. Every time a songwriter (or songwriters) finishes a song, the inevitable question comes up: How should this piece of work be demoed? Let’s start by defining what we are taking about. Demo is short…

Continue Reading

A Demo A Day Brainofbmw

Songwriting Tip: A Demo A Day by Joe Bouchard

When many of the great rock songs were written in the ’60s, writers would hack out a song in an hour or two. For example, “A Hard Day’s Night” was written by John Lennon overnight. The next morning it was done and ready to record in a few hours. I’m very happy with the songs…

Continue Reading

Songwriting Contest 2015 Brainofbmw

20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Entries are being accepted for the 20th Annual USA Songwriting Competition. Win a top prize of $50,000 worth of cash and merchandise. Also, have your winning songs played on radio! Enter in Pop, Rock/Alt, Folk,R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Instrumental, etc. USA Songwriting Competition  is sponsored by: Sony, D’Addario Strings, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, New Music Weekly, Loggins…

Continue Reading

songwriting brainofbmw

“Songwriting Tip: Your Best Bet for a #1 Song” by Ralph Murphy

Ralph Murphy, hit songwriter and expert, has been successful for five decades. He wrote huge hit songs such as Crystal Gayle’s “Talking in Your Sleep” and “Half the Way”. Consistently charting songs in an ever-changing musical environment makes him a member of that very small group of professionals who make a living ding what they…

Continue Reading

Dan Wilson Songwriter Brainofbmw Blog

“5 Things I’ve Learned About Songwriting” by Dan Wilson

I’m cleaning out my email & I came across this very insightful blog from song writer Dan Wilson. Check out “5 Things I’ve Learned About Songwriting”. Before you read this know that Dan Wilson wrote Adele’s Someone Like You” and Co-wrote the song “Not Ready to Make Nice”, the 2007 Grammy Award for Song of…

Continue Reading

Brainofbmw 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition

[ Music Info ] 19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2014)

19th Annual USA Songwriting Competition (2014) Begins! Sponsors of the 2014 Competition are: Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, New Music Weekly, AirplayAccess, Loggins Promotion, Sony, Audio-Technica, D’Addario Strings, BerkleeOnline, Presonus, iZotope, Notion Software, Sonoma Wireworks, Acoustic Café Radio Program, Songwriters Pad, M+ New Release, Reverbnation, Broadjam, Sirius XM Radio, Sonicbids.. :. Radio Airplay! :. Grand Prize of US$50,000 in Cash…

Continue Reading