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Originally posted on Songwriting Tips:
When I wrote my first song at age 16, I scrambled to do a “poor man’s copyright” because I was convinced the song was so good that someone would want to steal it from me.…

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John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2012

John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Entries now open for the first round. Good luck!

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International Songwriting Competition | The #1 Song Contest for Songwriters

International Songwriting Competition | The #1 Song Contest for Songwriters.

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Originally posted on Brian Vander Ark:
. As the frontman of The Verve Pipe, I’ve had my share of bad gigs.  It was all part of paying your dues in the 90’s. Back then there was this prevailing sense that…

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The Beatles – Melodies and Memories – Why they were Fab

The Beatles– Preview version of supporting text for Lesson Two and Three on Successful Hit Songwriting.   First Lines of  Beatles Songs:-  Written from the ‘first person’ perspective/viewpoint   A Day In The Life – I read the news today, … Continue reading

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The New Rules for Successful Hit Songwriting – Lesson Two

Rule Two The First Line by David Brogan (c) 2012 How to begin – First impressions still count. Following on from Rule One,  first lines will not get a second chance. Dress to impress. Rise and shine. If you were … Continue reading

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