Songwriting Articles and Advice

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Here is a collection of great songwriting articles, advice and tips to help you learn more about the craft of songwriting, improve your songs, learn about rhyming, music publishing and more.

Alicia Keys Explains How She Wrote Her Single We Are Here

Build-A-Song Part I: The Idea by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part II: From the Idea to the Hook by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part III: Freeflow by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part IV: Cadence by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part V: Melody by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part VI: Tips For Tunesmiths by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part VII: the Emergence of the Verses by Mary Dawson

Build-A-Song Part VIII: Finishing Touches by Mary Dawson

Do It Yourself Music Publishing -- Part I by Mary Dawson

Do It Yourself Music Publishing -- Part II by Mary Dawson

Do It Yourself Music Publishing -- Part III by Mary Dawson

Do It Yourself Music Publishing -- Part IV by Mary Dawson

Do It Yourself Music Publishing -- Part V by Mary Dawson

Ed Sheeran Discusses His Process for Writing His New Single, Sing

Kanye West Talks Songwriting

Lady Gaga Compares Songwriting Process to Vomiting

Music Lover's Guide to the Internet by Greg Knollenberg

Power of Principles, Part I: Master's Maxim by Mary Dawson

Power of Principles, Part II: the Greer Guideline by Mary Dawson



Power of Principles, Part III: The Credibility Factor by Mary Dawson

Power of Principles, Part IV: Jacobson's Integrity Principle by Mary Dawson

Power of Principles, Part V: Theory of Scarcity vs. Theory of Abundance by Mary Dawson

Realities of Radioplay III, The by Mary Dawson

Realities of Radioplay IV, The by Mary Dawson

Realities of Radioplay, The by Mary Dawson

Ralph Murphy Talks Laws of Songwriting at ASCAP Expo

Rhyme or Reason: Part 1 by Mary Dawson

Rhyme or Reason: Part 2 by Mary Dawson

Rhyme or Reason: Part 3 by Mary Dawson

Rhyme or Reason: Part 4 by Mary Dawson

Rhyme or Reason: Part 5 by Mary Dawson

Songwriting Elegance Through Song Form by Mary Dawson

Sting Explains How He Writes Song Lyrics

Taylor Swift Talks Songwriting Process

The Hardest Question of All by Mary Dawson

The Power of Repetition by Mary Dawson

The Power of Repetition, Part II by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #1 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #10 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #2 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #3 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #4 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #5 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #6 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #7 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #8 by Mary Dawson

Top Ten FAQs On The Business Of Songwriting: #9 by Mary Dawson

Wrestling With Rejection by Mary Dawson