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A selection of songwriting tutorials and articles written by us and collected from songwriters and music industry professionals around the internet for you to peruse at your leisure. If you have a website with related articles and would like the link added here please contact us with relevant details.

All the articles that have been included in this section can be found listed in the Articles Box below. The links lead to the complete article or exercise inside the site and where written by an external author contain links to their site and/or the site that initially printed the article on behalf of the author.

Songwriting Articles & Tutorials

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   Jumping from demos to master quality recordings
   Songwriting Hooks



   Advice on How To Write a Song
   Assonance & Alliteration
   Cast Your Songs to the Wind
   Copyright, Trademarks & Royalties Explained
   Financial Management for Musicians
   How do I improve my Songwriting
   How Good Do Your Demo's Have To Be
   Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got that Sting)
   Get In Tune
   Recording Demo's
   Song Swaps    Songwriting Tools
   The Cover Song Quagmire (Mechanical Licensing)
   The Importance of Contrast
   Your Best Bet for A #1 Song

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More Songwriting Articles

The following are external links to articles on songwriting for songwriters by songwriters and music industry professionals. If you have written an article that you would like us to link to please send us a brief description and url address using the contact form. All links open in a new window.

An Online Course in Songwriting
Free online tips and advice provided monthly by Rein Menke

Copyright & Songwriting Basics
article providing information on USA copyright law and requirements provided at Hitsquad the Shareware Music site.

Cybernetic Poet
Produced by Kurzweil CyberArt Technologies this free screensaver helps you write poetry and song lyrics. The premium edition contains a poet analyzer and creator to help you find rhythms, alliterations and ideas.

Guide to writing Lyrics
By Arnold Shulman, guest writer at Guitar Nine Records.

Jeremy Nicholas: Lyricist
Andrew Stewart interviews this prolific and comedic lyricist.

Jeff Mallett's Songwriter site provides songwriting advice, resources and information on contests and showcases for songwriters.

Lyrics Review
Dedicated to the review of real lyrics from real people, site includes info, contests and helpful links.

Making a living as a Lyricist
CleverJoe's confessions of a Songwriter answers questions and provides an insight into the life of professional Canadian songwriter and musician Austin Smith.

Request Lyrics from a Composer Lyricist
at Carlene's Words & Music World.

Song Lyricist
Connect with songwriters, musicians, publishers, read articles, find contests.
Contains a wide range of articles and tips for songwriters and artists including songwriting basics, marketing and recording advice in their FAQ section.

Visit The Muse's Muse Songwriting Resource
The Muses Muse is an excellent resource with Songwriting Articles, news, competitions, links, downloads, messageboards, in fact everything a songwriter needs and more!