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The links below are recommended for anyone interesting in furthering their skills in songwriting.

Lyric Ideas for Songwriters

This site has been designed to help songwriters write song lyrics using new ideas for songs. Whenever ideas for lyrics or song ideas are needed, just log onto this website for inspiration for lyric ideas. What you’ll find here is a valuable list of song lyric ideas for titles, hooks and albums.  

The Inspired Songwriter
This site contains tips and ideas that will help you put some sparkle in your songs. Do you love to write songs? Does songwriting define who you are? Or is there a songwriter in you just dying to get out? Here is a good source of songwriting help.

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Songwriting Tips & Techniques

On-Line Ryming Dictionary
Having trouble finding a word that rhymes to fill in that line in your song.  Try this link.  It will also help you understand:

  • End Rhymes (blue/shoe)

  • Last Syllable Rhymes (timber/harbor)

  • Double Rhymes (conviction/prediction)

  • Beginning Rhymes (physics/fizzle)

  • First Syllable Rhymes (carrot/caring)

Everything about the business side of the songwriter's profession - information, education, and the accumulated experience of music business professionals - Courses Coaching Connections for Songwriters provides multi-level song writing courses developed by award-winning songwriters, song feedback, mentoring, one-on-one song coaching, co-writing, unscreened pitching opportunities and more. You will find all the tools you need to succeed as a songwriter -- all online.

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival will be held during August every year to “Celebrate Our Appalachian Musical Roots”. The craft of songwriting from the songwriters themselves will fill venues with ongoing performances for three days in downtown Gatlinburg. There will also be a songwriting workshop, and songwriting contest. This event is a platform for songwriters to perform their original songs. The songwriter not only performs but tells you the story behind the song. It is one of the greatest entertainment venues you will ever see. Public Invited. Lots of free live entertainment in downtown Gatlinburg.

SongRamp - Online Music Community for Songwriters and Fans

SONGRAMP is a music community focused on the creative aspects of music and songwriting. The name implies a place where songs and songwriters can advance (ramp) based upon their merit. The mission of SongRamp is to create a thriving, productive environment that encourages an atmosphere of community, respect, collaboration, and growth for musicians and songwriters of all backgrounds and levels.

Performing rights organizations (there are three of us in the U.S.) are businesses designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.

The Harry Fox Agency - Mechanical Licensing, collection, and distribution
In 1927, the National Music Publisher's Association established HFA to act as an information source, clearinghouse and monitoring service for licensing musical copyrights. Since its founding, HFA has provided efficient and convenient services for publishers, licensees, and a broad spectrum of music users. With its current level of publisher representation, HFA licenses the largest percentage of the mechanical and digital uses of music in the United States on CDs, digital services, records, tapes and imported phonorecords.

The Boot - The Story Behind The Song

Read the information about a song or songwriter.  Ok, this is a bit of a tabloid-type site ... but some interesting songwriting information perhaps ...

Addicted to Songwriting
Songwriting information, articles, news, tips,  links to song writing contests, tips, software, and more

A Reference Guide For Professional Songwriters

So you know how to write a great song and you want to make a living at it. Now what? Here are some suggestions on resources within this site that might help you take your songs to that "next level".

Songwriter Universe
Variety of references, magazine, and contests for the songwriter.

Good articles can be found on the blog at Songwriting dot Net
The Songwriting blog includes songwriting tips, news & more

Songs Alive
Songsalive! is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support, education and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Songs Alive provides a "home" for songwriters and composers through their programs, resources, community and support, all focused on the art and business of songwriting. Acting as an epicenter, their goal is to be at the heart of the international songwriting and music markets, to bridging the gaps and tap songwriters into the business and at the same time supporting the music of the songwriters.

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