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.
TAXI(tm) Independent A&R Company
Songwriting Tips & Techniques
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 -
SongU.com provides multi-
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 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 -
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 -
Read the information about a song or songwriter. Ok, this is a bit of a tabloid-
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".
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
Songsalive! is an international non-