Archive for the ‘Songwriting tips’ Category

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How to write a hit song – from Diane Warren

October 22, 2010

Interesting article especially that she works 7 days a week, 12 hours a day AND writes the lyrics and music TOGETHER.

How many hours are YOU putting into writing songs?

I always thought the best songs came that way!

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703843804575534513063943170.html

Jennifer Yeko
True Talent Management

9663 Santa Monica Blvd. # 320

Beverly Hills, CA 90210
http://www.truetalentmgmt.com

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Songwriting with Lady Antebellum & Nickelback = ??

June 28, 2010

You want to be successful?

Write an AMAZING song. (Note that I didn’t say a “great” song or a “good” song or an “ok” song)

Hit songs often come from being brutally honest. With yourself and with your audience.

YOU HAVE TO LET YOUR GUARD DOWN AND OPEN YOURSELF UP EMOTIONALLY if you want to connect with your audience.

“I’m a little drunk and I need you now….” http://www.elyricsworld.com/need_you_now_lyrics_lady_antebellum.html

Who hasn’t felt that way?

That lyric alone is relatable to many many people!

Even Nickelback writes some of the most heart wrenching lyrics. I heard this song on the ride home tonight and was shocked, yet impressed, that a band like Nickelback could touch me with their songwriting:

[CHORUS]

That I love you

I have loved you all along

And I miss you

Been far away for far too long

I keep dreaming you’ll be with me

and you’ll never go

Stop breathing if

I don’t see you anymore

Read the entire song lyrics here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nickelback/faraway.html

Want fans? Well start by writing songs that TOUCH people, that appeal to their EMOTIONS. Let your guard down and let others in and I bet more people will be at your next gig!

Best,

Jennifer Yeko
True Talent Management
9663 Santa Monica Blvd. # 320
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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