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How to Write Songs with Killer Hooks

Great song hooks break boundaries surrounding genre, generational listening preferences, and longevity. Here are five characteristics to consider when writing a hook.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: 8 Songwriting Tips with Shane Adams

The most important quality in songwriting is melody. In this video tutorial, Shane Adams provides songwriting strategies for making your melodies stronger.

6 Red Flags to Watch for before Signing with a Manager, Agent, or A&R Rep

Now more than ever it is important that artists arm themselves with business smarts and knowledge to avoid falling into a bad or even predatory business deal.

5 Ways to Stop Writing the Same Old Song

When songwriters write with any regularity, it’s natural to reach a point where many of our songs sound similar. Here are 5 ways out of a songwriting rut!

10 Tips for a Successful Vocal Recording Session in a Studio

Recording vocals is more stressful than most other instruments, because the quality of the recording depends on so many factors that are all up to you!

Using Melodics to Make Music Practice Not Feel Like Practice

The key to the Melodics approach is making practice fun and productive, and Sam Gribben is adamant that five minutes of practice each day will pay dividends.

Funk and R&B Guitar Tutorial with Thaddeus Hogarth

In this timeless classic Berklee Online video, Berklee College of Music Associate Professor and Berklee Online course author and instructor Thaddeus Hogarth offers a free online guitar clinic.

Commercial Appeal

The music industry is in such rough shape that some of your favorite bands have resorted to selling automobiles.