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Prosody in Music and Songwriting

Prosody in songwriting is when all the elements work together to support the central message of the song, creating an appropriate relationship between the elements. Learn how to enhance your songwriting with prosody!

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Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.

Best and Worst Love Song Lyrics

Learn why the Flamingos “I Only Have Eyes for You” has the best love song lyrics of all time, and why Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” is, well, not perfect.

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How to Write a Love Song

The key to a great love song is a specific yet universal message that feels like it’s about you and your special someone. This is how you achieve that.

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How to Write Original Holiday Songs

‘Tis the season to spice up your catalog of originals with holiday songwriting tips courtesy of songwriter Brady Rymer, Berklee Online songwriting instructors Andrea Stolpe and Jimmy Kachulis, as well as Berklee’s Joe Bennett, who helped compose what is winkingly known as “the happiest Christmas song, according to science.”

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How Did Olivia Rodrigo Become Famous?

From American Girl to “New Girl,” to Disney Channel and topping the global music charts, learn how Olivia Rodrigo became famous.

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Sushant KC Proves Pursuing Music is a Viable Path in Nepal

Sushant KC is pursuing his bachelor’s in Songwriting and Producing Music at Berklee Online and strives to prove music is a viable career for Nepalese youth.

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2021 Grammy Awards: Advice from Nominated Female Songwriters

Since the 2021 Grammy Awards happened to be rescheduled to take place during Women’s History Month, we spotlight these tips from the Grammy-nominated and award-winning female songwriters.

Berklee Online student Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who formed the group Future Perfect Sound.

Collaborative Songwriting Students Create Future Perfect Sound

Berklee Online students Danielle Collavino, Jamie Dickinson, and Billy Henry, who took Neil Diercks’ “Collaborative Songwriting” course, kept their remote songwriting dynamic going. They’re releasing their first EP under the name Future Perfect Sound.

Song Lyrics Generators: Are They Good for Songwriters?

As a professional songwriter, I was highly suspicious that song lyric generators would be sophisticated enough to generate complete songs. However, this does not render their services completely useless.

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Songwriting Tips: Try Destination Writing

With these songwriting tips from Berklee Online instructor Andrea Stolpe, learn how to write lyrics using the destination writing technique.