‘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.”
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 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.
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.
Lisa Loeb discusses three decades in the music business, and how she was able to turn her initial success into a dozen different endeavors.
Andrea Stolpe walks us through H.E.R.’s song “Hard Place,” and tells us why it’s a great example of prosody, and how you can apply the same principles to your songwriting.