This is Part 2 of an interview I had last week with Anthony Ceseri from Success for Your Songs. I had a great time doing this interview. It was really fun spending a whole hour talking about music. Always my favorite thing to talk about. Half of the interview was about songwriting, while the other half was about music marketing. This is Part 2 of our talk on songwriting. In our discussion we talked about….
Songwriting contests are a great way for new songwriters to beef up their writing through motivation and critiques, and a great way for more experienced songwriters to gain exposure who win. It’s great social proof and a good networking tool.
Although these tools should be just one part of your plan for exposure, because the more ways you can promote your music and your songs the more ways you can create awareness of your craft. This is true not just for indie musicians touring, but for songwriters as well.
Honestly I just recently heard this term and the more I’ve been reading up on “Earworms” the more interested I was and realized I had to write an article on it for the blog. Now being a girl who doesn’t even like to put worms on her fishing hook, I could have come up with a much better name for this “phenomenon”, but “Earworms” it is.
If you were to ask me the top three artists who inspired me the most, Lucinda Williams would be among those top three. She’s poetic and real all at the same time. Her poetry has a way of cutting to the core of an emotion that I have not seen any other writer be able to to on a consistent basis. (Okay so I may be a little bias.) Truth is five songs is really not enough to hear the depth of what she does with her writing. Her latest album is called “Where the Spirit Meets the Bone.” I can’t think of a better way to describe her music than that title.
This year I’ve made a bunch of New Year’s resolutions. I decided I was going to read more books, leverage my time, workout more, and read the Bible this year. Ok, so I’ve yet to pick up a weight yet or run a block, but the others are going pretty well on schedule. And it was today that something really awesome happened…