Music industry lesson #1,485: God will provide. Don’t let a lack of money keep you from living your dreams!
Writing songs isn’t hard, but if you’re trying to write a song for the first time, you may be struggling with songwriting ideas. If that’s the case, then take these two songwriting tips to heart: listen and collaborate. Talk to other songwriters. Learn from them. Work together. Write a song together. You may be amazed at what you come up with. You may even breed a whole new style of music.
There are hundreds of ways to say sorry. One night, during our first year of marriage, my husband and I got into a huge fight that ended with a word you should never say to your spouse. (I won’t repeat it here.) Though I did say “I’m sorry” in the conventional way, I had to do something more, so I wrote him a song. It’s called “The Fight,” named after the incident that inspired it. Listen to it here.
Want to write a song but don’t know where to start? Here’s the first tip in my Songwriting Tips series: “Listen.”
Nick Zannis hired me to write a custom wedding song for his beautiful bride. Here’s the story behind “A Girl Named Laura”.
“Little u” was written for Van Tillman Utsey and given to him as a gift on his first birthday. A couple of years later, I made a full band version. Check it out!
Flawless was written for Cole Phillips Goodman — my nephew by marriage. It was set to a photo/video slideshow and given as a gift for his first birthday. Read the story behind the song and see the video here.
“This is gonna be legend… wait for it… dary.” A quote from my nephew’s favorite TV show, used as the basis for his custom graduation song, “Legendary.” Listen and see the photo/video slideshow here.
Rich Bovard hired me to write a custom song for his wife Shelia. It was set to a photo/video slideshow and given to her as a gift on Valentine’s Day. Read the story behind the song and see the video here.
“Little u” was written for Van Utsey and given to him as a gift for his first birthday. Read the story behind the song and see the original photo/video slideshow here.