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Collaborations – 4 Tips That Will Make Yours A Success

Laudo Liebenberg, Aking

I’ve recently started an incredibly challenging project that is teaching me a lot about songwriting collaborations. There is a big difference between a collaboration and a “co-writing” situation – often, in a collaboration, there are  3 or more people involved! To make matters even more difficult, we are under serious time constraints to complete the […]

The Pro’s and Cons of Co-writing

Paul and John, John and Paul

NEW SONGWRITING BUSINESS PODCAST NOW UP!   There are two sides to the co-writing coin. One are all the possible legal hassles that it could entail – although this sensibly and easily avoidable if you follow some easy steps.   The other side of the coin, is that it gives a great boost to aspiring […]

Writing Songs Across Genre


I’m really happy that Emeli Sande – following her Brit Award success – has validated something that I teach in my Songwriting Business Academy (   It is a contentious point but I maintain that genre is just a vehicle for melody. It doesn’t matter if you are writing for rock, blues, hip-pop, pop, metal, […]

Finally : The Songwriting Feedback Service is here!

Song Feedback Service

  This has been almost 6 months in the making and I’m very proud to be finally announcing its birth.   This is for you if   –       you are a solo artist who needs someone to bounce ideas off –       you are anyone who has ever hit a dead end in terms of their […]

Voodoo Songwriting – An Exercise in Creativity in Songwriting

jon savage

I’ve been shooting a television show for the past few months about a spoof punk band – the project stars many interesting musical icons such as Daniel Bedingfleld and Fokofpolisiekar.   One of the interesting parts of the process was writing and producing all of the music for the imaginary characters and this imaginary band. […]

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