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Jay-Z Makes Move into sports with Universal Music

(EMAILWIRE.COM, April 11, 2013 ) San Francisco, CA -- Rapper and thriving entrepreneur Jay-Z's Roc Nation brand is continuing to expand and flourish.

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48 Quick Thoughts on Songwriting

We love to build music into our transmedia franchises, so here are 48 thoughts on songwriting via Nicholas Tozier • a flaw in a song should not threaten your self-worth
• collaboration leads to...

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Need quick inspiration here are some quick thoughts on songwriting

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Song Structure Story Telling Form

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Songwriting structure helps progress a song story. Chorus and Verse are important elements. A bridge provides addtional information.

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Learn Songwriting's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:23 PM

The song is the foundation of the music business. A great song is vital in building success in the music industry. Another key element is doing because you love writing songs. The beauty of songwriting is it allows you to express your ideas though a creative medium. Taking raw emotion is the seed that can germinate new ideas. You can write about being in love or being angry about a social issue. The song is the vehicle that takes your ideas and turns it into a power tool of communication. With songwriting you have the privilege to freely express yourself as an artist. Within the lyrics of a song is power. Songs have the power to affect people’s lives. The songs you write will impact others in many ways. A well written song will bring the listener to a place of relationship.

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Song-writing lesson from an expert

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Song-writing lesson from an expert

Posted: Oct 06, 2012, 12:01 am
By Adam Pulchinski
The Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Minneapolis musician Alison Scott played at the Paramount Theatre in Austin on Friday night, but a smaller audience was treated to an intimate and revealing look at her music earlier in the evening.

Scott, with guitarist and producer Kevin Bowe, talked about their careers and the process of songwriting during a free workshop at Riverland Community College.

“It was very interesting,” said student Andrew Torkelson. “I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know you could teach songwriting.”

Scott’s professional story began with Bowe, who has worked with Etta James, Paul Westerberg, Jonny Lang, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Bowe called his musical coming of age 70’s rock. He moved to Minneapolis in the early 1980s.

“Minneapolis was the musical center of the universe for about five years,” said Bowe. “I didn’t make any money, but I had a lot of fun.”

Bowe explained how his career changed with the music business, as he reinvented himself as an engineer and producer in addition to musician. He chronicled his lucky breaks in the industry, one being his discovery of a young female songwriter — Scott.

“I get a lot of calls,” Bowe said. “It’s very rare you find an artist.”

Scott and Bowe found each other when Scott entered a contest as she was graduating from McNally Smith College of Music in 2005. Bowe was a judge in the contest, and the one Scott gelled with the most.

“Something about his vision of music spoke to me,” said Scott, adding Bowe gave her a way to articulate what was in her head.

The story of Bowe hearing one of Scott’s songs became the first lesson for workshop attendees as the two played her song and followed it by asking what the audience thought Bowe had seen in it.

“Nobody gives a damn what your favorite song is,” Bowe said. “The real question is why. It’s not what you say in a song, it’s how you say it.”


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SONGS TO REMEMBER: XTC - "Making Plans For Nigel"

This was XTC's breakthrough single. It was written by bassist Colin Moulding, who shared vocal and songwriting duties with guitarist Andy Partridge.

Moulding: "Partly biographical, this one. My dad prompted me to write it. He wanted a university future for me and was very overpowering in trying to persuade me to get my hair cut and stay on at school. It got to the point where he almost tried to drag me down the barber's shop by my hair. I know the song tells of a slightly different situation, but it all boils down to the same thing - parental domination."


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Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile

Talking 21st Century Songwriting With Kurt Vile


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Social Media for Musicians | Indie-Music.com

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It’s a busy life, being a DIY musician. Amidst all the booking, touring, songwriting, snapping Instagram photos, and hunting for mandolin strings at 11pm, it’s easy to forget the basics of social media marketing — or at least conveniently ignore...

 


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