One simple trick to understand Chord Music Theory

Playing music and understanding the science behind what you play are 2 different ball parks. Whilst theory isn’t essential to play, even the basics will expand your playing by miles. Music theory is a big…

How to get over lyrical writer’s block

We’ve all been there before: You’re feeling inspired, you sit down ready to write a new song and when you pick up the pen… nothing comes. Writer’s block isn’t just for authors, it happens to…

How to write a hit – 10 top songwriting tips from famous musicians

Even if you’ve written one hundred songs before, sitting down to write a song can be one of the hardest things to do as a musician. Whether it be finding inspiration, finding the right key,…

The Really Useful Chord Progression Poster is really useful

After many people found the Really Useful Piano Poster really useful the company is back on Kickstarter with a poster that songwriters will find… really useful. Earlier in the year we shared a Kickstarter campaign…

Orb AI is your newest bandmate, helping you write songs

Artificial Intelligence reaches new heights every day, and the latest software writes your tracks with you. Orb Composer is a new Artificial Intelligence software that gives you tips and templates to help create tracks like…

You can buy a songwriting credit on Prince’s first hit single

Ever wanted to be able to say that you have a credit on one of the world’s biggest, baddest and best musicians’ songs? It’ll come at a price. You can buy almost anything you can…

Song Writing Competition

Browsing the SoundCloud blog I just noticed this group of songwriters trying to get a competition going; all you have to do is write a 1 minute song – the most dramatic song wins.

Buy A Song From Damon Albarn

In response to the disastrous earthquake in Haiti, a number of high profile events have been organised to raise money for the relief effort. Damon Albarn, Blur frontman and Gorillaz creator has teamed up with…