Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lyric and Songwriting Links

Lyrics in Songwriting Example: n/a
Songwriting Tools: Lyrics and Songwriting Links

Since I started this blog, I've been surfing the net looking for credible, well-informed songwriting and lyric websites to link to. Unfortunately I stumbled upon many sites that offered sub-par information and/or were just trying to make a quick sale. Luckily today, however, I came across some sites that offer some interesting and informative articles on songwriting -- particularly by Mary Dawson, Ken Hill and Paul Zollo. See links below.

Mary Dawson: Advice for the Independent Songwriter

Articles by both Mary Dawson and Ken Hill

Songwriting Tips: Ken Hill

FAQs answered by Paul Zollo

Given the expertise and robustness of the above links, you may want to check out these books:

Songwriters On Songwriting: Revised And Expanded

How to Get Somewhere in the Music Business: From Nowhere with Nothing


  1. Annmarie

    I happened to be listening to a WNYC radio podcast which is perfect for your lyrics writing blog. It was John Schaeffer's Soundcheck, Sept. 25, with Herbie Hancock talking about his new album "River: The Joni Letters." They discussed Joni Mitchell's songwriting and it included Leonard Cohen's (spoken) version of Jungle Line

  2. Mind if I throw in a plug? I've been writing about lyric news since - gasp - 2001. I have a hard time believing it myself. That must ake me at least, uh, 12 years old. The thing is, thre is alwasy something to write about each week.

  3. Thanks for the information. I have been writing for a long time, but I am relatively new to being a blogger.

  4. yeh you have to digg hard these days to find real content especially regarding songwriting ...........
    I have seen so many people looking for '' songwriting '' software lol .......... I cannot for the life of me work out what they mean .......I think they mean that modern day elephants are able to leanr the art of songwriting thru installing a cd on their laptops lol silly me i must be getting old lol .......yehas I said there are some amazing sites but very few that offer true insight into the art of any art for that matter lol .....

    smiles ...... nice posting