Hello, my name is Rob, and I’ll be your guide to being a hit maker in 2019.

Why Is Songwriting So Popular?

Well, one reason might be that songwriting is a great way to show off your creative side while also getting some practice. In a nutshell, songwriting is a fantastic way to both improve your skills and be inspired.

Inevitably, though, you might wonder what the appeal of songwriting is. The answer is that songwriting is the epitome of a classic ‘genre-less” song. That is, traditional categories like ‘pop’ or ‘rock’ don’t seem to apply.

In fact, you might wonder why traditional categories like ‘pop’ or ‘rock’ even exist. After all, isn’t music supposed to be all about expressing yourself?

The Evolution Of A Hitmaker

If you follow my social media, you’ll know that I’m always on the lookout for new talent. I’ve worked with so many different artists over the years that it would be easy for me to recommend someone who would be perfect for your project.

Before We Begin

Let’s be realistic about how this is going to work. I’m not going to be able to get you a record deal overnight, but I can certainly point you in the right direction. More importantly, I can teach you how to write a song that someone might be interested in buying.

The 3 Stages Of Songwriting

So, what is songwriting? Essentially, songwriting is the process of both composing and performing a song. You might want to think of it like this: songwriting is the act of creating music, whether it’s in a studio or just by yourself. Writing a song is similar to making a scrapbook; it’s just putting music to it. Which makes sense, because a lot of songs are just based on experiences.

The first step in the songwriting process is to identify the problem you’re trying to solve. Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best solution. You don’t always have to go through a complicated process to solve simple problems. The second step is to set some appropriate goals for yourself. You don’t need to be overly ambitious, but you should have some kind of goal in mind. Perhaps you’re looking for someone to play a specific role in your band. Maybe you’re looking for someone to inspire you, or maybe you just want to write a catchy pop song to help you get through your day.

The last step is to start writing. There are several different ways you can go about this step. You could start with a guitar and see how it comes out. You could put a pen to paper and start writing down your ideas. You could even grab a vocalist and start singing along with yourself to see how the different words sound. Ultimately though, the way you prefer to write is the way you should write. Once you settle on an approach, the rest will follow naturally.

Let’s Create A Music Scrapbook

We’ve gone over the meaning of songwriting and how it differs from other genres. Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of songwriting by creating a simple track. We’ll use BizEaze, a free service that helps entrepreneurs & creatives manage their business.

Create An Account

Visit the BizEaze website and click on the “Sign up” button at the top of the page. You’ll then be brought to the sign-up page, where you can create a new account or log in to your existing account.

Create a new account if you’re a first-time user or log in to your existing account if you’re already a member. Either way, when the page pulls to the right, you’ll see the form to complete for a better experience.

Fill Out The Form

To get started, click on the “Get a free trial” button on the form to the right. Next, you’ll be taken to the BizEaze dashboard where you can see your downloads, listen to some samples, and view account information. From here, you can click on the “+” symbol on the dashboard to access the form, where you can start writing your first song.

The Name Of Your Track

Before you start recording, you need to give your track a name. This shouldn’t be too hard; you just need to get some inspiration and give it a quick write-up. For this exercise, let’s use “Rob Pattinson Let’s Sign This”. When you’ve decided on a name, take a minute to reflect on it and see how it makes you feel. Does it bring to mind a powerful image or emotion? When you find an appropriate name, don’t just settle for it, find a way to make it your own. After all, you are the master of your own work. Once you have a solid start, the rest will come much easier. 

Track Writing Made Easy

On the form, you’ll see the topic of “songwriting” in the subject box. If you click on that, you’ll be taken to a page that is designed for beginner songwriters. In this section, you’ll see the three basic stages of songwriting, which I mentioned earlier: problem, goal, and writing. Additionally, you’ll see some tools that can help you along the way.

Start with the problem. The first thing you’ll want to do is write down the problem you’re trying to solve. For this exercise, let’s say your problem is that you want to write a song about your ex-girlfriend. So, you’ll want to write a song named “My Ex-Girlfriend”. As you might imagine, this can be a problem, because it’s a really tough thing to write and perform a song about something so personal. Sometimes, the best way to solve a problem is to confront it directly.

To start writing, click on the tool titled “Start a new song”. This will bring you to a page where you can start a new song immediately.

The Mechanics Of Recording

Once you have your song written, it’s time to record it. The process of recording a song is similar to playing an instrument: you have a guitar, you play it, and then you listen to how it sounds. You can either play the song yourself or get a producer to help you take care of the technicalities.

If you’re the sort of person who enjoys taking care of the details yourself, you can go ahead and set up a recording studio in your house. Alternatively, you can use a platform like Rykehoney to connect with talented professionals who can help you set up a studio anywhere you choose. What you need to remember is that recording is a very expensive process, and you don’t want to go through it without a clear goal in mind.

If you’ve followed this guide so far and still have questions about songwriting, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Songwriting can be tricky, and it can be hard to find the right advice when you’re not sure where to look. That’s why I’ve gone above and beyond to put together this comprehensive guide on songwriting for young creators.