Songwriting

Songs are often born from strangely understood, hidden places, with no map in or out. These posts share songwriters’ insights, approaches and stories about their craft.

Anita Ritenour - The Wreck Of The Edmund Peepsgerald - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Can I Stream My Cover Song?

We’re not sure imitation is always flattery, but we are pretty sure it’s not infringement. Copyright doesn’t recognize style, vibe, feel, or genre, only original content (though that rule has been tested recently).

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TV Heads - Pyragraph

What’s Your Deal, TV Heads?

Sean: “I really love ambient and post-classical music, and I listen to a ton of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Stars of the Lid and things like that. I was able to see synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani a few months ago and it was mindblowing.”

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Juan and Ayala - Pyragraph

10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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half-glass - Pyragraph

Five-Step Pep Talk

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either. Do your work with conviction and authenticity, and what is more, be true to your word. You don’t have to be a perfectionist, you just have to do what you say you are going to do.

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