Resources For Songwriters

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Note: The following resources are not rated in any way. The order of listing is completely random.

Valuable Websites

Books

  • ‘The Absolute Essentials of Songwriting Success’ by Rand Bishop
  • ‘The Songwriter’s Coloring Book’ by Bill Pere
  • ‘6 Steps to Songwriting Success’ by Jason Blume
  • Jason’s Blume’s series, also available on CD – ‘Writing Hit Melodies’, ‘Writing Hit Lyrics’ and ‘Taking Care of Business’
  • ‘Successful Lyric Writing’ by Sheila Davis
  • ‘Makin’ Stuff Up’ by Rand Bishop
  • ‘The Craft and Business Of Songwriting’ by John Braheny
  • ‘The Songwriter’s Marketplace’
  • ‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Recording Professional Demos’ by Cliff Goldmacher – free e-book
  • ‘1000 Songwriting Ideas’ by Lisa Aschmann

Tools

  • MasterWriter – songwriting software with multiple tools
  • Audacity – Free digital recording software
  • WriteExpress.com – Online rhyming dictionary
  • ‘The New Comprehensive American Rhyming Dictionary’ – rhymes words and phrases
  • JamStudio.com – Create rhythm tracks without playing an instrument

Blogs

Competitions

Organizations

Conferences/Workshops

Magazines

Please use the comment box to add to this list so we can create a comprehensive directory of songwriting resources.

About The Author

Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.