The Song Creation Formula: 7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song
This book is for people who've never written a song, as well as songwriters looking for new inspiration. In "7 Easy Steps to Writing Your Song", you'll have a step by step guide to write your first song or write a song in a new way, breaking your old patterns and habits. How would you like to ask your favourite songwriters about their writing process and what inspires them? This is exactly what Signe has done and now you can learn from their years of experience creating songs that inspire people. Interviews with influential Canadian songwriters include - Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Greig Nori (Treble Charger), Oh Susanna, Jeremy Fisher, Kat Goldman, Luke Doucet (Whitehorse) and Craig Northey (Odds). This book also contains a fascinating, in-depth examination of 33 popular chord progressions by Taylor Abrahamse.
Sounding Race in Rap Songs by Loren Kajikawa
As one of the most influential and popular genres of the last three decades, rap has cultivated a mainstream audience and become a multimillion-dollar industry by promoting highly visible and often controversial representations of blackness. Sounding Race in Rap Songs argues that rap music allows us not only to see but also to hear how mass-mediated culture engenders new understandings of race. The book traces the changing sounds of race across some of the best-known rap songs of the past thirty-five years, combining song-level analysis with historical contextualization to show how these representations of identity depend on specific artistic decisions, such as those related to how producers make beats.
Each chapter explores the process behind the production of hit songs by musicians including Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Sugarhill Gang, Run-D.M.C., Public Enemy, N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and Eminem. This series of case studies highlights stylistic differences in sound, lyrics, and imagery, with musical examples and illustrations that help answer the core question: can we hear race in rap songs? Integrating theory from interdisciplinary areas, this book will resonate with students and scholars of popular music, race relations, urban culture, ethnomusicology, sound studies, and beyond.
The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters
A collection of brand-new, in-depth, and revealing conversations about songwriting with some of the world's most-noted hitmakers THE ART OF NOISE offers an unprecedented collection of insightful, of-the-moment conversations with twenty-seven of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently developed to foster their creativity.
Sting * Ray Davies * Robin Gibb * Jimmy Page * Joan Armatrading * Noel Gallagher * Lily Allen * Annie Lennox * Damon Albarn * Noel Gallagher * Laura Marling * Paul Weller * Johnny Marr * and many more Each interview is approached with depth of understanding–of the practice of songwriting, but also of each musician's catalog. The result is a collection of conversations that's probing, informed, and altogether entertaining–what contributor Noel Gallagher called "without doubt the finest book I've ever read about songwriters and the songs they write." The collected experience of these songwriters makes this book the essential word of songwriting–as spoken by the songwriters themselves.
Corporate Music Method: How To Make Money With Music
This is a book for songwriters, composers and artists who write, and record their own music. The purpose of this book is to inspire and inform those who want to become a creative entrepreneur and make a great living writing music for corporate clients, tv, films, events, shows, commercials and product launches. Artists need a new business model in this digital era where Spotify and YouTube have changed the rules. Use the Corporate Music Method to become a successful creative businessman.
Chapter 1 to 4 is about the music market and how much this market has changed in the last couple of years. These chapters explain why and how the Corporate Music Method works. Chapter 5 to 9 are about the "25 Rules to Become a Successful Corporate Music Writer", with musical tips and mixing tricks, examples and everything you need to know about royalties, rights and synching. Chapter 10 and 11 feature interviews with successful entrepreneurs, so we can learn from the people who started a creative business and succeeded. In Chapter 12 to 14 we'll dive deep into important things like mindset, creative- and concept thinking and how to really achieve success as a creative businessman. This book is filled with musical examples and links to video's and music. Erwin has 15 years of expercience writing for the biggest brands in the world and he is probably the #1 product launch composer worldwide. Besides being a highly successful songwriter and composer he teaches Songwriting and Media Composing at ArtEZ, Institute of the Arts in the Netherlands.
The Addiction Formula: A holistic approach to writing captivating, memorable hit songs
Discover The Songwriting Technique Used In 97% Of All Hit Songs.
How To Use Subtle Psychological Triggers To Captivate ANY Audience.
Writing Pop, Rock, RnB or Hip Hop has never been easier or more fun.
Master The Art Of Writing Addicting Songs
Music is a tough industry to break into. With production gear being affordable for the first time in history, it seems like EVERYONE is making music these days. Getting noticed in the continuous stream of information that is the internet seems almost impossible.
BUT: There is a technique designed specifically to captivate and hook an audience and with The Addiction Formula, you can learn it in a couple of hours. You will learn all about Lyric-Less Storytelling, a technique used by the most successful songwriters of our time. If you've always wanted to know how to write songs that stick out and speak to a large audience, this is the book for you.
The Songwriting Book For A New Generation Of Songwriters
The 60s are OVER! Songwriting today is a very different experience than it was when the Beatles were on the air. By combining Arrangement, Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, Lyrics and Production in one deviously simple technique it is the first songwriting book that speaks to an all-writing, all-producing DIY generation.
Includes over 317 Techniques You Will Be Able To Use INSTANTLY
Part 2 of The Addiction Formula is almost like a dictionary of hit songwriting techniques. All the tools are hand-picked from hit songs of the past 30 years. But this book is far more than just a list of tips and tricks: The Addiction Formula also shows you how the techniques can be applied to your songs. It puts all of what you learn into perspective and shows you how they all fit together.
With 331 Examples Incl. Songs By Rihanna, Katy Perry, Drake and Maroon 5
Are you sick and tired of being taught techniques based on some old County song you've never heard of? One of my guidelines for writing this book was to only include hit songs from the past 30 years.
Every single technique in The Addiction Formula is proven with one or more examples to show it in action and to help you learn it quickly and easy. I mean, hey, you get to learn by listening to the songs you listen to anyways! It's fun, quick and practical.
Money 4 Music: How To Make 5 Figures Per Song You Write
The secret to making money in the music industry as a commercial composer. Did you know you could get paid tens-of-thousands of dollars for writing only 30 seconds of simple music, and receive royalty checks every month for the rest of your life? All without having to go to school, or knowing how to read music. A must-have for every songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and musician.
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed
Here's what The Rap Year Book does: It takes readers from 1979, widely regarded as the moment rap became recognized as part of the cultural and musical landscape, and comes right up to the present, with Shea Serrano hilariously discussing, debating, and deconstructing the most important rap song year by year. Serrano also examines the most important moments that surround the history and culture of rap music--from artists' backgrounds to issues of race, the rise of hip-hop, and the struggles among its major players--both personal and professional. Covering East Coast and West Coast, famous rapper feuds, chart toppers, and show stoppers, The Rap Year Book is an in-depth look at the most influential genre of music to come out of the last generation.
Complete with infographics, lyric maps, uproarious and informative footnotes, portraits of the artists, and short essays by other prominent music writers, The Rap Year Book is both a narrative and illustrated guide to the most iconic and influential rap songs ever created. It's like the gold tank from Master P's "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" video, except it's a book. It's like Kanye's verse on "Put On," except it's a book. It's like the face Biggie made when he was on the boat with Puffy in "Hypnotize," except it's a book.