A retrospective post throwing out some of the best resources and links which have been posted on the Songwriters Circle page recently, and topics which have provoked interesting discussion.
- The Recording Industry is not The Music Industry. Apparently.
- LINK: The Difference Between the Music Industry & The Recording Industry – MTT – Music Think Tank
- RD: Not really sure what point is being made, but it is interesting, nonetheless.
- Interview with singer-songwriter Emma O’Reilly in which she talks about her process of working at songwriting Well worth reading to the end.
- LINK: Want to write? Interview with singer-songwriter Emma O’Reilly | A Younger Theatre Giving young people a voice on theatre and the arts. Get the latest news, reviews, articles, internships and theatre resources.
- MV: Thank you, I’ll read the article later on today.. I’m always interested about any information or advice or opinion about songwriting… I love this Songwriters Circle yo guys created ! Thanks !!!
- Even people who write songs for others to sing can sometimes become really famous – The Scot who wrote Tina Turner’s comeback hit, What’s Love Got To Do With It, is to be honoured at the Grammys when What’s Love Got to Do With It? Is inducted into the Hall of Fame. – Of course having someone like the Beatles backing your songs might have helped……
- LINK: Scots songwriter Graham Lyle set for Grammys honour with Tina Turner anthem ‘What’s Love Got To Do W…
- THE Scot who wrote Tina Turner’s comeback hit, What’s Love Got To Do With It, is to be honoured at the Grammys – when the song is inducted into the awards’ hall of fame.
- “I liked words that weren’t necessarily obvious when you heard them. There are so many records on the radio where you can hear it the first time and you can guess the next rhyme,” Best says. “Often, like with Bryan Adams or something, you knew that if he was walking down the street, he would look at his feet, and it was just like, ‘Ah, geez.’” – article gives a great insight into how he wrote 4 of his quirky songs
- Fujiya & Miyagi on Writing Songs About Child Stars, Soccer Players, and Boredom
- By his own admission, David Best isn’t all that great of a singer. As the voice of the Brighton,…
- Craig Finn set out to write a song everyday for 6 weeks for his new solo album. He says” I did for the most part. Probably 5-6 a week for six weeks. Some of these songs were really underdeveloped and sometimes not so great but the idea was to put something down on paper and then come back to them and try to improve them.” Could you?
- LINK: Craig Finn: ‘You Learn A Lot Putting Yourself In New Situations’ | Features
- Craig Finn tells us about his time away from The Hold Steady, and the creation of his debut solo album.
- AM: I think this kind of discipline would improve my discipline but not my art
- CS: Yes I could but I’ve never sat down to deliberately write a song. My music is my life diary and when a song comes it is just there. Think looking at the industry there is to much forced song writing, dull, flavourless and no real meaning. It’s a $ production. Hope you found the right songs for your album. after all, they are yours xo