Ask 10 musicians to describe songwriting, and you'll get 10 different answers. Songwriting can be fulfilling, frustrating, expressive, oppressive, artistic, scientific, or any of a million more juxtapositions. Songs come about in many ways. Some take years. Some take minutes. Some are hard to write and others flow forth with ease.
At Hybrid Studios, we record all kinds of artists and bands in various genres at our world-class recording studios and sound stage in Orange County, CA, so we've seen it all when it comes to songwriting. We often discuss songwriting, writer's block, and where to find inspiration with our clients, and we found that all songwriters have ups and downs and need strategies from time to time to either start writing or finish songs as a recording date approaches. And many of the musicians who come to record with us have good ideas on how to write inspired and effectively, so we'd like to share the best pieces of insight with you.