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4 Creative Ideas to Get Your Music Out There

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Promotion is so tough. I say this a lot, but I don’t like being salesy or promote-y. It feels fake and I’m not good at it. I mostly write and record songs, not put together “PR packages” (is that even a thing people say?).

So I did some brainstorming and came up with five creative ways we musicians can get our music out into the world. These are by no means completely original, but these are things I’ve tried and I’ve been happy with the results.

Want Fuller Sounding Songs? Try These 4 Tips

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Fullness. It’s one thing that separates a great-sounding song from a clearly home-produced song. But how do you get fuller sounding songs? It would be nice if there were a “make my song sound fuller” knob I could turn on. But as far as I know, there’s not (yet).

This is a learning journey I’ve been on myself. And producing music from a walk-in closet, it’s hard for me to get that wide and deep sound. I have, however, learned a few things so far about making my songs sound fuller. Four things, to be exact.

Is Pop Music Getting More Annoying? (And How to Avoid Pop Pitfalls in Your Songs)

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Your answer to this question may be a resounding, non-hesitating, “Yes!” And I’m with you. Pop music nowadays can be really repetitive, uninteresting, and just irritating.

But even though it feels like pop music is more annoying than it used to be, is that actually true? And can the rest of us learn something from pop music?

Want to Jumpstart Your Music Career? Start a Blog

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In today’s music industry, it’s difficult to be an indie musician who just does one or two things. Because musicianship is more accessible than ever, it takes someone really special to stand out from the crowd. That’s why so many DIYers do more than just write, record, and perform their songs. Many of them start a blog — and many are very successful at it.

7 Expert Songwriting Tips From the Masters to Help You Write a Hit

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Whenever someone uses the word “should” when talking about songwriting, ignore them. There are no "shoulds" or "should nots."

Songwriting has one rule: there are no rules. Instead, there are tips, suggestions, and learning from other songwriters whom you respect. So here are seven songwriting tips from some of the most respected songwriters. All of these people have written numerous hit songs.