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Co-Writing: Why Two Pens Are Better Than One

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There’s sometimes a stigma associated to co-writing – as if there’s a purity to the "solitary creator" in music. We’d like to dispel the bad reputation of co-writing and say, categorically, these lone geniuses are a dime a dozen. All you have to do is look to some of your biggest musical idols like Bowie, who knew that good creation comes from good collaboration.

We’re so passionate about this concept that we’ve created a whole app with this philosophy at its core. Now, when you’re in a band setting, or using the app, you can put into practice the tips below. Some of them might sound practical or obvious, but if you’ve ever been in a band, you’ll know that fighting happens pretty much constantly. So, take some of these key tips below and if you bring them to your band practice. Everyone will thank you for it, trust us.

6 Common Hurdles Novice Songwriters Face – and How to Overcome Them

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Whether it's a chorus that sticks in your head for days, an infectious hook, a toe-tapping beat, or an ambient synth that somehow both warms and chills you at the same time, there are certain musical moments that make you stop in your tracks and wonder: how did they write that? As music fans, we've all been there. It's easy to forget that these moments all started out the same: as ideas.