November 19, 2013

Shane McAnally Shares The Songwriter’s Experience

The song writing process is very much an art, and there is practically no definite formula for making a song, or even a good one at that.  Artists tend to be creative people, so there is a lot of information that can easily be transcribed from thoughts to words, but even the most creative people run dry of ideas for a new song.  It pays to collaborate in serious ways.  Many song writers have a team of co-writers that work alongside of them.  Their job is to function as sort of a hive mind that can help spur new thoughts for a tired thinker.  The mere act of working together makes it easy to create new ideas.

Not every song will be a hit, and most of what an artist creates will never been deemed popular.  Once you fail a few times, you best option is to simply try again.  …