Songwriting Resources 'Today, I will write a song.'

The songs are inside you, get them out!
Don't know where to begin? Do you want to learn how to write a better lyric? These are some of the great books & websites. Songwriters of every level should take a look!

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Websites for Songwriters

TAXI
The independent A&R company brings opportunities to songwriters of all levels. Opportunities to learn for developing writers and connections to place your music in film, TV or albums for the those with developed talent. The annual TAXI road rally conference is a great learning opportunity.

Pat Pattison's Lyric Pages
Pat Pattison is the leading educator in the field of lyric writing. He designed the coursework at Berklee College of Music and wrote "Writing Better Lyrics" the essential text on the subject. Pat's website has additional Lyric Tips and essays on songwriting.

Robin Fredrick Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting
Author of the book Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting. Her conference presentations on melody and rhythm are usually standing room only. Her website is a great resource for practical songwriting tips and inspiration.

ASCAP
A leading organization that collects and distributes royalties to songwriters who are members. They also hold educational conferences.

NSAI
The NSAI is a great resource with chapters located across the country. Great opportunity for networking, learning and finding co-writers.

Berklee College of Music
Great resource for online learning. You can take college level coursework in songwriting, performing, and music business. Taught by Berklee instructors and alumni, it is an amazing resource for hands on learning. You can meet fellow songwriters around the world in the innovative online class room.

GreatSongWriting.com
Songwriting enthusiast John Cowell has put together a songwriting portal called GreatSongWriting.com. It features tons of links to resources, products, software as well John's personal reviews of songwriting software and songwriting tips. He also features a nice review of Lilac Writer. Thanks John!

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