I generally like to keep looking forward, but sometimes it’s good to pause and take a look back. Such is the case with this week’s blog.  I thought I would curate a re-cap of blog posts from the last few years that deserve another look.  Let’s call it a “best-of” Savvy Songwriter series.

If you’re a songwriter and/or home studio owner, these are for you.

10 facts about music licensing for the songwriter

10 Facts About Music Licensing That Will Put You in a Good Mood

Original post: November 2014

“I’ve been hearing and reading a lot of doom and gloom about the music industry lately. Articles which lament the demise of the value of music and the dwindling earnings from making and selling it. So I wanted to present a different perspective in an area of the music business that is actually thriving: MUSIC LICENSING. Here are 10 facts about music licensing that will put you (or should put you) in a good mood.”

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What a songwriter can learn from a figther pilot

What a Songwriter Can Learn from a F-14 Fighter Pilot

Original post: February 2015

With changes in the music industry and the demands which song creators face in the modern times, there is a growing need for an adjusted mindset and resolve.

Much of the time, I look to other people and other industries to draw inspiration.

I watched an interview with a woman named Carey Lohrenz who was a F-14 fighter pilot. She was outlining what she felt were the fundamentals of real fearlessness in the most demanding environments imaginable: the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. (Even though she didn’t mention it, I would also add being a Top Gun in a male dominated field.)

Carey identified three fundamentals of fearlessness…

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Time management for the songwriter

5 Habits that Home Studio Owners Need to Quit

Original post: February 2015

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a songwriter, musician or producer with a home studio. But let me guess, you don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything done and, as a result, your songwriting has suffered. Right?

Being aware of our bad habits can bring about change and get us back on track.

Here are the 5 Bad Habits That Songwriters With Home Studios Need To Quit.

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