Useful links for Songwriters

  Kickstarter
Kickstarter is a new way to fund creative projects. We’re a home for everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. Kickstarter is full of projects, big and small, that are brought to life through the direct support of people like you. Since our launch in 2009, 5.1 million people have pledged $848 million, funding 50,000 creative projects. Thousands of creative projects are raising funds on Kickstarter right now.

  TAXI
TAXI is the world's leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. As a matter of fact, we invented independent A&R more than a decade ago. Since 1992, TAXI has specialized in giving artists, bands, and songwriters real access to the people in the music business who have the power to sign deals.

  USA Songwriting Competition
Since 1995 the USA Songwriting Competition, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.

  Performing Songwriter Enterprises
Performing Songwriter Enterprises and its various media initiatives focus on celebrating music, shining a spotlight on songwriters, reinforcing the importance of music and arts education and affirming the value of music and its creators in all of our lives.

  Singers Resources
We are an artist driven web site dedicated to bringing you the newest singers and songs, as well as independent artist and songwriter resources.

  5 Songwriting Tools That Change Everything
top tweaking and make the most essential changes for better songs. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify and amplify your strengths while embracing the imperfect characteristics that make your music unique. Find greater creativity and accelerate your writing process by doing the 5 things that matter most in getting your songs heard and appreciated.

  Songwriting Magazine
Songwriting is an online magazine aimed at songwriters and at lovers of song-led music – of all genres. We take advice from successful songwriters, producers and industry experts to provide you with tips, techniques, ideas and inspiration to keep the music flowing, from writing lyrics and melodies to advice on how to promote yourself on social media and beyond.

  The International Songwriting Competition
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.

  UK Songwriting Contest
It doesn't matter where you live in the world - you can showcase your songs to the music industry in London, England. All songwriters have the chance to be noticed, discovered and produced by top names in London's music industry. Prizes include studio production in the UK with world class musicians, music video shoot and post production, personal mentoring and advice from top industry professionals and much more.

  PRS For Music
PRS for Music is the home of PRS and MCPS, representing the rights of over 100,000 members in the UK. We license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of our members and those of overseas societies, distributing the royalties to them fairly and efficiently. We promote and protect the value of copyright.

  How To Write A Song - Top Ten Tips
The first episode of the Top Ten Tips series.

  How To Find The Chords You Need For Songwriting
In this video you will learn about 2 basic theory tools to help you find all the chords you need for songwriting. These tools and the techniques can be used by all guitar players so dig in my friends!

  Delta Media
Providing churches, organizations, professionals, and amateurs with quality recording products and duplication services in order to preserve and share their creative works, messages, ideas and memories for generations to come.

  ASCAP
Join more than 470,000 fellow songwriters, composers and publishers who have taken the pivotal step of becoming ASCAP members. Whether it's distributing performance royalties, protecting copyright or helping you develop your craft, everything we do supports your life in music.

  Musicians Contact
Thousands of bands, employers, agents and managers have used our referral service to find musicians and singers for over 40 years. All styles of music are represented, locally, nationally, and world wide. This web site brings musicians and bands together, from club and casual groups to traveling bands to well known concert and recording acts.

  Hal's Guide
This is where you'll find a little background info about Hal Cohen, the publisher and maintainer of this site. If you have any questions pertaining to the street level of live performance, Ask Li'l Hank and your question and answer may end up in this section.

  Addicted to Songwriting
Do you write songs? You'll find great songwriter info at Addicted to Songwriting, which includes interviews, links and articles on songwriting.

  Do THIS with every song you write.
Free, Commercial Feedback to YOUR songs, Interviews with professional Songwriters, Challenges, Lessons. The Next Generation Of Songwriting Is Already Here!

  How to Write Great Lyrics - 5 Tips for Beginners!
Discusses common themes, finding inspiration, rhyming schemes, and story development.