SongCat’s Top 10 Posts for 2016

Our blog caused major buzz in 2016 and we took note of the posts that really got you talking. We thought it might be fun to take a quick walk down 2016’s memory lane and revisit our most popular articles. In no particular order, these were your top ten favorite posts for 2016. Happy reading!

Our blog caused major buzz in 2016 and we took note of the posts that really got you talking. In no particular order, these were your top ten favorite posts for 2016. Happy reading!

  1. Keep Them Guessing: How to Write Lyrics That Have Dual Meanings

From Bryan Adams’ “Summer of ‘69” to Rihanna’s “Shut Up and Drive,” this post explored the art of writing deceptive lyrics.

  1. Season 1 Episode 2 - About Collaboration Agreements

We linked up with a top entertainment lawyer to explain how collaboration agreements work and why, as a songwriter, you might need one.

  1. 11 Annoying Things People Say that Drive Songwriters Crazy

This list of mind-numbing, face-palming utterances was one many songwriters could relate to.

  1. What Are The Main Differences Between Songs Written For TV/Film And Specifically For Artist Placements?

Writing for TV/Film and writing for listening, broken down in simple terms for you.

  1. Demystifying Recording Studio Mixing – An Online Guide to Compression and How It Works

This post helped readers understand the ins and outs of audio compression.

  1. Was “Blind Willie McTell” a Missed Opportunity for Bob Dylan?

We examined an untapped masterpiece by songwriting legend, Bob Dylan, and you all loved it.

  1. My Style of Songwriting Is Influenced By Cinema

Here was an informative post that talked about Joni Mitchell’s songwriting strategy.

  1. How to Sing Like Another Singer

We explored the dos and don’ts of successfully copying well-known singers.

  1. Striving for Simplicity in Your Songwriting

Simply put – how to save listeners from doing mental gymnastics in order to get your message.

  1. Why Being a Songwriter Rocks

This is where we spoke about what’s so special about songwriters like you.

Hope you enjoyed!

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