The three lads from the Blurred Lines video

It’s fun to write a song from the perspective of an unpleasant character.  Pop music has enough love songs, so it can be refreshing to write something from an alternative

Songwriting, Songwriting Guides
Ed Sheeran and Elvis, together at last

Elvis used it, Ed Sheeran uses it.  In this month’s songwriting article, we take a look at one of the most enduring (and embarrassing) clichés of popular music:

Song Analysis, Songwriting, Songwriting Guides

We are delighted to be included as one of the Top 75 Songwriting Blogs over on Feedspot! Big thanks to our readers and the crew at Feedspot. 

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Rebecca Binnendyk crowdfunding project

Update: She did it!  The album is 103% funded!  Congratulations to Rebecca, and big thanks to everyone who pitched in! Eighteen thousand and eighty (18,080)

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A band playing in Nashville

For a professional songwriter, Nashville is where it’s at.  The city is abuzz with young, commercially-focused writers and artists spending every hour of the day on writing, co-writing and performing.  Country

Songwriting Guides, Travel
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

She’s back with a new track, but is it any good?  Her last two lead singles were ebullient slices of joyous pop – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together (Red)

Song Analysis

Malibu is the lead single from Miley Cyrus’ as-yet-untitled new album.  It’s also a comeback single of sorts: Her last album, recorded with Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, was

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The Backstreet Boys, purveyors of excellent pre-choruses

Welcome to the latest entry in Twin Monarch’s series of Songwriting Guides.  This is the first in our two-part guide on How To Write A Great Pop Pre-chorus.  Feel free to

Songwriting Guides

For the first (and possibly last) in our series of guest posts, Twin Monarch invited musical misanthrope Fergal Stockton to give his thoughts on Ireland’s entry for Eurovision 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp3apBsLjvk

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