Songwriting Sources

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Ralph Murphy
Ralph Murphy: Laws of Songwriting
- An analysis of number one hits: legendary Nashville performer, producer, songwriter and publisher's Web site lays out songwriting tips, lists resources, and provides inspiration

Atlanta Music Group: a diversified music publishing, record, film, and audio-media company

Blogging Muses a tips and tricks website with articles that help spur creativity in songwriting

Barbara Cloyd: hit songwriter, songwriting teacher and long-time host of The Bluebird Cafe Early Shows, offers workshops, critiques and consultation for songwriters aiming at the Nashville market

Christian Songwriter's Network
: their goal is to provide Christian songwriters the best resources available for ensuring success in their songwriting. Find great songwriting contests for Christian music, participate in their active forum, and find ways to get your music heard the premier songwriter demo recording service on the Web. An effective "demos-by-mail" service that makes it easy for songwriters everywhere to get their work done with quality and originality

Dave Flay: music arranger, copyist and producer of custom backing tracks

FoxyMelody: want to get your music on iTunes? How about 40 more of the major online music stores worldwide? Check-out FoxyMelody Digital Distribution

Future Folk Music
: take the tour of original song lyrics, free e-books, useful music related links and some free verses songwriting resource offering songwriting tips, songwriting software, a blog, and many other great songwriting aids!

Jai-Jo Music: renowned songwriter and songwriting coach, Jai Josefs can help take your songwriting to a new level with a book of songwriting tips, workshops and a new release, the Secrets of Songwriting Success, a multimedia live workshop 2 CD-ROM set

Jeannie Deva Voice Studio: voice lessons, products, recording production, free information and resources for contemporary singers covering all styles of music

Jerry Lembo Entertainment Group headed up by music industry veteran (and Creative Entertainment Officer) Jerry Lembo, is a music business consulting firm specializing in radio promotion, artist management, music publishing, publicity and more

Lyric Ideas for Songwriters designed to help overcome those wordless moments. Need lyrics for music or song ideas? Just log-on and find a valuable list of song lyric ideas for titles, hooks and albums

Lucki Entertainment: publishing and promotion services for artists and songwriters

: Excellent resource for underground indie music from independent artists. Free signup with unlimited upload space!

McLane & Wong: a full-service entertainment law firm specializing in negotiations and drafting industry contracts, shopping deals, litigation, copyrights, etc.

The Muse's Muse: an excellent resource for songwriters of every genre, including articles, chats, resource links and much more. Worth checking out!

Founded and directed by singer/songwriter Tina Shafer, The New York Songwriters Circle has been at the forefront of discovering top new songwriting talent for over 19 years. Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, Kate Voegele, Company of Thieves, Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors), Charlotte Sometimes and Mieka Pauley are just a few of the performers the NYSC has helped launch to stardom. The circle currently runs live music showcases in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles and is currently accepting submissions in all musical genres for their famed annual songwriting contest which features over $25,000 in cash and prizes. For more information please visit their Web site.

Pamela Phillips-O'land: one of the industry's most versatile, prolific and successful lyricists, applies her special way with words to an eclectic array of film, TV, stage and recording projects, and two must-have books on songwriting

Renascent Music Publishing: an independent song and music publishing company that places hit songs with recording artists, artist managers, music producers and film, movie, TV music supervisors

Seedling Music their students enjoy private vocal and instrumental lessons, song writing and recording instruction, and live music industry performance coaching

SMARTass Music: provides top quality arrangements and transcriptions, midi programming and audio editing at great prices

SongDoor: helping songwriters everywhere to improve their craft, SongDoor provides ALL who enter a free self-paced songwriting course from (worth $40) and free melody-writing software. The Grand Award winner receives a single-song publishing contract, a full-band demo cut on Music Row in Nashville, a 1-year Platinum Membership to and other great prizes worth over $7,700

Songwriter Advisor: this innovative, complete songwriting resource uses pro tips and techniques to provide beginner to advanced songwriters the necessary tools to have the best chance at becoming successful

Songwriting and Music Publishing Guide: all about offering free songwriting/music publishing tutorials

Song Resource: one of the Web's largest collections of lyrics, music videos, and detailed information about the song artists bios, and photos

Songwriters Resource Network: an online news and information resource for songwriters everywhere, they also sponsor the annual Great American Song Contest

SongStuff — The Musicians Resource: essential muscians' resources targeted at song writers

Song Shopping Center: Nashville's McClure & Trowbridge Publishing handles roots and independent. Searchable mp3/lyric/writer database

Ultra Audio Productions
: offers singer-songwriter & recording artists a way to record their own music, Led by music veteran Peter Young, Ultra Audio Productions provides songwriters & artists what they need to make a high quality master recordings or demo. Peter Young is a music producer, professional drummer, and mix engineer who is able to work with you in Nashville or remotely to produce your music a home for songwriters looking for lyrics writing, music, composition, chats (voice and web) a cyber coffee house, tips and information, a bulletin board and classified area