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The Chili Pepper World

The Chili Pepper world
Hello folks,


I thought since a lot of people here don't live in Nashville, don't care to, or even some don't make trips, it might be interesting to share an experience with you of some people
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"Title Writers, A cautionary tale"

                                                            BEWARE OF “TITLE WRITERS’, A CAUTIONARY TALE.
                                                                        JUNE 30, 2014
 
You’ve all had it happen. Someone knows you are interested in songwriting, comes up to you at a party and says “Here’s you a title for a song…” and begins
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"MY DESTINY"

A huge repeated refrain we always here among writers, particularly, newer writers is "I feel I was destined to do this!" "I was driven to do this!" Or of course my favorite, "God has guided me to do this!" On
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"I CAN'T GET STARTED"

A lot of times this business and art form can just be too overwhelming to get going. Most people give up rather quickly, and never go forward in any way shape or form. Now, in some ways, that is fine.
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WHY YOU CAN'T GET CUTS

WHY YOU CAN’T GET A CUT

There are a lot of companies out there promising to "pitch songs" for writers.

A lot of people don't understand what that means.

They hear people that want to "put their
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"CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THAT MAB!!!" (QUESTIONS PART II)

Since some of our guys are a little more exhuberant, and want follow ups, I thought I would post those as well:

#1. "When you say 'relationships', MAB, I assume you mean writing songs about past relationships, and 'love

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Writing What you Know

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU SEE, AND FIND THE TWIST

Since we are on the subject of writing, I would like to answer to Matt’s comment on “writing what you know” and Jimmy’s “conversational, and in addition, the
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15 questions from "OD"

MAB’S SONGWRITNG 101
A friend and client of mine, Mr. Steve Harris, of Columbus Ohio, asked a few questions he wanted to know when he started this songwriter’s journey. I thought his questions summed up what most newbies need
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The "NASHVILLE BAR"

                                                                                              "The NASHVILLE BAR."


When writers and artists start getting into songwriting in a more realistic and competitive way, traveling to Nashville, getting on web sites, learning the realities, they start to hear a term, "the Nashville Bar." What does
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SEARCHING FOR SUBJECTS

There is nothing quite as deflating in songwriting as working for months on some song, writing, re-writing, tweaking it, getting critiques, playing it out, showing your family, and getting it PERFECT, and then going to a writers night, and hearing…
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The Way to the 'Deal'

THE WAY TO THE DEAL
(HOW DO PEOPLE GET “DEALS” ANYWAY?)
As people start their journeys in the music business, they always want to know about the people at the top of the pyramid, and “how did they
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Avoiding "Short Shelf Life" syndrome

Here is the senario.

Someone sends you a link to a song, video, etc. The song is really cool, well recorded, but for some certain television show that is out there currently. Or for a cause, National calmity, emergency,