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Kevin M. Thomas

Who are you writing your songs for?  This is a first step when approaching Songwriting.  

Are you writing songs for yourself?  Are you writing songs as a release?  Are you writing songs to deal with a crisis?  Are you writing songs with the intent of making money?

Before you even begin writing a song, you have to ask yourself this question as it will have a huge impact on the success of what you are trying to achieve.

If you are looking to write songs with the intention of making money, you have to look at what people want to hear which I will answer in the words of the great Ralph Murphy, a familiar song.

People want to hear a familiar song.  It is critical that you think about your target market and what is familiar to them.  Take the time and do significant research to figure out what their lifestyles are, common traits, styles of which can be both evergreen and non-evergreen.

HOMEWORK:  

1)Before you write your next song, clearly identify who you are writing your song for?

2)Do you plan on writing songs professionally?  If so, what steps are you taking to ensure you are writing a familiar song to your target market?

WHERE DO YOU GO NOW?

This blog is dedicated to YOU, the professional Songwriter.  I am here for YOU and to help YOU reach success.  Please post below a question or topic that you would like covered in this practical advice for Songwriters blog.  I look forward to making your dreams come true together!

I would highly encourage you to purchase Ralph Murphy's book called, "Murphy's Laws Of Songwriting", which is available on Amazon by CLICKING HERE!

If you have any questions please ask them below as I am excited to take this journey with you together!  Let us together work on a practical solution for your music! 

My goal is to help struggling Songwriters write a hit song that will allow them the ability to become a professional full-time songwriter.  If you would like to help, please consider supporting me on Patreon by CLICKING HERE! 

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