What's Your Tagline?

What's Your Tagline?

What's Your Tagline?

Musical Songwriter

Welcome to another edition of Songsalive! SONGNOTES, our regular newsletter for everything you need to know about the craft and business of songwriting.

A tagline song is a song without a chorus, but has a line that repeats called a tagline or tag. Examples of tagline songs are "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Oklahoma" or "New York, New York." If you are having a problem writing a memorable chorus, try writing a tagline song instead. Base is on a character or point of view. Then share your song at an upcoming Songsalive! workshop or on our SHOUTS page.

In this edition of SONGNOTES, we have an excerpt from an article with more helpful tips to inspire your songwriting from SongsaliveU in our Backstage portal. We also  information on our workshops, showcases, and Sponsored Events, as well as opportunities from our Songshop to help you get your music out there!


READ MORE BELOW...

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Songshop opportunities

Get song leads where music business professionals (record labels, publishers, film producers and music supervisors) hunt songs from the Songsalive! song pool. Also, listings of cool gigs, jobs, music and marketing opportunities. We give you the contact directly. No screeners, no walls. Direct songwriter to business pitch.

New Songsalive! Songshop Leads for Pro Members:

  • Established Music Library Seeks New Music For TV Placement
  • Music Needed ASAP For Indie Feature Film
  • Management Seeking Pop/Hip-Hop Producers
  • Music Library Seeks Songs From Singer/Songwriters

Members - click to access Songshop 

(Don't have access yet? That's because Songshop is released to you after a week of being a member.)


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Songsalive! Sponsored Event: MUSIC INDUSTRY TOOLBOX, September 29, 2016



Free Admission - Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres

The AIMP and the CCC are proud to present their fourth Music Industry Toolbox. This unique event was created for Music Publishers, Record Companies, Production Music Libraries/ Producers, but should be of interest to all music industry professionals.

PROs ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and a wide array of leading companies will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate their products and services in the areas of digital distribution, royalty accounting & collections, music rights administration and music search. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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SongsaliveU Article

3 Fun Songwriting Games To Inspire Creativity

No matter how good you are at writing songs, some days the creative process will just seize to flow. Try as you might, you just can’t seem to get a single lyric down on paper. There are a number of fun and creative games you can try to get in the frame of mind for writing, which could also help you create like you never have before. Let’s look at a few.

No matter how good you are at writing songs, some days the creative process will just seize to flow. Try as you might, you just can’t seem to get a single lyric down on paper, and even when you do it might just end up in the waste bin because it doesn’t sound right.

There are a number of fun and creative games you can try to get in the frame of mind for writing, which could also help you create like you never have before. Let’s look at a few.

Turn a Story into Lyrics

Love to watch shows or read books? You can craft your next set of song lyrics from a story that you enjoy. Just pick out your favorite scene and write down all the details and thoughts that come to mind. Next, convert what you wrote down into lyrics; it can be a single lyric or a whole song, it doesn’t matter as long as you get started.


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Upcoming Songsalive! Events


==>Go to our Calendar for all Events Details<==


Tuesday, July 26
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Saturday, July 30
Orange County Songsalive! Songwriters Workshop
Songwriters Saturday Night Live Los Angeles

Tuesday, August 2
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Tuesday, August 9
Orange County Songsalive! Showcase
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Tuesday, August 16
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Wednesday, August 17
Chicago Songsalive! Songwriters Workshop

Sunday, August 21
Los Angeles Songsalive! Songwriters Workshop


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Looking for your songwriting tips! SUBMIT YOUR VIDEOS

We’re looking for your best songwriting tips by video to share with our community. It’s easy to contribute. 

Video yourself on your iPhone or professional video camera, giving us some of your best tips for songwriters. These can be writing tips (craft) or career tips (business). Make it funny, make it serious, however you want to do it, we want to hear from you.


SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO HERE

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Songcraft


Polish up your songwriting craft and up your music biz know-how. 

Watch videos and listen to audio podcasts online from our Master teachers. Topics include songwriting structure, lyric writing, songwriting opportunities overseas, publishing, producing, getting songs placed in Film and TV, and so much more. Miss a Songsalive! Song Critique workshop in-person? Or don't live near one of our chapters? Here you can listen and watch videos with some of our Guest speakers wherever you live in the world, at the time that's convenient to you. Plus, we offer a multitude of training videos and podcasts that inspire, uplift and engage you.


CLICK HERE TO WATCH SONGCRAFT VIDEOS

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Latest Headlines from our Blog roll

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featured Songsalive! event

LOS ANGELES - July 30th Songwriters Saturday Night Live

Stick out your tongue and taste the talent - original, talented songwriters and their songs, live on Saturday night. Featuring our Songwriter Members: Mad Gallica, Medele, Jerry Zeiger, and Amanda Best. Hosted by SongNet director Jimi Yamagishi.

7:00-9:00 PM

Open Mic after the featured slot (must sign up at 7.00pm)

WHERE: THE CORK LOUNGE, 5043 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403 (within Corky’s Restaurant)

COST: FREE entry! Donations welcome to support our non-profit efforts. Open to the public over 21. The Venue has great diner and bar food, and of course great drinks. Free Parking.



BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Songsalive! - The largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. www.songsalive.org
 YOUR SONGS. YOUR BUSINESS. WORLDWIDE. GOT SONGS?

SongNet - A network of career-minded songwriters, musicians, artists and music industry professionals, supporting each other through network events, seminars, showcases and collaboration. www.thesongnet.org

LAWIM - Los Angeles Women in Music (LAWIM) is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering equal opportunity for women and men in the music industry and to promoting the advancement of women through empowerment, support, education, encouragement and recognition of their achievements. www.lawim.com

Follow us at #songwriterssatnightlive @songsalive @Songnet @LAWomenInMusic

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FROM THE HEART 

"There's a lot of personal stuff that can go into songwriting but there's also a lot of dramatization and fictionalization. You have to do that to make a good song."
Norah Jones


 

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