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Guide for Becoming A Successful Songwriter

You will see that many singers today are also songwriters. This may lead to the misconception that anyone can be a songwriter. Songwriters need to have a good understanding of music and instruments.

As artists are already familiar with it, they often become successful songwriters as well. If you want to choose a career as a songwriter, then you should follow this guide.

Learn to play instruments

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You should learn to play instruments from a very young age. Whether it is a guitar or piano, instruments will give you an idea about chords, tunes, and melodies. It will help you develop an interest in music and also will make your ear ready to hear every detail of the music. 

Write poetry

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Song writing is similar to poetry writing. It is the expression of your feelings by choosing beautiful words. If you practice poetry writing, it will help you in writing songs as well.

Join a course

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You should get enrolled in a course like music theory or composition. These courses will teach you about music and instruments. You will learn how to write songs and about composition techniques and formats.

You should find out which colleges or universities offer such courses. To get in, you might have to provide a sample of your work so that the institution knows that you are serious about becoming a songwriter.

Networking

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To become a successful songwriter, networking is important. After you have completed your course and have written beautiful songs, you need to take your work to the right people in the industry.

So, if you have contacts with local popular artists or anyone related to the industry, you can talk to them about your work and show them samples. You should attend music festivals, concerts, and other music events to meet more people in the music industry who can help you with your career.

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Top 3 DJs In the World Right Now

Whether it’s a wedding or any corporate event, you cannot think of an event without a DJ. These artists make the event more enjoyable. DJs are very popular now and they are competing with mainstream artists. Some DJs are earning more than popular singers. Here we are going to look at the top DJs now around the world. 

Martin Garrix

He is a famous DJ from the Netherlands. He is considered to be one of the top DJs today. He had a passion for music from a very young age and then started playing guitar, slowly developing skills to become a successful DJ and a songwriter.

He experiments with progressive house music. Over the years he has gained immense popularity and today he has millions of social network page followers and fans from around the world.

Armin Van Buuren

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He is famous for progressive house singles. From the early age of 14, he started producing music and performed in local bars as well. So far, he has released six studio albums and is one of the best Dutch DJs today. 

Marshmello

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Marshmello is equally popular for his music and unique appearance. He comes on stage fully covered in white and the symbolic marshmallow face. His real name is Chris Comstock and he is an EDM producer as well.

He often collaborates with other music artists to produce music. Many of his albums were listed as ‘Platinum’ in many countries. These DJs are an inspiration to aspiring DJ artists. They are very popular today and are earning millions of dollars by producing good music and doing live performances. If you want to become a successful DJ, you should follow in their footsteps.

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Things You Should Know About Loop Music

The music industry is changing rapidly. Due to technological innovation, music is now produced differently and more conveniently. Among the various changes, ‘looping’ is something that artists are talking about today.

Using the ‘looping’ technique, you can produce music comfortably and it also helps in live performances. Here are some things you should know about looping.

Looping defined

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Looping means creating music that plays again and again continuously. It is done using a looping instrument which can be a looper pedal or DAW. In the past, looping was done using tapes. The early electronic musicians used this method for producing music.

Benefits

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There are lots of benefits of looping in music production. Looping can be a great song composition tool. If you are performing in a band, then looping will make your live performances easier and better. A looper can make your DAW sessions more interesting.

Looper pedals

You can get looper pedals in different forms. Stompbox format loopers are used for guitars. Some looper pedals have inputs for microphones. These loopers help artists to build a track live entirely on their own.

You can buy single switch pedals or the more complex multi-track loop stations. Some sampling devices have built-in looping devices. DAWs have dedicated loopers as well.

Looping software

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Looping has become popular in the case of live performances. If you are comfortable bringing your laptop on the stage, then you can use some great looping software. Abelton Live is the most widely used software today and many artists use it for their live performances. You can also use a looping iPhone or iPad app.

Loop artists

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Many famous artists use looping in their music, especially during live performances. Ed Sheeran, for example, one of the most popular singers today, uses a looping station during live performances.

He has been using it for more than half a decade now and it has improved his live performance. Some other artists following similar footsteps include Bernhoft, Beardyman, and others.

Nowadays, more and more musicians are including looping in their live performances. Whether they are performing at a concert or a festival, looping devices help them to perform better and more comfortably. If you are an artist and often perform live, then you should also use this technique. This will reduce hassle and will help you to put up a great performance all by yourself. You only need to make sure that you buy the best looping device and use the best software so that your performance becomes flawless.