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Top Acoustic Guitarist Larry Beaird Will Teach You The Nashville Number System

Have you heard of the mysterious Nashville Number System and always wondered exactly what it is? Can it help increase your musical skills and help you better communicate to professional musicians? Larry Beaird, owner of Beaird...

Songwriter U: Lamont Dozier’s Principles of Songwriting, Part 1

The Motown songwriting legend shares his fundaments of songwriting in an excerpt from How Sweet It Is, A Songwriter’s Reflections On Music, Motown and the Mystery of the Muse.

Coping with Coronavirus, Part II.

Songwriters Weigh in on how the Crisis is Impacting Their Musical Lives This is our second installation of accounts from songwriters in and around Los Angeles about how they're coping during this crisis...

Writer’s Room: Madison Kozak Makes Her Resolutions

I hate resolutions but they can be one solid way to set your intentions for the year. I come from Lindsay, a two-stoplight town in rural Ontario, Canada, with professional business coaches as parents. Ever since middle...

Songwriter U: Universal Truth in Song

From Woody Guthrie & Willie Dixon through Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Bob Dylan & Paul Simon to Amy Winehouse, Meghan Trainor & Beyond, the Use of Truth in Song Resounds “It’s good to...

Gordon Kennedy, Writer of Eric Clapton Hit “Change the World,” Gives Advice for Songwriters

Gordon Kennedy has quite the resume. He is a multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and record producer, a talented guitarist, and is widely considered to be a Nashville legend. Kennedy is most known for his hit song "Change The World,” recorded...

ASCAP Experience Q&A With Chart-Topping Songwriter, Brett James

On Tuesday evening we sat down with hit-maker Brett James before he performed for the 2nd Annual ASCAP Experience ‘In The Round at the Bluebird Café’.   James has a laundry list of No. 1 tracks, including “Blessed”...
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Recording Academy Releases New Version of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery”

All proceeds to benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund A diverse group of...
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