You see, I had met some truly successful writers who had taught me what was really important! They had instructed me to FIRST, make sure I was writing strong, memorable songs--potential hits. THEN make sure they never got presented in a bad light. And only then, should I think about getting them "into the right hands." I quickly learned that getting your songs in front of the right people is not only simple, it's nearly effortless.
So what happened at that little coffeehouse gig? I'll tell you, but first let me ask you a question. What do you really want out of your songwriting? Maybe you want to make your living at it. (And I'm talking good living...sometimes VERY good. I have friends who live in million dollar houses, paid for with cash from writer's royalties.)
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Maybe you just want the joy and satisfaction of hearing your own songs sung by a crowd of grateful people, knowing that you moved people deeply. (I can tell you there's nothing quite as fulfilling as that. It's even more fulfilling than getting my royalty checks every quarter.)
It certainly seems like something is standing in your way, doesn't it? The songwriting business sometimes feels like it's all smoke and mirrors. For instance, if you've ever attempted to send your songs to a music publisher's office, you probably smacked into the brick wall with a sign that says "No Unsolicited Material Accepted." Well, I'm here to show you what that really means and why it's actually GOOD NEWS, once you know what you're doing.
The strange truth is, if you write great songs today, you have even fewer barriors than when I started out many years ago. Did you catch that? It is easier than ever to break into and succeed in the songwriting business. Real people... regular people...break into the business every day. But very few of them do it by accident. It almost always happens after someone figures out what works and what doesn't.
Remember my little coffeehouse gig? Nothing to write home about, right? ...except...2 separate strangers from the audience came up afterward and complimented me on my songs, and then casually mentioned that they'd love to take a copy of my recording to "so-and-so" at "Blah-blah-blah Publishing" (2 separate companies that I had heard of and knew very well). Of course I gladly gave them each a copy.
LESS THAN A WEEK LATER, I got a call from BOTH publishers, wanting to talk to me about becoming one of their writers. HOW did I make that happen? That, my friend, is what I want to teach you.
Within 6 months, I was able to quit my construction job and make a living writing and singing music. The doors had flung open and I just started walking through them. Within 5 years, I had signed a recording contract and had #1 songs on the radio.
I have to mention this again: I'm a regular guy. I grew up fairly poor, in Louisiana of all places. I always loved music, but I didn’t write my first song until I was nearly 20 years old. Before that, I didn't even know regular human beings wrote songs. I was shy, never traveled much, worked in regular jobs (carpenter, fry cook, iron worker)...But by the time I was 24, I had learned how to write hits and had songs on the radio.
So how did I go from not even knowing real people wrote songs to writing HITS in just a short time?
Unfortunately, Most Songwriters
Will Never Know How to Go from Scratch to
Success...but you will.
If you’ve read this far, I know you have a desire (maybe a craving) to succeed with your writing. Every songwriter seems to. But what do most writers do about it? I’ll tell you...it's just what I did at first …
They do a lot of wishful thinking about getting “discovered!”
They usually put the cart WAY before the horse. Nine out of 10 songwriters I talk to are seeking the answer to the same burning question. What is that question?
“HOW CAN I GET MY SONGS HEARD?”
The answer to that question is so EASY, it’s painful…and I'll teach you every simple step. But here's the interesting part: IT’S THE DEAD WRONG QUESTION!!
Most writers won't dare ask the RIGHT QUESTION. They just won't. What is the right question?
“HOW CAN I LEARN TO WRITE SONGS THAT PEOPLE WILL BEG TO HEAR AGAIN AND AGAIN?”
The sad truth is that most songwriters give up before they see the kind of success they long for—they give up and settle for MOANING AND GROANING that the industry is stacked against them and...waa, waa, waa, sniffle.
With that little attitude, it just becomes too painful to say what they REALLY, REALLY want—to write songs that move people—songs that are in demand— songs that could make them a living.
It's Regular People, Like You, that Write Hit Songs!
This is where I come in. You see, even though I've had some radio success, I'm really not all that talented.
I've spent the last 30 years learning (the hard way) everything that's been written about songwriting. I've learned HOW TO START FROM NOTHING and go through the steps that end in SELLABLE and even HIT SONGS. I've had to make up a lot of my own processes (things I've never seen in songwriting books), but I use them because I'm only interested in what really works.
For a long time my friends have heard me speak at seminars and do private coaching on songwriting and said "You have to write a book... You have to write a book..."
So that's what I've done. I've taken the time to write down everything that I've learned and discovered into a new book, in step-by-step, easy-to-understand language. I learned how to publish the book online and make it available to you for instant download.
The book is called “Strong Songwriting: How to Write Songs That Grab Listeners and Launch Careers!”.
Ok, the first reviews are in! Here's what readers are saying about this book:
"Morgan, you've given me the key to finding the "secret hook." I now believe there's no expire date on my creativity! I will write a great song, thanks to you."
--Chuck White Clarkston, MI (48 years young)
"Morgan, you kept me up til 3am reading this thing, I couldn't put it down. This will change my writing forever. You are truly gifted, and now I get to share in that gift!"
Tom Hampton Detroit, MI
"This book is great for new writers and old pros too. It has made me recall things I learned and forgot. Old tricks and new. Good work, Morgan!"
Paul Morino Nashville, TN (professional songwriter)
more testimonials here!
I've learned that most songwriters do exactly the WRONG things in many of their songs, resulting in ho-hum response. If you don't believe me, attend a writer's night at ANY club. Better yet, sing your own songs at an open mic, and you'll get some experience, and hear what else is out there.
If you are having less than amazing response to your songs, then this book was written for you.
If you're already a good songwriter, this book will make you better and will show you how to turn it into a living.
Maybe you just want to be the part-time songwriter that everyone in your area wants to be like. Or you may want to write songs for a full-time living. You may even have a goal of buying that million dollar house with cash from your songwriting royalties. Whatever your situation, this book will help you.
This book is backed by years of my own real world experience, learning from scratch, as well as the “tricks of the trade” learned from my fellow hit writers. I'm not kidding around with you—most of this stuff got learned by most of us the hard way—by trying every wrong thing first. You won't find this kind of information in any other book - I guarantee it.
I've decided to publish this manual only as an 'eBook'... which means that you can download it and start learning these secrets immediately— from the comfort of your own computer. It turns out that...
Songwriting is actually 3 Things: 1) a Set of Skills you can learn and hone, 2) a Business that can make you a grand living; and 3) an "Inner Game" that you must master.
Here's a sample of some of what you'll learn:
The $avvy $kills
How to "stir the pot" of inspiration without gimmicks. Here's how the big boys do it. – pg. 24
The simple thing you can do at the end of a line that leaves any listener eagerly waiting for more… and… will make publishers BEG to hear the rest of the song. – pg. 64
The BIG mistake almost all beginning writers make when trying to keep listeners interested, but it actually makes listeners give up and move on before the song even gets half done… a mistake that will peg you instantly as an amateur. – pg. 60
Most writers stumble and nose-dive just as they leave the gate—with their TITLE! Weak, it just hangs there. In chapter two I'll show you how to generate “Fighter Titles” that FORCE themselves into the imagination of the audience, and make a place for your songs in the marketplace.- pg. 45
What it really takes to get your song chosen over the other 1200 songs that are fighting for a spot on a typical recording—and no, it’s not “connections.” – pg. 10
2 things you can do in the crucial first 10 seconds of a song that sets it apart as a promising “experience” for the listener rather than just another piece of music. – pg. 7
Learn this simple “90% Rule”…a foolproof tactic that will make your next song “cut in line” ahead of 90% of all other competing songs. – pg. 71
Learn to become the supplier for a hungry audience addicted to drama (get this right, and you can use it to make them positively addicted from the moment they reach your first chorus). – pg. 78
What to Do With ‘Your Babies’ After They’re Written
Learn why the best Testing Ground for a new song is a live audience. Make this crucial moment in the life of your song unforgettable! (Do this right and it has the side benefit of putting YOU on the lips of movers and shakers in your town’s music scene.) – pg. 162
Possess the unshakable confidence that allows you to walk onto any stage knowing ahead of time that your songs will do their work, easily opening the hearts of the audience to you. – pg. 163
How to instantly cause a true buzz at writer’s events and listening sessions! (This will drive listeners THROUGH THE ROOF with anticipation… and it doesn’t involve wearing funny clothes or taking them off! ;-) – pg. 165
Why most writers actually shoot themselves in the foot when they first get up to play their song… Here’s the one crucial thing you need to do differently if you want an audience to “sit up” rather than “turn off.” – pg. 166
Here's one of my favorites! - How to make an audience see it as their good fortune that they ‘discovered’ you (I know, this one sounds pretty out there, but I see it done by ‘Pros’ ALL THE TIME—and audiences are always eating out of their hand!) and I'll tell you exactly how I do it on page 168.
The Business and How to Break Into It
I read all the books, went to the seminars, and tried everything. It wasn't until I did THIS ONE THING that opened all the doors for me. On page 29 I'll share the single most powerful thing you can do to become more successful at getting your songs to the TOP of the pile, and why almost no writers do it.– pg. 3
How to give a publisher the feeling of “We MUST have this writer” –The same feeling he gets from the writers that are already making him money.– pg. 30
My proven “Horse and Buggy” concept that puts you COMPLETELY at ease during publisher meetings. Your resulting composure will magically set you apart from the last 100 writers they’ve seen. – pgs. 190-191
7 things you can you do to dramatically improve your chances of getting your songs taken seriously (The best part is they cost very little in time or money… yet they double the chances of a publisher responding positively to you) – pgs. 193-195
Who are the most productive people you can choose to co-write with? (Learn this and get cuts this year!) – pg. 202
Waltz out into the New Frontier for songwriters—TV and Film. I’ll walk you through the absolute best steps to getting your songs placed. – pg. 189
The right way to respond when a publisher critiques you on something (Handle this awkward situation wrong and you’re labeled “rank amateur.” Here’s how to learn from the experience and make them want to hear more from you at the same time! This works like a love charm…) – pg. 200
The 6 Simple Words to say to a publisher you’re meeting with for the first time that makes them reluctant to let you out of their office (and HOW to say them)! – pg 199
Winning the “Inner Game” of Songwriting
How to finally rid yourself FOREVER of those negative “inner demons” that have you locked up and scared to write. – pg. 155
You know that “choked up” feeling you get in your stomach when you hear a great song that you DIDN’T write? Here’s a simple exercise that will allow you to genuinely cheer other writers on and still write your own stuff with complete confidence. – pg. 160
BLOCK writer’s block for good. This is worth the entire price of the e-book. NEVER get trapped again. – pg. 159
Have you ever been in “the zone?” It’s that magic mental/emotional spot where a song begins to write itself and you are suddenly just a “pipe” for the flow. How would you like to find “the zone” with push-button ease? Does that scare you? Then don’t read… – pg. 158
Learn and use the “Jetstream” writing technique to bypass your inner critic. – pg.158
And much, much, much more…
Even better, I included lots of "look over my shoulder" examples and exercises in almost every chapter. My pet peeve is reading a book and saying “Hmm, that’s nice” and then going on as before. These examples really pull back the curtain so you can instantly work your new knowledge.
The best part is you don't have to wait for this book to come in the mail. You can download it to your computer right now. *You can have the physical, bound copy for only $62.25 + shipping (see link below)...or
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When you invest in this eBook right now, you'll also get these companion eBooklets containing my newest material…
“Writing a Killer Bridge — Mastering the Art of the Multiple Song Climax”
How many times have you reached your second chorus and wondered why the song’s emotional impact levels off too soon…BORRRRING…so you write a bridge, but it doesn’t help!
I've had so many writers ask me: “How do you write a great bridge?” or, “How do I know whether I should write a bridge or not?” or, “What do I do when I’ve said everything already?” In this report I answer these questions in an ultra-practical style.
I'll teach you:
- A simple, quick test for whether you need to write a bridge or not. (Few writers ask the RIGHT QUESTIONS because they don’t know what they are.)
- Never write another “obligatory” bridge again…learn what you must MOVE to make your bridge bring the audience to a new level.
- The secret to deciding whether to use a key change OR NOT. (Many writers get this all wrong, either resulting in a melodramatic misstep, or disappointing the audience’s expectations.)
Inside this condensed report, I spill the beans on my best ideas and use lots of examples so you're really looking over my shoulder.
You'll also get:
Instant Beginner's Luck for Songwriters!
You learn the secrets of bringing your song to the top of the pile and your listeners to the edge of their seats.
I did a few things right very early in my songwriting experience. It resulted in very quick response and a bunch of open doors. This report is about what I did. It still works!
- The shocking truth about how/why particular songs get on the radio (How many times have YOU said “I have songs that are better than THAT! How did that get on the radio?”)
- How to make sure that you DON’T fit in! In this case, that’s a good thing, believe me.
- The “3-Piece Thumbnail” that you can carry immediately into your writing that will zoom you ahead of your competition, even if you’re a total NOVICE. (Hint: Experienced writers will get even more benefit from this little mental checklist!)
- A HUGE mistake (that seems like the right thing to do) in your verses…if you do this, it will kill even a great chorus!
- How to use the KIND of words that no listener can resist! (It will only take you a few minutes to begin doing this as a habit. You’re going to LOVE this one)
These bonuses, (eBooklet and report) are worth over $30.00 by themselves.
I have sold the material in just my main ebook in the past for $179.97… to MANY happy customers.
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When you get the book, scan it a couple of times and read the parts that jump out at you right away—then go back and read it cover to cover.
Next, read the bonus booklets, trying some of the techniques as you go. You'll notice a difference right away, and this will give you one of the most needed ingredients for writing great songs…courage. You’ll have courage to risk writing a lot MORE than you are probably doing at present.
Let’s Wrap This Up
Here's a recap of what you're going to get:
You get everything:
- “Strong SongWriting—How to Write Songs that Grab Listeners and Launch Careers” This is my "go-to" manual on how to become a professional songwriter.
“Writing a Killer Bridge — Mastering the Art of the Multiple Song Climax” e-booklet
- "Instant Beginner's Luck for Songwriters"—How I got signed very quickly by learning a few high-yield secrets.
These extra bonuses are worth the total price by themselves.
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Let Me Ask You This:
What if this knowledge helps you write just ONE successful song? Just ONE. What would that be worth to you?
Now ask yourself: What if it even just raises the overall level of my skill and puts me well above the musical crowd I mix with now? What if I really can learn how to write the kind of songs that I've always wanted?
For most songwriters, even a moderately successful song would be worth thousands in real dollars. But I know for a fact that the internal power it represents is worth much more… it is priceless.
I wish that I would have been able to buy this experience, insight, and “back-office” knowledge for $49.97 when I started. I certainly would have been glad to make that investment in myself.
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This book may have the one exact nugget of truth you need to make your writing finally “click” into place. (It’s actually FULL of such nuggets…I’ve been gathering them for 30 years!)
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