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CD Review: Gregg Lawless- Something Beautiful
By James Grimes - 01/28/2004 - 12:12 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Sunny Travels – “But I Can’t Leave This Rocking Chair”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 11:22 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Christine Saunders – “Beautiful Life”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 10:46 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Stuart Weber – “Under The Big Sky”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 10:13 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Liz Tansey – “what I want”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 09:46 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Lisa Fraser – “Midday Songs”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 09:46 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Chicklet – “Indian Summer”
By Stacey Board - 01/27/2004 - 09:45 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Genie - "Wildflowers" (Ran Birkins)
By Ran Birkins - 01/27/2004 - 05:50 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Tony Pica - 'Soul Occupation'
By Steve Allat - 01/22/2004 - 04:43 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Livio Guardi & Wilson Montuori - 'Diomedee'
By Steve Allat - 01/22/2004 - 03:44 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Aeolian May - 'Port Of Embarkation'
By Steve Allat - 01/20/2004 - 08:55 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Eyestrings - 'Burdened Hands'
By Steve Allat - 01/20/2004 - 08:52 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Modalities - 'Self-Arise'
By Steve Allat - 01/20/2004 - 08:48 PM EST

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Simon Says, “You’re Terrible!”
By Jon Nicol - 01/20/2004 - 04:04 PM EST

American Idol offers parallels to songwriting...

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Q & A - How can I quit being such a perfectionist and just WRITE?
By Mary Dawson - 01/19/2004 - 02:46 PM EST

Do you second guess yourself all the time that you're writing a song instead of just enjoying the process and writing for YOU? Leeza admits to having that problem and Mary helps her find ways to relax past the Writer's Block this creates.

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Q & A - Songwriting Credits?
By Mary Dawson - 01/19/2004 - 02:40 PM EST

If a band subtly changes the lyrics and/or melody of a song brought to it by a band member, how is the copyright worked out? Mary weighs in on this sensitive issue.

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No Talent Necessary, No Experience Required
By Michael Askounes - 01/18/2004 - 09:12 PM EST

In our second edition of "The Newbie's Nook", we take a look at the lost art of lyrics, modern day pop stars, and an aging hack who still is trying to be a rock and roll star. Oh, and we're adding a new "Nook Tunes" feature where we'll suggest some new tunes for the readers to check out, and solicit our readers to send in their suggestions as well. Thanks for stopping by!

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CD REVIEW: Jim Anthony Band - "Jim Anthony Band"
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 10:41 PM EST

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EP REVIEW: Jerra - "The Era Of Jerra"
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 10:31 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: George Mason & Friends - "Life & Colors "
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 10:17 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Christia Mantzke - "The First"
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 10:04 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: Bray - "Independent Film"
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 09:57 PM EST

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CD SINGLE REVIEW: Cuddy Mack - "Don't You Ever Leave"
By Gian F - 01/16/2004 - 09:47 PM EST

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Starting your CD Album--Song Creation and Song Choice
By Queenie Sataro - 01/16/2004 - 02:40 AM EST

I'll begin this series by outlining the steps it takes to bring an album of self-recorded, self-produced CD to the public. Each installment of the series will deal with a different aspect of this lengthy process, hopefully providing some guidance to the wooly worlds of home recording, time management, and even website design.

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CD REVIEW:Rick Speyer
By James Grimes - 01/15/2004 - 06:31 PM EST

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CD REVIEW: The Workers - East Bronx Epiphany
By James Grimes - 01/10/2004 - 05:30 PM EST

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The Power of Principles: Part 1 / Master's Maxim
By Mary Dawson - 01/08/2004 - 01:48 PM EST

Do you ever feel a bit discouraged as a songwriter -- like you are just treading water and never reaching the "shore of success?" Perhaps this new series will stimulate your creativity and introduce some new thoughts to energize your craft. The first principle, Master's Maxim, is one you can begin to apply TODAY! Join us for some foundational songwriting principles that can get you started or keep you going as a writer.

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Women are From Venus, Men are From Stupid
By Michael Askounes - 01/05/2004 - 03:15 AM EST

Join Michael Askounes in his first edition of The Newbie's Nook where he takes a look at conventions in songwriting, performing art for art's sake, and evading the evil eye of one's spouse when sneaking new expensive musical equipment into the house...

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"It's All About the Rewrite"
By Jon Nicol - 01/01/2004 - 12:20 PM EST

Advice from a seasoned songwriter that took awhile to sink in...

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Join our columnists for discussions about the creative process and business of writing songs. Ask them questions! Read a few music reviews or send in your own music to be reviewed. If you know of someone who would make a good columnist, please feel free to make a suggestion!


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