Sunday, May 12, 2013
Songwriting on an Island
Those of you who are serious writers, and really looking to take a step in your game know what I’m talking about. You know this is exactly what is needed, and you've been waiting for it. But local guys just seem to want to use you and your songs as an experiment for their basement dungeon studios. You are likely the only one you know in your area that is seriously trying to write contemporary Christian music that sounds like what is on the radio (or better!)
So you sit on the beach, playing your guitar, waiting for your ship to come in...
Hey we all have done it. But I need to tell you something: the ship isn't coming by. Oh sure maybe that big American Idol thing sails by close to you and you think about putting up a smoke signal, but you really would rather write for Christian audiences.
So how do you find someone to help if there is nothing near you? Well, you get a boat, steer it off your island, and cross the seas to a place where people can help. You find musical civilization and serious folks that can truly help you get those songs to the place they need to be.
For Christian music, this mecca is Nashville. Like it or not, this is just where professionals who know the contemporary Christian music business live and work. They don’t sit around and play banjo all day, they don’t run around barefoot and yell “Yeehaw”!
Nashville and its suburbs Brentwood and Franklin are just the place you go to get work done in this industry. I’d even go as far as to say that Nashville is the top music center even over New York or Los Angeles for music work for almost any artist (unless you are an actor, stage singer, or want to get your music in films or in theater).
Just go to Google and type Christian Songwriting Services and see where it leads you, or email us for who might best serve you.
Isn't it time to get off the island before someone finds your bones and your songs dry up and float away into the surf?
Send an email message in a bottle and get rescued!
Have a great week!
Eric Copeland as been a songwriter, producer, and artist/songwriter rescuer for over two decades. He lives outside Nashville, TN and is president of Creative Soul, in association with Word Entertainment. For more information, go to http://www.CreativeSoulOnline.com
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- Eric Copeland is an author, producer, keyboardist, songwriter, and president of Creative Soul Companies. What is Creative Soul? Our main goals are to inform, encourage, and assist Christian creative folks in ministry, no matter where they are in their journey. Thanks for reading! Find out more about us at http://www.CreativeSoulOnline.com