Songwriting is painful. Songwriting feels great.

faces pain rating scaleWhat is it about songwriting that is painful yet totally feels awesome at the same time?

You struggle for a lyric, fight for a melody, kneel down and pray for an idea…THE idea. When it doesn’t happen, or it takes seemingly forever, the pain feels excruciating.

What if…nothing will come. Ever. Again.

What if…you were a hack all along.

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Songwriting Scene: United Kingdom

Red telephone booth and Big Ben in London, England, the UK. TheThis is a guest post by Jimmy Brewer:

With the dominance of TV talent shows over the last ten years or so, you could be forgiven for thinking that the UK has forgotten how to produce real, honest music, let along good songwriting.

Quite simply, this is not the case! There is an unbelievable amount of great music being produced over here. Perhaps the most obvious examples, of course, are global superstars Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.

But that’s just the beginning.

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