Songwriting and Recording Resources

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The Craft of Christian Songwriting

Christian songwriting is not the same as secular songwriting. We focus on calling attention to the message, so the craft is different. Robert Sterling taught Christian songwriting for 8 years at The Academy of Gospel Music Arts. Now he brings his classes to you with chapter after chapter of practical insights, experience, and exercises.

Songwriter's on Songwriting
Songwriters on Songwriting

Five songwriters answer 17 questions about songwriting in this free guide from Disc Makers.


Music Journal (Diary, Notebook)

Don’t forget your ideas for new songs before you have a chance to write them down. Here’s one of the best-selling songwriting notebooks on Amazon. It has lined left-hand pages for ideas and lyrics, and staffed right-hand pages for composing music.

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Essential Songwriter’s Rhyming Dictionary: Pocket Size Book

Songwriting is much easier when you have this easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. This is the best-selling songwriting rhyming dictionary on Amazon.


Music Law in the Digital Age: Copyright Essentials for Today’s Music Business

Do you have questions about copyrights and digital music? This cutting-edge, plain-language guide shows you how copyright law affects the digital music industry. It’s published by Berklee Press, so you can be assured that it’s accurate and up to date.


How to Make Your Band Sound Great: Music Pro Guides

If you want to sound good in the studio Bobby Owsinski is the man to follow. He has multiple books available on recording—this is one to start with. How to Make Your Band Sound Great explores every aspect of playing with other musicians, including the equipment, hardware, and software used in today’s increasingly complex technological world, and the principles of sound every musician needs to know to work at the level of a professional band.

Budgeting for Your Album
Budgeting for Your Album

This free guide from Oasis has 40 tips to create a plan for your next album. If you’ve never released new music, or you’ve never done it strategically, this is a great overview of the process, how long it takes, and what it’s going to cost.

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