What Songwriters Can Learn From Annoying Pop Music

Is pop music getting more annoying?

Your answer to this question may be a resounding, non-hesitating, “Yes!” And I’m with you. Pop music nowadays can be really repetitive, uninteresting, and just irritating.

But even though it feels like pop music is more annoying than it used to be, is that actually true? And can the rest of us learn something from pop music?

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Paul Simon Doesn’t Know What His Songs Are About

When I sit down to write a song, I approach it the same way most songwriters do — with a world-changing idea in mind I want to get across to the listener.

I want the song to have a specific meaning yet hide it behind poetic verbiage. I want the listener to be like, “Woah! These lyrics are blowing my mind!”

But, thanks to Paul Simon, I’m trying to move away from that approach.

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Forget Speed Songwriting — What About Intentional Songwriting?

Have you seen these ads for speed songwriting?

Facebook and Instagram feed them to me all the time. And I don’t like them.

I guess that’s kind of harsh, but I just think there’s a better way to write songs.

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9 Songwriting Tools To Help Maximize Your Time And Creativity

I want to bust a myth about songwriting.

The length of the writing session doesn’t matter.

It’s more about applying yourself and having the right songwriting tools.

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