touch my heart? songwriting blog of recording studio producer gary earl
Music
July 13, 2016

So You Think Your Song Can Touch My Heart?

Years ago, I interned with a famous songwriter. After a week or so, I politely asked if he’d listen to one of my songs. I said, “It’s supposed to touch your…
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March 23, 2016

Success in Music with Ten Tips

By Gary Earl  (Adapted from Shilpan Patel of Success Soul) 1. Win the battle in your own mind first:  Surround yourself with family and friends who share a similar vision…
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March 3, 2016

Understanding Copyright Basics

By Gary Earl The basics of Copyright law are simple. Armed with some simple principles, you can understand just what is covered and what isn’t, and hopefully save yourself potential…
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February 24, 2016

Hooking Your Listeners

By Gary Earl Ever had anyone tell you your song is good, but just not quite “fresh enough,” or unique? There is an infamous quote that states “everything has already…
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February 17, 2016

Love from a Different Angle

By Gary Earl I remember arriving in Nashville for the first time, sitting in ASCAP with a rep, eager to show her my song that I knew was a big…
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February 13, 2016

Writing Hit Country Songs

By Gary Earl Mega­hit songwriter and ASCAP rep Ralph Murphy is a Sensei when it comes to lyrics. (Sensei is Japanese for Master of the Art & Master Teacher). For…
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February 9, 2016

Adding Twists to Folkisms

By Gary Earl Clay Collins, writer of Alternative Productivity and Anti­Hacks for Living, said that he once wrote an article entitled “Why You Should Get Up Whenever You Want,” but…
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December 2, 2015

The Write Stuff

Film & TV music supervisors are increasingly scanning the web, especially youtube, for new bands and new artists. They are all hoping to find the next break-out hit song. If…
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