This list profiles the most influential composers of the current century. But these artists are linked by more than just their accolades. Read on!
Simon Hanes of NYC’s Tredici Bacci and Guerilla Toss stops by to tell us about his new record, composing Italian funk tunes, and more!
In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
A professional songwriter meditates on the relevance of Nick Cave’s philosophy on creativity, and his own struggles with procrastination and creativity.
In Bach’s pre-Enlightenment time, understanding how and why he composed his music might lead contemporary composers to new and exciting areas. Learn more.
We’ve compiled some of our favorite lyrics to hit the Billboard pop charts last year and isolated them to give them the attention they deserve.
This article looks at some of the psychological explanations around why songs are considered catchy and how they get stuck in our heads.
People make so many excuses for themselves when they don’t feel up to writing. Here are ten common ones and why they’re all wrong.
An in-depth exploration of one of the most storied chords in opera, what makes it so influential, and how to use it yourself in your compositions.
Here’s seven of our strongest tips for songwriters who want to make writing music their full-time job, day in and day out.