This course is designed to strengthen your songwriting skills in every respect. Closer attention is paid to marketing skills, legal procedures, finding one’s personal niche in the music business (whether to focus on one’s own style, concentrate on writing tunes for other acts, or both; whether to go through a publisher or be your own publisher; etc.). Co-writing music will be explored (you put lyrics to someone else’s music; they put music to yours). In class time centers around the analysis of successful songwriters in every genre.

Prerequisites: MUSC 268 (Songwriting I)