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The New Industry: Record Labels in the Digital Age

By admin | September 22, 2013

In this age of electronic sounds, autotuned vocals, and flash, music lovers sometimes long for songs that actually have something to say. Good lyrics can make a song truly timeless and connect listeners to music in a deeper way than fluff lyrics can. Consider these three talented songwriters who rank among the best lyricists ever: Sting Sting is quite an accomplished songwriter and has had success for years with The Police before his career as a solo performer. While a member of The Police, he penned such classics as “Every Breath You Take” and “Roxanne”. As a solo artist, he continued his inspired songwriting with songs like “The Russians” and “Fragile”. Paul Simon This distinguished singer/songwriter has done it all, going from success in the 60′s with tunes like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “The Boxer” to more recent works like “Graceland” and “Father and Daughter”. His lyrics are touching, inspiring, and artful in the highest degree. Peter Gabriel This legendary performer has been writing imaginative and groundbreaking songs, www.directtelevisionpackages.com/, including “Shock the Monkey”, “Digging in the Dirt”, and “Sledgehammer”. His stylish and elaborate stage presence and a commitment to lyrical excellence makes Peter one of the greatest lyricists ever.

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The Ways Music Connects the World

By admin | May 27, 2013

The Ways Music Connects the World

The Power of Music Lyrics
Lyrics have always been a staple of pop music. One of the oldest theories of song arrangement consisted of hooking the listener with the beat and then reeling them in with the words. In this sense, the music and the lyrics go hand-in-hand. Therefore, it is important to realize the influence the lyrics have on the music. Many artists over the years have dedicated a large portion Read the rest of this entry »

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The Greatest Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time

By admin | March 29, 2013

People who dismiss hip-hop as racist, unintelligent or lazy have clearly never listened to the words of these lyricists. They represent some of the best in the genre, and their words are introspective, honest, revealing and memorable.

Eminem

Marshal Mathers, better known as Eminem, changed the rap world forever when he started putting pen to paper. His verses are filled with raw emotion, creating a unique mix of intelligence and angst that is difficult to find elsewhere.

Nas

Nas runs deeper with his lyrics Read the rest of this entry »

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Are Song Lyrics Important in Popular Dance Music?

By admin | January 28, 2013

The songwriting process is not only mysterious to the music fans it is often mysterious to songwriters as well. Songwriters often speak their songs as “gifts” that they are lucky enough to receive. Keith Richards who penned one of rock music’s most famous guitar riffs, “Satisfaction,” said it came to him in a dream. Bob Dylan, arguably the 20th century’s most important songwriter, speaks about his songs easily falling onto paper with little effort when he was younger. Other songwriters have similar things to say about their craft. Nevertheless, despite the importance of inspiration, songwriting Read the rest of this entry »

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What Comes First, the Music or the Lyrics?

By admin | January 26, 2013

The songwriting process is not only mysterious to the music fans it is often mysterious to songwriters as well. Songwriters often speak their songs as “gifts” that they are lucky enough to receive. Keith Richards who penned one of rock music’s most famous guitar riffs, “Satisfaction,” said it came to him in a dream. Bob Dylan, arguably the 20th century’s most important songwriter, speaks about his songs easily falling onto paper with little effort when he was younger. Other songwriters have similar things to say about their craft. Nevertheless, despite the Read the rest of this entry »

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The Internet and Listening to Music

By admin | January 22, 2013

The internet has forever changed how we will listen to music forever, which has ultimately changed the music industry forever. Albums used to be the only way you could experience your favorite music, but the internet has essentially eliminated the need for the album.

Everyone can now use the internet to listen to any song they want to hear at the time. While this is great for the music fans, it is only hurting the musicians. The ability to listen to everything on the Read the rest of this entry »

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Ways to Find New Music Artists

By admin | January 21, 2013

The internet has made it easier to find new music artists than ever before. While it is possible to listen to music from random bands, there are several key tools that make easy to find new music artists that you will enjoy. The best part of listening to music is discovering new artists that you enjoy, and this can be easily achieved throughout Pandora and Spotify.

The best possible way to find out about new music artists is to listen to music through Pandora. Pandora allows you to enter all of your favorite artists, and then it Read the rest of this entry »

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The Best Lyricists of All Time

By admin | January 20, 2013

In this age of electronic sounds, autotuned vocals, and flash, music lovers sometimes long for songs that actually have something to say. Good lyrics can make a song truly timeless and connect listeners to music in a deeper way than fluff lyrics can. Consider these three talented songwriters who rank among the best lyricists ever:

Sting

Sting is quite an accomplished songwriter and has had success for years with The Police before his career as a solo performer. While a Read the rest of this entry »

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