Mon, May 23|
The Songwriter's Guide to Mastering Co-Writing with Bill O'Hanlon
Writing a song in collaboration with others is called co-writing. There's no faster way to bring your songwriting skills up than to co-write. This talk will focus on how to successfully navigate the cowriting process. How to get prepared, how to get started and what to do if you get stuck!
Time & Location
May 23, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM CDT
About the event
Writing a song in collaboration with others is called co-writing. There's no faster way to bring your songwriting skills up than to co-write.
Just as each of us brings different strengths and abilities, co-writers have different strengths and specializations in the song creation process. One person may be great at song ideas, the other lyrics, another melody. Wonderful! But what if you’re new to this?
It’s no small task to be comfortable co-writing when you are just starting out or don’t get a chance to co-write much.
This talk will focus on how to successfully navigate the cowriting process. How to get prepared to co-write, song blueprinting, how to handle challenging situations, what to do if your “team” gets stuck and how to find co-writers!
Our guide will be Bill O'Hanlon has literally written the book on co-writing, The Songwriter’s Guide to Mastering Co-Writing!
More about Bill O'Hanlon
Bill O’Hanlon has been playing guitar, piano and writing songs for over 50 years. In recent years, he’s gotten more serious about songwriting and has co-written more than 300 songs a year for the past few years and over 1,000 songs total. Bill has gotten over 30+ cuts of his songs with independent artists and several sync placements. He writes many different genres of music, from singer-songwriter to country to pop to rock to jazz and even some hip-hop, since his co-writers bring musical influences that aren't his main strengths or interests.
He has also written 39 books, the last three of which are about songwriting.
Song Building: Mastering Lyric Writing (https://www.amazon.com/Song-Building-Mastering-SongTown-Songwriting-ebook/dp/B07WJWQB78/),The Songwriter’s Guide to Mastering Co-Writing (https://www.amazon.com/Songwriters-Guide-Mastering-Co-Writing-Techniques-ebook/dp/B07N6N4L23/), and Mastering Melody Writing (https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Melody-Writing-Songwriters-Repetition/dp/1098364333/) co-written with hit songwriters Marty Dodson and Clay Mills. He is currently writing his 40th book, called Sync and Grow Rich.
Bill was formerly a psychotherapist and speaker, traveled throughout the world for 30+ years before putting his work online and staying put at home most of the time, and one of his books (Do One Thing Different) was featured on Oprah.