When it comes to songwriting, sometimes the creative well dries up and you need to pray for rain. While you’re waiting for those prayers to be answered, check out the following Twitter resources for new songwriting tricks, perspectives, lessons, stories, and opportunities. I’ll bet inspiration strikes quicker and more often for those of you who do!
10 songwriting resources on Twitter worth following
1. American Songwriter Magazine
@AmerSongwriter – Stay up to date on the business, craft, and technology of songwriting.
2. The USA Songwriting Competition
@usasong – This Twitterfeed for the world’s leading international songwriting competition offers tips on how to write better songs, record better demos, etc.
3. Performing Songwriter
@PerfSong – Music news, interviews, reviews and stories from Performing Songwriter magazine archives and founder Lydia Hutchinson.
@TAXIMusic – The world’s leading independent A&R company offers advice and opportunities for songwriters and performers.
5. The Poetry Foundation
@PoetryFound – Poetry can be a great source of inspiration for lyrics. Check out the Poetry Foundation for all kinds of poetry resources, including poetry archives, apps, podcasts, videos, and more.
6. Song Written
@Song_Written – Tips on lyric writing, songwriting, and the creative process. Indie musicians welcome here!
7. The Beatles Songwriting Academy
@RealMattBlick – Matt Blick blogs and tweets about songwriting tips he’s learned from every song in the Beatles catalog.
8. Songwriting Scene
@SongScene – A great resource of tips, links, stories, and more. For songwriters, by songwriters.
@GrammarGirl – Mignon Fogarty is host of the Grammar Girl podcast. Fun tips about how the english language works.
@dictionarycom – Free online language reference resources! Plus the “Word of the Day.”
Oh, what the hell– you can never have too many songwriting resources– let’s do a few more!
11. Robin Frederick
@RobinFrederick – Author of Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting and Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV.
12. Song Lyrics
@songlyrics – The name says it all. Entertaining info about popular song lyrics and how they came to be.
13. Poetry Verve
@PoetryVerve – Links to poets, poetry, prose, literary events, and news.
How about you? Who do you follow on Twitter for good songwriting info? Let us know in the comments section below.