6 Steps to Songwriting Success

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6 Steps to Songwriting Success

The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs

By Jason Blume

Billboard Books, Paperback, 9780823084777, 282pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2008

What's the secret to writing a hit song? It's as simple as 1-2-3-4-5-6 Innovative, practical, and inspiring, "Six Steps to Songwriting Success" presents a surefire step-by-step approach to mastering the elements consistently found in hit songs. Author Jason Blume, a songwriter with the rare distinction of having had songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts simultaneously, has packed this book with such key aids as the three-step lyric writing technique used by the pros; lyric, melody, and demo checklists; and tools for self-evaluation plus many other exercises that work. Blume's warm, humorous style features motivational anecdotes and entertaining stories of how hit songs came to be written and recorded. Get "Six Steps to Songwriting Success," and get on the charts

About the Author
Jason Blume's songs are on three Grammy-nominated albums and have sold more than 50,000,000 copies. One of only a few writers to ever have songs on the pop, country, and R&B charts, all at the same time--his songs have been recorded by diverse artists including Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Jesse McCartney, the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, and international stars such as Christian Ingebrigtsen, Tomohisa Yamashita (#1 EP, Japan), Hi-5 (winners of Greek Idol), and BYentl (#6 single, the Netherlands), as well as country music stars including Collin Raye (6 cuts), the Oak Ridge Boys, Steve Azar, and John Berry ("Change My Mind," a top 5 single that earned a BMI "Million-Aire" Award for garnering more than one million airplays). His songs have been included in films and television shows including "Scrubs," "Friday Night Lights," "Assassination Games," Disney's "Kim Possible" and "First Kid," MTV's "Next Thing" and "Taking the Stage," "MVP," "The Dating Guy," "Barbie of Swan Lake," "Dangerous Minds," "Kickin' it Old Skool," "Fame," "The Guiding Light," "The Miss America Pageant," and many more. Jason Blume is the author of 6 Steps to Songwriting Success: The Comprehensive Guide to Writing and Marketing Hit Songs, and Inside Songwriting: Getting to the Heart of Creativity, (both published by Billboard Books). He also produced and narrates a 4-part instructional audio CD series. When he is not writing hit songs he teaches others how to do so. Acknowledged as one of the world's top songwriting instructors, Blume developed and teaches the BMI Nashville Songwriters workshops. He presented an acclaimed master class at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (founded by Sir Paul McCartney) and has taught at conferences, colleges, and universities throughout the U.S. and in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Ireland, the U.K., Canada, Bermuda, and Jamaica. After twelve years as a staff-writer for Zomba Music, Blume now runs Moondream Music Group. For additional information, visit www.jasonblume.com