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 is a staff writer for Zomba Music. He has written songs for the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, as well as John Berry s Top 5 country single, Change my Mind and Steve Azar s country hit I Never Stopped Lovin You. He also developed and teaches the BMI Nashville Songwriters Workshop. He lives in Nashville, TN."