Blog6 - How To Write A Song In 9 Simple Steps

How To Write A Song In 9 Simple Steps

Are you aspiring to become the next superstar and create big pop hits? Or you just want to express your thoughts and feelings through a song? Well, songwriting is for you.

Songwriting is the process of composing or creating a music out of a singular or multiple themes and subjects. There are thousands of songwriters who make money for lending their masterpieces to artists. Songwriting entails creativity and love for music, of course.

Here are the 9 simple steps in writing a song:

Be inspired

Before you write a song, you have to be inspired. Think about your favorite artists and how they write their songs. You can also select a theme and idea, or you may want to use your thoughts and feelings as your fuel to write a song. You can also be inspired by your life stories and experiences.

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Create a melody

If you are fueled by inspiration, it’s time for you to create a melody. Think about a random tone or rhythm in your head. You can hum, buzz or sing your favorite song and make it as an inspiration for your melody.

Make a song structure

After creating a melody, make a song structure. The song structure contains the order of the parts of the song. A common song would follow a verse-refrain-chorus-verse-refrain-bridge-chorus structure. However, you can be more innovative. Create a song structure that speaks your mind and the type of music you want to make.

Write the lyrics

Writing the lyrics is one of the most crucial parts. Out of your inspirations, write about what you want to say. Put your ideas and feelings into words. In the initial part of writing the lyrics, you can skip the aesthetics part. You just have to be plain-straight in expressing all your ideas into words.

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Experiment with words

Now here comes the creative part. From the lyrics you made, re-create them through experimenting with some words. You can use metaphors, idiomatic expressions or rhyming words that will make your verses and chorus sound great and artistic. After finalizing the lyrics, combine it with the melody.

Play the instrument

What is music without instrumental? After creating the lyrics and combining it with the melody, use your most favorite instrument to accompany your song. Most commonly, songwriters use a guitar as it is very easy to use and has a wide range of chords. A piano is the second most popular.

Practice the song

After you perfect the lyrics, instrumentation and chords, practice and practice. You can make some necessary changes in your song while you practice so that you can achieve your desirable song piece.

Let others hear the song

Apart from you, others should hear your music. We create music because we want others to hear it. So, it is important that you let others, say your friends or some artists constructively judge and criticize your song for improvements.

Record the song

Lastly, record the song. After you finalize everything, go to a music recording studio to record your song. You can also use your available resources and just be creative.

Blog5 - Top 8 Dance Songs of All Time

Top 8 Dance Songs of All Time

Music is the perfect company for all your moods. If you want to relax, listen to classical songs. If you are feeling emotional right now, you can listen to some Adele songs. However, if you want to party hard and move your body, set your playlist of dance music and turn up the volume.

If you are still searching your library, look no more! Here are the top 8 dance songs of all time:

Y.M.C.A. – The Village People

Y.M.C.A. was released in 1978. It reached number 1 in UK charts and number 2 in US charts. It sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. This is indeed a timeless dance hit, with very simple but fun choreography.  In 2009, Y.M.C.A. entered the Guinness World Book of Records when The Village People performed the song along with over 44,000 people dancing.

Night Fever – Bee Gees

The Bee Gees recorded this song in 1977. When it first appeared in Saturday Night Fever, it became an instant hit. It was the third of the six consecutive US number 1 for Bee Gees. It also ranked the second best song in 1978. Night Fever also topped the UK charts for two straight weeks. It received a platinum certification in Canada and US.

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Dancing Queen – ABBA

Everybody knows the worldwide hit Dancing Queen by the Swedish group ABBA.  It ranked first on dozens of charts all around the world, including US, Australia, Netherlands, and UK. It was the only ABBA song that topped the Billboard Hot 100.

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters

When this single was released in 1982, people are so excited and they just can’t hide it! It entered the Billboard Hot 100 in the 30th spot. It also ranked on Billboard’s hot dance club and R&B singles. Billboard also named this song the 23rd greatest girl group song of all time.

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

We Are Family was released in 1979 and gained popularity in clubs and radios. It became the number 1 R&B and number 2 pop song on the US charts. It also topped the chart in Canada. Billboard named this song number 20 on 100 Greatest Girl Group Songs of All Time.

The Twist – Chubby Checker

Released in 1959, The Twist immediately peaked number 28 on Billboard Hot 100 until it topped the chart in 1960. In 1988, it was re-recorded by The Fat Boys and topped Germany charts and became number 2 in the UK. Billboard named the song the biggest hit of the 1960s.

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Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Of course, the King of Pop has his entry. Jackson released Billie Jean as the second single from his 6th studio album Thriller. It became one of the best-selling singles worldwide, topping charts in US, UK, and other countries simultaneously. It was a certified platinum by the RIAA in 1989.

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

I Will Survive remains to be a disco legend. Released in 1978, I Will Survive topped the Billboard Hot 100 and UK singles chart. It was also one of the songs most heavily played on the radio. It was also certified platinum by RIAA.

These were just a few of the millions of dance hits that have dominated the airwaves.

Blog4 - The 6 Biggest Pop Hits of 2017

The 6 Biggest Pop Hits of 2017

The year 2017 is a really majestic year for music. It is the year of big album releases from some of the biggest artists. It is also the year for some fresh faces in the industry. 2017 is filled with great hits that we played thousand times on our music devices.

Let us round up the 6 biggest pop hits of the year 2017:

Despacito (Remix)

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yanki featuring Justin Bieber

Despacito (Remix) is certainly the biggest pop hit of 2017. It is a single by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi with rap by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. In April 2017, they produced a remix with Justin Bieber which immediately topped the Billboard. Its music video (without Bieber) is viewed almost 4 billion times. It is named as Billboard’s third best pop song of 2017.

Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

Shape of You is one of the double lead singles of Ed Sheeran’s comeback album Divide. It topped more than 35 charts all over the world. It also topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 consecutive weeks. In September 2017, it became the most streamed track on Spotify, with more than 1.3 billion streams. It also sold over 27,000 combined units in the first week of release.

That’s What I Like

Bruno Mars

That’s What I Like is the second single from Bruno Mars’ third studio album 24k Magic which he released in January 2017. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and has spent in the top 10 for almost thirty weeks. This single was also certified Platinum 17 times. In July 2017, the single sold almost 1.5 million copies and has 522 million audio and video streams worldwide.

HUMBLE.

Kendrick Lamar

HUMBLE. is the most popular hip-hop song of 2017. It is the first single off Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, Damn. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 and has spent in the top 10 for 15 weeks. This is Lamar’s first-ever highest-charting single. Pitchfork named it as the Best New Track. Lamar’s HUMBLE. also dominated the MTV Awards winning a total of 6 awards, including Video of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song.

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Look What You Made Me Do

Taylor Swift

Look What You Made Me Do made Taylor Swift’s musical comeback trending and controversial because of its notable deviation from Swift’s traditional pop style and some hidden lyrics believed to be pointed towards Swift’s opponents. It is the lead single off Swift’s sixth studio album Reputation. Its video became the most watched within 24 hours. It also topped 15 countries and received Platinum certifications.

Bodak Yellow

Cardi B.

Bodak Yellow is a hit single from newcomer Cardi B. It was released in June 2016 as her debut single. It topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Cardi B. the first ever female rapper to top the chart since Lauryn Hill’s Doo Wop (That Thing). The song features catchy beats and hooks.

What are your other favorite 2017 pop hits? Comment them down below.

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for Music Lovers

Christmas is fast approaching. Probably, you have started looking for some gifts or are still brainstorming for the best gift ideas. For your friends who love music, of course, your gift should be related to music. Music-themed gifts are more personalized, making them feel super special.

Check out these ten amazing gift ideas for music lovers:

Portable Turntable

Turntables are popular since the 1980s as record players. Now, turntables are becoming more advanced. DJs have been using them to produce music, EDM in particular. There are portable turntables that allow you to play music. This will be a perfect gift idea for your friend.

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Vinyl Records

Vinyl records are vintage storage medium that can contain one to two songs. They are only played using a gramophone or turntables. It is the best gift idea for your friend who loves to collect vintage music-related stuff.

Mixtape Doormat

Another vintage stuff is a mixtape. There are available personalized doormats that are designed like mixtapes. Whenever your friend sees this mixtape doormat, he or she will be reminded of music. Plus, it is very useful.

Ticket Holder

As a music lover, your friend must have been into different concerts and musical performances. He or she must have a lot of ticket stubs. Well, give your recipient a ticket holder that can be mounted on their wall. It will remind your friend of his or her musical experiences.

Record Frame

You can also give a record frame to your friend. Print a copy of the album cover of your friend’s favorite band or artist. Make sure you placed a digital signature on the album cover before framing them. This record frame can add aesthetics to his or her room filled with music stuff.

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Gramophone-Designed Speaker

This gift will be great for his or her collection of music stuff. There are gramophone designed speakers available online. However, you can also do-it-yourself. All you just need is a quality speaker and your creativity.

MP3 Armband

If your friend is a fitness enthusiast or has an active lifestyle, give him or her an MP3 armband. Your friend can use this if he or she will do running or biking. The MP3 armband can hold their phones and other music devices.

Bluetooth Headphones

Probably, headphones are a necessity to all music lovers. Instead of giving the traditional headphone, try the Bluetooth headphones. It is more convenient than wired headphones, especially to those who have an active lifestyle. There are cheap Bluetooth headphones available online.

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Portable Speaker

If you cannot DIY a gramophone speaker, well, just give your friend a regular portable speaker. There are portable speakers that are designed with superheroes, sports-themed and much more. Also, make sure that the speaker has quality sound.

Customized Guitar Picks

Lastly, for your friend that uses guitar, it is recommended to give a customized pick. There are stores that accept pick customization. You can engrave or print the picture of his or her favorite artist, movie, quote or his or her picture.

Do you have any cool gift ideas for music lovers? Share us your thoughts.

Blog2 - Dannii Minogue’s Top 7 Hits That Dominated Charts

Dannii Minogue’s Top 7 Hits That Dominated Charts

After how many years, the Queens of the Clubs is making the greatest musical comeback. After giving birth to a healthy baby boy in July 2010, Dannii has focused on various TV roles, including The X Factor Australia and more recently, BBC’s One’s Let It Shine.

Just this August 2017, Dannii released her most-awaited single, Holding On which is a serious club banger. It features bone-rattling beats and electronic quirky upbeat tempo. She is also expected to go on tour. Exciting, isn’t it?

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Well, to celebrate her musical comeback, let us have a throwback of her top seven hits that definitely broke the charts:

Love and Kisses

Love and Kisses was her first ever single from her self-titled Album Dannii and re-released album Love and Kisses in 1991. It peaked number 4 in Australian singles chart while 8th on UK singles chart. It is the fifth best-selling single of Dannii to date.

Jump to the Beat

Released on July 1991 under the album Let Me Be Your Angel, Jump to the Beat peaked number 3 in UK singles charts and 8th in Australia. It also topped the Billboard dance charts. It also topped in top 15 in Ireland, Netherlands, and Sweden. It is Dannii’s 7th best-selling single.

This is It

From her second album Get Into You, Dannii released This is It as the second single in 1976. It peaked at number 9 in UK singles chart and was included in Billboard Hot 100 in the 91st position. It also ranked 10th in Billboard Hot Dance Club Play. This is It is Danni’s third best-selling single.

All I Wanna Do

All I Wanna Do is Dannii’s best-selling single ever. It was the first single off her third studio album Girl. It ranked number four in UK singles chart and has been certified gold in Australia and Silver in the UK. It also topped pop charts in Australia, Scotland, and Belgium.

Who Do You Love Now

The second best-selling single of Dannii is Who Do You Love Now which she performed along with Dutch DJs Zki and Dobri. It was among the singles of Dannii’s 2003 album Neon Nights. It ranked third in UK singles chart, fifth in UK dance singles chart, second in Scottish singles chart and charted in other countries.

Put the Needle on It

Put The Needle On It was released on November 4 as part of Dannii’s album Neon Nights. It ranked number 7 in UK singles chart. It also topped in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and Scotland charts. It is considered the 8th best-selling single of Dannii.

I Begin to Wonder

I Begin to Wonder was Dannii’s second single from Neon Nights. It topped the UK upfront dance chart and was the second in UK singles chart. It also ranked 14th on Billboard hot dance singles. It was also included in the top 10 charts of France, Scotland, and Europe. It is Dannii’s fourth best-selling single.

Apart from these chart-topping singles, other Dannii’s best-selling singles include Success, Baby Love and Everything I Wanted.

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Dannii Minogue: The Queen of Clubs and A Fashion Icon

“Love and Kisses”, “Jump to the Beat”, “Baby Love” and “This is it”. These are some of the hits of the Australian singer and dancer Dannii Minogue. She is the younger sister of pop superstar Kylie Minogue who recorded the pop hits “Can’t Get You out of my Head” and “The Loco-motion”.

Dannii Minogue began her career as a pop singer in the 1990s and has dominated charts all over the world. Let’s get to know Dannii better.

Personal Life

Dannii Minogue was born on October 20, 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is the youngest of the three children of Ronald Charles Allan Minogue, an Irish accountant, and Carol Jones, an American dancer. Her sister Kylie has become a pop superstar, while her brother pursued news operations in Australia.

At an early age, Dannii enrolled in singing and dancing lessons. By the time when she was seven, she appeared in several soap operas on Australian television, including Skyways and The Sullivans.

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Music Career

Dannii signed a recording contract in January 1989 with Mushroom Records. She released her first album, Dannii in Australia which topped album charts. Outside Australia, the album has been renamed to Love and Kisses which became a top hit. Her first single Love and Kisses peaked at number four on Australian charts and was certified gold.

In October 1993, she released her second album Get Into You with upbeat dance tracks Show You the Way to Go, This is It and This is the Way.

In 1997, Dannii released her third album Girl which featured adult-oriented dance music. She released her three singles All I Wanna Do, Everything I Wanted and Disremembrance which all peaked number one on the UK dance chart. In June 1998, Dannii began her The Unleashed Tour in the United Kingdom.

In 2003, she released her 4th album, Neon Nights which consisted of 1980’s-themed dance-pop songs which include Put the Needle on it and I Begin to Wonder.

In 2006, she released a compilation of all her greatest hits on the album The Hits & Beyond. In 2008, Dannii released her fifth studio album which includes unreleased and canceled singles from previous albums.

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Other Careers

Apart from music, Dannii also spent her years as a TV actress. She became a judge on The X Factor UK, The X Factor Australia, and Australia’s Got Talent.

She has also been a fashion design and model. She has been a Style Icon in Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She also became an ambassador for 2011’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Her creations were applauded by fashion line. She also has an online store featuring her works.

Apart from fashion, she is an active gay rights activist.

Where is she now?

After her hiatus in the music scene, she announced in 2015 that she is planning to make a comeback. In August 2017, she announced a new single Holding On and promises a new album. She also became a judge on a British talent Show Let it Shine.

She is now currently working on her greatest musical comeback and has also been appearing in various TV and theater works.