About This Group


Singer-songwriters, guitarists, pianists, and artists of other musical styles, connect together here about creating songs, writing lyrics, jamming, performing and more. You are encouraged to:

  • Share your original songs
  • Listen to songs by other group members
  • Request and give feedback

Members: 281
Latest Activity: Oct 7

Songwriting Exchange

Join us at 9pm on August 19th at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City for a performance featuring songs written by Songwriting Exchange winners Connor Mahoney and Justina Shandler. They will be joined by a band of New York-based professional musicians, including songwriter and pianist Deidre Rodman Struck.

Click here to see videos of their winning submissions!

 Recap: Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search

Musical Exchange's Songwriter Search began last spring with a nationwide call for songwriters. After six weeks of online songwriting activities, a group of talented young songwriters took the trip of a lifetime, performing at the CMDA Route 40 Music Festival and collaborating with young South Africans.


Click here for a recap of the complete project.


Songwriter Series

Explore the craft of songwriting in this ongoing series. Through regular interviews and short videos, professional songwriters share inspiration and advice about diverse musical styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.



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Discussion Forum

It takes Taylor Swift how long to write a song??????? 8 Replies

It took Adele two days to write "Someone Like You". …Continue

Tags: writing, a, song, flatts, rascal

Started by Yasmin de Soiza. Last reply by Naomi Vescio Aug 27.

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Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on October 7, 2014 at 10:33am

Very cool Zandi

Comment by Zandi Holup on October 6, 2014 at 11:19pm

Hi Everyone!

    I am playing at Carroll Place Saturday Oct 18th! I have linked the info below. I hope some of you guys will come check it out. Its going to be a great show!

-Zandi Holup



Comment by Yasmin de Soiza on October 6, 2014 at 11:44am

@Micky Lapin That is a great start. Do you have  a title for this song? That will heko give you direction as you continue to finish your lyrics.

Comment by Micky Lapin on October 5, 2014 at 3:14am

hi everyone:)

i started writing a song and wanted to know what you guy think of the 2 verses. here they are:

i was sitting right there, one the steps

waiting for you to pick me up next

with my hair all curled up, and my lip gloss on

when you pulled up in your Chevy truck

all i knew was i wanted to get stuck

with you in the moonlight, with the radio on

Comment by Nicholas Nield on October 2, 2014 at 6:30pm

Hey Guys! Check out my new EP album "Midnight Confessions" on my page and let me know what you think! 

Comment by Ken Bragg on September 30, 2014 at 7:58pm

Aly, that's a really neat idea! I'm looking forward to hearing what you write!

Comment by Aly Nicole Schulte on September 27, 2014 at 8:55pm
Hey Guys,
I hope everyone is doing good out there, with school starting and everything. I was just checking in and wanted to ask for your help. My school is doing an artist performance competition of sorts with all the arts (photography, music, visual art, dancing, and literature) , so naturally I chose music. You get to send in a 5 min. Song that you record.
The theme is The World Would Be A Better Place If...
I was thinking about doing (writing, more or less) a song called Dreams Collide
Basically it's about the differences between child and adult and how 'the world would be a better place if' our Dreams would Collide. It would have those exact words but hopefully you get what I mean.
Please let me know what you think :)
Comment by Ken Bragg on August 20, 2014 at 12:29am

Looks like everyone has had a productive summer!

Aly, I really like this one! It's very catchy, but also very emotional. That's a great combination. It's funny how we can come back to something a while later and turn it into something we love. (Jack White actually did that on his new album Lazaretto. He based some parts of it on writings he did when he was 17.)

Comment by Aly Nicole Schulte on August 16, 2014 at 9:41pm

My original called the Last Goodbye.

I wrote this song a while ago and my songwriting friend, as well as I, did not think much of it. About 6 months later with a little effort in changing lyrics and alternating the chords a bit, it's become my favorite song to play.

Also, update with me (if any of you are interested): I'm now playing at a farmers market which is SUPER fun and more than what I was ever expecting when I first started songwriting about two years ago. :)

Thanks for reading
Comment by Zandi Holup on August 14, 2014 at 5:25pm

Hi Everyone!

     I will be playing for an hour at The Bitter End on Sept. 4th! Here is the event link, hope ya can come! xo



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