Happy New Year, songwriters! It’s that time of year again where we reflect on the past 12 months and make big plans for the future. And what better way to kick off the new year than by setting some epic New Year’s resolutions for songwriters?
But let’s be real, as songwriters, we all know that sticking to our resolutions can be a bit of a challenge. So instead of setting ourselves up for failure with lofty goals like “write a hit song every day,” let’s try something a little more realistic (and entertaining).
Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions for songwriters you can steal for yourself:
1. Write at least 3 times a week.
Consistency is key when it comes to songwriting, and setting a regular writing schedule can help us stay focused and make progress. Plus, the more we write, the better we’ll get. So why not aim for a daily writing habit? Just don’t forget to take breaks and give ourselves some creative downtime too.
2. Write a song a day for a week.
This one might seem a little daunting, but it’s a great way to push ourselves and see what we’re capable of. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to try out new ideas and see what sticks. And hey, even if we end up with a week’s worth of terrible songs, at least we’ll have a good laugh. Check out the One Melody a Day Challenge for some inspiration.
3. Perform your music live.
There’s nothing quite like the rush of performing a song we’ve written in front of a live audience. Whether it’s at an open mic night or a local coffee shop, taking the stage can be a great way to get feedback and build confidence. Plus, it’s a fun way to share our music with the world.
4. Try a new genre.
It’s easy to get stuck in a rut, writing the same type of songs over and over again. Mix things up by branching out and trying a new genre. Whether it’s country, hip hop, or electronic dance music, experimenting with different styles can help us discover new creative avenues and keep things interesting.
5. Collaborate with a fellow songwriter.
Working with someone else can help spark new ideas and push us out of our comfort zone. Plus, it’s always more fun to tackle a challenge with a buddy by our side. Who knows, we might even end up with a hit song on our hands.
So there you have it, songwriters. Five new year’s resolutions that are both achievable and entertaining. Happy songwriting, and here’s to a productive and musical 2023!