Collaborate with someone | Songwriting Club

Being a solo musician can feel pretty isolating when it comes to songwriting.

Sometimes, you have a great idea for a melody but can’t quite lock in a beat, or you have the beat down pat but find yourself struggling with the chord progression. This is when having a songwriting partner comes in handy. A collaborator can bring their own unique skill set, adding a different perspective to the track. They can also be on the same page as you, encouraging ideas and helping you cut back on any second guessing.

This week, let’s switch things up and collaborate with someone on a track!

As an example, I’ve pulled a track from my archive that I collaborated on with an amazing artist, Sam O.B.

Although it’s not a requirement, if you used a sound you found on Splice Sounds, let us know! If you want to use Splice Sounds in your song but don’t have an account, get your first month free with the code songwriting.

If you’re feeling proud of your tune or you’re looking for some feedback, upload it to the Splice community, SoundCloud, YouTube, Bandcamp, etc., and toss the link in the comments below. Before you share, just make sure you’re following these guidelines:

  1. Make sure your track aligns with the prompt – it should be something that you’ve specifically written in response to this blog post.
  2. No promotional posts – no links to contests, social media pages, etc.
  3. Comment on at least one other person’s song before you go – even if it seems small to you, your praise or critique can make a transformative impact on someone else’s craft.
  4. Give a quick summary of your goals for your song – asking for feedback on specific aspects (ex. the lyrics, chord progression, etc.) is also recommended!

Check back in for your next prompt on May 29th. We’re looking forward to hearing what you create!

May 1, 2020

Katie Smith Katie is an Artist Marketing Manager at Splice and a singer / songwriter under the moniker Lewis Lane.