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The Golden Rule of Songs

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The Golden Rule of Songs

With over 7 billion people in the world, even if you have 1 million fans, the odds are 7,000 to 1 that a listener won't enjoy your music.

If you hear a song and don't like it, it doesn't mean that it's bad. It means you're not the right audience for the song.

Focus on finding the right audience for your song and let the haters hate. Practice the Golden Rule of Songs:

Treat other songs as you'd want your song to be treated.


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3 Responses to The Golden Rule of Songs

  1. Jeff Woods February 14, 2015 at 8:15 PM #

    Thanks Graham,
    This is a brand new begin for my songwriting.
    Love the way things are going with it.
    Can't wait to start writing chords and melodies to the 15 songs I started.
    This way of writing songs fits me like a glove.

    Your songwriter student,
    Jeff Woods

  2. Jaime September 22, 2016 at 2:52 AM #

    That's a good way to look at it. Perhaps if I start treating songs like I do people, w/ respect, maybe good karma will help me find and identify my audience more effectively. Who knows, maybe more of them will find me. They're definitely out there. I remember being 1 of the only big Smashing Pumpkins fan in my main group of friends. My band would cover some of their songs, and they respected them, but only my former bassist owned 2-3 albums. I remember thinking, "I wish I had more friends that liked the Smashing Pumpkins like I did". It was always a surprise to me when I'd go to a S.P. concert and find myself surrounded by other like-minded fans. We all lived in the same city, but it took a concert for all of us to get together. I suppose finding your fanbase is similar. They're out there, it's just a matter of getting your music heard, then organizing events (concerts/gigs) to get them all in 1 place. Of course, there's nothing like playing a gig, then meeting new people that become genuine fans.

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