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3 Reasons Why You Need a Songwriter Split Sheet

One of the greatest skills that can artist can have is the ability to write and record their own songs, as well as collaborate with other fellow artists. But when there’s a lot of chefs in the kitchen cooking up a new song, it’s important to have a contract that spells out what each person is owed. This is where a songwriter split sheet comes into play!

What is a Songwriting Split Sheet?

This split sheet, also known as a royalty split agreement, is essentially a contract between you and your collaborators on how to split the shares of a song, once you start making revenue from it. There’s no “correct” way to format a songwriting split sheet, but it generally has everyone’s name, signature, contact information, and any industry or licensing information that’s necessary. By pulling this contract out at the beginning of your creative process, it’ll save you time and headaches later.

Reason #1: Makes the recording process less awkward!


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How to Write Better Song Lyrics in 6 Steps

If you’re a subscriber to our YouTube channel, you saw that we recently chatted with famous Nashville songwriter Steve Leslie! If you haven’t seen them yet, what are you doing here? Take a break and go watch those videos right now, then come back. Join us as we take a look at the finer takeaways of Steve Leslie’s guide to how to write a hit song, from songwriting exercises to songwriting tools to keep in your arsenal.



1. Treat songwriting like a full-time job.

A lot of the advice on how to write song lyrics can be boiled down to one essential truth: treating this artform like it’s a full-time job. Steve Leslie recommends that singers or songwriters block out time every day to just write. It doesn’t matter if what you write is absolute crap, what matters most is that you’re exercising that creative muscle. You don’t necessarily need to dedicate 8+ hours like an office job, but by being consistent with your daily songwriting...

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