Be the kind of co-writer you hope to find. If you are organized and professional, then you will be more likely to attract that kind of person. If you listen more than you talk, you will find co-writers who listen to YOU. The more respect you give the more you will receive.
Be open to lots of different things. People who are willing to try new things get more opportunities. I am on a writing retreat with an artist that I just found out about the day before the event. I was a last-minute call because someone dropped out and they knew that I would be open to being a last minute replacement.
Come in to every co-write prepared. Word gets around. If you come loaded with ideas and ready to work, you’re a valued co-writer.
Give lots of people a chance. The more co-writes you have, the more you learn about the KIND of co-writer that is best for you.
Be honest with yourself about what you do best. The more accurate you are in regard to that self-assessment, the better success you will have in finding co-writers who fill in the blanks for you. I’m not great with melodies or guitar, so I write with people who do those things really well. That allows me to focus on what I do best.
Hangi Tavakoli is our in-house established and professional music producer with more than 15 years of experience in music production, mix and mastering, recording engineering, live sound designing/engineering, lyrics writing and music arrangement. He has produced more than 800 and written more than 2000 published songs to-date, including some major hits in international scale.