Writing songs for artists is a guessing game. When I’m shooting for a particular artist as I write, I’m trying to guess what that artist wants to say. Not only that, I’m trying to guess what they haven’t already said so that I can help them say something new. I look at it this way. If I just started dating someone, and valentine’s day rolls around, it’s hard to know what they might like. But, if I’ve been married 10 years to the same person, I’ve got a pretty good idea what kinds of gifts they would appreciate. The key is history and knowledge of the other person. How do I get that kind of knowledge about artists? It’s not as hard as you think!
When you write for artists, learn everything you can about them. Their lifestyle. Things they like to sing about or won’t sing about. Their relationship status (if they just got married, they aren’t thinking about breakup songs or cheating songs, etc). Where they grew up. The more you know the better your chances of writing something so perfect for them that people think the artist wrote it. That’s the goal and that’s the ticket to a cut with an artist. If the glove doesn’t fit, they won’t cut-it.
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.