#Songwriting Tips & Trivia from #SongRegistration.com (This month’s featured artist: Johnny Cash)

First, some tips:
.
➜ During songwriting sessions, plan ahead to avoid people, places, or things that you KNOW take you off-point (and vice versa, put yourself in proven environments that inspire you).
.
➜ If collaborating, decide songwriting credits right away (splitting potential revenues, etc.) to avoid future disputes (read https://goo.gl/jNbfIA).
.
➜ Figure out when you’re most productive (start a daily activity diary to find that out), then schedule your sessions during those times without phone, computer, or other distracters.
.
➜ Always keep rhythm in mind, eliminating clunky un-singable words, phrases or lines.
.
➜ Before recording, practice your songs at tempo. Otherwise, you risk a “stammering” quality.
.
➜ Always preserve your #copyrights by professionally registering your songs. With SongRegistration.com, it’s fast, cheap, and super-easy.
.
.
NOW… some #Johnny_Cash factoids…
.
➜ Here’s a twist: “Cash” is real (it’s Scottish), but “Johnny” isn’t! Born J.R. (initials were common in the South), he needed a real first name for the Air Force so made up “John R. Cash.”
.
➜ Born in 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas (1 of 7 children), at 22 he moved to Memphis, sold appliances, studied radio announcing at night, and played guitar whenever he could.
.
➜ At Sun Records (where Elvis started), after a couple of non-hit singles, he recorded Folsom Prison Blues, then I Walk The Line (both in 1957 at age 25), and the rest is history.
.
➜ Despite the rumors, he never served prison time (just some single-night jail stints), though he performed many prison concerts (with 2 live albums from Folsom and San Quentin).
.
➜ His “dark” side likely came from the death of his 14-yr-old brother in a horrible industrial-saw accident. Johnny was 12 and never got over the guilt for not convincing Jack to go fishing with him that day instead.
.
➜ Although remembered mostly for country music, he was inducted into 3 Halls of Fame for different genres — Country, Rock and Roll, and Gospel — selling more than 90 million albums over 50 years.
.
———————————
.
✔ To register 1 to 4 songs ➜ goo.gl/OXSI3v

✔ To register unlimited songs ➜ goo.gl/2XOMZ4
.