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

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First, some tips:
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➜ Never wait when something pops into your head! Whether phrase, hook, or partial melody, WRITE OR RECORD IT IMMEDIATELY. Use your phone. You’ll be glad you did.
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➜ Writers Block helper: Start with a story! Jot down a simple storyline that conveys a message. Besides triggering new ideas, it should help connect your song with listeners.
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➜ We’ll say it again: Collaborate! Not always, but if done sparingly it can move you in new directions and spark fresh inspiration.
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➜ Listen to music you like. Obvious? Yes. But you’d be surprised what may flash through your mind afterward.
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➜ Always preserve your #copyrights by professionally registering your songs. With SongRegistration.com, it’s fast, cheap, and super-easy.
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Now, some #Tom_Petty stuff –
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➜ Thomas Earl Petty became hooked on music when he was 10 and met Elvis. In 1975, he moved from his birth state (Florida) to L.A. where he formed Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
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➜ He’s got 2 grown daughters, lives in Malibu, and is the animated voice of Luanne’s husband, Lucky, in the TV show “King of the Hill.”
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➜ After Petty decided a tune from Heartbreaker guitarist Mike Campbell wasn’t his style, it was offered to Don Henley who, thinking it showed potential, added some lyrics and love, and named it “Boys of Summer,” a giant Eagles’ hit.
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➜ But not to worry. T.P. and the Heartbreakers have sold more than 80 million records, ranking them one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.
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➜ So which of his countless hits have crushed it? His 3 biggest (in order): 1- Stop Dragging My Heart Around (w/ Stevie Nicks), 2- Free Falling, 3- Don’t Do Me Like That.
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➜ In 2002, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (along with his Mad Hatter hat).
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