Songwriting Habits: The Good and Bad

Songwriting

Just like playing a sport or learning an instrument, mastering a new skill requires disciplined practise and songwriting is no exception. The evidence is there in the most successful writers of all time- they were incredibly prolific. Take The Beatles for example. Not all of their songs were perfect or groundbreaking, but they wrote so … Read more

Simple Tips on How to Survive the Modern Day Music Industry as a Songwriter

Surviving the Modern Day Music Industry

Get to Know Your Copyright As a songwriter, swatting up on copyright can be really advantageous when attending business meetings with publishers, labels or sync agents. It’s a part of the music industry which can be quite tricky to master. So, showing you have a great understanding to professionals really does set you apart from … Read more

New Frontiers in Sync at the LA Sync Mission 2018

Hollywood

June is always a busy month for us! Following our trip to MIDEM, there was time for a quick pit stop at Anara Publishing HQ before heading out to Los Angeles for the annual LA Sync Mission. Developing face to face relationships is key with music licensing, especially when you are trying to reach out … Read more

An Interview With… Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin

Aunt Cynthia's Cabin

California’s Aunt Cynthia’s Cabin brought their signature psychedelic, garage rock sound to the Anara Publishing roster earlier this year. We sat down with one half of the duo, Brennan Justice, as he describes how they began making music and his advice for aspiring musicians. 1. Tell us about how you started making music as Aunt … Read more

Reading Between the Lines: Songwriting Tips

Songwriting

Behind every great song there’s usually a greater story behind how its composition came about. Even if you’re not one to suffer from writer’s block, there are certainly a number of techniques and songwriting tips that can help put you onto something special. And who better to learn from than the greats, eh? The Beatles … Read more

Avoiding the Dreaded Writer’s Block

Writers Block

It happens to all of us, you’re in the middle of writing your best song yet and boom the dreaded writer’s block strikes. You can’t figure out the right chord to end the chorus or the next line of the lyrics. Despite trying every combination, nothing seems to work and you can’t get back into … Read more