While there are plenty of songwriters out there with a solo mentality when it comes to music creation, there are a lot of benefits that can come from co-writing with another player. Sure, it's easier (and much less annoying) to be able to control every facet of a song, tailoring it to exactly the way you want it. But there are just some things that no one player can do alone. With that in mind, we take a look at the various benefits co-writing with another player can give your music.
It Builds Your Network
It’s easier to build a relationship with someone that you share a common goal. As a songwriter, you should network with people who know you and recognize your skills. It’s a way of connecting with new people who can open opportunities for you. It’s possible to meet a big music label probably through the relatives or friends of your partner. You may not know the opportunities that are waiting for you. We need others to achieve a certain level of success in the society. In fact, it’s well known that those people, who are doing well in life, have worked with others at some point in their lives. Co-writing can open an avenue of opportunities and inspiration. In addition, the person you are working could educate you and give you proper guidance.
It Can Open The Door To New Ways Of Writing
Songwriters have different writing skills. You might be thinking that your music is the best only to find that you are missing something. Joining forces with a different person can help you open your eyes and see music in a different dimension. It can shed light and open an avenue of trying new things. The music sounds are diverse. You might learn something new that will improve on your sound. Every songwriter has his own style of writing hence you can find that you will have a symbiotic relationship. Basically, you will be adding value to each other. Your partner could add a new sound that you can apply to your music only to find that you have gone to the next level.
You Will Learn More About Your Strengths And Weaknesses
Nobody is perfect. Working with another person can help you identify a character trait that you didn’t know you had. If you are writing with a talented person, you will realize that you don’t possess the same skills. You are both different. You could be very good at playing the instruments but very poor in sound quality. Your partner could play a big role in helping you work on that specific weak point. Once you learn from each other, you will eventually realize that a man’s garbage is another man’s treasure.
Critics Are Always Effective
Your co-writer will add value to your music. He is likely to help in highlighting that which has been holding you from succeeding. Probably you need a lot of room for improvement. Critics are very effective when it comes to writing songs. It’s like having a new set of eyes that is checking your work. Probably there is only one thing you need to do to take your music to the next level. It is at this point that you will start seeing things from a different angle and you will improve your music skills. This will be more rewarding to your music.
Co-writing Can Help Your Creative Flow
You may be in a position where you think that your music is personal. Working with another person can create more fun and add more excitement. Through this, you are likely to improve on your creativity skills making your music reach the other level.
While it's nice to be able to write a song at your own pace and make it exactly how you want it, there are just some things that no player can do alone. As they say, two heads are better than one!
Your Turn to Sound Off!
Have you ever co-written a song before? Do you prefer solo work or co-writing?