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Live Songwriting Tips with Ry Bradley

Join me live this Thursday for tips on songwriting from Ry Bradley!

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This Thurs 8 Jun @ 8PM EST on Facebook I’ll be joined live by award winning songwriter Ry Bradley to discuss 3 of his songwriting tips. We’ll take questions live during the event or you can tweet them with hashtag #AskMarcAllred.  

Ry has a wealth of songwriting knowledge and performance experience that spans multiple genres. You don’t want to miss what he’ll have to say! Click HERE to join the event!

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Here’s the live interview Ry and I had.  His tips were Form, Save the Poetry, and have the chorus lift.

New Album – Week 10 Demos and Survey

Week 10 Demo Titles

This is the last week of songwriting for this project!  Here are three new raw songs I wrote last week: Endless Fight, Miles and Miles, and Livin’ the Dream.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week9Week 8Week 7Week 6Week 5Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1



Stories Behind the Songs

Endless Fight
This track is about the endless fight of writing music.  It’s a struggle to capture the stories and emotions that really mean something...

New Album – Week 9 Demos and Survey

Week 9 Demo Titles

Here are two new raw songs I wrote last week: I’ll Be Free and Never Give Up.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week 8Week 7Week 6Week 5Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1


Stories Behind the Songs

I’ll Be Free
This track is about enduring difficult things well because one day you’ll be free.  Whether its a crappy job, bad relationship, or a drought of creativity – it won’t last forever.

Never Give Up
This track is about not giving up in the f...

New Album – Week 8 Demos and Survey

Week 8 Demo Titles

Here are two new raw songs I wrote last week: Your Friend I’ll Always Be, Won’t Stop, Time Will Pass. The theme of friendship has played a big role for me this past week since I recently reconnected with a group of international friends from 25 years ago and that has had a big impact on me.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week 7Week 6Week 5Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1



Stories Behind the Songs

Your Friend I’ll Always Be
This track is abou...

New Album – Week 7 Demos and Survey

Week 7 Demo Titles

Here are two new raw songs I wrote last week: One More Mile and Steady.  I wrote a third one, but I was so unhappy with it I’m not going to consider it for the album.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week 6Week 5Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1


Stories Behind the Songs

One More Mile
This track is about being willing to keep walking, regardless of how hard things get, because it’s worth it.  Keep fighting, keep working, keep walking and have hope...

New Album – Week 6 Demos and Survey

Week 6 Demo Titles

Here are three new raw songs I wrote last week: Burning Hunger, Break Down, and Break Out.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week 5Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1



Stories Behind the Songs

Burning Hunger
This track is about that insatiable hunger we have for certain things in life. Specifically, a burning hunger to be great, a hunger for things that give us pain and aren’t good for us, and a hunger to be loved.

Break Down
This track is about admittin...

New Album – Week 5 Demos and Survey

Week 5 Demo Titles

Here are three new raw songs I wrote last week: Remember Who You Are, Thanks to the Rain, and Stand Tall.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, you can listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on them too.
Week 4 |  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1



Stories Behind the Songs

Thanks to the Rain
This song talks about how we are like trees that need wind and rain to grow stronger.  It is because of our struggles, our wind and rain, that we grow stronger...

New Album – Week 4 Demos and Survey

Week 4 Demo Titles

Here are three new raw songs I wrote last week: I Will Rise, We Will Unite, and Where I Belong.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on those songs too.  Week 3 | Week 2 | Week 1



Stories Behind the Songs

I Will Rise
Even after I fall, I will stand tall and I will rise.  There are those who discourage you from chasing your dreams and there are those who inspire you to never give up on those dreams.  Rise to your potential and forget the noise.

We Will Unite
No matter the conflict ...

New Album – Week 3 Demos and Survey

Week 3 Demo Titles

Here are three new raw songs I wrote last week: Rebel, Life Raft, and Worst of Me/Best of Me.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, tell me which one you like the most. Complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.  If you haven’t already done so, listen to the music from previous weeks and vote on those songs too. Week 2 | Week 1

Stories Behind the Songs

Rebel
Don’t back down when you’re standing up for what’s right.  Be willing to be rebellious regardless of the circumstances or who you have to challenge.  Got this idea from a confrontation I have in Paia, Maui years ago...

New Album – Week 2 Demos and Survey

Click HERE to listen to three new raw songs I wrote last week: I Will Never Give Up, Nothing Better, and Thanks to You.  After you’ve listened to the songs from this week, you can complete the survey below and help me choose which of these three songs has the best potential to be a great fully produced song and for my new record.



Stories Behind the Songs

I Will
Perseverance.  We are all born with childlike dreams that inspire and make us believe we can do great things.  As we grow older, those dreams are challenged for a number of reasons and we can choose to give up or keep fighting.  Don’t ever give up on the things that make you truly happy.

Nothing Better
There is nothing better than close friends and family.  These lyrics are about my kids, but they apply to any close relati...