101 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them

A revised and expanded update on our best-selling, 88 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them, this book takes you on the songwriter’s journey from the first inspiration for a song to the collection of worldwide royalties. We point out the stumbling blocks you’ll encounter along the way and how to turn them into stepping stones to songwriting success. In 101 fun and easy-to-read chapters, you’ll find tips on:

We get feedback from songwriters all the time about how helpful our book is. It’s packed with lots of detailed information on songwriting. We’ve just updated it to include new developments in the music business and technology.

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About 101 Songwriting Wrongs & How to Right Them

Many of the chapter titles are word-plays on song titles. “I Did It Their Way,” is sub-titled “Don’t write to impress or please others, write from your own passion,” and “To Sing the Unsingable Word” warns “Beware of tongue-twisting word combinations and hard consonants on long notes.” Music business topics are covered, too, in chapters such as “No Sir, That’s My Baby,” advising “Don’t be reluctant to let go of a song because you’re saving it for your artist deal ” and “Pennies from Heaven,” instructing “Don’t think your royalties will automatically come to you.” More of the chapter headings are listed in What Songwriters Need to Know.

Each chapter gives a specific example of the “wrong” and specific information on how to make it right. Many of the chapters give examples of songs brought to our songwriting workshops. We have been teaching for thirty years and we’ve seen these same mistakes being made by songwriters all over the country.

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"101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them”

John Ims John Ims

When it came time for me to begin to take my songwriting seriously and become a student of the craft, I often used Pete and Pat's book as a reference guide to make sure my work was on track. I could always find something within its pages that helped to shed light on any problems I might be having. It was an invaluable resource.

John Braheny Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

Pete and Pat Luboff have maintained their commitment to developing and educating songwriters since I met them more than 30 years ago. Their own songwriting and teaching skills and experiences, along with their dedication to the craft is abundantly clear in this book - accessible, clear, keenly observant, innovative and delivered with love, humor and utter practiciality.

Jeff Moxcey Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

So far I have gotten 82 independent artist cuts on my songs, and hope to hit the 100 mark soon! Your book helped me to reach that goal. This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it to any songwriter who wants to write songs that other artists will want to cut.

Don Stedge Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

I just recently finished reading your book. I loved it. It was fun, informative, easy to read and inspirational. I was especially encouraged when you wrote about rewriting songs...I also got excited reading your section on demos and pictured my self in the studio producing my songs.

Mike Deeson Founder & CEO of XpeedStudio

I have read your book over and over and take away something new each time. Your writing style is right to the point. Thanks for your wonderful book...It is obvious you want to help people do well in the music business.

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I just found your web site, and it is very impressive. I read your book several times. It has a prominent place in my songwriting library, right next to Jimmy Webb and Sammy Cahn. It definitely is a unique and inspiring contribution to this fickle business. If you have any other publications forthcoming, please let me know.