How to Write A Hit Song
By: Molly-Ann Leikin
This inspiring, personal, fast-paced and perennial best-seller by hit songwriter Molly-Ann Leikin, teaches you the fundamentals of writing and marketing your words and music for pop songs, country songs, gospel songs, contemporary Christian songs, alternative songs, rock songs and dance songs, so they can become hit songs.
In “How to Write a Hit Song”, there are exciting chapters on creating strong, original melodies and tracks, lyrics that say something new, the importance of an unusual, original title, co-writing, finding the right collaborator, overcoming writing blocks, making money in the meantime, stimulating creativity, and making time to write.
This magic book even includes a special chapter devoted to “I Need to Wake Up”, by Melissa Etheridge, that won an Oscar. Melissa gave Molly an exclusive interview. Just for you.
“How to Write a Hit Song” is an easy and very funny read. If you’ve been writing and writing and writing songs but not getting anywhere, or you’re brand new, wanting to do it just right, these pages can change everything.
As of this writing, four of Molly-Ann Leikin’s clients who’ve read “How To Write A Hit Song”, have Grammy nominations, another won an Emmy, and so far, over six thousand other readers have placed their pop songs, country songs, dance songs, gospel songs, rock songs, alternative songs, and contemporary Christian songs in movies, TV shows, on CD’s, and in commercials. Their music and lyrics are downloaded all over the web. That’s a lot of income streams! More every minute! And that’s a lot of money from songwriting royalties!
Whether you write, sing and produce your own songs, write the words or compose melodies only, this landmark book features simple, playful exercises for learning each point of songwriting and marketing craft.
Hear what people are saying about How to Write a Hit Song, Fifth Edition, by Molly-Ann Leikin
"Molly Ann has long been one of my favorites. A very knowledgeable lady. Loved her magazine and love her books"...Dale Ankele
"Molly-Ann Leiken presents an insider's look at the challenging and rapidly changing role of a professional songwriter. When someone with a house full of gold and platinum records sits down and says, "This is how I did it!" the rest of us are blessed to listen and learn"...Brian K. Miller
"Best book on songwriting I ever read! Most songwriting books recycle what other people have already said, but How To Be A Hit Songwriter is original. really lit a fire under me. It's powerful, nurturing, funny straight talk and makes the whole process of writing songs seem so simple. After reading it - twice - I feel I can really DO this now. Can't wait to tell my boss what he can do with his job..."...John Mayfield
"Finally! A book that really helped us! My band and I read all the other books. Went to the seminars. Paid the lawyers. But this book has opened our eyes, sharpened our pencils and got us going. Our songs are 'way stronger, and now we have a major deal on the table. Put your egos away and listen to this lady. She knows her stuff. This book will change your life and career, too"...Chuck Marsalla