This is the Worst Piece of Advice Songwriters Constantly Receive

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This one phrase, "Don't bore us, get to the chorus," while well intentioned, is bad advice.

The Words We Use...

The words we use are important, and this phrase essentially states:

  • The Intro is insignificant...
  • The Verse is insignificant...
  • The Pre-chorus is insignificant...

It's essentially saying that the only significant, and relevant part of any song, is the chorus.

The Truth...

When it comes to generating sync placements, EVERY SECTION OF YOUR SONG HAS VALUE!  Every section of your song can generate a placement for you.  

As we already know, sync placements provide both immediate income (from the initial licensing fees) and passive income (from the backend royalties).

While "Don't bore us, get to the chorus" is said with good intention, it's really nothing more than a rhyme scheme that makes for a good meme... and that's it.

Writing for Sync

Every section of your song has relevance, and has value.  Don't skimp on writing a great intro or great verse just to get to the chorus.  These are the sections of your song that may generate the significant placements for you in your career.

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