It's all about the song... and the LYRICS
If you wanna work in the music business you’d better be incredibly good at your job. As an engineer you’d better get better drum sounds, better guitar sounds… better EVERYTHING sounds than anyone else. As a producer you ideas better be more fresh, cleaner, more emotional, etc. than the next guy.
Those things are great but if you REALLY want to make it in “the biz” learn to write a hit song. It’s the only real way to make money and retire on it. Now, I’m not suggesting that this is a silver bullet but it can’t hurt!
Check out this article on lyric writing. Very basic and fundamental but basics and fundamentals should be drilled into our brain. For this reason I suggest reading this article over and over and over again!
Blessings to you! I hope the economy isn’t rocking your world too bad! :)
P.S. I’m moving to Nashville this week!! Lots to do. Pretty excited though! I’ll blog about my new city endeavors soon!