Another reason why I’ve been listening to a lot of pop music lately…

Some of you may wonder why I’ve been listening to a lot of pop music… ya know… stuff by Iggy Azalea, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Adele, Amy Winehouse and stuff like that.

Basically, I listen to a lot of pop music lately ’cause I’m looking for more inspiration for my own songwriting. Not only that I enjoy listening to pop music more… I’m just looking for songwriting inspiration.

I want to learn how to write better melodies and learn how to write catchy songs so to do that you listen to some of the mainstream pop music that you hear all over these days. Pop music isn’t really all that bad if you think about it. Pop music will help you write better songs, in my opinion. It’s because they write catchy melodies.

If you want your original songs to become potential hit songs where it would catch a lot of listeners, you should listen to pop music for inspiration.

Listen to pop, R&B and even rap/hip hop. I just wanna make music that will hopefully everyone will like. That’s what listening to pop music can be good for is helping you write better songs. It could help write melodies that will never leave people’s heads and that’s why I’ve been listening to this stuff. For inspiration.


2 thoughts on “Another reason why I’ve been listening to a lot of pop music lately…”

  1. There are good and bad songs in all genres. One of my indie friends mocked me the other day for posting that live performance of “Kyrie” on my Facebook page. I hate the walls people put up around music. A good song should be a good song.

    It reminds me of the days when I was trying to get a band together. I would get emails like, “I’m a metal drummer.” I would ask, “Really? What metal are you made out of?” That usually got no reply. I don’t understand why it should be such a hard pill to swallow. Kev, you and I identify as GUITARISTS and SINGERS. I have never said, “I’m an indie guy” or anything like that. I want to play MUSIC…end of story. No genre should ever be involved, unless you’re a fucking record exec trying to figure out how to market and squeeze every penny out of a band. But musicians themselves should not be so close-minded.

    1. Great post and I agree with all of it. I’ve always believed it’s important to be eclectic in your taste. I listen to all kinds of music. I’ll support whatever grabs my attention regardless of the genre.

      I do agree with you, though… I hate that people want to listen to one genre these days.


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