International Songwriters Association (ISA) Songs And Songwriting Site Map
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Writing Titles Writing Lyrics Writing Melodies Charts Songwriting Contacts Songwriting Headlines All About Limerick

ISA  International Songwriters Association  Founded 1967  Representing Songwriters In More Than 60 Countries Worldwide
This Is The Public Area Of The International Songwriters Association Site

ISA The Site Map

Site Navigation is simple, You can just click any on this page, utilise the Search Box at the bottom of this page typing in whatever it is you want to look for, or if you prefer, click on the menu at the top of each page.

But first, we have a series of articles on this site which can teach you the basics of songwriting in a very short time. Each one is short and simple, and you can either do the whole course in sequence, or skip any lesson you do not need.

We call it "The Knowledge", and all you have to do to start is click below for the first lesson.

The Knowledge

ADVICE
Worried about being ripped off in the songwriting business? Read this and you won't! Anyway, it is not quite as crooked as you may believe!

ALLAN RICH
Interview with the man who has a slew of Gold and Platinum record awards and whose songs have sold a staggering 65 million records. And he continues to churn out songs recorded by popular artists.

BARRY MASON
Interview with the dean of British songwriters, who wrote "Delilah" for Sir Tom Jones, plus songs for Elvis Presley, and much much more!

CONTACT THE ISA
You can contact the ISA International Songwriters Association by email, post or phone. Just click here to find out how.

COPYRIGHT
One of the most-asked questions of all time - how do I copyright my songs, and prevent my pension for life being stolen from me?

FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Songwriting, copyright, demos, promotion, contracts etc. What you wanted to know but were afraid to ask!

FILM & TV
Everything you need to know about getting your songs into movies, or onto TV

GENE PITNEY
Interview with the songwriter who wrote "Hello Mary Lou", "Rubber Ball", "He's A Rebel" and many more

HAL SHAPER
Interview with the songwriter and music publisher who wrote "Softly As I Leave You", recorded by everybody from Elvis Presley to Michael Buble to Frank Sinatra

HALL OF FAME
The world's greatest songwriters of all time, as chosen - not by us - but by you. Otherwise, we'd be in it too!

INTERNET
Put your songs on the web. By-pass the music industry. And keep a lor more of the money for yourself!

INTERVIEWS
With such writers and publishers as Gene Pitney, Lionel Bart, Sonny Curtis and more

ISA
Information about ISA - the International Songwriters Association - the hosts of this site

LIMERICK
The greatest city in the world and not just because we're based here! OK - let's be honest - partly because we're based here

LIONEL BART
Interview with the songwriter who penned the musical "Oliver" plus hits for Cliff and so many more

LOG-IN
As a member of the International Songwriters Association, there are all sorts of goodies on the ISA Private Members Site. Click here to log-in.

MARIJOHN WILKIN
Interview with the songwriter of "One Day At A Time" along with tunes recorded by everybody from Eddie Cochran to The Beatles - and so much more

MUSIC PUBLISHERS ON THE WEB
Not every music publisher operates a website (in fact, most do not), but here are just a few of those that do

MUSICALS
We may not all be able to pen the next Evita or Les Miserables, but we can dream! Can't we?

NEWS
The songwriting industry's main news stories from around the world, updated every four hours

NORMAN PETTY
Interview with the songwriter who wrote "Wheels", managed Buddy Holly, and so many more

OBITUARIES
We remember the life and times of songwriters who have passed on recently

PATRICIA ROSE
An English songwriter with a great future, and a fascinating past!

PRIVACY
How ISA handles and safeguards any information you give the International Songwriters Association 

RECORD CHARTS
The leading record charts from around the world

RODGER HODGSON
Interview with the songwriting member of  Supertramp

SELLING YOUR SONGS
The International Songwriters Association can show you how to contact the people who are looking for songs

SONG CONTEST NEWS
The most recent information on song contests from all around the world

SONG PROMOTION
Want to know how to go about selling your songs? This will tell you how to go about it

SONGS WANTED
For singers, bands, record labels or music publishers seeking new songs

SONGWRITERS ON THE WEB
Links to the top songwriters, past, present, and to come

SONGWRITING BASICS
If you know absolutely nothing (and we mean absolutely nothing) about the world of songwriting, then this is as good a place as any to start. But it is very basic!

  SONGWRITING RESOURCES
Everything from copyright to demo studios, magazines to tipsheets

SONGWRITING TIPSHEETS
Publications which tell you where to sell your songs

SONNY CURTIS
Interview with the songwriter who played with Buddy Holly, wrote "I Fought The Law" and "Walk Right Back" and dozens more

SUBSCRIBE
How to subscribe to Songwriter Magazine and International Songwriters Association 

SUBSCRIPTION INFO
Already subscribed to the International Songwriters Association? Learn how to manage your subsctiption

TERRY NOON
Interview with one of the great UK independent music publishers

TESTIMONIALS
What subscribers (and others) have said about International Songwriters Association 

TRIVIA
To show we are not all serious, we let our hair down with some tall stories

WRITING SONG LYRICS
Although there is no "proper" way to write song lyrics, there are some basic elements that most songs have in common. This article discusses five of those elements: Hook, Slant, Chorus, Verses, and Bridge

WRITING SONG MELODIES
Songwriting, or writing songs and creating melody - is about doing two main things. Telling a story to your listeners in a way that creates an emotional experience, and crafting the chords, groove, and melody to deliver and effectively enhance that message

WRITING SONG TITLES
Sometimes writing song titles can seem more difficult than it needs to be. Here are a few quick tips to get you in the right direction next time thatyou sit down to come up with a title.

YOUR RIGHTS
What you are entitled to when dealing with the International Songwriters Association

YOUR SONGS IN TV & MOVIES
Some advice when thinking about getting your songs onto the silver screen

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