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Hit Songwriter Jack Williams Talks Yellowstone, Kevin Costner and The Music Business

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He's written songs for Bart Allman, Montgomery Gentry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and the hit TV show Yellowstone starring his longtime friend, Kevin Costner. Hit Songwriter Jack Williams joins me on today's episode to talk about his storied career as a pro songwriter in Nashville, his unlikely friendship with one of Hollywood's biggest stars, the role of songwriters in today's modern music business and recently releasing his very first project as an artist.

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Is Writers Block A Real Thing?

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People throw around the term "Writers Block", but is it a real thing, or is it our brain's way of telling us that we are over processing and trying to cram too much information in.

I really think that we can overwhelm ourselves to the point of the creative side of our brains shutting down. I don't think that we impose writers' block on ourselves or that we simply all of the sudden run out of creative ideas. 

Writers' block is a real thing, but you can't fight your way through it or create your way out of it. Sometimes you just need to step away and free your mind and in doing so we open ourselves up and create space in our brains for something new to occupy.

I hope you enjoy this episode!

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Is Songwriting Still A Profession?

 

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Is Songwriting Still A Profession? The music business has changed a lot over the years, but none of the changes have affected anyone more than the songwriters. As someone who has made an amazing living writing songs for the last 15 years, I had to address the elephant in the room. Yes, songwriting is still a viable profession, however, there are new rules to apply to your career in order to give yourself the opportunity to succeed as a songwriter. 

There used to be a great marriage between songwriters and artists, labels and publishers. Writers wrote the songs and artists sang them. This marriage was very profitable for many years, but like many marriages, the honeymoon is over, as is the union.

With sales declining, labels are now turning their artists into songwriters to capitalize on lost sales revenue that comes from physical and digital sales. The 360 deal is in full effect. When an artist signs a 360 deal, they are...

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