I have done a lot of reading about songwriting, as I try to keep up to speed with todays techniques and standards. Something has changed along the way as far as I can see. I think we've all heard stories about the song that was written on a napkin in a restaurant and presented to an artist with an acoustic track and nothing more, and the song went on to be a hit. I've had a couple songs evaluated and in both cases the emphasis seemed to be on the sound quality of the recording, and less on the quality of the song. If my main goal is to create a recording to be presented to someone by a publisher, to be re-recorded, does the original recording have to be radio perfect, even though it was not meant to be a radio quality recording?
Great songs come from someone who is writing from the heart. My song Free Today is just that. Its about me sitting at an office job all day and wanting to know how to break free.