David Foster is the kind of songwriter that you don’t see much of anymore. He’s made some iconic records and produced even more. Although his music does tend to fall into the mainstream shlock category, there is no doubt that David Foster has been amzingly effective at reaching people; Counting millions of records sold and countless radio hits.
He was recently honored by BMI for being old and successful and he took a few moments to give his top 10 tips for songwriters. Watch it below.
Save your money
Don’t get married
Play an instrument
Don’t be too precious for your craft
Be genuinely happy for others’ success
Phone people back
If your name is going on it make sure you give it everything you have
Be on time
Make every creative decision as if you had millions in the bank
I might have appeared as calm as ever but I definitely had a case of the ‘night-before nerves,’ the kind that can make anyone compulsive. My bags had been packed and repacked. I could hardly sleep. My imagination was already starting to run way ahead of me.
Eight o’clock came and I hit the road, under the beautiful Lowveld morning sky. This trip had to be a good one – it was the start of an epic journey into the wild and the unknown. I had already chosen to take the route through the Kruger National Park, it had been a long time since I’d been to the bush and it would serve as a great introduction to life at the Sabi Sands. A brilliant idea… So I thought, until the Toll Gate and park entrance fees, park speed limit of 50 kilometers per hour, the scorching Mpumalanga sun and having to ‘hurry’ past any sightings to make it on time all convinced me otherwise. The wildlife was, however, out and on display that day. I even caught my first glimpse of a Leopard – it was as if they were to say ‘welcome’.
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