Songwriting Tips for the WXPN 24-Hour Song Challenge

WXPN 24-Hour Song Challenge

As the countdown to the WXPN 24-Hour Song Challenge begins, we’re here to help you tune in to your muse and prepare for a day of intense musical creation. Here are some suggestions for support in the lead-up to the challenge:

  1. Clean Your Creative Space: Arrange your workspace to be as inviting and distraction-free as possible. An organized space can help clear your mind and welcome new ideas.

  2. Write Daily: In the days leading up to the challenge, try to write something every day. It doesn’t need to be perfect or even good; the goal is to get comfortable expressing your thoughts and feelings freely.

  3. Seek Inspiration: Spend some time each day listening to music that moves you. Peruse your local record stores. Go to a local outdoor event. Seek out community. Be playful and curious with your days. Pay attention to whatever stirs your soul and think about what’s resonating with you right now and why.

  4. Check Your Tech: Review how you are going to record the video for your song—Maybe find a nice space with good lighting. Make sure you can log into your YouTube channel and know how to upload songs and share links. Test your account to ensure everything is working smoothly, and familiarize yourself with how to upload and modify your video share settings if necessary.

  5. Rest Well & Hydrate: Make sure you’re getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of water as the challenge approaches. A well-rested mind is more agile and creatively open.

We’re so excited to go on this songwriting odyssey with you!