As a budding songwriter/guitarist I find it can be hard to find great songs for inspiration but of course there are plenty out there if you search hard enough and Soundcloud helps !
I'm always searching for a song that knocks me off my perch like when I first heard "Africa" by Toto, "More than a feeling" by Boston and "461 Ocean Boulevard" by Eric Clapton. Let's not forget the "Reckless" album by Bryan Adams (don't forget the brilliant Nerina Pallot who supported Bryan Adams on tour).
I will be downloading quite a few more of my songs plus a few covers and probably a lot more acoustic numbers for your enjoyment (hopefully) and any comments are greatly appreciated.Let's keep music live.!
I want to produce myself but work full time so the easiest device I've found to sing and play for most of my tracks which you can hear is the Gtrack microphone Samson.It takes a little while to work out how to record everything on your laptop but thank God for Youtube tutorials which helped me.
I've been using a great music promotion service mainly because the only person who can get your music out there is you and this site has helped me so much http://tinyurl.com/794pzj2
If you would like to hear more of my unreleased material or if you need or have any tips on the music business/songwriting it would be great to hear from you so just e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am more than happy to send you signed you a FREE CD (a few left !) of some of my tracks, just send me an email.
I am a member of BASCA (whoopee dooo!) who are great but there are plenty other tools to aid songwriters.
Good luck and let me know and hear your songs and what music has inspired you.