Whether you are pursuing the life of a working musician in a professional capacity or are simply taking it up as an interesting hobby to practice in your spare time, chances are you have some other sort of income, be it a part time job or a full time one, and jotting down composition notes will need to be done on the run. Having a notebook and pen handy is not always possible, and that is where the wonderful resource of smartphones, tablets and even your desktop computer can come in incredibly handy.
These devices do sport native features that allow for quick note taking, but there are certain applications that ease the process even further. Allowing you to easily make key, arrangement and lyric changes, they can save you a lot of time in the long run, and make the initial stages of composition far easier to get through.
The World Wide Web has totally changed the landscape of the majority of our lives, and eases the process from everything from grocery shopping and keeping in contact with distant family and friends to enjoying a game or two. In the same way you no longer need to head to the store to pick up your supper, wait until your mom is at home before you can reach her on the phone, or pick up and commute to a casino in order to enjoy a game of chance or two, you no longer need to wander about with pens and notebooks secreted in every possible location inspiration may strike. Simply pick up your device, or open a new document in the case of desktop or laptop computers, and set your idea down for exploring later.
Use your time online to research what has been the largest contribution to the success of the artists you admire, and see how you can work those factors into your own life and work. Branding is so important nowadays, and you will need to cultivate a strong web presence that is professional and allows people to get an idea of the product you are offering at once. You could even take notes from the sites you may enjoy playing a game or two at during breaks between songwriting sessions, and have a look at how they employ colour, animation and graphics to provide an enjoyable online experience for their players.
The internet provides an incredible array of resources for musicians, no matter how experienced or skilled they may be. You can easily brush up your knowledge on copyright, contracts, music theory and artist information whenever you go online, and find out how to do almost any aspect of the business side of this industry with the simple click of a button. There is a wide choice of ways in which you can make your music available too, with platforms that feature independent musicians being readily available, and you could even connect with songwriters on the other side of the world to exchange information, ideas and experiences if you wanted to.
Start exploring your options as a musician online, and take advantage of all the opportunities this medium is making available.