While writing a song on your own is an essential skill and something you must do to become a great songwriter, it is equally important to be able to write a great song with another songwriter. If you take a look at the billboard charting songs you will notice almost every single song has more than one writer on it. But don’t take our word for it, you should really go check for yourself. There are multiple reasons for this. Another songwriter may have ideas, even simple ones, that you may never have thought of. More than likely you have certain strengths whether it be lyrics, music, or melody and your co-writers also have their strengths so why not combine your talents? Co-writing keeps you on task. It’s much more difficult to get distracted or give up when there are others in the room with the same common goal. Industry resources are something to keep in mind as well. Your co-writers may know certain industry people you don’t; whether it be publishers, artists, or label executives. It’s also important that you have resources to bring to the table if you expect your co-writers to have theirs. You now have more than one person just as excited as you are about getting your song out to the general public and into the hands of industry executives. Recording your song is extremely important to the success of that song but can often be expensive. When you record a co-written song it is expected that all of the co-writers evenly chip in on the expenses of recording. Therefore it’s less out of pocket for each writer. Make sure you talk to your co-writers and agree to record the song and share the expenses first before you contact a music production company.