Have you ever been so PASSIONATE about a topic that you just wanted to write lots and lots of lyrics to draw OTHER people to be equally EXCITED about it? Which isn't pretty and "professional" wording...
but you yearned to write a lot of song lyrics to ENCOURAGE. To help others.
To INTRIGUE others about possibilities for them.
Most studio producers -- including at both of the professional studios where I've recorded a total of over 300 songs (shared NOT to brag but to show I "know" something about studios) -- will tell you to try to keep your song around 3 to 3-1/2 minutes. No technology reason. Only because that's the norm.... because people might get tired of a song after 5 minutes!
Many audio programs like iTunes let you go into the "Get Info" section and, under the INFO tab, click a box that says "Part of a compilation."
Basic idea is to simply SPLIT A SONG into separate songs with SIMILAR TITLES. And, since this is an "Easy Songwriting Hints" blog, I'll share the easy songwriting method I've found to work really well. The example I will use is from my newest song series from April 2013.
e. After duplicating the music sheet ONCE and re-naming it for Song #3 (not 2) which would have the same melody as cohesion, I deleted the lyrics for verses 2 thru 5 that had been in Song 1. Then I simply wrote lyrics matching the 3rd set of Nehemiah verses.
5. I went into the duplicated project now named for Song #2 and added more music tracks -- an oboe for the melody not yet written (see below), additional "atmosphere" tracks, and so on.
6. Then I did the same as step 5 for Song #3. You can add any creative touch. When adding tracks, we often must REDUCE something to avoid an overwhelming sound. So as I layered in new tracks, I took down the volume or shortened original tracks.
7. For the duplicated music sheet for Song #2 (Step 4e) , I duplicated the MELODY line of every line (see example), and then re-named the lower line from "melody" to "alto".
Then wrote a completely different melody for Song #2 that is in harmony with Songs #1 and 3 -- another cohesion point within the 3-song series. Then I deleted the music notes on the "melody" line to be ready to write NEW MELODY for song #2.
8. Last, for each of the three songs, my drummer and lead guitarist will add individual creative touches of their own that gives a different feel for each of the multiplied songs:)