For songwriters, finding the perfect co-writer can feel a lot like dating. Now there’s an app for that: We Should Write Sometime. It uses geolocation to help users find nearby songwriting partners from a network that includes Jonathan Singleton (Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”), Tim Fagan (Jason Mraz’s “Lucky”) and Matt Squire (Ariana Grande’s “Put Your Hearts Up”).
Much like Tinder and Bumble, We Should Write Sometime allows users to swipe left or right on profiles, which in this case list songwriting specialties and instruments played, along with links to music. If both songwriters swipe right, they can message to schedule a co-write, either remotely or in person. “We always talk about the trend in the increasing number of songwriters it takes to make a hit single,” says app co-founder Kevin McCarty (who formerly worked as Donald Jenkins’ sidekick on the podcast Nashville Hits Collecting Dust). “The need to find those perfect co-writers is critical for success.”