50 Bad Songs

is creating a podcast about turning ideas into music and lyrics

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The Supertonics
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The ii Chords!

Thanks for supporting 50 Bad Songs! You will experience some good karma knowing that you have supported your favorite songwriting podcast. Whenever I play a ii-V-I, I will be thinking of you. 


  • Patreon exclusive posts, polls, etc.
  • Secret Spotify playlist featuring Tim's favorite songs of the moment
The Dominants
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The V Chords!

You are the Dominant chords that lead me back to my home, the Tonic. I will think of you every V chord I play (which will be many). 


You will also receive more behind-the-scenes content including:

  • Notes from each episode
  • Behind the scenes photos
  • Audio extras and deleted segments

(Subscribers at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well)

The Tenor Section
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Tim's Tenors!

The Tenors are a truly special bunch. You are bringing your own unique and unmistakable timbre to the podcast by choosing this tier. 


  • Access to lyric sheets and chord charts for each new song
  • (Optional) Special shoutout! We will thank you personally in each episode by name! (you can definitely choose to opt-out of this, just send us a message)

(Subscribers at this tier will receive all previous tier rewards as well)




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Hello! My name is Tim Rosko. I am the creator and host of a podcast called 50 Bad Songs. 50 Bad Songs is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of transforming ideas into music and lyrics.

Why are you writing 50 bad songs?

They say that for every top-charting, radio-hit song there are countless songs that don't quite make the cut. Some even say it is a requirement for songwriters that the first 50 songs you write will inevitably be bad. I have decided to commit myself to writing those first 50 bad songs. Listen in as we make our way through the weird, the painfully corny, and the truly unlistenable parts of the songwriting process. Listen to our struggle as we try our best to practice letting ourselves be 'bad' in order to get better. By removing the self-imposed pressure to write a ‘good’ song, we allow ourselves the freedom to write any song. And by writing song after song, eventually, we will get better. Only by writing can we get better at writing.

What is an episode of the podcast like?

Each episode, I will have a conversation with a guest and from our conversation we will find the seeds of an idea that will become the basis of a new song that we will write together. You will hear us take a kernel of an idea, dig in deep and try to craft lyrics and music. At the end of each episode, you will hear a recorded 'demo' of the song we have crafted--not necessarily a radio-ready track, but a demonstration of what the song could sound like in the end. Our songs range in style from tender piano ballads to 90s discotheque HITS and cover topics like personal growth, FOMO, and ~the summer sun~.

Hopefully by listening to this podcast, you will be inspired to find your own way to write songs, create music, or try something new you’ve always wanted to try! 

What is Patreon and why are you using it?

Patreon is a platform that allows fans to directly support creators by pledging to send a regular payment of their choosing. Instead of depending on advertisers or sponsors and shaping our content to fit their needs, everything we create will serve our audience and will be created with them in mind.

50 Bad Songs is still free to listen to and enjoy, but by subscribing to our Patreon you are helping to ensure that the episodes keep coming out regularly and maintain consistency in quality and production. With your support, we will also be able to invest in better equipment and create even more exciting content for your enjoyment. Take a look at our Rewards and our Goals.

What I do

As well as writing songs, I do all the recording, editing, and music production on each episode. I also do the planning, scheduling, and management of the show. 

Who else is involved

We frequently have guests on the show and will continue to have more guests as the show continues to grow. With your continued support, I would like to eventually pay some people to help with production.

Please consider supporting us and becoming a Patron. It would just mean the world to me personally, but also you'll be able to sleep easy knowing you have helped to supply the world with 50 Bad Songs. THANKS YALL
$29.90 of $50 per month
Twice as Nice Number

When we reach $50 dollars per month, we will be able to cover the costs of our audio editing software as well as our website services.
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