1. Core Idea: The quality of your song rests on the quality of your main idea. This part of the checklist will help you refine your melody, main drop, or most important important section in your song. 

2. Arrangement: Your song needs to make sense. This part of the checklist will guide you through the structure and arrangement of your song, making sure that it isn't boring, busy or confusing. 

3. Mixing: Don't rush! Is your mix sounding crisp, clean and focused? Work through part three of the checklist to finalize your song and get it ready for release.