Not all the songs you write merit a professional demo. Make sure you have confidence in the commercial potential of the songs you're going to demo as you are likely spending good money on the recording.
- [Instructor] One of the first things … you're going to need to do … when it comes to demoing your songs … is to decide which songs to demo. … As much as I hate to say it, … and I'm a songwriter so I get it, … not every song you write will have commercial potential. … It's going to be up to you to make the decision … which songs are going to be worth, … for lack of a better way to put it, … putting your money where your mouth is. … Which ones are going to be worth the initial investment … because it is an investment … to make a professional recording. … You need to be confident in the song … that you're spending good money on to record. … And, that means that some of your songs … that might be favorites of yours … when you really take a clear-eyed look at them … might not necessarily be the most commercial. … But it's the songs with commercial potential … that are the ones that you should be considering … for a professional demo. … …
This course was created by Cliff Goldmacher. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.
- Staying organized
- Embedding metadata
- Scheduling a regular time to write
- Deciding which songs to demo
- Setting up social media accounts
- Pitching songs
- Joining a pitch organization
- Attending music conferences
- Joining a songwriting organization
- Reaching out to new co-writers
- Reading about the music business
- Researching publishers and other successful artists
- Registering songs with your PRO
Skill Level Intermediate
20 Unofficial Rules of Songwritingwith Cliff Goldmacher35m 30s Beginner
Songwriting Techniques with Chordswith Julian Velard2h Intermediate
2. Song Demos
5. The Music Industry
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