Learn how to ensure your lyric sheets contain exact finished lyric and necessary information like date of creation, publishing info, and PRO.
- [Instructor] One of the first ways … to really stay organized as a songwriter … is to make sure to finalize your lyric sheets. … What this means is when your song is done … make sure that your lyric sheet represents … the exact finished lyric. … I understand we're constantly tweaking the lyrics … as we go through the song, … but when we decide the song is finished, … go back to your lyric sheet … and make sure that the lyrics … match exactly what the finished song has. … Secondly, put the date of creation on the lyric sheet … that way you will always know when the song was written. … And, in that same vein, … make sure that the publishing information … and the performing rights organization information for you, … of course, but any collaborators that you might have had … on the song are also on the lyric sheet. … That way you will always know where to look … to find out when the song was written, … who you wrote it with, what their publishing information was … and which performing rights organization …
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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