It's not just about which artists are on which labels, make sure you know which artists are in the process of looking for songs for their next project.
- [Instructor] One of the things that you will learn … the longer you are pitching your own songs … is that there are cycles when it comes … to artists and when they are recording albums … and when they are looking for songs. … It is your job as a professional songwriter … or an aspiring professional songwriter … to find out who is looking for songs. … So find out which artists are in the process of recording, … see which record labels are looking … for songs for their artists. … This is sort of a seasonal thing, right? … So you're going to have to pay attention … to the artist and the label. … A lot of times as you get more and more connected … to the industry, you will find out from the label … who they're looking for and the style … of the album that the artist is hoping to make. … All of these things count, so it is your job … to find out who is looking for songs … and make sure that you pitch your songs accordingly. … …
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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