It's also not enough just to pitch your songs and hope someone responds. Pitching without following up is like not pitching. Follow up is the mark of a professional.
- [Narrator] I know I might begin sounding … like a broken record, … but not only is looking for pitch opportunities not enough, … and pitching your song is not enough, … but unless you followup on your song pitches, … that is in my mind, … the equivalent of not even pitching your song … in the first place. … Hoping that someone will get back to you … when you have pitched a song to them is not going to work. … You have to follow up and you have to do this consistently. … That is the mark of a true songwriting professional. … Now, when it comes to following up this isn't something … that you necessarily need to do right away. … I usually use a two-week window as the time to followup. … So I will submit a song for a pitch opportunity … and then put a note in my calendar … to followup two weeks later. … That's a good rule of thumb and by the way, … that two week later followup may need to be followed up … with another two week followup and so on and so on. … This could go on for quite a while. …
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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