Playing songs for your peers is a great way to motivate yourself and get what is hopefully constructive criticism and support.
- [Instructor] Another way to broaden your network … and really improve your songwriting, … especially early on, is to join a group … of your songwriting peers. … What this will do is it will certainly motivate you … to write and improve, because you're going to be … accountable to each other when you meet … once a week or once every couple of weeks. … On top of that, it will provide, hopefully, … constructive criticism and support. … This is a good way to woodshed your early songs … and test them out in a no-stress environment, … but more stress certainly than just playing them … at home and never showing them to anyone. … It's important to have this peer group. … This is not a songwriting organization, by the way. … This is just a group of like-minded songwriters … who are possibly at a variety of different levels. … But the key here is that you're going … to support each other and test your songs out … in their earliest stages by playing them … for one another. … …
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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