The more you know about the business, the better you can take care of your songs. Remember that a career as a songwriter involves business, too, says songwriter and music producer Cliff Goldmacher in this online songwriting video.
- [Instructor] While working on your songwriting craft … is essential to a songwriting career, … so is learning the music business. … If you are doing more than just writing songs for yourself … or your friends and you're hoping … to actually generate income … from your songs, then, by definition, you're in business. … And learning the music business is something … that will not only help you succeed, … between it will get your songs out in the world … so that they can genuinely reach people. … So the business is really a means to an end … to touching people with your songs, … but without understanding the business and your place in it, … you're really doing yourself a disservice … and you're doing your songs a disservice … because you won't know how the mechanism is designed … to get your songs out into the world … and to help you make a living as a songwriter. … …
- Sitting down to write
- Finding inspiration in literature
- Making it personal
- Overcoming fear
- Finding the best time to write
- Learning the business of music
- Learning from peers
- Finding a collaborator
- Building your catalog
- Performing your songs live
- Pitching your songs
- Being persistent and resilient
- Balancing patience and impatience
- Remembering your motivation
- Counting your blessings
- Writing what moves you
Skill Level Beginner
Songwriting Techniques with Chordswith Julian Velard2h Intermediate
1. Songwriting Pointers
2. Songwriting Career Tips
3. The Big Picture
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