Pitching your songs is a drag but the rewards can be amazing. Do it! There's no way around doing the unglamorous work of song plugging but if the end result is a great artist recording your song, it's worth it, according to industry pro Cliff Goldmacher in this songwriting tutorial.
- [Instructor] Writing great songs … is where everything has to begin. … But if you're genuinely hoping … to have some financial success with your songs, … there is a big step that needs to be taken, … and that is pitching your songs to people in the industry. … If you personally as a songwriter … aren't willing to get your songs out into the world, … it doesn't matter how great they are, … no one will hear them and ultimately no one will record them … or put them in films or TV shows. … Whatever that situation is, it all begins with you … having a song you're proud of … and making the unromantic but essential effort … of pitching that song. … …
- 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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