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How to Find the Right Engineer, Producer and Musicians to Record Your Music

For songwriters getting ready to demo a song, it’s essential that you choose a professional recording studio with qualified personnel. However, if you haven’t spent much time in the studio, it can be tough to know what distinguishes true professionals from amateurs. As a second part to my article…

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How to Get the Demo You Need

In the days of Tin Pan Alley, songwriters and music publishers pitched their wares to recording artists live. Perched at a piano in a music publisher’s office, a songwriter would belt out his or her latest tunes for recording artists, record producers, and record label executives. But in today’s world, demo…

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5 Tips for a Happy Marriage of Music & Lyrics

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to join together this music with this lyric in holy matrimony … As it relates to songwriting, the marriage of words and music is referred to as prosody. When prosody is effectively employed, a song’s music and lyrics present a united front that clarifies…

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What You Can Learn From Cover Songs

Cover songs come in a variety of flavors, from radical reinterpretations with little resemblance to the original, to letter-perfect copies featuring nearly identical backing tracks (some even using the same make/model instruments and recording gear as on the original). While there are those who believe that a cover isn’t really a…

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How Much Would You Pay to Advance Your Songwriting Career?

In their quests for songwriting success, many writers engage a variety of paid services. This article offers a glimpse at some of the companies and services that pitch songs for licensing in television and films, and those that pitch their members’ material for placement with recording artists, music publishers, and other…

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