4 Pro Tips to Find Music Supervisors and Get Your Foot in the Door (That Actually Work)

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Paul Loeb and was originally featured on the Sonicbids Blog. Paul is a producer and founder/CEO of both DropTrack and No Ego Records.] Now, more than ever, songwriters and producers hunger for visual-media placements as opportunities for sync licensing surge and traditional record sales from CDs and downloads sag. […]

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6 Reasons Why Vinyl Is Popular Again

[Editors Note: This is a guest blog written by Jessica Kane. Jessica is a music connoisseur and an avid record collector. She currently writes for SoundStage Direct, her go-to place for all turntables and vinyl equipment, including VPI Turntables.] Whether it is audiophiles, an older listener trying to recapture their youth, or younger listeners searching for an authentic […]

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4 Practical Dos & Don’ts for Different Songwriting Approaches

By Cliff Goldmacher

“Which do you write first, the music or the words?” This is the classic question that all songwriters get asked.  In my experience, there’s no easy—or correct—answer to this one.  Sometimes it’s the music, sometimes it’s the lyrics and, often, it’s some mystical, organic combination of the two.  More importantly, there is no one way to write a song. Some of the best (and worst) songs ever written were created using the same techniques.  To that end, I’m going to cover four different ways to approach writing a song, and some of the “dos” and “don’ts” you’ll want to keep in mind as you go through each one…

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3 Tips For Pitching Your Songs to Recording Artists

[Editors Note: This article was written by Chelsea Ira.]   There are a lot of revenue streams available to songwriters, but today let’s focus on getting your songs cut by recording artists. This is something you see a lot in songwriter-hubs like Nashville, but you can pursue this kind of publishing income from anywhere, even […]

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You Must Do These 5 Things Before Licensing Your Music

[Editors Note: This was written by Suzanne Paulinski and originally appeared on the Sonicbids Blog.]   You often read blogs about music licensing that touch upon the importance of what to include in your email pitch, how to find who to contact about a project, and even how to position your music for greater success in the world […]

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