The Do’s And Don’ts Of Pitching Your Songs In The Music Business

  Pitching songs (playing songs for publishers, artists or record label people in hopes of getting them to record or help you get a song recorded), is one of the areas where songwriters make the most mistakes.  And, those mistakes can be costly.  You don't get too many chances to make a good impression before you are put on the...

Your Next Song Demo: Read These 7 Tips Before You Spend Money

  I have received several emails this week asking about the best approach to recording song demos. There are many things that have changed over the last year since I first blogged about this. Here are a few questions to consider when demoing your songs. 1. Who will be listening? If you are playing your demo for an experienced...

People To Thank This Thanksgiving: A Songwriter’s Perspective

  Being grateful and giving thanks is a discipline that I try to practice daily. From a songwriting perspective, here are some things I believe all of us creative types need to be thankful for: The Believers My mom was a huge believer in me and my music.  When everyone else was telling me "no", she encouraged me to keep on and told...

How Do I Submit Songs As A Songwriter To The Music Business?

  There seems to be a lot of confusion out there over the question "As a songwriter, how do I submit songs to the music business?" The truth of the matter is that there is no one way to "submit" songs to the music business. When you simplify the "song submission" idea, there are basically three categories of song submissions that...

How To Write A New Song Every Day

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been asked “How in the world do you come up with a song-a-day – every day?” Here’s the short answer on how I pull that off... Ideas I have a database that includes over 600 titles. I can always find something interesting there to write. It saves time, which is crucial for writing a...