Charting A Music Career: Good, Fast, Cheap – Pick Any Two

Charting a music career is a complicated endeavor to say the least. It’s doubly so given that you’ll have to make not only musical decisions but also critical business decisions along the way. I heard an expression a few years ago that really stuck with me as it outlines the reality of the choices we
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Confessions of a Music Supervisor

Ever wondered what music supervisors are really thinking? I can help. I’ve invited an established music supervisor to give you that insight with the condition that they remain anonymous. Read this blog post for the inside scoop… _____ Hi. I’m a music supervisor. My confession? I’m an “anti-music” music supervisor. I don’t want the best song
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The Pros & Cons of Signing a Publishing Deal

For most songwriters in the early stages of their careers, the idea of being hired as a staff songwriter for a publishing company is close to the Holy Grail. It represents that most coveted prize of industry recognition and validation of your talent along with a gateway to cuts, movie placements and any one of
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Marketing for Singer Songwriters

Here’s the bad news. In my twenty-plus years of making a full-time living in the music world, one thing has become more and more clear to me. It’s work. The romantic image of the starving artist being so incredibly talented that one day he or she gets “discovered” and becomes rich and famous is a dangerous
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