Releasing during the summer of 2017 by Avid Group Publishing, ‘The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps’ is written to help aspiring songwriters answer the question, “I write songs, now what?”. The Songwriter’s Guide To Taking The Next Steps will be available in ebook and paperback forms.
Chapters will address these topics and more:
ASSESSING WHERE YOU ARE AS A SONGWRITER
THE REALITY OF A SONGWRITING CAREER
TO DEMO OR NOT TO DEMO
BEFORE THEY PRESS “PLAY”
IT’S A NUMBERS GAME
PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS
DO I NEED A PUBLISHER?
DO I NEED TO COPYRIGHT MY SONGS?
SONG PLACEMENT OUTLETS
BUILDING YOUR BRAND
along with a special bonus section of songwriter and music publisher contract templates included at the end of the book.
In every genre of music, you have a select few songwriters who are the “Mozart’s” and “Beethoven’s” of their field. A very select few who effortlessly write classic song after classic song and seem destined to rise to the top. The kind of songwriters whose volume of work is so successful, so vast, so impressive, and just seemed to come so easy to their creative minds, that it’s almost inconceivable that one person could create so many great songs.
Then there is the rest of us. Those of us with a driving passion to write songs, to create melody and lyric, to put into words the very emotions of our heart. We may have had to work at it a little more than others; always striving to hone our craft, continually learning and growing, but we’re forever in the pursuit of writing better songs. And many of us want to do more than just write songs … we want to DO something with them after they are written.
This book is dedicated to all the songwriters who dream of doing something with their songs.