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Maximizing Your Investment Using The Latest Music Trends

Music trends are constantly changing and are essentially what pushed the industry in a certain direction. This music trend isn’t something that is necessarily new, but I have seen it grow to new heights in the last couple of months. WRITING WITH A PURPOSE One of these music trends that

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3 Reasons You Need A Pro Song Demo

What is a Song Demo? In the world of songwriting, the term “demo” is thrown around often and you’ve probably heard of it a time or two! Any professional or amateur writer, for that matter, should know that if they want success from their writing they need to professionally demo

5 Tips For Song Pitching

Getting Up On the Mound Song pitching seems like a pretty straightforward task – but there is more to it than you think. I have had so many writers pitch me what they think is their “best songs” and get upset when they don’t get a reply or a cut.

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How to Book a Tour & Get Paid Gigs

Book Your First Tour!   You’ve got your group together, you’ve got a couple songs you’d like to push to the public and you’re sick of playing the same ol’ venues that hire you every weekend. Let’s go on a tour! But how do I book a tour? Do I

A Chat With Matt

I had a really cool Chat With Matt about all things music industry! From the creation of SongShop, to my musical journey, and everything in between. If you’re looking for some insight into some real independent music talk – this is it! Let me know what you think in the comments

7 Reasons To Record A Song You Didn’t Write

As an artist there is probably going to come a time where you have the option to record a song someone else wrote, or a time where you will be looking for a songwriter. Depending on where you are at in your life, your career, and what your opinion is

Royalties & Where To Find Them (Simplified) (sort of)

Royalties and Where to Find Them (Simplified – Sort Of) As if the music industry wasn’t hard enough to navigate, collecting all the royalties an artist or songwriter is entitled to can get a little overwhelming. When my band released our first album along with 4 radio singles, we had

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