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Social Media Basics For Musicians and Bands

In this article we are going to cover how to grow as an artist with some social media basics. If you’re just getting started, this is for you! Social media can be overwhelming. There are SO MANY platforms out there it can get confusing on where to even start. The

The Magic of a Song Review

Intro When it comes to getting artists to record our songs as writers, there are tons of factors that come into play. So how can I narrow it down to one simple thing that will increase your chances of getting a song picked up? Of course! A song review is

How to Make Money As A Songwriter

It’s Not A Joke How to make money as a songwriter…. Whenever making money as a songwriter is mentioned, there is often a large division in the crowd. One side will laugh at the thought, while the other is quietly grinding away making things happen for themselves. Even if it’s

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

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Mia Delamar – Cool

Hailing from Conyers Georgia, Mia Delamar is a soulful-pop sensation with clear roots in R&B. With grooving basslines riding underneath Mia’s free-flowing vocal, ‘Cool’ is

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