The Magic of a Song Review

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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 the answer. Read-on my friend!

 

Some Pre Pitch Leg Work

The songwriting process can be a tedious one, and depending on if you demo your songs or not (especially if you are paying someone to do it for you) it’s SUPER important to make sure you aren’t demoing a song that doesn’t have pitch potential. 

Unfortunately, many writers suffer from this reality and spend a ton of money or time demoing songs that just aren’t ready to be demoed. 

This one thing that will increase your chances of getting a cut has nothing to do with opportunities, timing, promotion, or anything else on the business side of pitching actually…

 

So What’s The Deal?

Get a song review! Making sure you get a song review done before you demo your material will drastically improve your chances of having an artist record your song. Why? Because it will make sure the song is finished. 

Having someone else listen to your song after you decide you’re done often will shed light on a few things that don’t work properly within your song. It’s also a fantastic way to detach from your creation and grow creatively. 

 

Is It Really That Big of A Deal?

Yes. It really is. Would you rather spend 10 hours or $350 getting the demo done, only to hear “the song isn’t quite there” or the famous “it’s not what we’re looking for” and be left wondering why? 

Getting a professional song review done before you demo and pitch it will alleviate many of these issues! By knowing what doesn’t work and what needs to be changed before a song is demoed will ultimately save you time and money down the road.

Having your songs reviewed should just be a natural part of your creative process.

 

How Do I Get A Song Review?

Start by sending the song to your writer or artist friends and ask for constructive feedback. The recording doesn’t need to be great. Just a single instrument and vocal on your voice memo app is fine here! Remember, this is still part of the creative process so things don’t need to be polished. 

Use a song review service. If you’re going to be pitching your music for commercial placements I would highly recommend going this route. Getting your songs reviewed by the people who decide the fate of your song is going to be well worth your time and money. You will hear back first hand what they are looking for and get guidance on what changes to make so your songs fit the bill.

If you’re interested in a song review service, we have very affordable options! You can have a look HERE.

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