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New Streaming Service Pays More

Posted by on May 18, 2019 | Comments Off on New Streaming Service Pays More

Streaming is all the rage. And likely the future of music distribution. But with streaming services paying from $0.0001 to $0.0004 per...

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A Streaming Royalties Example

Posted by on May 18, 2019 | Comments Off on A Streaming Royalties Example

Janis Ian dropped an example of her mechanical royalties statement on FB, which gives you a great idea of what streaming pays out for your...

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5 Keys To Better Song Pitching

Posted by on May 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Keys To Better Song Pitching

Song pitching, or writing songs you pitch to others to sing, is tough. Unlike singer-songwriters who can make sure their songs are heard...

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Resources For Texas Musicians & Artists

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 | Comments Off on Resources For Texas Musicians & Artists

Texas musicians, performers and singer-songwriters have some home state support.  If you were born in or reside in Texas, you’re...

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A Songwriter’s Annual Goals & Plan: Hitson G.W. Riter

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 | Comments Off on A Songwriter’s Annual Goals & Plan: Hitson G.W. Riter

You’re probably here because you read Easy Guide To Goal Setting & Completion and want to see the full goals plan created for...

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5 Steps To Organize Your Song Files

Posted by on Jul 4, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Steps To Organize Your Song Files

It happens to every songwriter.  The business of music. Your focus is on writing songs, not organizing your song files!  Why bother? But,...

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Targeting Your Song Pitches To A Cut

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Targeting Your Song Pitches To A Cut

If you’re writing for someone else to cut your songs and don’t perform live, you’ll need to know how to sell what...

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Music Business Made Easy!

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 | Comments Off on Music Business Made Easy!

If you’re trying to make it in the new world order of independent music, this is the music business book for you. I’ve used...

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2016 Texas Music Chart #1 Recap

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 | Comments Off on 2016 Texas Music Chart #1 Recap

Fifty weeks of #1 songs on the 2016 Texas Music Chart can quickly fly by, so we thought it would be pretty cool to recap the year of #1s....

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When Should You Copyright A Song?

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 | 0 comments

Your biggest first question when you’re considering a copyright is: “Do you need to spend the money?” Remember, as soon...

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Demo Song Recording Tips: The Music

Posted by on Jul 3, 2015 | 0 comments

The tips below should help you direct and get the best music tracks possible from any studio. If you record in Nashville, odds are...

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Songwriting Toolkit

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 | 0 comments

Wondering what to get that special songwriter in your life? Or maybe you’re just starting out and are wondering what the minimum...

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Original Songwriter Demos

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Hit songs come from the original songwriter demos being pitched to different publishers in Nashville. Ever wonder what your favorite...

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Song Demo Process

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | 0 comments

The song demo process is different depending on where your song is done or if you use an online service. I personally don’t like...

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Song Demo: Should You Do One?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

I finished up a new song and went ahead and did a demo at Beaird Music Group.  What a great experience! But before I get into the process,...

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Songwriting Contracts

Posted by on Aug 30, 2014 | 0 comments

Having agreements and contracts in place is important, but often overwhelming, especially if all you want to do it write songs. But...

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10 Key Parts Of A Songwriter Contract

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 | 0 comments

The Songwriter’s Guild of America is a great resource for understanding exactly what impacts songwriters from a business...

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How Are Top Forty Songs Made?

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 | 0 comments

An interesting article from the New Yorker, “The Song Machine: the hitmakers behind Rihanna” by John Seabrook runs through the...

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Courteous Songwriter Forums?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Songwriter Forums Can Help There are some great places on the web to find people who also write.  Sometimes the hardest thing to do is...

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Songwriting Apps For iPad®

Posted by on May 17, 2013 | 0 comments

While songwriting apps for the iPhone® are fine, it’s a small screen, and you may be like me – you have an Android® phone and...

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Critical Prep Work Before Recording A Demo

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 | 0 comments

One of the most important things to do before recording a demo of your song with a company is pre-production.  I’ve provided a small...

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Organizing & Storing Your Songs

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 | 0 comments

Organizing your songs, keeping them catalogued and making sure you have your electronic files stored and backed up properly are important,...

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Song Key Conversion Site

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 | 0 comments

  There are a few sites on the web that allow you to either copy and paste the chords, or find the song in their library, then select...

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Recording Your Songs

Posted by on May 25, 2009 | 2 comments

Updated 3/20/17 Recording your songs falls into a couple of buckets:  worktapes and professional demos. Once you start writing,...

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