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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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Song Target Your Way To A Cut

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Song Target Your Way To A Cut

Targeting can be on of your best tools in not only building your song chops but adding to your sales skills. It’s a way of making...

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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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Performance Opportunity: Wildflower!

Posted by on May 22, 2016 | 0 comments

PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richmond TX accepts unsolicited entries from local and regional bands...

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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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Pro Tip: Having A Songwriting Life

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 | 0 comments

I was recently in Nashville recording a demo at The 515 Studio, and got to know Chip Hardy, a long-time music industry producer and...

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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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6 Tips To Make Your Songs More Commercial

Posted by on Mar 6, 2015 | 0 comments

6 SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR SONGS MORE COMMERCIAL By Brent Baxter (@RazorBaxter)   If your goals are like mine- getting cuts, hits,...

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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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Courteous Songwriter Forums?

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 | 0 comments

Updated 11/1/14   Songwriter Forums Can Help There are some great places on the web to find people who also write.  Sometimes the...

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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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Nashville Number System Made Easy

Posted by on May 24, 2009 | 0 comments

If you’ve recorded in Nashville, you’ve run into the Nashville Number System. While I could explain it here, there are quite a...

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Q&A With Producer Kim Copeland

Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 | 0 comments

What is a songplugger? How do you make sure your songs are being represented by legitimate songpluggers in Nashville? Kim Copeland does...

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6 Tips For Using A Song Critique Service

Posted by on Jan 29, 2009 | 0 comments

Feedback Is Critical To Growing Why a service in addition to your peers? Industry professionals staff legitimate services. It...

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Song Plugging: What Is It?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2009 | 0 comments

There’s a great overview of song plugging and song pluggers on BloggingMuses.com entitled “The Five Key Steps to Song...

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6 Songwriting Apps For iPhone®

Posted by on Jan 6, 2009 | 0 comments

Updated March 9, 2014 Handheld recorders . . . handy – yes – always practical – no.  They’re getting more...

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