August 13th, 2017

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April 19th, 2017

When you send your song to the Songtuner’s “Pitch to Pro Pipeline” for feedback, the first category my publishers/song pluggers and producers will rate is “Hook/Title.” If you’ve done a good job writing the title of your song, they will mark “#1. Hook is original and compelling!” After years of working in the music industry, one of the earliest lessons I learned is you have to know how to make your song attractive to music […]

April 9th, 2017

Very few songwriters have the required connections with music industry professionals to get their songs heard by music producers or A&R reps at the record labels. Unless you are a hit songwriter with a huge track record of radio hits, you need someone who can make that connection for you. This didn’t always used to be the case. How the music industry used to work: Years ago, many songwriters trying to find their way could […]

April 6th, 2017

Joe Blow From Idaho When it comes to songwriting, they say “write from the heart” and “write what you know” – and I agree, you should! However, if you can write along these lines and have the everyday American guy or girl feel like they can relate to your song, you may have also just written yourself a big hit! Stop thinking about just your experience as a songwriter and instead focus on the human […]

January 22nd, 2017

Song plugging Secrets By Jeffrey Nelson You go the extra mile to make sure your lyrics are tight before you make a professional demo, but how do you go the extra mile, preparation-wise, before you pitch your song? Two of the more important details to know at any given moment in the country music field are: Which artists are looking for outside songs right now? Which of those artists have consistently cut a lot of […]