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2015 songwriter's market
Duncan, James (Editor)
Uniform Title:
Songwriter's market.
38th annual edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2015]
Physical Description:
331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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MT67 .S657 2015 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
MT67 .S657 2015 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The most trusted guide to songwriting success!

There is a home out there for every song you've written, but in order to place those songs and advance your music career you must arm yourself with steadfast determination, unending passion, and the most accurate music business knowledge available. For more than 38 years, Songwriter's Market has provided songwriters and performing artists with the most complete and up-to-date information needed to place songs with music publishers, find record companies and producers, obtain representation with managers, and more. This comprehensive guide gives you the tools and first-hand knowledge you need to launch your songwriting career right now!

In the 2015 edition, you'll also gain access to:

A new foreword by hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume New interviews with music publishers, Grammy Award-winning producers, and major music industry leaders Articles about how to create and mix a professional demo at home, how to get the most out of music conferences, and much more Hundreds of songwriting placement opportunities Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, venues, and grant sources (helpful for indie artists looking to record and tour on their own) *Includes access to the webinar "Song Seeds: How to Jump-start Your Songwriting Process" from author and Berklee College of Music professor Mark Simos.

Table of Contents

Jason BlumeAllison MalafronteGraydon JamesJames DuncanJennifer BillockMichael St. JamesMark BacinoJames DuncanScarlet Keys
From the Editorp. 1
Forewordp. 2
Getting Started
How to Use Songwriter's Marketp. 7
Where Should I Send My Songs?p. 10
Demo Recordingsp. 14
How Do I Submit My Demo?p. 17
How Do I Avoid the Rip-Offs?p. 22
Submission Strategiesp. 26
Music Biz Basics
Royaltiesp. 31
Copyrightp. 36
Career Songwritingp. 39
Contractsp. 41
Articles & Interviews
Make the Most of the Digital Agep. 45
Get the Most from Music Conferencesp. 50
Doing It All: Scott Mathewsp. 57
Cross-Country Collaborationp. 63
Music Licensing for Songwritersp. 66
Become a DIY Producerp. 70
The Business of Creativityp. 79
So, You're Moving To Nashville?p. 84
Managing Your Work
Songwriting Calendarp. 88
Music Publishersp. 106
Record Companiesp. 240
Record Producersp. 169
Managers & Booking Agentsp. 183
Music Firmsp. 201
Play Producers & Publishersp. 207
Classical Performing Artsp. 212
Contests & Awardsp. 228
Organizationsp. 238
Retreats & Coloniesp. 256
Workshops & Conferencesp. 259
Venuesp. 267
State & Provincial Grantsp. 286
Publications of Interestp. 292
Websites of Interestp. 299
Glossaryp. 308
General Indexp. 318
Category Indexesp. 324
Music Publishersp. 324
Record Companiesp. 326
Record Producersp. 328
Managers & Booking Agentsp. 330