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Should I Use iTunes, Bandcamp, or Some Other Site for My First Release?

Should I Use iTunes, Bandcamp, or Some Other Site for My First Release? | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
THE ARTIST: Shay Leonia (Englewood, NJ) THE QUESTION: This  is a question I've had that I've been hearing mixed reviews on, and hope it may inspire a post when you have time, more geared toward artists like myself that are virtually unknown, but on the gradual come up :)  As a brand new artist

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Tips: Songwriting for Film/TV Projects

Tips: Songwriting for Film/TV Projects | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it

Film/TV Songwriting Tips for Licensing & Music Placement

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The song that will get the job is the one that enhances the emotion or adds impact for viewers.  Always remember: the song serves the needs of the project.

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The Musician's Burden

The Musician's Burden | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D. “Maybe due to my involvement in it, I feel I have to either listen intently or tune it out.” This statement by Talking Heads front man David Byrne speaks for many who m...

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'Bones' by Josh Record - Burberry Acoustic

Josh Record, filmed exclusively for Burberry Acoustic.


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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's curator insight, January 17, 2014 5:55 AM

A Friday in January discovery , with thanks to Music Is My First Language .. It was love at first listen!

 

http://musicismyfirstlanguage.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/poets-philosophers-troubadours-feat-josh-record/

 

Josh was on BBC Introducing stage recently @ T Fest

For more gigs etc, check out his website http://joshrecord.com/

in the meantime, check out his most recent video blog Vlog 5 here it is http://youtu.be/Y2jpPi2lPTw

 

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'How to Write a Pop Hit in 7 Days': A Sure-Fire Formula for a Chart-Topping Smash in Today's Music Business

'How to Write a Pop Hit in 7 Days': A Sure-Fire Formula for a Chart-Topping Smash in Today's Music Business | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Have you got what you feel is a unique sound and look that you believe will, "one day," catapult you to the top of the charts? Is one day not coming fast enough?
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If only it were this easy...

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Nick Cave’s amazing lecture on songwriting: ‘The Secret Life of the Love Song’

Nick Cave’s amazing lecture on songwriting: ‘The Secret Life of the Love Song’ | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
  Nick Cave once suggested that, with The Boatman’s Call, he “was making a big heroic melodrama out of a bog-standard rejection”—the rejection, famously, being at the pink-and-chipped fingernails of PJ Harvey.

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Digital Music Should Include Songwriter Composer Credits

Digital Music Should Include Songwriter Composer Credits | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Professional songwriters, producers and composers work behind the scenes of our favorite music every day, but their work is undervalued in the digital music landscape. That's why we support the Recording Academy's Give Fans the Credit initiative.
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What Are The Essential Features Of a Hit Record?

What Are The Essential Features Of a Hit Record? | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
What Are The Essential Features Of a Hit Record?
We have all heard those hit songs that can be considered  ‘timeless classics’.
Whether it’s a hip hop track, a rock class
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Marketing Your Music – Back To The Basics | Indie Band Guru

Marketing Your Music – Back To The Basics | Indie Band Guru | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Due to the promising rise of new comers in the music business, marketing one's music could be somewhat difficult. Many strive hard to find effective ways market their music. The most important thing in marketing music is to be creative.

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stan stewart's comment, January 28, 2013 1:53 PM
Well, we made this popular on Scoop.It! :)
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Kudos to you my friend, great post to scoop and share!
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YouTube Inks Deal to Pay More Royalties to Indie Songwriters

YouTube Inks Deal to Pay More Royalties to Indie Songwriters | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
In huge news just announced, YouTube is offering all music publishers the opportunity to secure sync licensing revenue from user-generated content uploaded (#Didyouknow @YouTube Inks Deal to Pay More Royalties to Indie #Songwriters?

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Music Editing and Mixing Explained |

Music Editing and Mixing Explained | | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Music editing is NOT a mixing process...Editing involves pocketing, quantization, drum replacement....Mixing involves levels, panning, EQ, dynamics and FX...
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Jimi On Songwriting: Highlights From Hendrix on Hendrix - American Songwriter

Jimi On Songwriting: Highlights From Hendrix on Hendrix - American Songwriter | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Jimi On Songwriting: Highlights From Hendrix on HendrixAmerican SongwriterOn October 1, Chicago Review Press will release Hendrix on Hendrix, a collection of vintage articles and Q&As with legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who died on September 18,...
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15 Songs That Defined the Sound of Apple Marketing

15 Songs That Defined the Sound of Apple Marketing | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Apple’s marketing has changed the career trajectories of musicians around the world. See Apple’s cultural ascent documented through these 15 artists.
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How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last

How to Make Your Songwriting Career Last | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
It’s been said that it’s not easy to get to the top—but it’s even harder to stay there. The music business is notoriously fickle. Writers who have a hot streak of hits—then disappear from the charts—are more the norm than those who have careers that span a decade or more. Yet…

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Inside Song: Genre Through the Lens of a Songwriter

Inside Song: Genre Through the Lens of a Songwriter | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
It happens, without fail, every time I carry an instrument in public. I’m usually at the airport. I’ll have a saxophone or a guitar strapped to my back because it’s too fragile to check underneath ...
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ChattaPop: Talking movie scores with Alan Silvestri

ChattaPop: Talking movie scores with Alan Silvestri | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Two of my favorite film scores—"Back to the Future" and "Forrest Gump"—were written and arranged by Alan Silvestri, who was in town a couple of weekends ago for the Chattanooga International Film Music Festival. I sat down with him briefly to talk about the art of composing music for film.
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The Music, Art, and Life of Joni Mitchell Presented in a Superb 2003 Documentary

The Music, Art, and Life of Joni Mitchell Presented in a Superb 2003 Documentary | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
I grew up with the music of Joni Mitchell often playing in the background of my home life.

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Pitching Songs (Illustrated)

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Pitching Songs

By Amanda Williams


Pitching songs? What is that?


In baseball, when you pitch, that means you throw the ball to the batter so that he can hit it (or not).
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Seven Ways to Enhance Your Songwriting Skills

Seven Ways to Enhance Your Songwriting Skills | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Use different meters
I have to admit the majority of my songs are in 4/4. Changing your songs to 3/4 or 6/8 meter can completely change the feel of a song – AND can be quite effective for rocking or swaying songs.
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10 Best Cover Songs and Remakes - Forbes

10 Best Cover Songs and Remakes - Forbes | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
VideoI collect cover songs. There’s something about covers – when done right – that make them stand out among everything in my music collection.
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Digital Music News - Fact: Pandora Doesn't Pay Songwriters, They Pay PROs...

Digital Music News - Fact: Pandora Doesn't Pay Songwriters, They Pay PROs... | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it

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Hey, Beanz. Thanks for the re-scoop!
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Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog: 3 Ways to Crush It With Your Music Marketing!

Bob Baker's Indie Music Promotion Blog: 3 Ways to Crush It With Your Music Marketing! | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
RT @MrBuzzFactor: 3 Ways to Crush It With Your Music Marketing!
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The Marketing Money Can’t Buy | TuneCorner Music Blog

The Marketing Money Can’t Buy | TuneCorner Music Blog | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it

Excellent Blog: Too often I see artists playing over and over again with diminishing returns.

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The Value of Improvisation in Pop Songwriting

The Value of Improvisation in Pop Songwriting | Songwriting | Songwriters | Songs | Scoop.it
Improvisation is a vital part of pop song structure, and should be practiced daily. _____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and learn the 11 principles crucial...
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