6 Things To Do With Your Song After You’ve Written It

Recording your song once written - sharing your songSo you’ve just written a great song. This may or may not be your first one, but either way it’s now complete. So what should you do with it now? Here are six ideas on sharing your songs.

1. Perform The Song You’ve Written

I know for many it’s a great personal achievement to write a song, but if your song is something you’re happy with and proud of, why not share it with others? This could be with family and friends, or if you’re feeling a bit more brave, you might decide to try and perform it at a talent show or other local event.

2. Record Your Song

Want to forever immortalize the song you’ve written? There’s no better way to do that than professionally recording it!

Recording studios these days aren’t that expensive. You can get your song fully recorded and mixed down within a couple of hours in most mid-level studios and it won’t cost that much. One day you’ll be able to play it to your grandchildren. :)

3. Shoot A Video For The Song You’ve Written And Upload It To Youtube

Now things are getting exciting. By using the smart phone you may already have in your pocket, you can record your own music video for this song. This video could be for your own benefit, or alternatively uploaded on YouTube for others to see. There are lots of video editing software out there so it’s not an expensive venture. Basic video editing can be learned via Youtube.

4. Sell Your Song

If you’re recording and creating a video for it, why not sell your song as well? By using a service like Distrokid you can sell your songs on iTunes, Spotify and other digital download stores relatively inexpensively.

5. Improve It

Just because you finish writing a song, that doesn’t mean that it can’t be improved in future. I often go back and improve my songs, sometimes even months or more later. You can learn how to improve your songwriting using John Pape’s free songwriting report and the guide I wrote on how to write a song.

6. Do A Part Two

Lastly, if the song goes down well, why not do a part two? For the subject maybe follow up with how things have changed, your new thoughts on the topic, or anything else related.

Conclusion

Writing a song isn’t the end. If you want your song to maximize its reach and touch other people’s lives as well as yours, there are a number of things you can do to achieve this.

So let me know in the comments, what do you do with your songs after you write them?

Shaun Letang is a songwriter and owner of Music Industry How To; a leading advice website for musicians. If you want more help with your songwriting, you can check out his guide here.
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