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How to Jump Start Your Songwriting Career if You’re Struggling Financially

October 8th, 2020 by
Jump Start Songwriting Career

You’ve probably heard the “starving artist” expression more than once in your life as a musician. And while there are plenty of stereotypes about songwriters and their financial struggles, unfortunately, many of those stereotypes are true. Songwriting isn’t always a lucrative profession, especially when you’re just starting out.

In many cases though, it’s just a matter of getting your foot in the door with a great song, or getting noticed by a popular artist to start making real money from your words and music. But what can you do to make that happen? How can you jump-start your career as a songwriter, even if you’re struggling to pay your bills? Let’s take a look at a few tips you can use to work toward a successful songwriting career while remaining financially stable.

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How To Make A Brand of Yourself

June 20th, 2017 by

Musician BackLite Silloette Make a BrandAs songwriter’s it is important to make a brand for yourself.  As an artist who want to be know and recognizable.  In this article Boone Shanks share how Jackson Pollack was able to create a brand for himself.  Although he is a painter the concepts will work equally well with songwriters.

We live in the times of the market, and culture also functions according to its laws. Only individual projects and their authors become its products. The popular French philosopher Derrida is the same brand as Madonna, Mercedes or McDonald’s. There is no mass and elitist culture, but there is only a marked space consisting of separate brands. For examples, you do not need to go far artists who are being sold.
Three tricks that Jackson Pollock used to sell himself at a higher price (more…)

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    The most profound difference between songwriting and all other kinds of writing is the additional music skills of the songwriter. And, as the law is concerned neither with the quality nor commercial viability, the legal distinction between poetry and song is the correspondence of an original lyric line with an original melodic line; instrumentation is not prerequisite. A songwriter with the right nature, nurturing, and lifestyle will create songs that meet or exceed commercial viability nonetheless.