Your Music business and Songwriting information center !

It's difficult for a beginner songwriter to know and understand the music business. So, this website  is to  pas on the best advice and  information concerning the business of writing songs..

We'll  try to explain  all the aspects of the business of songwriting...Everything  that could matters for you and that could bring you closer to achieve your primaly goal: Getting signed, and become a successful songwriterl. I guess that's the dream of every songwriter, or isn't it so?

True, the music industry is not like any other business..It's a much harder b, and the most difficult one to make a breakthrough. On the other hand..It's also the most exciting business also..It's a big adventure..

You probably meet some very interresting music business  professionals

The Music Business: How do it works...?

There are five big Major record labels and a lot of small independent record labels!

For instants, in the UK alone there are a few hundreds of independent labels, and a few hundreds of music publishing companies.

In the U.S. alone there are about 11,000 Independent labels. Some are bigger and some smaller then others..Most of these labels have a small rooster , and currently signing any artists at the moment, unless it's necessary.

Getting Signed deal!

Even if you think that's is a large number, the chances to get signed to a record label or a publisher a rather small. So, all those  getting to achieve a record or publishing deal are considered as to be "the lucky ones".

Why? Because there are millions of artists all trying to get big..All fighting to get signed..Yep, this business  isn't a business as usual , and certainly not for the sensitive.. It's hard, it's succeed...

But if you get there, then you  just Live your dream!

Don't underestimate the factor "work"  in songwriting, and promoting yourself to the music business . Every day long hours working with little or no sleep and a lot of stress. That counts for every one: artist and the employees in the record companies.

On the other hand it's true. Making a living as a professional songwriter is living your dream.. You meet interesting people and if you play it well the financial rewards are for some quit big . Hit songwriters making millions of Dollars by income through royalties. But even without making a smashing hit and getting the fame and fortune, you can make money, or better  make a living of your music.   Of course, you'll do this as an Independent artist.

Anyway...Dear music making friend.. Just have a look around on our site , and you can keep  what you think that would be useful, and delete what can't serve your needs. 

What's working for me is not always working for you!

The right knowledge, and information is the key for a successfully songwriting career..Meeting the right people can also important, but doing everything right comes first..Then,try to convince "the right" people of your talent..For instants, with an quality recording of your demo ...

About songwriting and more..

  • Music recording info.
  • Songwriting advice...
  • Info concerning the Music industry, and the people who are running the industry..
  • A lot of Music Industry resources..
  • Record Labels
  • Music publishers
  • Music producers..
  • How about the copyright of your songs?
  • Information concerning Music promotion!
  • Also for beginner songwriters..What musical instrument will you choose ?
  • And at last our band and artist promotion corner..

To end with!

Dear music friend, songwriter, or musician...Thanks for your visit. Feel free to visit the other pages on our site and to follow the updates..

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Left  me to say only this...I Wish you  a great adventure and all the best with your future songwriting career...

Paul F.. Webmaster of Song-Makes-Music