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SongMaker!X-press, Issue # 72 More about your demo record
October 09, 2015
Hi, Welcome to our latest issue of songmaker X-press..Special thanks to all the new subscribers to our free newsletter...
As you maybe already noticed.. The website has gone through some structural changes..All with one thing in mind.
To provide information as good as possible and even better..It's a project is an operation in progress, and takes time.
Table of contents!
1- Welcome word (above this text)
2-For all our (New) subscribers, Two FREE!( Download) E-books. Starting an online business! All you have to know..
3-Short introduction of our website.
4- Montly article:More about your demo recording
5- The Looking for.....corner! Songwriters, musicians.... looking for something( promotion,songs, a band member....)
2)The FREE gift for our New Subscribers.
MYSS: Make Your site sell, 1500 pages , every info you need when starting a business web site!
MYCPS: Make Your Content Presell,
Two great E-booklets for free. If you're thinking about starting a home based (music) business on-line, or if you know someone who does, then this is something for you( or him/her). Two E-books you absolutely need to read. And.. most of all , they are a gift.
1500 pages of high value information , and a must read for people who wish to start an online business!
3)First of all a short introductionOf our website "Song-makes-musicbusiness.com".
Our site is about songwriting..with a lot of other news and information also.. Info about music business, music promotion, music recording... Why this website? A few years ago I decided to created this website to share all the knowledge that I 'I've gathered through the years.
I always say that I can't learn how to write a hit song, because if there was a recipe for hit songs, every one would writing hit songs, and hit-songs would become normal. Compare it as if everybody would know the winning numbers of the lottery..and hit the jackpot..
What I do is giving advice on how to promote, and record your songs as a professional would do. Also, I try to find resources that accept demo submissions, and that's probably the biggest work, and also very highly targeted by our site's visitors..
Our site "Song-makes-music-business.com" in numbers.
Our website has almost 200 pages on line..home page included.
Most of our visitors, about 70 %,are from the United States, 15% from the UK, and the rest from Europe, Australia, Canada China and more than 100 other countries..
There are also the Back Issues. These are the newsletter in the past published. These issues stays online as long as our site will continue.. Every visitor that comes to our site can read these back issues of our newsletters.. To visit our site
News about our website..I have some new plans with our website ' Song-makes-musicbusiness.com'. No, I won't change the site's the name.. Although that was one of my ideas, and some will say that this would be better.. To many complications would appear if I did change the website's name , so I heve burried that idea soon..
What I probably,may could do is split the site in two parts.. One would be the musicbusiness part with resources from the music industry, and an other would be more about all the thins concerning the sonwriting, and the songwriter..
What I will develope in the nearby future is the "Band and artist" corner..This page will be a forum for songwriters and singer-songwriters.. to promote themselfes and to promote the music.. This whole concept is still in an developing stage, it's an idea that will grow in time....We will see later on how much reponse there will come..
An other thing is...At the same time we will slowly deactivate our pages with youtube videos..I started this part on our website to give bands and songwriters some promotion, and this promotion was totally free. The "bands and artist" page will also be Free..No fee, or other cost what so ever will be asked..
In our newsletter we will continue with free promotion for bands, or adds for Singers looking for songs".. The newsletter is also "FREE" and stays free..
4) Article: Which way will you take to record your promotion demo...In this month article we'll look clother on how we will do our demo recording, as in previous we explained about the quality of the recording.. Now we will show which the roads are that you can consider to record your best songs on a promotion demo.. First road is
The home recording
For people with a spare room in the house or in their backyard, it's something to consider..Nowadays, digital recording equipment ihas become so cheap and yet has such a great quality....A computer can handle all your recordings from a rough first recording , to a nearly perfect end recording...
You only need some quality sound card, or a digital recording studio that you find on the market for a decend price going with your finacial possibitities...From small, to bigger..and the price goes in the same order..But for less than $1000 , 800 euro, £600, you have a quality recording device..There are also online tools that you can download..but personly I don't like them to much..
Although they could give you very satisfying results. For me, I like to record the old way with stuff that I can hold in my hands..Like I said, some will like these online recording studios so much.. And indeed, it's an easy and quick way to record songs, but it's not my cup of tea (or coffee).. Home recording is more than recording tools , it's also about finding a place that has a good sound insulation.
So no unnecessary strange sounds will appear on your recordings.. I have a Boss digital recorder, that suits my recording needs..
Home recording is great , but the next road is also something that I really recommend to go for or to consider doing..
The online demo recording service..It's the most easy way to record your demo, and a demo recording service is not that exspensif..If you take the time some search work on the Internet, you certainly find a service that meet your recording needs..How doe it wordk..You record your songs on a computer..
It may be a rough recording...Then you contact the recording service.. THen you can send all the information, and the audio files online with your email..(If they accept ofcourse) Some services do still working ofline when it comes to sending cds recordings.... But mostly, everything goes online.. That's very quick and cheap..and easy..
Like I said , there are several demo services on the net..Don't act to hasty.. Take your time and read all the details of the service, especially the financially side , and the service agreements..(if there are any)
the recording studio..
This recording studio is overall more expensive than a demo recording service. But it has it's advantages that you have to consider.. First of all, if it is nearby, then you can plan the recording and watch the quality, and make some changes.. So, the money spend will be spne good, cause you are in controle..
You have controle about the whole process...You are the costumer, and they will handle you as you were the King or The Queen ..The service will be excellent..The your saving will decrease also..So, when the quality of the recording goes up, the more money you will have to spend..Make sure that you have the whole finacial picture on paper before staring ..
If you have a big budget, then you can consider to take a hollidyand a working trip at the same time..Going overseas (The big apple, Nashville,London...to nam a few.)would be the perfect solution..For sure this would be the most expensive way to record your songs, but if you have the money.. It's worth thinking it over.. On the otherhand.. For that amount you can buy all the recording equipment and do the demo recording at your place..But, then you don't have a great vacation, don't you.. It's a real dillemma that ask for a big, long think it over.
Whatever you will choose,I'm sure you make the right dissicion, and will have in time your superb demo recording..It will cost you time and money, but the resuld will blow you and the others away..
Enjoy that time..Go for the adventure...and perhaps the fame and the fortune will follow...Who can tell..
4) The 'Looking for'..corner..This to show who you are and how serious you are to make it into the music business, and we need to check that You are older then 14 years , otherwise please don't submit...
Also, make sure that add your exact website URL..Because your name and facebook or Twitter..Suppose I enter your name "John Smith" into the FB search box, I get a long list with names.. So, exact web url of your website,FB,Twitter, or any other web presence..Thanks...
One last Note: Make sure that you make a contract/ signed agreement if you the singer,producer/songwriter want to team-up for a song, music deal...This to avoid problems in your future career...
We'll start with...
Kate Dix pass on some info :
Hi everyone! My name is Katie Dix. Im looking for country songs.
I like tunes that kick ass. Im not much of a sappy singer lol. Im in my 20s, used to sing with Buck Owens, the famous Chris Lord Alge mixed my last two songs and now im looking for more tunes. Thanks in advance!
Katie Dix Katie Dix on her Website:
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