Music business and Songwriting info!


The music business is probably the hardest business in existence. So, if you are into songwriting and a beginner songwriter, knowing and understanding th business is a must. This website is for advice and information about this business.

 We'll explain all aspects of this typical  business, and everything that might be of an interest to you and that could take your songwriting to a higher level and closer to achieving your primary goal: becoming a signature and becoming a successful songwriter. I think that's the dream of every songwriter, doesn 't I?

True, the music industry is not like any other business..It's a much harder business, and the hardest business to make a breakthrough.

On the other hand. It's the most exciting business too..You'll start a big adventure and after that you never know what comes. Success can let you wait. Just exspect nothing, and there will not be dissapointments. The fact is that If you never tried, then you'll never know. 

You probably meet some very interresting music business  professionals too. Expect nothing and everything that comes more is a plus.

The Music Business: How does 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 US alone there are more than 10,000 Independent labels. Some of these labels have a small roster, and are currently signing any artists at the moment, unless necessary.

Getting a Signed deal or a songwriters contact!


Even if you think that's a large number, the chances of getting signed to a record label or a publisher are rather small. So, all those getting a record or publishing deal are considered 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 is not a business as usual, and certainly not for the sensitive .. It's hard, it's tough..to succeed. ..

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

Do not underestimate the "work" factor   in songwriting, and promote 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 of 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 from 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 would be useful, and delete what can not serve your needs. 

What's working for me isn't always working for you!

The right knowledge, and the right information are key to a successful songwriting career..Meting the right people can also be important, but doing every step right will bring you further ..


Then, trying to convince the right people of your talent and make a quality recording of your songs.

About the topics..

  • Music recording info.
  • Songwriting advice ...
  • Information concerning the music industry and the people who are running the industry ..
  • A lot of Music Industry resources .
  • About the copyrighting your songs? Is it really necessary?
  • Information concerning  promotion!
  • Also for beginning songwriters . You need an instrument. Which musical instrument will you choose?
  • And at our band and artist promotion corner .

Dear music friend, beginner songwriter or musician ...


Thank's for  visiting. Feel free to visit all the other pages, you will find them below this text in the table of contents and also in the left bars.


Left me to wish you a great adventure and the very best with your future career as a songwriter.  Remember: the key to a successful career as a songwriter or musician, singer-songwriter is knowledge and hard work.


In addition you get a lot of satisfaction from this unique work and you creations. Remember rejections! Every new musician, songwriter has to deal with an easy part of the music world.




Paul F.


Webmaster of Song-Makes-Music business.com