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and welcome to the latest issue of Songmaker!Xpress.

Table of contents!

1- Welcome word

2-For all our (New) subscribers, Two FREE!( Download) E-books. Starting an online business! All you have to know..

3-article: FAQ about the music business, and the music industry.

4-Into the spots..

5-Useful services

1) Welcome word..

Dear <>,

Hi and welcome to our latest issue of songwriter x-press. Chrismass and New Year are coming closer and closer.. What will the New Year bring.. Let's hope of something good.. I wish you a great Chrismass and the best in the New year ...(a little early, but better too early than too late, Isn't it so?

Again, thank you <> for the support, and also special thanks to all new subscribers who may not forget to download our two free e-books..


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Article: FAQ related to music business..

When a record deal is offered, do I need a solicitor (Lawyer) to check out my music contract ( record deal, or publishing deal....).

Normally, not in the UK . Here's no lawyer required for reading a contract. The contracts are written in plain English, and you can understand what is state. But ok, if it's a contract of about a few hundred thousands ( pounds, Euro or $), then it wouldn't hurt you either, if it's a contract of that size it even is recommended to contact a lawyer. So, well or not asking a lawyer for help is greatly depending of how big the contract is gonna be. Also, there's some difference between a band contract or a songwriters contract for one song. Although, you never know how much money a song can generating, a band has mostly a contract that state a certain amount of money that will be spend on the group. Again, a contract is also different for the US then for the UK.

However , in the United States is always recommended to see a solicitor before a contract is signed. If you get a contract offered in the US, there contract are difficult to read. There are few people who actually understand what is written on paper, and a band should let the contract examen by a entertainment solicitor can be a wise decision. In such a contract, pitfalls are easily over looked.

Do I need to send submissions to a publisher or a record label?

Well, there's no problem to send both to record labels, and to music publishers. Because many record labels are working together with music publishers. So sending to one or sending to the other wouldn't make a big difference.

Can I start my own record label?

Of course you can. There are in fact no special qualifications needed to start a record label. Knowing how to organize the whole business would be of course a great advantage. There are a few good resources that give you some guidance of-what you have to do if you wish to start your own record label.

Look around on the net. There are so many independent labels, and there are a lot starting and also disappearing after a while. They disappears because they don't make any money. That's why I try to recommend to do some research and some learning first before you jump start a record label. So , having a record label is doable ( but you better have a few people that run the business together) What you need to start a record label..

If I get many rejection letters, should I give up on songwriting then?

Having rejection letters from record labels and publishers is not the end of the world. It could be even a good ting.

Not every company take the time to send a rejection letter..so.

Also, every starting music artist, and songwriter has got rejection letters. Rejection letters are not a big deal, and certainly no reason to quit songwriting. You could stop sending submissions for a while, or even for a few years. If you can't stand rejection letters , then stop sending submissions.But, keep on writing songs as much as you can..

After writing a sufficient number of songs, then make a compilation of your best three songs, and pitch them for the last time. If you still are not successful, then stop sending submissions, but keep writing songs. After-all, you are into songwriting not for the money. You write songs in because you love songwriting in the first place. That's my best advice, as long as you love songwriting, never quit.

Here are some music promotion companies

That could be interesting for you..

The Sandra James Music Foundation announces the Sandra James Songwriting Contest 2012, now in its 4th year. This year the Grand Prize is a $2500 award. This contest provides an opportunity to promote the music and message of Sandra James by having entrants compose new songs that align with her ideals.

Songs should reflect Sandra's message and passions: positive changes involving children, music, peace and the protection of the environment.


Made by songwriters for songwriters, Smashsongs is the premier online marketplace for songwriters, bands and artists to license songs, license music and license lyrics directly to T.V, Film, Media and other Artists. Smashsongs allows musicians and songwriters to be in control of their own material by entering into the type and format of contract that best suits their needs and wishes.


Into the spotlights..

Hi. This is the "Spotlight" corner of our monthly newsletter. Every one who's can be into the "Spotlights". Just reply th our newsletter and let me know who you are. You need to be a subscriber, and you need to have a website, or Myspace,... This to show who you are and how serious you are to make it into the music business, and we need to check out if you are over 18 years old. If you're uder 14, please don't submit.. So, if you submit us this info, and

if we notice your name and e-mail address in our mailing list, you'll get your promotion ad. Better not give 'NO' specific details like street address,cellphone number..... This to avoid that people start spamming you. Spam is a real plague on the net..I'll know itfor myself..sad thing, but that's the net,isn't it?

Your ad will stay live here on our newsletter for two month, and it goes into back issues on our website were visitors ofour site can see and read it again.

The webmaster

Singer/songwriter Noelle Bean

Twenty years old Singer/songwriter Noelle Bean,is determined to make her music dream come true. Although she has a lot supporting fans on the net, Noelle is still unsigned..

Noelle writes: I'm from Nashville,Tennessee but Dallas, Texas is currently my home! A dream of mine come true. I don't write just to write and put a new song out. The lyrics you hear are from my life, and coming from the Heart..

Noelle has also webpresence on Youtube,facebook,twitter and makemefamousent.com.

You can visit one of Noelle's networking page here:

Visit our web site...Song Makes Musicbusiness.com

5) Useful services

Are you thinking about starting your own website! Everyone deserves a second chance in live..This company can give you this chance.. T building an online business.. Not about "quick rich" but "Easy,if you know how"..

Everything you need to know about promotion

The yellow pages of the Music Industry

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