and welcome to Issue #010 of Songmaker!Xpress.
Table of contents!
1- Welcome word
2-For all our subscribers, Two FREE!( Download) E-booklets , worth $40.
3-Article: How to write a Hit song?
4- Useful Resources
1) Welcome friends...
Welcome to our subscribers, new and... not so new...
Good to have you here with us again.
The weather is still fine, you can take your guitar out site, sit down in the shadow of a tree, and drink a nice cop of tea (or what ever)!
But...first of all..read this Issue...
We'll start with the free gift for our New Subscribers!
2)The FREE gift for our New Subscribers.
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3) Article: How to write a Hit song?
This is a question that many starting songwriter ask himself. How do I write a million selling hit song?
Well, the question is easier said than the answer is done. You do not have to ask yourself: "How do I write a hit song" but "am I capable to write a hit song. Do I have the skill to write a hit song?
And when I have the talents, "do I write enough songs" to have a hit-song, maybe one day?
Remember: the more songs you write, the more chances you have that a hit song is among them?
If it all was that easy, if there was really a magically formula for writing hits, then believe me, there would be a lot of hit's on the radio, we would be overwhelmed by hit songs.
But reality is that there always will be , good, better, and best.
Ask yourself: "Do I really want to have fame and fortune?". Will it make me happier than I am right now?
I have serious doubts about this. When I see what some famous Rock artists ( don't mention no names) are doing, on how they doing the best they can to make a mess they make of their life.
Then I have serious doubts about being rich and famous, is making really happy.
Let me stay the way I am ( but here I speak for myself), I like it that way.
But really I don't think getting fortune isn't an option here.
What I really do think is that most of you people wanna make a living out of there music.
So, my advice is: Don't focus on writing a hit song, but on writing quality songs, and write as many and as often as you can.
What action can you undertake to start to earn some money with your music?
A good start is having your own web site. Of course you can always have a free web space with Myspace, Youtube,.. and so on. But you have to be very lucky ( see yourself as a tree in a forest with millions others) and driven to make some money with these kind of web sites.
Your own web site is a web site of your own. You're a creative person, be creative and start creating your own site.
If you think that you should collaborate with some one, then collaborate with some one. Combine forces. Don't work against each other, but with each other. Chair thoughts..
OK, a myspace would work to start with , but think about the next step.
Consider to have your own myspace, with 20 to 30 musicians, singer-songwriters,...
You maybe thinking, "Why should I not start a web site of my own?".
Well, the Internet is one of the most fantastic ways to promote your music. But if you are to small (read web site).. then you are invisible for search engines. SE like content, and many pages with content.
They rate your site for the amount of content they'll find. The more "good quality" content, the better they'll rate you. If you are sharing a site with 20 people, it isn't necessarily needed that they all have to manage the site.
Divide the work among 2 or 3.
Together you might win and stand the storm. On your own, you might loose your spirit to fight. Because in fact, that's what it is. It's a battle and the best will win.
In the music industry or on the Internet, it's the same old story. The best will win. And on the Internet it's "the bigger you are" (read lot's and lot's of quality content) the better you get noticed. Search Engines (still) rules on the net, and that's a fact.
Steps to undertake:
Make a selection of your best songs.
Make decend quality recordings of your best songs.
Make videos where you singing and performing these songs. They are not perfectly recorded, but this is not needed.(promotion)
Have samples of about 30 seconds of your recorded songs and add them onto your site (promotion).
Have your videos displayed on your site.
Sell your songs trough companies as there are: Soundclick, CD-baby,..and link your from your site, to the page where your CD is available for downloading, where people can purchase it.
Maybe you can find even other ways to get some money with your web site:
Affiliate partners, google adsens..
Here I'll end my speech, and I suggest that you let it settle down and re-think the most important issues of it.
Thanks for being such a good reader, I'll appreciated.
4) Some useful Resources!
The Music Contracts!
The best advice that I can give you is this.
Music contracts... Never ever start a business relationchip with out a contract is been signed ! Period..
The Ultimate Recordlabel!
Starting your own record label never has been easier! Read the story and see for yourself...
SiteSell's Video Tour!
If you're a creative person, and thinking about your own web site and online business..
Please... Check this out before you take the wrong host...
So, we've come to the end of this month Issue.
Up to our next one, I should say.
Thank you <> for sharing your time with us.
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Until our Next Issue...
(c) 2007 Paul Fevrier.
Webmaster of Song-Makes-Musicbusiness.com Inc.