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SongMaker!X-press, Issue # 71
July 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
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-Looking for.....corner! Songwriters, musicians.... looking for something...( promotion,songs, a band member....)
4- Montly article:About the sound quality of your demo recording
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!
Make Your Site Sell!2002
First of allShort introduction info about 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
We making a fresh new start! 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..
3) Article: How important is the sound quality of your promotion demo...
Creating a pro demo song to add on your promotion demo..
It's very important that your package must look superb,with other words: It must look as it comes from a real professional..and if it does, The publisher, A & R will listen to your song , for sure..
Of course when your music is like crap, your chances going down.. Solution : Your promotion demo must also sound professional.. This could be in a recording studio, or the demo recording service that you find on the web.. Or you record your own songs.. This cost money, but in the in time it will be the cheapest way to record your songs... What you need to do to make the sound of your music broadcasting..
You need a mastering effect of your recorded songs..
What is 'Mastering' it or how this is done?
It's important to manage the overall volume of your songs, so that the loudest section of your songs will stay within the available range of the CD; however this will lower the overall volume, causing the music to sound less powerfull..
The problem here is that exsesive sound in the low frequency range , that is difficult to hear for the human ear, can cause the level meter to move all theway to the maximum, in spite of the fact that the actual sound does not appear to be loud.. This can also make your music sound less powerfull..
If the music professionals listen to a your CD and one song sound too quiet while another is too loud.. They will put your cd aside as quick as possible..Or when it's a sound file of very low quality, they push the button "Delete" and it's over and out.. By usind the mastering effect, you can make the volume of your song more consistent, and correct the balance of the low-frequency range.. The mastering effect, is in fact the final touch for your song....There are devices and tools on the market that can create a mastering , even without much effort..
There are many small digital recording studios for home use, on the market.. Some are sheaper than others, depending on how much quality you wish to use..But for a few hundred you surely will find the right recording tool that has a mastering effect.. .A search on the Internet will give you an idea of what I'm talking about..
Always check the sound quality before submitting your promotion CD to the music industry..
4) 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...
Ryan Shelander...is a a drummer with a lot of ambition, and looking for a full time band to play with.
Katie DixSome info that she's giving us:
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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