songs

It starts about October, when I get that excited “Oh! We get to sing Christmas music!” feeling.   My students are very kind to put up with me at this time of year.  I force everyone (those...
(Picture above: Live Wire Band, a successful San Francisco-based cover band)   Two things got me “Rev.’d” up for this one.   First was a status update from an audio engineer about a week...
I have a solid 100 tabs on my Mac; I have the paid version of the Ultimate Guitar app on my phone; I have books; I have DVDs. And all of them are useful but I have a new favorite: It's called Jammit...
They are going to want to know what songs you already had recorded.  If by chance some band had picked up and recorded one or more your songs and they released them on CD or have them up...
Congratulations, you did it!  Somehow you broke through the mucky muck and landed a meeting with a publisher, someone who can actually do something with your songs. This is great for at least...
Not that there aren’t exceptions, but people like to feel good.  If they are going out to dinner, generally they like to order food that will make them feel good.   When they get the check...
While you were at the studio recording the band you assembled for your demo session, you may have noticed that guy in the plaid flannel shirt with the beanie who looked cooler than just about...
The gear is set up. The engineer is sitting behind the console listening to his assistant tapping on mics while running to the different stations in the studio.   One by one your musicians...
Usually the first thing that happens after a song is written is the recording of what is known as the work tape. This was usually done on a handheld recorder, but now is more commonly recorded...
Usually a guitar/voice or piano/voice recording, typically called a “work tape”, is suffice to present to publishers in order to try and obtain a single song or staff writer position. After...