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Entries in song pitching (6)

Tuesday
Jan202015

Launching of Songwriter Connect to Help Talented Songwriters Worldwide

Songwriter Connect has been launched, with this platform already having several members who are successful songwriters with top hits in the US and Canada. Slots are filling fast as the platform will only be accepting 500 members.

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Thursday
Jul042013

Holy Grail Of Song Pitching

Imagine if you hand over your best songs to a “robot” publisher who would submit your material to industry professionals and song placements from all around the world, even while you sleep.

This robot would submit to placements that meet your requirements, he would only submit to real (industry lookikng) opportunities and he wouldn’t demand any royalties.

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Thursday
Jun062013

The Elements Of A Successful Music Blog Pitch

One of the most common questions I hear from musicians is how we get through to so many blogs sucessfully when pitching them? Below, I’ve outlined the format both my co-author Todd Thomas and I have used to pitch countless bands to blogs. Todd has employed this format when pitching successfully to tons of huge blogs that has gained his group Sensual Harassment coverage on Pitchfork, Vice, etc. 

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Wednesday
Sep262012

Pitching Your Band

If you were presented with the opportunity to pitch your band directly to the Chief A&R representative for Capital Records, what would you say? If there was a venture capitalist looking to invest into the dreams of one band, how would you convince them to choose you? If your favorite band was in town and looking for an opener, what would you tell the promoter about your act?

Being able to pitch your band is one of the most important steps in being able to book shows, secure sponsorships, get a booking agent/manager, receive press, and even to getting on a label. It’s also one of the areas that I see independent musicians struggling with the most. Even though I have a disclaimer on LastStopBooking.com that we are not accepting submissions, I still receive about 50-100 EPK submissions and query letters per week. 90% of these sound the same: the band describes themselves as having “great music,” and they almost always say they are different than other artists because they are “hardworking.”

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Thursday
Jul052012

Would You Pay Someone To Listen To Your Music?

We all know that talent alone doesn’t guarantee success. Musicians who make lots of connections and have the “hustle” tend to get further in their career than the quiet gifted artist. That just seems to be the way of the world in any industry. It’s not what you know or how talented you are, it’s who you know!

So what about pitching websites/A&R platforms, are they a good way to open doors within the industry … and in particular, is it OK to pay someone to listen to your music?

 

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Friday
Oct142011

Top 9 Song Pitching Platforms

Many musicians fail to achieve success in the music industry due to lack of “follow through”. The simple act of following through on a few crucial things can make all the difference.

Going round in circles

I used to lack follow through. I’d write song after song but rarely send it to anyone in the industry. Was it laziness, fear of rejection or simply being too focused on my next musical creation? Too be honest I don’t know, but whatever the answer, the non action resulted in stagnation of my music career without me even realising it. I was busy writing songs, working hard and pushing forward, but in reality I was simply going round in circles.

I now view music “creation” as a form of preparation and nothing more. The real job is to send my work to the industry and get their thoughts and literally expose my music more. Shifting my focus in this way means I am able to follow through with each song I write.

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