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13 Tips to Make Co-Writing Fun and Productive

pencil icon Christiana Usenza

date iconSep 30, 2014 12:30:00 PM

tag icon Features, songwriting

Image via blog.songtrust.com

There are a million ways to write a song – which means there are also a million ways to co-write a song. Writing is a personal practice, and each person does it differently; in fact, some writers feel the process is too personal to share, while others thrive on collaboration. Even if you're a songwriting loner, you might find someone who you feel compelled to share your creative process with every once in a while. And when you inspire each other and complement each other's strengths, what could be better?

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Do You Need an Entertainment Lawyer?

pencil icon Adam Barnosky

date iconSep 30, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Legal & Finance

Image via musicconnection.com

This article originally appeared on Performer Magazine

 

The legal profession is filled with specialists. Name a specialty in business, technology, government, environment, real estate, employment, or education, and you’ll find a practice of law tailored to meet the specific needs of that specialty. The entertainment industry is no different, with a host of sub-specialties in art, music, film, television, radio, intellectual property, and unions, to name a few. Here are the basics on what you need to know about entertainment lawyers, and whether it's time for you to hire one.

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This Week's Top Music Gigs: VH1 Save the Music Showcase, NXNE, and More

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Trying to find gigs for your band? We've got lots of Sonicbids promoters who want you to perform! Check out our top opportunities this week, and then submit your EPK to anything that sounds like a good fit for you.

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Testing and Feedback: 5 Steps to Getting Approval From Your Fans Before Committing Your Valuable Resources

pencil icon Bobby Borg

date iconSep 30, 2014 9:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, Promotion & Booking

Image via blog.sonos.com

Testing and feedback is the process of getting your music into presentable form, trying it out on your most likely fans, and making necessary improvements before committing your time and money manufacturing, distributing, and promoting it. Without market research, you could easily spend thousands of your hard-earned dollars recording music that’s unmarketable to music supervisors, labels, radio stations, and even your own target fans – and that would be tragic! Make no mistake: testing and feedback increases your chances for success. Remember that creating music in a vacuum and simply hoping that people will love it is like shooting in the dark.

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How to Write Songs That Get Stuck in People's Heads

pencil icon Kathleen Parrish

date iconSep 29, 2014 11:30:00 AM

tag icon Features, songwriting

Image via bbc.co.uk If you’ve seen Easy A, you probably remember the scene where Emma Stone receives a card that plays Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine” and how Stone’s character hates the song  at first. Flash forward to a few days later, and she can’t stop singing it.

There are songs that we can’t stand, yet can’t get out of our heads. There are also songs that we love and feel addicted to. For whatever reason, songs get lodged in our brains – and often stay there for a maddeningly long time.

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