Songwriter's Market 2016

Where and How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese,Andrea Williams

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639390

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 6759

"Where & how to market your songs"--Cover.

Songwriter's Market 2016

Where and How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese,Andrea Williams

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639390

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 3715

"Where & how to market your songs"--Cover.

Songwriter's Market 2017

Where and How to Market Your Songs

Author: Cris Freese,Andrea Williams

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440347795

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 6410

"Where & how to market your songs"--Cover.

Down in Orburndale

A Songwriter's Youth in Old Florida

Author: Bobby Braddock

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 080713564X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

View: 7645

Bobby Braddock, one of the most successful country songwriters of all time, is a living legend. His smash hit He Stopped Loving Her Today won the Country Music Association's Song of the Year Award in two consecutive years and was voted Song of the Century in a poll conducted by Radio & Records magazine and greatest country song of all time in a poll conducted by the BBC. In this captivating narrative, Braddock demonstrates that he is as much at home writing the story of his life as crafting an award-winning country tune. Warm, candid, intimate, and laugh-out-loud funny, Down in OrburndaleOCothe title plays on the Southern pronunciation of Braddock's hometown of Auburndale, FloridaOCorecounts his colorful saga up to age twenty-four, when he decides to move to Nashville and pursue a career as a professional songwriter. Braddock retains enormous affection for his Florida upbringing, back in the mid-twentieth century when Florida was still Southern, oranges were more essential than tourists to the state's economy, and every small town seemed to be populated with actual eccentric characters right out of a Southern novelOColike Bobby's father, twenty-four years older than his mother, with a voice that was a cross between Foghorn Leghorn and W. C. Fields. Braddock's sensory memory of his childhood infuses his storytelling with the sights, sounds, smells, and significance of everyday living. When he tells tales of playing rock 'n' roll music in the Deep South of the early 1960s, readers experience some of the decade's most significant moments from a different perspective (for example, his band was in Birmingham, Alabama, when the Ku Klux Klan murdered four little girls). Along the way, he battles depression, hypochondria, and panic disorder, marries, and finally finds his true calling. Rednecks, religion, Florida, oranges, swamps, politics, racism, love, sex, illness, family, murder, and dreamsOCoall fill the pages of Braddock's compulsively readable ode to his youth. But it is music, above all else, that drives the story, providing a soundtrack for a life lived large."

More Songwriters on Songwriting

Author: Paul Zollo

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682244X

Category: Music

Page: 672

View: 4727

The long-awaited sequel to Songwriters on Songwriting, often called "the songwriter's bible," More Songwriters on Songwriting goes to the heart of the creative process with in-depth interviews with many of the world's greatest songwriters. Covering every genre of popular music from folk, rock 'n' roll, Broadway, jazz, pop, and modern rock, this is a remarkable journey through some sixty years of popular songwriting: from Leiber & Stoller's genius rock 'n' roll collaborations and Richard Sherman's Disney songs to Kenny Gamble's Philly Sound; Norman Whitfield's Motown classics; Loretta Lynn's country standards; expansive folk music from Peter, Paul, and Mary; folk-rock from Stephen Stills; confessional gems from James Taylor; poetic excursions form Patti Smith; Beatles magic from Ringo Starr; expansive brilliance from Paul Simon; complex melodic greatness from Brian Wilson; the most untrustworthy narrator alive in Randy Newman; the dark rock theater of both Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie; the sophisticated breadth of Elvis Costello; the legendary jazz of Herbie Hancock; the soulful swagger of of Chrissie Hynde; the funny-poignant beauty of John Prine; the ancient wisdom fused with hip-hop and reggae of Matisyahu; and much more. In all of it is the collective wisdom of those who have written songs for decades, songs that have impacted our culture forever.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352683

Category: Authorship

Page: 416

View: 3405

"Features one-year access to the children's publishing content at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

The Everything Songwriting Book

All You Need to Create and Market Hit Songs

Author: C.J. Watson,C. J. Watson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440522650

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 4245

Simple techniques for creating catchy lyrics and memorable melodies! Nearly everyone can hum the melody or remember the words to a hit song. Clever word play, catchy melodies, and thoughtful imagery can create an impression that lasts long after a song has ended. The Everything Songwriting Book provides amateurs and seasoned professionals alike all they need to create, perform, and sell hit songs. Learn how to develop an idea, formulate a rhyme scheme, incorporate unique phrasing, and follow through to the final note. Professional songwriter and consultant C.J. Watson packs this book with clever tips and tricks for overcoming writer's block, creating a "hook," and recording and selling a song to a recording company or performer. This user-friendly guide also shows how to: Tap into the common elements of hit songs Incorporate instruments into songwriting Understand music theory Spot songwriting trends and write for a specific market Produce a song Know essential copyright law and other legal basics Get compositions into the right hands Complete with expert advice and practical pointers, The Everything Songwriting Book is sure to guide and inspire burgeoning songwriters at any level.

Essential Songwriter

Craft Great Songs & Become a Better Songwriter

Author: Jonathan Feist,Jimmy Kachulis

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 147686697X

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 2031

(Berklee Methods). The Berklee in the Pocket Essential Songwriter is an accessible reference guide that will quickly lead songwriters to ideas that are at the heart of countless hit songs. The tips and strategies jam-packed into this concise guide will help you tackle writer's block and gain fresh insight into the songwriting process. Includes: the 17 chord progressions that are at the heart of the most popular hit songs, guitar charts and keyboard chords showing how to play progressions in all 12 keys, tips to customize essential chord progressions to suit your own songs, contact info for businesses and organizations most important to the working songwriter, and more!

The Singer-Songwriter's Guide to Recording in the Home Studio

Author: Shane Adams

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495070808

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 3532

(Berklee Guide). Record songs in your own home studio! Today's smart singer-songwriter needs to be able to record high quality demo recordings. Whatever your budget, living arrangement, or technological aptitude, this book will help you acquire songwriter-appropriate home studio gear and use it effectively. You will understand the key concepts about how the recording process works, and how to get the best sound possible out of whatever equipment you own and whatever style of music you produce. This book makes recording easy so you can spend your effeorts thinking about creatieve songwriting and performing, rather than struggling with technology.

The Songwriter's Idea Book

Author: Sheila Davis

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898795196

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 1934

In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book, Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive songs. You'll break new ground in your own songwriting by learning about the inherent relationship between language style, personality type and the brain. You'll go, step by step, through the creative process as you activate, incubate, separate and discriminate. You'll learn to use the whole-brain techniques of imaging, brainstorming and clustering. You'll expand your skilled use of figurative language with paragrams, metonyms, synecdoche and antonomasia. You'll be challenged to design metaphors, form symbols, make puns and coin words. And, you'll learn how to prevent writer's block, increase your productivity and maintain your creative flow. Over 100 successful student lyrics from pop, country, cabaret, and theater serve as role-models to illustrate the "whole-brain" songwriting process.

The Frustrated Songwriter's Handbook

A Radical Guide to Cutting Loose, Overcoming Blocks, & Writing the Best Songs of Your Life

Author: Karl Coryat,Nicholas Dobson

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879308797

Category: Music

Page: 127

View: 5564

This book teaches an innovative method called Immersion Composition that drives musicians to engage their creativity by writing as much music as possible in a set time period. After learning to apply the method, elusive moments of inspiration can be summoned on command. The book also explains how to form a group of like-minded songwriters (a “lodge”), presents dozens of tips and games for making the most out of an Immersion Composition session, and shows how to turn brainstormed raw materials into polished songs.

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352669

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 336

View: 8921

Provides profiles, contact information, and submission details for more than one thousand literary agents seeking clients, with tips on revisions, query letters, research, and preparing book proposals.

The Songwriter's Workshop

Harmony

Author: Jonathan Feist

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780634026614

Category: Music

Page: 205

View: 685

"Learn how harmony can help you express your songwriting ideas, using chords and chord structures the way that professional songwriters do. The Songwriter's Workshop series is a new approach to writing hit songs designed for songwriters at all levels, from beginners to professional songwriters who are looking for new ideas to spice up their work. Each book in the series presents a set of tools for writing songs, with practical practice exercises. The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony teaches the fundamental harmony techniques used in today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own songs. Quit wrestling with writer's block, and learn to make the songwriting process easy, fun, and intuitive. Learn how to: Incorporate "power progressions", the most common and effective chord progressions, which have been used in countless hits, into your own songs. Explore colors of chords and keys, so that you can use them to express the emotion of the lyrics. Understand the states of being harmonically "home" and "away from home," and use them to maximize your songs' emotional impact. Adapt and embellish chords and progressions to enrich your palette of colors. Vary your harmonies and progressions to generate many new creative possibilities. Practice the musical applications of harmonic constructs such as cadences and modulations. Write memorable choruses and verses that work together as complete songs. The included play-along CD provides a perfect accompaniment to help you practice your songs."--P. 4 de la couv.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

Author: Shelly Peiken

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495063615

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 5886

(Book). Confessions of a Serial Songwriter is an amusing and poignant memoir about songwriter Shelly Peiken's journey from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional songwriter writing hits of her own. It's about growing up, the creative process the highs and the lows, the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success, the divas and schemers, but also the talented and remarkable people she's found along the way. It's filled with stories and step-by-step advice about the songwriting process, especially collaboration. And it's about the challenge of staying relevant in a rapidly changing and youth-driven world. As Shelly so eloquently states in Confessions of a Serial Songwriter : "If I had to come up with one X factor that I could cite as a characteristic most hit songs have in common (and this excludes hit songs that are put forth by an already well-oiled machine...that is, a recording artist who has so much notoriety and momentum that just about anything he or she releases, as long as it's 'pretty good,' will have a decent shot at succeeding), I would say it would be: A universal sentiment in a unique frame ." Peiken has tapped the universal sentiment again and again; her songs have been recorded by such artists as Christina Aguilera, Natalie Cole, Selena Gomez, Celine Dion, the Pretenders, and others. In Confessions of a Serial Songwriter , she pulls the curtain back on the music business from the perspective of a behind-the-scenes hit creator and shares invaluable insight into the craft of songwriting.

The Singer-Songwriter Handbook

Author: Justin Williams,Katherine Williams

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628920327

Category: Music

Page: 296

View: 765

The singer-songwriter, someone who writes and performs their own music, is an ever-present and increasingly complex figure in popular music worlds. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook provides a useful resource for student songwriters, active musicians, fans and scholars alike. This handbook is divided into four main sections: Songwriting (acoustic and digital), Performance, Music Industry and Case Studies. Section I focuses on the 'how to' elements of popular song composition, embracing a range of perspectives and methods, in addition to chapters on the teaching of songwriting to students. Section II deals with the nature of performance: stagecraft, open mic nights, and a number of case studies that engage with performing in a range of contexts. Section III is devoted to aspects of the music industry and the business of music including sales, contract negotiations, copyright, social media and marketing. Section IV provides specific examples of singer-songwriter personae and global open mic scenes. The Singer-Songwriter Handbook is a much-needed single resource for budding singer-songwriters as well as songwriting pedagogues.

Chord Progressions for Songwriters

Author: Richard J. Scott

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595263844

Category: Music

Page: 496

View: 5448

Each chapter of Chord Progressions For Songwriters provides a comprehensive self-contained lesson on one of twenty-one popular chord progressions that every songwriter should know inside and out. Lessons cover ascending, basic (I-IV), blues, circle (VI-II-V-I), classic rock (I-bVII-IV), combination, descending, doo-wop (I-VIm-IV-V), ending, flamenco (Im-bVII-bVI-V), folk (I-V), introduction, jazz (IIm-V-I), minor blues, one-chord, pedal point, rock and roll (I-IV-V), standard (I-VIm-IIm-V), and turnaround progressions as well as rhythm and Coltrane changes. You will learn how key, duration, substitution, variation (adding or subtracting chords), and displacement (rearranged chord orders) are used to vary the sound of each progression. You will also take a look at the author’s songwriter’s notebook and work through exercises to reinforce key chapter concepts and get you started building your own progressions.

The Craft and Business of Songwriting

Author: John Braheny

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898796537

Category: Music

Page: 322

View: 475

Music is a universal language, and John Braheny speaks it eloquently as he helps prepare us for our big musical break--by teaching us the craft of songwriting and revealing secrets of the music business. Includes anecdotes, exercises, and examples from dozens of songwriters, such as Harry Chapin, Paul McCartney, and many others.

Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre

A Style Guide for Singers

Author: Nathan Hurwitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317428323

Category: Music

Page: 332

View: 8855

From the favorites of Tin Pan Alley to today’s international blockbusters, the stylistic range required of a musical theatre performer is expansive. Musical theatre roles require the ability to adapt to a panoply of characters and vocal styles. By breaking down these styles and exploring the output of the great composers, Songwriters of the American Musical Theatre offers singers and performers an essential guide to the modern musical. Composers from Gilbert and Sullivan and Irving Berlin to Alain Boublil and Andrew Lloyd Webber are examined through a brief biography, a stylistic overview, and a comprehensive song list with notes on suitable voice types and further reading. This volume runs the gamut of modern musical theatre, from English light opera through the American Golden Age, up to the "mega musicals" of the late Twentieth Century, giving today’s students and performers an indispensable survey of their craft.

Songwriting Strategies

A 360-Degree Approach

Author: Mark Simos

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480395765

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 8497

(Berklee Guide). Write songs starting from any direction: melody, lyric, harmony, rhythm, or idea. This book will help you expand your range and flexibility as a songwriter. Discussions, hands-on exercises, and notated examples will help you hone your craft. This creatively liberating approach supports the overall integrity of emotion and meaning in your songs. It will help you become more productive, versatile, and innovative in your songwriting. You will learn to: * Discover more ideas for songs song seeds and capture them in their most powerful and usable form * Overcome writer's block by having many more pathways through the writing process * Develop strong song structures by working independently with melody, lyrics, harmony, and rhythm * Write songs more easily, guided by your well-tuned "songwriter's compass"

Songwriting For Dummies

Author: Dave Austin,Jim Peterik,Cathy Lynn Austin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047089041X

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 6683

Proven techniques for songwriting success This friendly, hands-on guide tackles the new face of the recording industry, guiding you through the shift from traditional sales to downloads and mobile music, as well as how you can harness social media networks to get your music "out there." You get basic songwriting concepts, insider tips and advice, and inspiration for writing — and selling — meaningful, timeless songs. Songwriting 101 — get a grip on everything you need to know to write a song, from learning to listen to your "inner voice" to creating a "mood" and everything in between Jaunt around the genres — discover the variety of musical genres and find your fit, whether it's rock, pop, R&B, gospel, country, or more Let the lyrics out — master the art of writing lyrics, from finding your own voice to penning the actual words to using hooks, verses, choruses, and bridges Make beautiful music — find your rhythm, make melodies, and use chords to put the finishing touches on your song Work the Web — harness online marketing and social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and others to get your music heard by a whole new audience Open the book and find: What you need to know before you write a single note Tips on finding inspiration Ways to use poetic devices in lyrics Computer and Web-based shortcuts and technologies to streamline songwriting A look at famous songwriting collaborators Writing for stage, screen, and television How to make a demo to get your song heard Advice on how to make money from your music Learn to: Develop your songwriting skills with tips and techniques from the pros Use social networking sites to get your music out to the public Break into the industry with helpful, how-to instructions