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#1144654 - 09/14/18 11:21 AM Is there Pro Music Industry people on this website  
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Is there Pro Music Industry on this website like music people like record labels and stuff are they on this website

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#1144660 - 09/14/18 02:40 PM Re: Is there Pro Music Industry people on this website [Re: Spanky9]  
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Do you want to read my song I wrote

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#1144824 - 09/20/18 01:16 PM Re: Is there Pro Music Industry people on this website [Re: Spanky9]  
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If you mean that you want someone to read your lyric you can get feedback on one of the 3 Lyric writing feedback boards. Industry folks are NOT looking for lyrics. EVER. The only time someone in the industry would offer to read your lyrics it usually comes with a fee attached. On the other hand, you can get valuable feedback for free on our boards here, but keep in mind it is all about giving AND taking. So if you want feedback, you need to offer some in return to others. If you want to attract good co-writers who do music since it appears you don'r do that, then you can practice here as well as attract co-writers if your talent rises to a level they are interested in working with you. The industry won't be interested until your lyrics are in demand by respected writers or until you create a complete song that is undeniably better than what they already have, which is a tall order as they have deep pools of writers with successful track records which you must surpass undeniably. It's beyond a tall order, so it's best initially to work on making the best complete songs you can an then make more and more and more. Once you can steadily produce material better than they industry currently has, then you have the minimal requirements to even get started. Then you'll need help with those next step.

So start by posting irresistible lyrics that composers want to write music for. Starting here on the boards is a rung in the ladder. If you can't make it here, no point in wasting time with the "industry."


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#1144834 - 09/21/18 01:44 PM Re: Is there Pro Music Industry people on this website [Re: Spanky9]  
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I've noticed a few things you have asked on these boards, "Have any of you written number one songs...?" "Are any industry people on these boards?..." etc. and I've seen some people respond to you as Brian has here but don't see a lot of you addressing what they have said or acknowledging you understand much about any of this. I sort of think you are going about this wrong and should try a different route if you want some help on your songs, lyrics, etc.
It might help you to understand a bit how the professional music industry works to help you with your questions.

First of all about the "Pros'" in the industry on boards like this. You are not going to find a lot of professional, hit or staff writers or publishers on places like this for a few reasons.

#1. TIME.
Most people who are being paid for writing songs, being involved in the promotion of songs artists, etc. are usually too busy conducting their own day to day business of writing, recording, promoting, or in the case of artists (who now have just about all the "deals" in the business, touring, and the other aspects of being an artist/celebrity.)
Writers have multiple writing appointments a day. Usually 2-3 are the norm.
They are also attending industry events. networking functions, performances, lunches, dinners, etc. And then having to work other jobs along with attempting to get some sembelence of family life. They have to have their grass cut too. After a 14 hour day of dealing with music and different personalities, the last thing you are going to want to do is go to some web site, where people are asking you to do favors for THEM.
Go try to work for any Fortune 500 company and try to SKIP LINE to get into the upper echelon of those businesses. I doubt you will get past security. Same with music.

Some will have to travel on buses to write with artists who are on tour. Some are in the studios working with their own artists who are coming out in the next year or so. And many are artists themselves, so they are also touring, recording and looking after their own interests. And since you can be gone very quickly, you keep a lot of balls in the air just to make one thing work out.

The threat of "I played you my song, cause I sent it to you through the mail and I know it was better than the four hundred songs you got that particular day, but you stole my line " I LOVE YOU BABY" so I am going to sue you." is hanging over the head of every artist, writer, publisher, record label. If you are lucky enough to get a hit song, sure enough you are probably going to be sued by someone who claimed they "wrote it first."
I am a believer that most copyright lawsuits are simply accidental since we all pick up stuff our entire lives and there really isn't anything new under the sun. But having to hire lawyers to defend yourself against even the most frivolous lawsuit is no incentive to listen to anything from anyone you don't know. That is why there is a policy of "No unsolicited material" with all professional entities.

Any one at any level in the industry have spent years, if not decades working their way up. They have developed their reputation. They have written or been involved with dozens if not hundreds of songs artists, paid MONEY for much of that ,spent years doing the political things and social networking that has to be done in any business.

You have said you only have lyrics, I believe. You ask if someone could "read" your lyrics.
Well that would mean you are only half way there. AT this point you only have poetry until you get music on your lyrics so you only have a half song. And as you have heard here, the industry only deals with FINISHED products.

And not just providing music to the lyrics. Also the recordings. The presentation. Finding artists. Building relationships with other people inside the industry. It is a very social business with people knowing each other for years before they even get close to writing or recording.
By your admission, you have done none of that. You are just wanting someone to "give you the secret password or handshake" to get you in the back door and that just doesn't happen.

So I would suggest you spend some time first learning more about your craft, reaching out to others and finding out about what THEY do, what experiences THEY have instead of just getting someone to look at YOU!
If you see what is happening in society, you can draw some paralells.

Anyone out there now is far more interested in THEMSELVES than hearing anything anyone has to say. Facebook and all social networks are full of people with their own lives on full display. They have absolutely NO INTEREST in what other people think or say unless it is "LIKING" them and telling them how great they are.

The current and future music industry is just like that. Billions of songs, millions of artists, all trying to find an audience. And the only real way of developing at all is by pairing up with others, showing concern for others and finding ways you can promote your self by promoting others.

Outside of that you are going to have a tough time getting anyone really interested in "reading" your lyrics or being too interested in anything you are doing.
So instead of just asking if anyone "important" is around that can help YOU, you might start out finding out about other people and their journey.

You might get more out of it than just trying to get someone to read your lyrics.


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