Songwriter's Market 40th Edition: Where & How to Market Your Songs

Songwriter's Market 40th Edition: Where & How to Market Your Songs

by Cris Freese (Editor)

Paperback(Fortieth Edition)

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Songwriter's Market is the go-to source for songwriters and performing artists who seek career advice and up-to-date information for placing their songs with music publishers, discovering record companies or producers, securing representation with a manager, and much more. With insights from a variety of industry experts and both career and up-and-coming songwriters, this edition features the firsthand and insider knowledge songwriters need to launch their career.

You gain access to:

  • Interviews with veterans like Phil Cody, Chip Taylor, and Marc Jordan and rising stars like Simon Wilcox, Francesco Yates, and the Grammy-nominated Erik Blu2th Griggs.
  • Articles on breaking into Nashville, using Twitter to market yourself as a songwriter, and crowdfunding.
  • Hundreds of songwriting-placement opportunities.
  • Listings for songwriting organizations, conferences, workshops, retreats, colonies, contests, venues, and grant sources.
+ Includes exclusive access to the video "Pat Pattison Masterclass: Rhythm and Form"

"Songwriter's Market is the indispensable tool you need to build your songwriting career. From the secrets of hit songwriting craft to an unequaled collection of pitching resources for your final recordings, this book delivers it all." — Robin Frederick, writer and producer of more than 500 songs for television, records, and audio products, and author of top-selling songwriting books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440347795
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 11/02/2016
Series: Market
Edition description: Fortieth Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 194,625
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

From the Editor 1

Getting Started

How to Use Songwriter's Market 2

Where Should I Send My Songs? 6

Demo Recordings 10

How Do I Submit My Demo? 13

The Anatomy of a Hit 18

How Do I Pitch My Songs? 25

Avoiding the Rip-Offs 30

Music Business Basics

State of the Industry 35

In the Know about Pros 40

For the Love of the Money 44

Career Songwriters 52

Articles & Interviews

For the Sake of the Song David McPherson 61

Twenty-First Century Songwriter Andrea Williams 70

Crowdfunding for Songwriters Charlene Oldham 72

A Little Bird Told Me Kelly Henkins 76

Breaking into Nashville Jonathan Feist Shane Adams 80

Co-Write Like a PRO Andrea Williams 85

True to Your Voice David McPherson 90

Phil Cody John Anderson 99

A Musical Legend in the Making Vanessa Herron 104

Morgan Taylor Mark Bacino 109


Music Publishers 113

Record Companies 145

Record Producers 172

Managers & Booking Agents 186

Music Firms 198

Play Producers & Publishers 203

Classical Performing Arts 210

Contests & Awards 224


Organizations 233

Retreats & Colonies 250

Workshops & Conferences 253

Venues 259

State & Provincial Grants 279

Obligations of Interest 285

Websites of Interest 293

Glossary 302


General Index 312

Geographic Index 317

Category Index 323

Music Publishers 323

Record Companies 325

Record Producers 326

Managers & Booking Agents 328

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