- the legislation, the options, how and when to register
schemes - list of the names and types of rhyme
check list - A list of questions to ask yourself to help you decide
whether you have written a classic song.
Map in the key of C - Copied, with permission from Steve Mugglin's wonderful
site "Music Theory for Songwriters."
song writing blunders - a comparison between classic songs & indie/demo
recordings - kindly supplied by Roedy Black.
rules for bands - a light-hearted look at things to avoid.
basics - kindly supplied by Irene Jackson
good your demo should be? - including tips on marketing
songwriters collaboration agreement
- for those that think they need one.
to make a $million from your music - the secret information they don't want
you to know.
to make a $million from your music Part II - A list of some of the more
dubious ways to part a musician and songwriter from their hard-earned cash.
to make a $million from your music Part III (UK-version) - a light-hearted
look at some of the advice available (for a price) on the net.
Creative Bit :-
including for wordsmiths,
music makers, general song writing groups, songwriter web rings and fellow song
writers with helpful tips/links
including for singing,
piano, guitar, drums, harp, ear training and on line music stores.
Recording Bit :-
including software, home
recording advice, singer/song writer services, preparing for the studio,
including loops, sf2,
Including critique boards,
promotion and critique boards
including band registration
sites, lyric sites, further link sites, genre specific sites, humour, and
facilities- radio & magazines
internet radio, magazines.
more useful links :-
Copyright and royalty
collection agencies, song writer and musician organisations, legal advice sites,
including a separate UK listing for the same
rooms and message boards :-
copyright is claimed be sure to ask the copyright holder, other than that, you
are welcome to use any other page for your own site, please let me know so
I can add a link to you.
So you think you are ready to
go public with your music - here's a bunch of sites to help with getting
opinions, places to get people to hear and places you can promote yourself
or your band.
Places to upload your music
How to stream songs from your own webpage.
you create a text file called songname.m3u, and place it
in your web audio directory. The file contains the absolute
reference for the songpath, e.g.
then you hyperlink your html to songname.m3u
- Check these pages before spending any hard earned
Reasons Demo Tapes are Rejected
- music production guide (studios / session players / record companies etc.)
- A radio promotion site
All Access - US Industry
- list of over 12,000 record labels
Advantage - For promoting independent CDs
- promote and listen to new bands
Bandit - UK A&R Newsletter for
ambitious acts and songwriters
- Find gigs in the US
Records - The On-Line Record Label - All
BABY: sell your CD, get international
distribution, read tips on promotion
Music Promotion - Website Design and
Publicity for the Music
Entertainer's Workshop - promo tips
FIRM : Pay someone else to release your
Music Promotion Tips - Musician's Guide to
-Your Independent Musician Resource
- How to earn money - Reality Check with Tim Sweeney
music sites - Proudly Promoted By
- Resource For Songwriters, Artists, Producers
Indie music - MP3, CD, Tape Catalog and
Promotional Web Platform
: The songwriter's resource center
- Songwriters and musicians showcase
- Dedicated to unsigned music, world travel,
Artists - artist promotion
Music Biz Academy: The Music Business for
the Promotion Minded
promotion tips - marketing tips for
indie and unsigned bands
Publishers - listings
- online A&R
Directory of Music Publishers
- Global Top Forty mp3 charts - link your music for
Industry Scams: Don't Get Suckered
Musician's Report - list of sites to upload
musicians resource - How to succeed in the
UK: International Booking Agency
MP3 - band listings, band classifieds, local
- Music Wide
- Get a Record Deal with a Record Label!!!
- Audio and Visual Laboratories
Music Zine - Get a review of your band
- The Orchard
- signed, unsigned, music, artists, bands
- Pubs and bands
- place to list/find gigs.
- Songpitch site, perfect in it's simplicity
- for everyone in music, recording and production
Songwriter Song Promotion and Music Publishing Network
- Song Catalog
- An industry resource for music publishers and
- list of original songs wanted
- Songscribbler -
pre-published original songs that pay the songwriters
- links to various articles
- Songs 2 Deal
- collective for the independent
Promo - Their music is heard 3.2 millions
times a month!
- Advice, Artists, CDs, Rewards & Grants,
Connects writers & artists with the industry
- For promotion
- Tunesmith Files - Quality
original songs for artists seeking new material
- United Global Artists -
Promoting Indie Artists From Around The World
Cyber Living for Artists - use an artist for original artwork