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Check Out Our Must-Read Tips in August’s MusicWorld!

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From News, posted 8.19.22 In this issue: Cliff Goldmacher Carries Us Through the Life of a Demo BMI Affiliates Light Up the Stage at Lollapalooza 2022 Andrés Torres & Edgar Barrera Come Together for BMI’s Música y Más: Producers Edition BMI Nashville Celebrates Jelly Roll’s… Read more...


A Day in the Life of a Demo

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.22 Having run a professional recording studio as an engineer and producer for close to thirty years, the process of taking a songwriter’s rough recording to a finished master is second nature to me. However, I’m well aware that for songwriters getting ready to demo one of their songs for the… Read more...


Four Reasons Songwriters Should Perform Their Songs If Possible

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From The Weekly, posted 5.24.22 I’m aware that some songwriters neither sing nor play an instrument, however, the vast majority do at least a little of both. And while I would never recommend doing something that would be discouraging or possibly put you or your songs in a bad light, I think that there are… Read more...


5 Things To Remember When Reaching Out To Someone “Cold”

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From The Weekly, posted 1.11.22 As songwriters, we’re constantly confronted with the frustration of how to reach the right music industry decision-maker for our songs. A lot of the answer resides in the slow and steady development of our network of friends and acquaintances but, from time to time, we have to be brave and… Read more...


4 More Tips for Instantly Better Lyrics

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From The Weekly, posted 10.05.21 Good lyric writing is, most often, a deceptively simple endeavor. When a lyric is at its best, it seems to effortlessly tell the story of your song using memorable imagery, great details and an unforgettable message. The reality, however, is that there are lots of factors at work “behind the… Read more...


3 More Things I’ve Learned as a Songwriter

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From The Weekly, posted 5.18.21 Since, in my experience, the songwriting journey is a never-ending process of learning your craft, I thought it was time for adding a few more things that I’ve learned as a songwriter since my last article on the subject. So much of a career as a songwriter is… Read more...


3 More Things Songwriters Can Do To Move Their Careers Forward

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From The Weekly, posted 3.30.21 A while back I listed five things that you, as a songwriter can do to move your career forward. I’m pleased to say that each of those suggestions still holds true today. At the same time, there will always be more songwriters can do to get ahead so… Read more...


Top Tips for Your Career in February’s MusicWorld

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From News, posted 2.26.21 In this issue: Dave Simons’ “Tracking Alternatives – Which Recording Formats Are Right for You?” Cliff Goldmacher’s “Three Rules for Contacting Anyone in the Music Business” BMI Indie Spotlight: Winter 2021 Edition BMI Celebrates Black History Month “Truth and Vulnerability: In Conversation with Singer/Songwriter… Read more...


Three Rules for Contacting Anyone in the Music Business

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.26.21 It is, without a doubt, both a blessing and a curse to be passionate about your songwriting. On the “blessing” side, you’ve found something you’re genuinely moved to do, and you can’t wait for the world to hear your songs. However, on the “curse” side, it’s far too easy to… Read more...


3 More Ways Technology Can Change Your Life as a Songwriter

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From The Weekly, posted 1.12.21 It seems timely to build on my earlier article about uses for technology as a songwriter, as our connections have become increasingly virtual since the outbreak of the pandemic. However, even once the pandemic recedes, there are still significant advantages to availing yourself of current technology to further… Read more...


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