The Craft & Business of Songwriting

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Writer's Digest Books, Sep 26, 2006 - Music - 400 pages
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The essential guide for success in songwriting

In this comprehensively updated 3rd Edition, John Braheny teaches you the craft of songwriting and then goes behind the scenes of the music business to unearth insider secrets that will make your songs stand out. You'll find exercises and anecdotes to help you:

  • Develop a "songwriter's consciousness" for picking out original ideas
  • Collaborate effectively with co-writers
  • Break into songwriting for film & TV, children's music, and commercials
  • Use the internet to best advantage for pitching songs, networking, and publicity
  • Understand the business of demos and song contracts
Braheny also brings you up to date with ongoing changes in online digital song distribution, podcasting, song-pitching services, home recording technology, production music libraries, and web hosting services. It's everything you need to know to make your mark on the world of music!

  

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Contents

II
14
III
28
IV
42
V
60
VI
81
VII
114
VIII
132
IX
153
XII
217
XIII
238
XIV
269
XV
322
XVI
364
XVII
384
XVIII
392
XIX
396

X
169
XI
191

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About the author (2006)

John Braheny co-founded and directed the Los Angeles Screenwriters Showcase, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for songwriters to be discovered. Braheny is also a journalist, talk show host, teacher, and consultant.

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