$19.99
The Absolute Essentials of Songwriting Success
By Rand Bishop
Item: 00-35888
UPC: 038081400860
ISBN 10: 0739071912
ISBN 13: 9780739071915
PRICE: $19.99
Category: Textbook - Choral / Vocal
Format: Book
Instrument: Voice
Your greatest desire is for your original songs to be recorded, released, and broadcast. But do you have a realistic plan to make this dream your reality? Author and hit tunesmith Rand Bishop draws from 40 years of on-the-job experience while visiting with some of the most-honored song crafters of the last five decades, unveiling a long-term strategy for building a career composing hit songs. The lessons, essays, quotations, and profiles in this book reveal how a Song Dog becomes Top Dog.
TITLE COMPOSER
Chapter 3: Profiles in Mentorship
Chapter 6: How Do Copyrights Make Money?
Chapter 18: My Graduating Class
Chapter 19: Industry Networking
PART FIVE: STRATEGIC WRITING
Chapter 20: Cowriting
Chapter 9: Why Write?
Chapter 22: Writing with the Artist
Chapter 23: Profiles of Songwriter/Producers
Chapter 24: You As the Producer
PART SIX: THE DEMO
Chapter 21: Writing for Yourself, As the Artist
Preface: Are You a Song Dog?
Chapter 25: Speaking Studio
Acknowledgments
Index
About the Author
Afterword
PART TWO: THE BUSINESS
Chapter 4: Some History
Chapter 5: Copyright Ownership
Chapter 7: More Ways That Songs Make Money
Chapter 8: What Should You Expect from a Publisher?
PART THREE: THE HEAD SPACE
Chapter 10: Call Yourself a Songwriter
Chapter 11: Attitude Adjustment (The Mental Tune-Up)
Chapter 12: Gratitude
Chapter 13: How Cuts Happen
Chapter 14: What Is Networking?
Chapter 15: Do As I Say, Not As I Did!
Chapter 16: Peer Networking
Chapter 17: Creating Your Own Peer Network
PART FOUR: NETWORKING
Chapter 26: Producing Your Great Demo, Part I
Chapter 27: Producing Your Great Demo, Part II
Chapter 28: Mixing and Mastering Your Great Demo
PART SEVEN: FINAL THOUGHTS
Chapter 29: Pitching Your Own Songs
Introduction
PART ONE: LEARNING THE CRAFT
Chapter 1: Song Craft
Chapter 2: Coaching