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Writing Song Lyrics For Bands | Demo Recording/Marketing Advice Report Released

The latest article, titled “How to Sell Song Lyrics to Bands That Need Them,” covers vital creative aspects of the songwriting process. It also contains practical marketing and pitching advice for aspiring songwriters looking to make meaningful collaborative connections in the music industry.

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The report’s release coincides with a recent expose from Rolling Stone magazine, long considered a leader in the music industry. Their researchers determined that the average number of credited songwriters for the top streaming hits of last year was 9.1 writers per track.

This statistic speaks to the ongoing trend of musicians, singers, and even bands outsourcing all or part of their songwriting process. However, Eli Smith, the author of the article, believes that in this intensely collaborative climate, amateur writers can connect with high-profile artists so long as they have the right tools, talent, and know-how.

By The Barricade’s article covers the essential how-to’s for creating a musical voice and brand. For those writers who are more focused on lyrics, one core piece of advice offered in the article is to find a collaborator who can help develop the song’s melody. Smith suggests that writers are unlikely to find a band who will take a track based on the words alone.

These collaborators in the local music scene can be found at open mic nights or through an online songwriting community.

The article covers vital topics like recording a demo, finding a suitable band to pitch to, and the steps towards a successful song pitch.

For songwriters looking for a different avenue to further their creative career, By The Barricade recommends entering songwriting competitions. The US is home to some of the world’s most well-known and critically acclaimed songwriting contests, and the article details everything an aspiring writer needs to know to make their mark in such a forum.

A spokesperson for the journal said, “Becoming a songwriter can be daunting for anyone who has never dipped their toes in the music industry before. This is even more true if you’re just a writer and not a musician in your own right. If you think you’ve got a major hit on your hands, our article will teach you about selling song lyrics and how to get your big break.”

About By The Barricade

By The Barricade is a popular online American music magazine. Their authorial team is devoted to providing readers with inspiring industry insights, interviews, and the latest music news.

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