This Business of Songwriting

This Business of Songwriting


By (author) Jason Blume

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  • Publisher: Billboard Books,U.S.
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 231mm x 36mm | 590g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0823077594
  • ISBN 13: 9780823077595
  • Illustrations note: line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,366,059

Product description

Writing great songs is not enough. To make money, song-writers need a firm, realistic grasp of how songs generate income. "This Business of Songwriting" is the first book to demystify the process of doing business as a songwriter. Author Jason Blume, an industry veteran with twenty years on both sides of the desk, starts by defining terms; then walks readers step-by-step through the process of starting and operating a publishing company; teaches how to pitch songs to publishers, artists, managers, A and R representatives, and producers; offers a detailed explanation of how the singles and album charts work; and throughout, provides valuable information about how to make money writing songs. "This Business of Songwriting" is a one-volume resource that teaches the skills and knowledge every songwriter needs to succeed. Art and commerce combine to make Song writing pay! This is a must-have for every songwriter and music student, a definitive guide to making money in the music industry. The best-selling author is the expert in the field.

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Author information

Jason Blume, the author of the best-selling "6 Steps to Songwriting Success"and "Inside Songwriting," is one of the few songwriters ever to have songs on the Country, Pop, and R&B charts at the same time. A highly respected songwriting teacher, Blume presents seminars across the country. He lives in Nashville.