Originally Posted by k.g.
my question may sound as though i'm not educated and i don't know much... but that's only what it looks like.... i probably know what to expect from every single response.... however... i never UNDERESTIMATE the power of knowledge... there may be someone on here that knows something that i don't therefore i asked a simple question to see what the response will be
thanks again hitmaker
See the problem lies in the question itself.
how to get a good publishing deal?
The answer is, WRITE GREAT SONGS AND NETWORK! It's not rocket science. There's no secret to it. You could search for established songwriters and producers on MySpace and see if they'd like to co-write, or if they'd be willing to help you. I know of at least 15-20 multi-platinum writers that run their own MySpace pages and will check out your stuff if you send it to them. All you have to do is get off your butt. Or find up and coming talent and co-write with them BEFORE they get signed or make it big. The possibilities are endless. There's no set way to "make it".
It's like a band asking "how do we get signed? we're ready for a deal!"
No you're not ready, otherwise a&rs, managers and attorneys would be after you... and you wouldnt even have to ask that question.
Dont worry about how you can get a good publishing deal. Worry about how you can become the best songwriter out there. If your material is up there with the best, you will eventually get a deal. But focusing on getting a deal
, is the worst thing you can do. First the music, then business. If the music is great, the business part should be easy. If you contact 20 hit writers and no one wants to work with you, you're probably not that good and need to go back to the drawing board.