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How Do I Pitch Songs to Artists?
Old 24th July 2019
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How Do I Pitch Songs to Artists?

Hey guys and gals, how do you go about pitching your songs to artists/producers/record labels/etc.?

Over the years, I've written many songs. I've been told by an Emmy award winner and a Grammy nominee, among others, that I've got some great content. I believe songwriting has always been my greatest strength, with production just below it.

A friend of mine recommended I send demo content to labels' A&R departments, but I can't find anything relating to A&R contact info, probably because they don't want to be inundated with music submissions.

I've reached out to the two people I mentioned, as well as some others, but I wanna hear what GS has to say.

Thanks!
Old 1st August 2019
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Networking - songwriting camps, networking events, getting material out there with your peers etc.

No magic bullets!
Old 1st August 2019
  #3
open mic nights, go to gigs of unknown local bands and show some support for them, obviously ask them politely if they need songs, it can be frustrating because most artists and bands think they don't need help, you have to be able to sell the songs to them and they'd better be better than their own songs, give them a good reason to work with you.
Old 7th August 2019
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You can find most A&R contact info by visiting artists page on their social media, Facebook mainly has their emails. But I’ll PM with a list of emails.
Old 7th August 2019
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Originally Posted by Circulate View Post
You can find most A&R contact info by visiting artists page on their social media, Facebook mainly has their emails. But I’ll PM with a list of emails.
Could you PM me that list as well, please?
Old 7th August 2019
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About the open mic thing... if you're an undertaker, you're not gonna generate much business in a room full of undertakers; you need to put yourself in the presence of the freshly bereaved. Or in your case, in the presence of good performers with bad (or no) songs.
Old 8th August 2019
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Old 8th August 2019
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Originally Posted by Brent Hahn View Post
About the open mic thing... if you're an undertaker, you're not gonna generate much business in a room full of undertakers; you need to put yourself in the presence of the freshly bereaved. Or in your case, in the presence of good performers with bad (or no) songs.
Lol... eddie Murphy has a joke about one homeless guy giving another hobo life advice...
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