I am so excited to announce that my new book, The College of Songology 101: The Singer/Songwriter's 'Need to Know' Handbook, is now available in both print and e-book editions!
I've been working with new and aspiring singers and songwriters for many years, and it became apparent that many of them felt overwhelmed by by this big, baffling thing - the music business - that they were now trying to be part of.
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I realized that they needed a book that focused on the basic 'Need to Know' elements as they began their musical career. They needed a book written in everyday language that avoided 'industry jargon' so they could easily understand the essentials.
And that's what I've done with 'College of Songology 101.' The book goes over areas such as copyrighting your songs, why (and how) to license your music to create an income, how to work with a Performing Rights Organization [PRO], the pros and cons of self-publishing vs working with a song publisher, how to demo your songs, etc, etc. And because I've seen how many artists and songwriters get confused about words and phrases they read and hear, I have included an A to Z section with hundreds of music industry definitions and terminology.
Every chapter includes 'workbook' sections so the reader can personalize all the information to his or own needs and level of experience.
If you'd like to know more about the print or e-book versions (or read about my music career development services) please go to www.collegeofsongology.com
And please drop me a line to let me know what you think!
“I wish I had this book when I started writing songs and making trips to Nashville! It would have taken a couple years off the learning curve.”
Doak Turner, songwriter and co-founder of MusicStartsHere.org
College of Songology 101 is a primer for serious songwriters. A "how to" manual, this book can guide you along your commercial song journey and is invaluable in helping you avoid mistakes.
Bart Herbison, Executive Director, Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)