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Songwriting is about a lot more than writing songs.

I know, it sounds silly. Some would argue that it’s not right and that songwriting should be ‘pure.’ But while they argue about it, the ones who get on with learning everything around songwriting will start getting the work!

Gone are the days of being able to send a rough demo to a record company and getting a record deal or a cut (another artist recording your song). To even be in with a shout any budding songwriter needs to learn the music business, music production, marketing and (of course!) songwriting.

It’s a lot of work, combining what might traditionally be four separate jobs. I’m going to share what I learn and document some of my journey of trying to ‘make it,’ whatever that means.

Because there is money to be made making music, after all. And there is a lot of fun to be had on the way…

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