Songwriter's Market 2004

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2003 Songwriter's Market

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Get your songs published, recorded, and played on the air!

There's no better resource for songwriter's than the 2003 Songwriter's Market. Updated every single year, it provides all the information you need to make contact with the music industry movers-and-shakers that can make ...

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Overview

2003 Songwriter's Market

Edited by Ian Bessler

100% Updated!

Get your songs published, recorded, and played on the air!

There's no better resource for songwriter's than the 2003 Songwriter's Market. Updated every single year, it provides all the information you need to make contact with the music industry movers-and-shakers that can make your career. Inside you'll find more than 1,200 listings for every kind of music, including rock, hip-hop, classical, and country-even toe-tapping gospel.

From record companies and music publishers to record producers and booking agents, 2003 Songwriter's Market tells you who to contact, where they are, what they're looking for, and what you can expect. Easy-to-reference symbols and indexes ensure that you find the right people for your music FAST, plus information on contests, awards, workshops, conferences, resources, and more.

INCLUDES 400+ ALL NEW LISTINGS!

And there's much, much more, including invaluable articles from a number of music industry veterans: Rusty Gordon examines the inner workings of Performing and Mechanical Rights Organizations, like ASCAP and BMI, then provides tips and advice for spotting song sharks and other shady characters. Songwriters Stephanie Bentley, Holly Lamar, Allan Rich, and manager Dan Kimpel discuss the challenges of collaborating. Scott Matthews of Hit or Myth Productions discusses the ins-and-outs of successful studio sessions.

You'll also find Insider Reports and interviews with songwriters Harriet Schock, Susan Gibson, and Nina Storey, and Brian Perera, CEO/President of Cleopatra Records. If you're serious about making your mark in the music industry, 2003 Songwriter's Market is the one reference you can't do without.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582971889
  • Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: 27th Edition
  • Edition number: 27
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

From the Editor 1
Songwriter's Market Feedback 2
Articles to Help You Use This Book
Quick-Start 3
How to Use Songwriter's Market to Get Your Songs Heard 5
Frequently Asked Questions About This Book 5
Where Should I Send My Songs? 6
How Songs Are Recorded and Released 7
Narrowing Your Search 8
Openness to Submissions 8
Sample Listing 9
How to Send Your Demos 9
Articles About the Business of Songwriting
Getting Started 10
If You Write Lyrics, But Not Music 10
Improving Your Graft 10
The Structure of the Music Business 11
Royalties 12
Submitting Your Songs 13
What Music Professionals Look for in a Demo 15
Quiz: Are You Professional? 18
The Business of Songwriting 20
Copyright 20
Contracts 21
The Rip-Offs 23
Publishers That Charge 24
Record Keeping 24
International Markets 24
Collaborative Chemistry: The Elusive Art of Co-Writing 25
Understanding Performing & Mechanical Rights Organizations 101 29
Keeping Your Bearings in the Studio 36
Song Sharks, Single-Song Marketing & Collaboration 101 40
Using the Internet to Get Your Songs Heard 44
Taking Stock & Making Plans: Advice for Long-Distance Nashville Songwriters 48
The Markets
Important Information on Market Listings 56
Key to Abbreviations 56
Complaint Procedure 56
Music Publishers 57
insider reports
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100
Music Publishers Category Index 131
Record Companies 139
insider reports
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193
Record Companies Category Index 216
Record Producers 223
Insider reports
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247
Record Producers Category Index 260
Managers & Booking Agents 265
Insider reports
284
310
Managers & Booking Agents Category Index 324
Advertising, Audiovisual & Commercial Music Firms 331
Play Producers & Publishers 345
Play Producers 345
Play Publishers 364
Classical Performing Arts 368
Insider report
376
Contests & Awards 396
Resources
Organizations 411
Workshops & Conferences 438
Retreats & Colonies 449
State & Provincial Grants 454
Publications of Interest 457
Websites of Interest 462
Contributors to the Insider Reports 467
Glossary 468
Openness to Submissions Index 475
Film & TV Index 483
Geographic Index 484
General Index 503
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