Writing Songs For Fun And Profit is an invaluable resource for songwriters at all stages of their career.
Receiving accurate information from one of the best in the business can only help you in your efforts to become a successful writer.
Billy Arr, author of this 90 minute cassette, is a seasoned professional based in Nashville, TN. The cassette covers many topics such as:
* How to compile your songs into blocks for copyright and save money
* How to make your songs better and more commercially acceptable
* How to find a publisher - specifically one that will listen!
* The do's and don'ts when submitting your songs to publishers
* How much can a song earn - and where from
* Co-Writers, and how to find them
* Song contract reversion rights, and much, much more.
Let me introduce the author of this information: His name is Billy Arr and he's been in the music business longer than he cares to admit. He's been writing songs since he was 13, but decided to make it his full time career at age thirty-three. He made his first trip to Nashville in 1970 with only thirteen songs, badly demoed on an out of tune piano with his own voice. He visited with two publishers: one was Bobby Bare, singer of "Detroit City" and the other was Curly Putnam, writer of "Green Green Grass Of Home", "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." and many others. Curly liked his style and took publishing rights on nine of them immediately. He set up a professional demo session the following day with Billy as the vocalist --- and the rest, as they say, is history. Billy was hooked on Music Row and Nashville! Four weeks later, he had a record by Charlie Walker on the Columbia/Epic label and made a lot a badly needed cash. So, lock, stock and barrell, he packed up the family and moved to Tennessee.
THAT WAS 25 YEARS AND A HUNDRED CHARTED SONGS AGO!!!
Nashville has been very good to Billy. He has written songs for Dave Dudley, Gene Watson, Tom Jones, Mickey Gilley, The Kendalls, The Wilburn Bros., and Roy Rogers, to name a few. As a piano player, guitarist and bassist, he has travelled with many of the stars to thousands of cities acting as musician, road manager, and front man. Billy has sold records for Labels, promoted records to radio stations, been a publisher (still is), and even recorded a couple of semi-hit records of his own on the Rice and GRT Labels. Since quitting the road several years ago, he has produced recording sessions on some of Nashville's newest and best talent. Order a cassette today and receive, along with your tape, a copy of a Nashville standard songwriter agreement.
It offers aspiring songwriters and/or recording artists information that it would take years to learn in the trenches! Whether; like Billy, Nashville is your market, or one of the other music centers, you owe it to yourself to give the tape a listen. It will save you time and money on your way to becoming a professional, successful songwriter.