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Writing for a Cause
May 12, 2013

Writing for a Cause

By Amanda Williams - May 12, 2013 - Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

         Writing for a cause is perhaps the highest expression of what we do as songwriters.  We study the ...


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So you got a cut... now what? The Mechanics of Mechanical Licensing
May 4, 2013

So You Got A Cut… Now What?

The Mechanics of Mechanical Licensing

By Amanda Williams – May 4, 2013 – Published by: Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

When you’re a songwriter, your first cut is a ...


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Pitching Songs (Illustrated)
April 29, 2013

Pitching Songs (Illustrated)

By Amanda Williams – April 29, 2013 – Published by Hillbilly Culture

 

24 Global success Songwriting and Music Busienss Community



          In baseball, when you pitch, that means you throw the ball to the batter so that he can hit it (or ...


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How To Write Up
April 14, 2013

How To Write Up

By Amanda Williams – April 14, 2013 – Published by: Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

            “Try to write up as much as you can.”  That’s the advice new songwriters are given over and over again by industry folks.  But how does that gee hah with the other piece of common advice we are given, “Don’t pester people to write, especially if they’re more successful than you are”?


            It’s a delicate balance, for sure.  Let’s take it apart and see if we can figure it out together.


            Why do people say you should “write up”?  What ...


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Song Centric Artistry
April 11, 2013

Song Centric Artistry

By Amanda Williams - April 11, 2013 - Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

         What does it mean to be song-centric? 

 

         First, let’s look at the old way of doing business in ...


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The New Way To Get Cuts in the Songwriting and Music Publishing Business
April 4, 2013

The New Way To Get Cuts in the Songwriting and Music Publishing Business

By Amanda Williams – April 4, 2013 – Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

This is part two of an article about ways ...


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Getting Cuts, the Old School
April 4, 2013

Getting Cuts the Old School Way

By Amanda Williams – April 4, 2013 – Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the jargon, to a songwriter, getting a ...


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The Empty Cup Principle Applied To Songwriting
April 4, 2013

 

The Empty Cup Principle Applied To Songwriting

By Amanda Williams

 

         The Empty Cup Principle is a teaching picked up from reading Buddhist texts that can be applied to your desire to become a better songwriter.  The duty of a songwriter is to combine influences and experiences into a unique style of self-expression all one’s own for the enjoyment and edification of others.  This story of the empty cup provides some insight into how remaining teachable can help us navigate our way through any new endeavor, even songwriting.

 

         Often our preconceived notions of thinking we know something that we may ...


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Getting Into the Flow of Co-Writing
April 4, 2013

Getting Into the Flow of Co-Writing

By Amanda Williams – April 4, 2013 – Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC

 

            There are as many different writing styles as there are songwriters, but just as with any ...


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Stephen Covey's Principles of Leadership Applied to Songwriting and the Monetization of Original Music
April 4, 2013

Principles of Leadership Applied to the Business of Songwriting

By Amanda Williams – April 4, 2013 – Published by Hillbilly Culture LLC


In today’s fast paced world of media overload, it’s more important than ever to share your original music with the world.  People need original music to remind them that there are all kinds of voices out there and that each one of them is beautiful and unique.  

This is the first generation where songwriters and artists can get their music directly to consumers without even having to leave their homes.  The Internet has made sharing our music with ...


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