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Why is the Music Business So Complicated?
April 4, 2013

Why Is the Music Business So Complicated?

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


The music business is one of the most complex industries there is.  There are several reasons for this:

 

·      The commodity being sold is intangible

·      There are complex laws governing the commodity (copyright law)

·      There is a history of exploitation in the industry

·      The music business is built on dreams

These are just a few reasons why the music business is so complicated, but the biggest reason it is so difficult to understand is because artists and songwriters have been purposefully kept in ...


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Three Kinds of Co-writing for Songwriters
April 4, 2013

Three Kinds of Cowriting for Songwriters

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


Having been a professional songwriter for nine years now, and a hobbyist/observer for a long time before that, I have seen a lot of different writing situations go down.  Here’s a description of some favorites and not so favorites.  For those of you who are writers yourself, you can certainly relate.  For those of you who are not writers, this will give you a little window of insight into the life of a songwriter.

Situation #1 – Ideal Optimal Co-writing Experience

If ...


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The Dos and Don'ts of Showcasing in Nashville
April 4, 2013

The Dos and Don’ts of Showcasing in Nashville

By Amanda Williams – April 4, 2013 – Published by Amanda Williams


Showcasing is one of the most interesting practices of the Nashville music machine.  There are ...


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