Do you want to be more marketable to a music publisher? Are you ready to become hugely successful as a songwriter? In this inspiring and timely book, music industry veteran Judy Stakee shares her best trade secrets to achieve your dreams. The Songwriter's Survival Guide is your opportunity to benefit from Judy's 30 years of extraordinary success in the music industry. Learn how to: handle meetings confidently with music executives; achieve a creative and financially rewarding cowrite; and even discover how to be the CEO of your own company. No matter whether you're a beginner or a seasoned songwriter, this powerful book will help take your career to the next level.
©2015 Judy Stakee (P)2016 Judy Stakee
I am going to have to give this a second listen, because I just completed this audiobook and I am completely baffled how anyone would find this to contain helpful information as a songwriter starting out in the industry. I mean I bookmarked one small section about halfway through and that was it. To me this book was more of a loose biography with some general pieces of advice which weren't even that industry specific. That was it. The author certainly didn't try to educate the reader in any of the many areas a songwriter encounters in this industry. I'm trying to think of what audience this book would be good for and I don't know. I honestly can't think of who would benefit, the only recommendation I would give this book to would be those who are looking to work with the author, a songwriter – publisher relationship with her publishing company. And obviously that's not very many people. Don't waste your time/money on this, highly disappointed.
There's not a single piece of information in this book you won't find in some vague inspirational Instagram post. Very dry, lots of wasted time.
Any info actually relating to the music industry is the most basic of sorts, painfully obvious, and excruciatingly long winded
... of the songwriting industry. Covers all the aspects you need to consider and excel in to find success. I was looking for more info on the songwriting aspect, the creative process, a peak into how others write their songs. As with the other aspects of the industry, this was only touched on. Recommended for anyone trying to get a understand of the industry and its various pieces.
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