Saturday, January 9, 2010

Music Publishing For Dummies

Creating songs is not only fun, it is a great way of making money. Songwriters get paid major money for making hits and the residual income can support a songwriter for a lifetime.

Having control of a collection of hit songs is like having a money in the bank or better yet, a money tree. The songs just keep generating income.

There are plenty of great examples of songwriters we can see everyday as living proof that songwriters get PAID! Look at people like Neo, The Dream, Keisha Cole, Keri Hilson, Jay Z, Kanye West, and the King of Pop, the Micheal Jackson, R.I.P.

Songwriting gets you paid.

Its great to be able to know how to rap and/or sing but the real cake gets made by people who put the words to the paper and the music to those words. If you can do all three: sing, write, and make beats, you then become a triple threat.

So there it publishing is a nutshell boils down to this:

Get busy writing and creating marketable songs, learn how to market and sell those songs, then go to the bank.

I'm kidding by being simple but at the same time I'm using a bit of seriousness. It took me six years after being serious about the music business to find out about music publishing. There was no Internet. Only books, classes, and networking.

Even with the Internet, you still need to learn the business and what better part to learn than the part that generates the most income?

Let's Make It Happen!!!

Mello Melanin, The Hot Instrumentalist

P.S. Buy 1 Beat, Get 1 FREE for $20 Dollars at


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