The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94778   Message #1837011
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
17-Sep-06 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: Pitching a Song
Subject: Pitching a Song
I have a few of original songs that I would like to "pitch" to various artists to see if they would consider recording them. I actually have dozens of originals, but only a few that I think are really good and which I would love to hear recorded by someone other than my own band.

Does anyone have any advice on how to go about this?

Like, how do you get their address?
What do you send, besides a sample recording? Music notation?
What are the chances that the demo will actually be heard by the artist?
Should you start at the top and work your way down to the regional and local musicians?
What happens next if they decide they want to do the song?
What are the chances that a national artist will do a song sent to them unsolicited by a local unknown?
What about all those songwriter contests?

I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has tried and succeeded in pitching a song of their own.