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Thread #94778 Message #1838104
Posted By: Richard Bridge
19-Sep-06 - 05:36 AM
Thread Name: Pitching a Song
Subject: RE: Pitching a Song
The local songwriters I can think of who have been covered by "name" folk artists have achieved that by being there, singing as support or floorspots (or running sessions at festivals) when the name singer was there, chatting to them, drinking with them, etc. That is probably "folk" rather than "music business" though.
But WLD gives good advice - the "music business" is rotten to the core. I have had partners who have acted for name bands with turnovers bigger than the GDP of some countries. I've seen it. I've seen the record company contracts, the standard music publishing contracts.
All the people with integrity seem to go to the wall, or at least struggle, while the shysters profit.