The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94778   Message #1845986
Posted By: Alaska Mike
29-Sep-06 - 10:41 AM
Thread Name: Pitching a Song
Subject: RE: Pitching a Song
Its been said here again and again. The best way to "pitch" a song is to sing it. Perform the song yourself over and over in whatever venue you can find. Get your CD into the hands of Folk DJ's who might include one or two of your songs into their playlist. If anyone asks to sing or record your song, say "yes" loudly and clearly with enthusiasm. Promote your songs in person or by mail to promoters, publishers, festival coordinators, and anyone else who might be interested. In short, get your song out to as many ears as you can.

And be patient. Don't expect anything to happen over night. Keep writing new songs, hone your songwriting skills. Learn all you can from books or classes or workshops or other performers. Develop your performance skills so more people want to hear your show. Expand your audience by traveling to venues you've never played before. Make it easy for people to purchase or listen to your songs. Develop a website where curious folks can find your songs, and link your site to as many others as you can. Get your CD's reviewed by magazines, newspapers, internet sites.

This is not easy. It takes time and persistance and skill. But the rewards are worth it. Best of luck to you.

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