Why Won’t A Publisher Listen To My Songs?

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It isn’t physically possible for publishers to listen to every song that every writer wants to send.  Even if they could, most songs and songwriters aren’t good enough to get cuts.  Therefore, publishers usually only listen to songs that come from trusted sources- pro writers, friends, industry folks, etc.  Part of your job, if you want to turn pro, is to get into that network.  It’s nothing personal – it’s just math.

God Bless,

Brent

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5 thoughts on “Why Won’t A Publisher Listen To My Songs?”

  1. publishers usually only listen to songs that come from trusted sources- pro writers, friends, industry folks, etc????

    so if network heavily on linkedin, you have not mention copyright stuff? what if approach 100 songwriters / industry pros, and then 50 of them like my stuff, what if they use them and I don’t know about it, I am assuming that in this math equation must one worry about copyright [that’s my biggest concern] – any advice on copyright etc – cheers…

    1. Well, even if your song IS copyrighted, people can still use it if you don’t know about it. Registering your copyright doesn’t stop someone from presenting your song as their own or using it without paying you… registering the (c) is proof that the song is yours so it helps when you tell them to stop or to pay you. In the US, you own the (c) as soon as you record the song. Registering it in DC is proof that it’s yours. But the odds that someone will make enough off your song that it’s WORTH the time and effort to track them down and cease-and-dissest is pretty small.

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