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IJCC is an electronic, open-access journal published by the International Association for Academic Research (IAAR). IJCC "publishes studies on new music, music theory, music practice, music analysis, academic music, music education, algorithmic music composition and popular music...new music composition ideas, types of musical composition, music arranging techniques, composing techniques and fundamentals of musical composition," (IJCC, 2014).
MTO is the electronic, open-access journal of the Society for Music Theory (SMT). It began in 1993 and is published by SMT. MTO "features...articles, reviews, commentaries, and analytical essays," (SMT, 2014). In addition, MTO publishes a list of job opportunities and abstracts of recently completed dissertations.MTO is currently edited by Professors Yonatan Malin (University of Colorado-Boulder) and Nicole Biamonte (McGill Univesity).
Now newbie songwriters can learn this elusive craft - and sing their own praises online. Beginner songwriters can hit the right note by starting out with the basics in this guide, including how to create melodies, how to create many different harmonies, techniques using deliberate rhythm and stylistic changes, how to enable one's song writing to grow and evolve, how to deal with songwriter's block and the best places to upload one's work for maximum exposure and opportunities.
(Book). Of all the paths available to today's musicians, the life of the singer-songwriter remains one of the most alluring and popular. This handbook is the ultimate guide for the modern singer-songwriter, full of real-world advice and encouragement for both aspiring and accomplished troubadours. The founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers draws on his own experiences as a performing songwriter and interviews with artists such as Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Chrissie Hynde and Paul Simon to offer an invaluable companion for the journey from idea to song to stage and studio. Also includes inside info from managers, agents, lawyers and record execs. "A lucid, well-written, fact-stuffed work." Bruce Cockburn
This updated edition of John Braheny's classic book is essential reading for anyone contemplating a career as a professional songwriter. He shares the insider secrets that help songwriters make their work competitive in an overcrowded marketplace. Readers will learn how to: Develop a songwriter's consciousness in picking out original ideas; Overcome barriers in the creative process; Discover what subjects work best for them, from novelty to message songs; Know what their audience wants; Focus on one idea when writing lyrics, ensuring the greatest impact; Handle the business of demos and contracts; Readers will also find anecdotes, exercises and examples from dozens of successful songwriters.
The new Eighth Edition of the Music Business Handbook and Career Guide maintains the tradition of this classic text as the most comprehensive, up-to-date guide to the $100 billion music industry. This new Eighth Edition expands on hot-button music business issues such as digital downloads, piracy, and record company transformations. Thoroughly revised, the Eighth Edition shares a particular emphasis on online music and its impact on the rest of the industry. The Eighth Edition also includes complete coverage of all aspects of the music industry, including songwriting, publishing, licensing, artist management, promotion, retailing, media, and much more.
To make money, song-writers need a firm, realistic grasp of how songs generate income. This volume demystifies the process of doing business as a songwriter. It walks the reader step-by-step through the process of starting and operating a publishing company, teaches how to pitch songs to publishers, and more.