Are the Independent Country Music Songwriters Days Numbered?
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:48 pm
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Let's take a good long look at today's Country Music Industry, 90% of the hit artists that are selling records in country music are now writing their own songs on their releases.
Toby Keith on his first album release wrote all the songs except one (To me that's not very good odds) Taylor Swifts new album, she wrote all the songs, "Are they any good you ask?" Who cares, she will still sell in the millions, The only difference is she will not be making money for other writers, she gets to keep it all. This seems to be the growing trend among labels and artists in Nashville".
I could go on like this forever, my point is, "Where are the independent Country Music Songwriters???? Where are those people who play in those little clubs in Nashville like the Bluebird, or The Comodore.
At least 10 times a month I hear from some guy out in who knows where approach me and say "I don't wanna be an artist I just wanna sell my songs"!!
Well I have a big news flash for you my friend AIN'T NOBODY BUYING!!! And if you do get that one in a million shot at getting a major cut by a major artist, they will probably take your publishing royalties and go down as a co-writer and get 1/2 of those royalties.
Christian Lamitschka wrote:I agree.
Smudger wrote:Christian Lamitschka wrote:I agree.
Good response Christian!