The essential guide for success in songwriting

In this comprehensively updated 3rd Edition, John Braheny teaches you the craft of songwriting and then goes behind the scenes of the music business to unearth insider secrets that will make your songs stand out. Youll find exercises and anecdotes to help you: Develop a \songwriters consciousness\" for picking out original ideasCollaborate effectively with co-writersBreak into songwriting for film & TV, childrens music, and commercialsUse the internet to best advantage for pitching songs, networking, and publicityUnderstand the business of demos and song contracts Braheny also brings you up to date with ongoing changes in online digital song distribution, podcasting, song-pitching services, home recording technology, production music libraries, and web hosting services. Its everything you need to know to make your mark on the world of music "