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The Three Biggest Myths About Songwriting

Updated: Sep 11

Do you know the 3 biggest myths about Songwriting?


If you want to create an audience of raving fans without releasing music that no one will hear, then you need to read this immediately because the myths and the TRUTH about Songwriting are inside this article.


Myth #1: If the music is good, it will sell itself


Believing this will hurt you. It is a pretty naive thing to think when you are stepping into an industry known for being pretty unforgiving.


A song, or an album, is an intensive process. It is demanding and can be exhaustive depending on the level of time and resources that are put into a project.

Therefore, it is easy to feel like the work is over once the last note is played, and you can pack up and head home to congratulate yourself on a job well done.


But this is the best course of action only if you want the following:

  • to be banned from Facebook groups for spamming your links everywhere

  • to have your only seven followers on your social media pages to be close friends and family, and that Instagram profile you made for your cat

  • to have Spotify pay you out $0.01 for all your blood, sweat and tears


You can name five songs right now that you hear everywhere but hate, and five that you know and love but nobody else does.



The actual reality in this situation is that you have to sell people on you. You know your music is important, and that you could change someone if they just gave you a chance.


But they will never give you that chance if you don’t give them a reason why.


You as the musician, as well as your music, are the product. And how well that is done will determine whether or not you get your music in front of enough listeners to make an impact.



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Myth #2: You have to be signed to a record label


It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that being signed is somehow the ultimate end goal as a musician or songwriter. Movies and television over the years have glorified this as the holy grail.


But there are a few things to consider before chasing after this idea:

  • Did you pour your efforts into artistic creation because you were done with having a boss? Because a record deal means that you will have to make a ton of concessions and do what is expected of you. When the ink dries, you work for them.

  • Did you want to make a living with your music? Because the deal usually means all money fronted to you (recording, publicity, marketing, makeovers, gear) is expected to be paid back and then some. It isn’t uncommon historically that the artist under a label doesn’t see a cent until that money is paid back. And if you don’t meet sales expectations they will not hesitate to drop you for the next shiny thing.

  • Did you want to own your music? Because some contracts will give away a lot of your rights and royalties to cover the costs of the label. In the unfortunate event that they do decide to kick you to the curb, you could be left with less than when you started, because your music (whole or in part) no longer legally belongs to you.


It all boils down to how much control you are willing to give up, versus how willing are you to do the work and learn a ton of skills to push forward on your own.


Given the decline of the old music industry, record labels are willing to put less resources into developing artists as they used to. Often, they are looking for an act that has done most, if not all, of the leg work to build and market themselves, so they can merely jump on a moving train and reap the benefits.

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Myth #3: You have to have a ton of money to release music


Releasing and marketing the old way with a label was terribly inefficient. It was the equivalent of dropping flyers from a blimp over a stadium and hoping enough people picked them up, retained the information, then went and bought something.



The actual reality in this situation is that it has never been easier to be an independent artist and record and release your own music. Access to equipment and resources has grown, and the price has decreased.


With minimal training, there is a good chance you can perform the types of tactics and strategies someone at a record label would do, without signing away any of your rights.

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