MusicDish e-Journal - November 23, 2017
MusicDish Advertising Network
» HOME » INSIDER SCOOP » CAREER TIPS » MUSIC SPOTLIGHT » MUSICDISH*CHINA
» INDUSTRY INTERVIEWS » NEWS BEAT » DIGITAL SKOOL » OPEN REVIEW » MUSICDISH EDELWEISS
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Question About Song Critiquing Services
Excerpt from 'A Meeting of the Minds'
By MusicDish
(more articles from this author)
2002-05-24
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

"Thank you, panel, for your great input about songwriting contests. We now have a question about song critiquing services, which you all provide. The question is, ‘When utilizing song critiquing services, do you need to look for critiquers who know your genre of music, or can you just use a general critiquing service for any kind of submission?' Who would like to answer that one?' "

Kim Copeland: "That's a good question. It's always better to have somebody who has some experience in that genre, or some connections in that genre. But, there are basic song crafting tools that I think any of us would be qualified to tell you what works and what doesn't work. Most of us have written and listened to several different genres. We're in Nashville, but I've had a Christian cut and cuts in different styles. NSAI actually has on their panel of song critiquers people who do gospel, people who do country, people who do pop or R&B. I don't know if they have anybody who does rap right now, but they're working on the Hip Hop market at this moment. There is a variety, so if you go through NSAI's free service, they'll direct your song to the right person if you put what style it is on your submission. I actually have critiqued some of Hip Hop, but that's not my forte. All of the other genres I've worked with, and I think Barbara and Jason have, too, so it's not specifically country that we do, just because we're in Nashville."

Barbara Cloyd: "I call my critiquing service, "Ready For The Row," and I feel that my expertise is the Nashville market. In pop music, the rules are so different. I hear songs making millions of dollars in the pop radio market that were outside songs, which means that they were cut by the artist who didn't write the songs. Some of them, to me, were so cliché, I don't think that they would have made it past the intern's assistant in a publishing company in Nashville. But, communicating is communicating.

"I find that the hardest people that I've had to work with are performing singer/songwriters and especially the performing singer/songwriters in the Folk market. There seems to be sort of a tendency in the Folk genre to think that if it's easily understood, then it must not be very deep. I'm very committed to songs that, after I listen to your song, I get what you're talking about. I've worked with folk artists where I'd say, ‘I really don't understand this. Who are those characters? What's going on with them?' and they are proud of their vagueness. I had one writer say, ‘Well, in the Folk world, people like to dig a little deeper.' I just said, ‘Well, make sure that if they're digging, what they're digging for is actually there.' " (Laughter!)

"A MEETING OF THE MINDS" - FREE REPORT DOWNLOAD
Download the 4th Installment in "Songwriters in the New Millennium" Series

"A Meeting Of The Minds" is a free downloadable report gathering songwriting veterans Anne Freeman, Jason Blume, Barbara Cloyd, Kim Copeland, Gary Talley, David Wimble and Susan Tucker. Through their own real world experience, they proceed to dissect what songwriters need to succeed in the industry as well as addressing subjects ranging from song contests, song critiquing services, artistic integrity, rewriting process.


Home » Career Tips » Question About Song Critiquing Services
Permalink:http://www.musicdish.com/mag/?id=6077
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top


MusicDish Advertising Network

Career Tips

» The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out

» Career Moves: Cinq Music, Songtrust, Def Jam, Warner Music, 117 Management & DPA

» The Production Music Association Now Accepting Entries For The 2017 Mark Awards

» Aloft Hotels And MTV Spotlight Top Asia Pacific Music Talent

» Deadline Looms - The 22nd Annual USA Songwriting Competition

Career Tips Directory



» [2017-11-21] Joint Statement By The Nordic Musicians' Unions And British Musicians' Union; Discussions On The Issue Of Gender Inequality, Sexism And Sexual Harassment, The Scale Of Which Had Been Highlighted By The Recent #metoo Campaign

» [2017-11-13] Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist; Nearly A Quarter Of Those Named This Year Are Female, Proving That Music Production Is No Longer A Bastion For The Boys

» [2017-11-13] The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out; Sound Healthcare & Financial Announced The Formation Of A True Group Health Insurance Policy Plan For Musicians And Industry Professionals

» [2017-11-09] Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study; Will Artists Have An Easier Time Finding An Audience, Or Will Streaming Focus Global Attention On A Small Number Of Stars?

» [2017-11-09] Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt; Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties While Kobalt Launches Fund To Invest In Music Copyright

» [2017-11-08] Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes; ROLI Chief Creative Officer, Live Nation Sweden Managing Directors, Music Glue Global Head Of Business Development, BBR Music Group VP Of International, Warner/Chappell Music Spain Managing Director And Blue Night Director Of Music Clearance

» [2017-11-08] Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance; European Digital Music Companies Launch Of Digital Music Europe

» [2017-11-05] Pandora Subscriber Base Grows To Over 5 Million; Pandora Premium Paid Subscribers Cross The 1 Million Milestone In October 2017

» [2017-11-05] Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services; Engineers Billy Klein And Brian Frederick Spearhead New Online Mastering Effort Through OC Studio

» [2017-11-05] Music Industry Betting On VR & AR For New Revenue; The Music Industry Is Making An Early Bet On VR & AR To Create New Revenue Streams Across All Their Lines Of Business

» [2017-11-04] Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties; Nearly $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties Has Been Found By Music-focused Finance Firm Sound Royalties

» [2017-11-02] MusicDish*China October China Label Music Releases And Charts; Several Tracks From October Releases Have Charted On Chinese Music Portal Kanjian ING Top 10 Weekly Chart
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Hybrid Studios To Sponsor Unsigned Only 2018

Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

LOVE MY COUNTRY! Is The Ultimate Compilation Series Featuring 20 Hot New Hits

Getting Restless

Your Favorite Color Releases "Heartache"

Melvin Alan Album "Wonderful Life"

Jean Louisa Kelly Presents A Personal Collection Of Songs From The American Standards And Musical Theater



Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships