July 2017 | Jamplified Records

July 2017

Do you Really Need a Music Publisher?


If the objective is to get your songs heard, the answer is yes!

For songwriters, music publishers function in the same way record labels do for a band or recording artiste.

A music publisher is responsible for ensuring that songwriters receive payment when their compositions are used commercially. A good publisher can do wonders for your career - they know how to protect your rights from the start!

Focus on what you’re good at.

4 Tips for Pitching Your Songs To An Artist/Label


Pitching the songs you’ve written can be a nerve-racking process.

Will they like it?

Will they even give me the time of day?

These are just some of the questions that we know run through your mind when getting ready to pitch a song.

The truth is, you get only one shot to make a first impression, so you better make it count!

Here are four tips to help you appear more professional and increase your chances of success when pitching your next song.

1) Learn about the artist

4 Mistakes to Avoid when Promoting your Music Online


One of the greatest struggles of a recording artist is trying to get their music heard. As an artist, you invest a great deal of your time into conceptualising, writing, recording and producing your music. The sad reality of it all is that, in many cases, all that effort is in vain because of ineffective promotion.

Don’t let that happen to you!

Here are four mistakes to avoid when promoting your music online:

1) Not investing enough time into marketing.

3 Things Every Artist Should Know About Copyright


Copyright law is one of the most important things a singer/songwriter should know - it is the foundation of your music career. Without it, anyone could do as they please with your music, and your career would be nothing but a hobby.

Here are 3 things every artist should know about copyright:

1) How to copyright your songs:

The creator of a song automatically receives copyright the moment the song has been recorded or transcribed on paper with chords, melody and lyrics.

2) How to protect your copyright: