If you are a musician and you write and perform your own music, it is important to be a part of a PRO. A PRO is a Performing Rights Organization that collects "backend royalties" and distributes them to you. For example, if your music is used on TV, radio, streaming services, etc. you will receive performance royalties. You can also receive performance royalties from playing your own songs at a live venue and claiming them. Most countries have one or more Performing Rights Or
This post is all about my personal songwriting process. For the sake of this discussion, this is for my "artist" music, not for music for sync. I know everyone has different approaches, so I wanted to share some of mine. Almost all of the time I start by writing the music for the song, not the lyrics. I like to have an idea of the different sections of the song, and the overall vibe before putting words to it. The vibe of the music helps me to figure out the lyrical content.