Friday, April 29, 2011

Up Against the Best of Nashville

On the refrigerator at my publisher's office.
When you send your song to a publisher in Nashville, be aware of what you are up against. It's not enough for you to beat out all the other CDs from aspiring songwriters that made it to their desk that day. On any given day, your songs are also up against the work of the best staff songwriters in the world. And somehow your music needs to stand out in a sea of noise.

But usually your competition often isn't who you think it is. It's more like golf. For the most part, it's you against the course. You are up against the craft of songwriting. It's better to learn from than to compete with each other. So let's celebrate and enjoy the process together along the way.

Keep writing,



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