To get your songs or lyrics published, start here.
If you’re a songwriter, or lyric writer, your first goal should be to get with a music publisher who likes what you do. It can be the most important part of a writer’s success. But first, you must be able to get your material to them so they can review it. That’s not easy. Most don’t accept outside submissions from writers they don’t know. So here at ParamountSong is where you start. We know publishers and what they need. And if you’re writing songs or lyrics that satisfy that need, we can help you get them to the people who count.
A quick background on song publishers:
Sometimes called song publishers, sometimes music publishers, or simply publishers in the music business, they’re at the heart of getting things done in the music industry.
Finding great songs is job one.
Song publishers are the ones who come up with the hit songs that top artists record. To do that, many of them hire full-time staff writers to turn out song after song. Some publishers may issue single-song contracts to different songwriters. Either way, they’re acquiring the rights to songs they believe have potential so they can present, or “pitch” them to recording artists, producers and A&R execs in the hope of getting them recorded, or “cut.” To get the pitching job done, publishers hire song pluggers, who operate much as sales people, to advance the publisher’s catalog of songs in the music industry.
The song has been pitched and recorded. Now comes the tough work.
When a song is recorded and released by a record label, the process has just started for the publisher. Then the duties turn to administration: doing all the work necessary to make sure correct royalty payments are received from record labels and performance royalty organizations (ASCAP, BMI & SESAC in the U.S., plus the many royalty organizations throughout the world).
Film and TV can be a very important part of a song’s success.
Then there’s work to do in getting songs into film, television and–a big thing these days–ringtones. There’s also the job of convincing other artists to record “cover” versions of a song after it has been recorded the first time. It all goes together to maximize a song’s potential for its writers and the publisher.
Through it all, publishers are shouldering the investment in songwriters and songs with the goal of making money for all concerned. In exchange for their effort and investment, they get a percentage of songs and royalties from them as they’re paid.
It comes down to this: we know how to get your songs to the right music business people.
So, this time, you just might have clicked on absolutely the right web site. We’re in Nashville, right in Nashville’s Music District, where the song hits are selected, produced, recorded and marketed. If you’ve got the right songs, we can help you get them to the right people.
If you’re just starting in songwriting, we can help you too. As you and we work together, you’ll learn by doing… and hearing from music business professionals as you progress.
If you really want to do something to get published in the music business, start now. Get total, free information without obligation. It all starts with a simple click.