That every songwriter should know...
A collection of songwriting websites
Below you will find a comprehensive list of the best websites for songwriters. The collection covers everything from websites that will sell your songs, publish your music, teach you the music business. If it's to do with songwriting then you'll find it here.
Remember, knowledge is power my friend, and this list holds the power to make you a better songwriter.
Songwriting Websites Worth Checking Out!
Find a Record, Publishing or TV/Film Deal...
TAXI’s Music Biz FAQs contain songwriting tips music-business information, and articles on Film & TV Music placement.
- Hit Quarters
Contact Record Label A&Rs, Managers, Producers, Songwriters & Publishers.
Sonicbids is an online gig submission site that hosts your 'EPK' (electronic press kit) and lets you submit it to various festivals, gigs, licensing opportunities etc.
Sell Your Music...
SongCast offers a streamlined and affordable music distribution service where artists and labels can release music into major digital stores such as iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Spotify, Rhapsody, Emusic, and MediaNet.
- CD Baby
CD Baby is the world's largest online distributor of independent music. It is a company run by artists, for artists. To date they have paid out over $200 million to their artists.
Looking for the best way to sell your music online? TuneCore gets your songs into fine music services such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Googleplay, Xbox Live and more.
- Songwriters Resource Network
Songwriters Resource Network is a trusted news and education resource for songwriters, song lyricists and music composers everywhere.
- Performing Songwriter
Performing Songwriter is a great online resource for songwriters to get the latest news and interviews. It contains cool sections such as "behind the song", "Legends of song", "Producers Corner" and "Gadgets & gear".
Songwriting/Music Related Forums...
- Harmony Central
HarmonyCentral.com is the leading Internet resource for musicians, supplying valuable information from news and product reviews, to classified ads and chat rooms.
Performing Rights Organizations...
- Just Plain Folks
Just Plain Folks is an international community with over 51,000 members. It's members include Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels, Performing Arts Societies, Educational Institutions, Recording Studios and Engineers, Producers, Legal Professionals, Publicists and Journalists, Publications, Music Manufacturers and Retailers. Membership is free.
Songsalive! is the leading international non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support, education and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide.
- Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world's largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
- Songwriters Guild of America
This is the oldest songwriters organization. The guild provides song critique, songwriting advice and legal advice such as contract review, copyright information and royalty collection.
- Piano Lessons Live Online
Piano lessons live online provide you with skills to play your favorite songs at the piano
- Fret Jam
The guitar lessons on this site will provide you with the theoretical and practical foundations you need to explore your own ideas confidently and learn guitar with an open mind.
- Easy Piano Tips
Learn how to play piano online with free piano lessons and piano tips. Learn how to read music notes, chords, scales, and get piano course reviews.
- New York Pianist
This site is devoted to pianists and piano resources in New York, and also includes some venue directories where piano music is played and appreciated
Music Business Advice...
- Song Makes Musicbusiness
Information, advice and resources concerning music business and songwriting. Helping beginner songwriters, bands and musicians. Giving them a push in the back,and helping them to achieve their goal..