Links

There are about a million lyric sites that are reasonably good out there. These are links of more general interest.

Perry Rose

Perry Rose

Artists

  • Perry Rose. A great singer and an equally great melody writer. Perry is an Irishman living in Brussels, whose family’s roots have circus folk on both sides. Site in English and French.
  • Marka. Once a roadie in a band I sang in! Since then, he has become a regular fixture on the French live scene and chalked up a hit or two – notably the naughty “Accouplé”. We worked together more recently on a track for his album “Made in Liège”.
  • Sounds Unique Kevin Osborne is a British writer, producer and remixer (check his mash-ups) with whom I’ve done some writing.
  • CB Milton/Clarence Milton Bekker. We had a few hits with him in the 90s, notably “It’s a Loving Thing”, and he later went on to great things later with the “Playing fro Change” project.

Download and share music

  • eMusic. 1 million tracks (25 free on sign-up) and very good recommendations. Lots of good indie music.
  • 7Digital. Great UK site that offers fast downloads of recent material in MP3, i-Pod or WM formats. Recommended.

Writer and lyricist stuff

  • A-Lyric Goodies. Fancy a US stamp with rappers? Or funky lyricist messenger bags? Start here for gifts and other items.
  • Band-it Newsletter. Monthly tipsheet with leads to labels and managers looking for bands and songs. Enter code “59” to receive 5 free issues.
  • MusicRoom. The UK’s foremost site for music books and assorted goodies. Ships free to Europe for larger orders.

Musician Stuff

Help with your genre

  • African Rap. News site that lives up to its name, with news and biogs for a number of bands plus international tour dates.

Lyric Search

Useful Links

  • BBC Guide. The BBC seems to have discontinued their page on songwriting and publishing. Here’s a section on getting started in the biz.
  • Music-Wire. News items focused on artists from around the world, without necessarily being world music artists.
  • Wobbly Music. Services for mature artists & music lovers. “We record older artists & unite them with mature listeners”.
  • Cannes or Bust! Midem, MIPCOM, MIPTV and the Cannes Film Festival: inside news and tips about the music and film worlds from Cannes.
  • Music X-Ray. A site that lists openings for bands and songs. It’s bona-fide. You pay to pitch and get feedback.

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