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

  • Potato mp3 and sales. A system for selling MP3s that encourages people to sell them as they get a percentage of any subsequent sale. From the makers of the MP3!
  • 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.
  • HitQuarters. Large online directory of record company A&Rs, managers, producers & publishers, incl. credits & contact. Music industry interviews, free artist pages, A&R Panel demo submission.
  • 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.
  • Music Lyrics. News site with resources about song lyrics.

Musician Stuff

  • Uncommon Sound. A definitive anthology and celebration of players and songwriters out of (or in?) left field.
  • Music Library Report. Composers and songwriters rate their experiences with music libraries.

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.

5 Comments

on “Links
5 Comments on “Links
  1. To Michael, the accidental lyricist

    Would you be willing to post a few of my videos from YouTube on your site. There is a song that just hit the Netherlands one week ago and has 10,000 hits. It is called MOODY. I am trying to promote 5 videos right now. The other 4 are YOU’RE NOT MY BABY, MAN IN TIME, CRASHING NOISE, THEY DON’T MAKE THAT STUFF.

    Forgot to put correct website. (jamesshubin.com) This has ALL the lyrics to all the songs. You have a cool site.

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