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101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them by Pete Luboff, Pat Luboff

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READY OR NOT, HERE I COME!

Know what you’re doing before you move to a music center

Thinking of moving to L.A.? Or Nashville? Or New York City? These are the Big Three when it comes to the business of music and writing songs. You can improve your writing skills and read the great selection of books on songwriting and the music business in your hometown. You can try to make connections for your songs through the mail and on the phone and the Internet. But you will be in competition with the songwriters physically present in the offices of the people to whom you are only an envelope among thousands of other envelopes.

Some people will tell you that you definitely must move to one of these cities if you want to make it as a songwriter. They ...

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