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

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IT OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES

Learn about the drawbacks of writing songs for films and TV

Lights! Camera! Action! There’s something special about having a song in a film. Seeing your name roll by on the end credits is a thrill. Many new songwriters see movies that feature songs and dream of that glorious day when they will be part of that glitter and glamour. The fact that the songwriters’ credits are the last to roll by, all clumped together, long after the caterer and the drivers get single billings and the audience has left the theater, is telling. Very often, people who make movies throw in the music as an afterthought. When it comes to songs in movies, songwriters are on the bottom of a very big totem pole. It can really get you down.

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