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

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PENNIES FROM HEAVEN

Don’t think your royalties will automatically come to you

You’ve made and corrected three zillion mistakes in the process of writing, rewriting, demoing, and pitching your songs. Having made every possible mistake, you have nothing left to do but the right thing. The song has been recorded by an artist of note. You are the publisher or copublisher. You’ve filed the proper forms with the Harry Fox Agency and your performance rights organization. You have negotiated the deal with professional help; the papers have been signed. You await with perfect serenity the arrival of the check in the mail.

You may be disappointed if you expect business to be taken care of just because it’s supposed to be. Some people who are supposed ...

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