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

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TOO MANY PRODUCERS SPOIL THE DEMO

Don’t let everyone else make your demo decisions

On your obstacle course to songwriting success, you’ve managed to avoid sinking in the mud puddle of confusion. You’ve finely focused your ideas and expressed them clearly and with passion. You’ve asked for input and rewritten as you felt necessary. You’ve chosen two or three of your best songs to demo. You’ve asked around and booked a studio that several other writers have highly recommended. The engineer and the musicians are warmed up and ready to roll. What could go wrong now? Plenty.

As the songwriter hiring the studio and the musicians to demo your song, you are officially the producer of that recording session. What does a producer do? We asked Quincy ...

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