Whether you are considering using SongCat for your next music project or have placed your trust in us before, there might be a few things that need clearing up, especially if you’re new to the music business.
First things first, when you get a song professionally produced by us, it’s only the first step in getting that song placed in a major production, or picked up by an artist or record label. That means it can take a while before you start earning any royalties. In fact, it may take up to five years or more to get noticed. This is par for the course in the music biz.
Take, for example, “Shangri-La” by The Four Coins, which had a melody and lyrics (written by Carl Sigman) and recorded in the late 1940’s, but was shelved for years. According to Songfacts.com, the song got picked up by a publisher almost a decade later and, with a new opening line and additional lyrics, went on to become a smash hit in 1957.
That’s not to say every song you record will take forever; it’s just the reality. However, it can also happen quickly, as several of our clients have found out. Although SongCat has been around for less than 2 years, the short time has seen some of our clients, who recorded songs with us, find success in:
- having songs get licensed by music labels
- winning songwriting contests
- having songs put on hold by major productions
- landing publishing deals with established music publishers
Let’s talk about one of our most recent success stories, Richard. A songwriter from Texas, Richard produced several of his songs with us. Those productions have led to him signing a major publishing deal with Music of the Sea Publishing, which has huge clients on its roster, such as The CW and Sony Music. In case you’re wondering, the deal places Richard’s songs alongside works it has published for big-name artists, including the likes of Beyoncé. Plus, he has gotten some excellent press thus far.
You too can be our next success story. You never know.