You are a songwriter. It is what you do. It is what you have trained yourself to do through hundreds of hours of research, practice and effort. Your songs are yours and nobody can write them for you. To put it differently, you have become an expert in writing your music. That is how it needs to be. However, if you are going to care for your songwriting for a company that you hope to gain from, then it is in your best interest to employ specialists at each level. To put it differently, unless you are also a recording pro, would recommend that you employ the men and women who are. Writing an excellent song is the first and most essential part of the process but a top quality, well-performed presentation of your song comes a very close second. Unless you have given as much time to studying the craft and art of recording as you need to your songwriting, you will do your music and your career a disservice by trying to record your presentation yourself.
We have all heard the argument that a good song is a terrific song and anybody with ears should be able to hear through any recording however rough. In my way of thinking, this is the music industry equivalent of being put up on a blind date with a man who might very well have a heart of gold but that does not bother to shower. To put it differently, you have only got one chance to make a first impression with your tune and given the competition on the market, it’d better be a great one. Perhaps you will meet a music business person who will genuinely hear through a rough recording. This could be true for that 1 person, but if you are thinking about showing your song to many different artists, directors, Mixing Engineer in Los Angeles and A&R repetitions also, it is never safe to assume that anything under a first-rate recording will do. By first rate do not mean full-band or elaborately produced, just mean your song ought to be recorded and produced by professionals.
How to Get a Great Recording Studio
One of the most daunting aspects of the recording process for the majority of songwriters is only finding the studio that is perfect for them. Word of mouth in the songwriting community and the recommendations of your performing rights organizations BMI, ASCAP & SESAC are all fantastic places to start. My recommendation is that you ought to take care of this part of the process just like you would any business decision. Collect as much information as possible and base your decision on where you think you will find the best service and, of course, the very best results.