Hello, I've been wondering how one goes about finding published songs. For example, so many artists out there record an album but didn't write any of the material. Where do those songs come from? Does the label find the songs and give them to the artist? I'm a singer/guitarist who for about 10 years has tried to write my own songs while performing in live settings very regularly. But my own original output is disgustingly small, and I'm on the verge of just calling in the "big guns" of professional songwriters out there in the world. Another approach to this question is this: A friend of mine had a few songs published by ASCAP. How does one go about finding those songs he published? It seems to me that there must be a big database of this stuff out there, but I can't track it down. Thanks.