How to find published songs

Discussion in 'Publishing / Marketing' started by feenomenal, Sep 12, 2004.

  1. feenomenal

    feenomenal Guest


    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.

  2. pmolsonmus

    pmolsonmus Well-Known Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Hey fee,

    here's the data base

    Getting something copyrighted or published is no guarantee that anyone will hear it. It's also a much more difficult process than it used to be because record companies are not really interested in exploring new artists - they are interested in exploiting them for $


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