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Selling Your Songs
by K. Ryan Whitted

At Writing for Money, we try to present a wide range of information on the production and selling of the written word. Sometimes that takes us to relatively unknown territory, which is why we asked musician, songwriter, and journalist Ryan Whitted to investigate the subtleties involved in selling an original song. To get the straight answers, Ryan turned to songwriter/producer Joe Hand of the Nashville-based SongBrokers.com. Here’s what Mr. Hand had to say. more >

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