I recently received this email from Joel Patterson (link to his website below), who describes himself as “the enfant terrible of the recording website Gearslutz”. I’ll let you read his email and my response is below:
Great site! Glad you’re so willing to help out the neophytes out here.
For the umpteenth time I have received an email from a songwriter who has been mislead by a so-called “publisher” showing interest in their songs. It’s not the showing interest that’s bad, it’s the thing they do next: they follow up by asking the songwriter to pay them money to [...]
I will occasionally respond to emails I receive by posting them here for you to read. Here is one I received today:
“I’m an 18 year old college student who makes music as a rapper. I hear alot of music, but I connect to songs that actually have meaning in it. I’ve been writing for [...]