So you have created a song, taken the time to write, record, arrange and feel great about it. What do you need to do now? Well, there are 6 things to keep in mind.
In Six Things To Do When Your Song Is Finished, it outlines some really great information. Some of the stuff covered is finalizing your lyric sheet, defining a rough recording, scheduling a demo, keeping track of your mixes, backing up your work and creating a pitch plan for your song.
Your lyric sheet should contain all necessary information, such as when it was created, the names of all authors and composers involved in creating the work, and listing publishing information including POR’s associated with the work. This is important because you want to have all pertinent information available for a record label or music supervisor that may be interested in your work.
There is a specified way to indicate this information once it has been copywritten, as provided by the Copyright Office, see copyright office website for specification.
Creating a rough draft of your recording allows interested parties to get an idea of what the work is intended to sound like. A rough draft of your recording illustrates that you are serious about your music and that you have a vision in place. It can be as simple as playing the guitar and singing the words in the style you believe it should sound like.
The article gives great insight on shopping and creating sales pitches. Ultimately you want to do all you can to position your work to be recognized as a valuable work that can be used and potential generating a revenue stream. So I encourage you read the article and absorb the valuable information within it.