We do not accept unsolicited song submissions. We work thought TAXI as our A&R agent and advertise our song searches through them.
Song Matchmakers Network: Critique/Submissions
Introducing Song Matchmakers Critique Service
Have you paid for an expensive demo and then:
Had publishers pass on it?
- Wondered why?
- Wished you could find out why?
- Received negative feedback from publishers?
- Rewrite the lyric until every line is perfect?
- Rewrite the groove until the song comes alive?
- Rewrite the melody and not go with the very first one?
- Have a professional critique your song before recording it?
As publishers of many genres of music, we have many songs submitted to us that have great potential, but they were demoed before they were ready. Often, it’s a weak lyric; sometimes it needs some melodic or chord tweaks. Sometimes, one “tweak” can make the difference between a cut or no cut! And sometimes, it might take more! Some songwriters “write,” professional writers “rewrite.”
Because we hear so many songs that are “so close” but not quite there, we’ve decided to offer a critique service. And you get 2 for the price of 1. Frances and Harry will both critique your songs for lyric, melody, structure, and commercial potential.
- Co-Writers Award in 2002 Tennessee Songwriters Association International (TSAI).
- Most Promising Female Writer in 2004.
- Most Promising Male Writer in 2008.
- Studied with Jason Blume, Pat Pattison, Kim Copeland, Jai Josefs, and others.
- Written with many of Nashville’s hit writers, including Karen Taylor-Good, Brian White, Jim Femino, Dylan Altman, Byron Hill, and Bernie Nelson.
As an introduction to our service, and for a limited time, we’re offering the special prices below. You can choose from the following options:
An mp3 file with our comments:
- One song: $20
- Two songs: $35
- Three songs: $50
- A Skype session: $50 per hour.
In addition, when the song is ready, we’ll offer you a song agreement and pitch it for artists, movies, TV, video games, and commercials.
How to Submit for Critiques
Send us mp3's of your songs with lyrics (or lyrics only, if you don't write melody). A rough recording (even a cappella) is okay. When we receive your payment, we’ll send instructions for submitting your songs. Please send each mp3 in a separate e-mail so the files don't get too large. Be sure to include lyric sheets. In 2 - 4 weeks you'll receive an mp3 by e-mail with a detailed, constructive critique of your songs, including analysis of the lyric, melody, structure, title and idea, and commercial potential. Please don't invest in a demo prior to the critique.
Before clicking the PayPal link below, please read the following Legal Disclaimer.
By making submissions to Song Matchmakers Network, I acknowledge my agreement to the below Legal Disclaimer:
I acknowledge that the music and lyrics I am submitting are my own original work, and that I have the right to submit this work for critique. I also acknowledge that Song Matchmakers Network are professional songwriters, and thus copyright creators and owners. Any similarity between my original compositions and any songs composed by Song Matchmakers Network either presently in existence or created in the future is purely coincidental.
I hereby surrender and forgo my right to sue Song Matchmakers Network for copyright infringement in a court of law. Any copyright dispute arising between Song Matchmakers Network and myself as a submitting copyright owner will be settled through binding arbitration in the state of Tennessee, under Tennessee laws, with all expenses paid by the losing party.
To pay, click PayPal.