Song Recordings about Classic Literature and Nursery Rhymes
Music recordings/songs. Songs about "famous stories" books & nursery rhymes. Remakes & celebrity guest performances. Talent Management
I am raising funds to allow me to work full time in a music studio, song productions. The studio will produce 4 general types of song recordings. The majority of the song recordings will be adaptations of famous stories, classic literature and nursery rhymes = "learning songs". Additional recordings will be "remakes" of hit songs. Also, "general pop songs" some with celebrity vocals "cameos" / "featuring".
I will be producing guitar tracks and vocal tracks, writing / co-writing lyrics and directing song arrangements. I have 5 years experience managing my own business and 11 years experience in A/P, A/R. I will handle studio scheduling, payroll, marketing oversight, as well as internet research and client outreach. I will also work part time as a Talent Manager / Artist Development.
The success of the project depends on funding and great song recordings. And equally important on finding an effective marketing expert / consultant. To target music publishers, music learning centers, etc. A successful fundraising for this project needs to allow me to hire two partners. One, a marketing consultant. And two, an audio engineer.
Risks and challenges
The music industry is and always has been a very high risk proposition. Music studio's generally fold within the 5 year "sink or swim" period. But my studio project will not be limited to the music industry, since I am focused on recording "learning songs" AND pop song recordings. The songs will be marketed to record labels, music publishers, and most importantly, learning centers/learning websites. Some songs will be derived from classic literature and nursery rhymes and converted to pop song recordings. The lyrics will contain "theme" forms of the books, stories, nursery rhymes, with important phrases and text related to the story. Copyright and usage rights from the authors, music publishers, copyright holders will be paid for and used with permission. This will be an important selling point to publishers and copyright holders since they have a stake in the success of a song recording of their material. The will likely be grateful and even helpful in promoting songs. Book publishers also have a financial interest in some of the songs. And in addition to "learning songs" or "classic stories converted to pop songs" I will also be focused on "remakes" of classic hit songs (used with permission) cover songs re-recorded with new Pro Tools technology. This will also be an important selling point to music publishers and copyright holders because of their stake in the song copyrights, royalties. Additionally, when financially feasible, celebrities will be hired to sing "cameo" "featuring" vocal performances. Or celebrity musicians will be hired to perform their instruments on song recordings. Making money and finding paying clients at record labels, learning centers, etc. may take years. The mission of this project is to beautify the earth with
"more sophisticated pop music". To create opportunities not just for me, but for other talented musicians, songwriters and music producers. The mission of this project is also to write and produce songs that are about great stories with moral lessons.
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