Whether you want to become a songwriter because you have a passion for it or because you’re just in it to win it, there a few things you can do to make it out there in the big world.

Creating lyric videos as one more piece of consumable content for your band can give any single the push it needs to crest a billboard chart. Cee-Lo Green’s F**k You was given the boost it needed by a (cheaply constructed) lyric video put together at the last second by a professional marketing team using a free editor.

Everyone thinks about how cool it would be to shoot their music video in their favorite bar or club, and 9 times out of 10, they’re right. The only issue, from a corporate & legal standpoint, is that releases are 100% required from you if you ever want a deep pocket to fund the release.

Calvin West is a music industry pro who has been writing, recording & producing music for many years. He creates eye-catching lyric videos for artists & bands who wish to promote their music with a necessary set of visuals that highlight & compliment their songwriting.

Stay busy, and always respond to your existing fans. Even if you’re not as good as you’d like to be – which we rarely are in the moment – document that process. Keep looking ahead. Get things done. Don’t be afraid of failure. You have to love all of this.