GOJAWAR.COM -Yes and no.
Yes, there's a regular pay scale/salary for songwriters, but this varies greatly from songwriter to songwriter. The regularity comes when you have set yourself up properly as a business entity, signed the proper legal documents/contracts and have a number of songs being used over and over again. When this happens you may feel confident knowing you'll receive music publishing royalty checks.
No, because of almost the same reason, but at a 180 degree perspective. Meaning the there's no regularity in income if you haven't set yourself up properly as a business entity, signed the proper legal documents/contracts and have a number of songs being used over and over again.
PS Said. If you guys watch Baldwin Hills, BWB, the guys who wrote "Damage" for DK, say that even though they wrote a hit song they still are in need of money. I understand u have to stay consistent with your songs to get money but shouldnt a hit like that last you a few months are im i totally off track to what a songwriter's salary really is?..... PLZ fell me in, as u can see im completely confused.
GOJAWAR.COM -Depending on if how your business is set up and what your contracts look like you may not get paid as much as you think on your first hit song. Additionally, you may not be due your first royalty checks for three (3) to 18 (eighteen) or so months. If you stay working even when you see some light for your career you'll automatically put into place what I mentioned earlier about having more money come in.
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