Max Bemis of Perma and Say Anything wasn’t the first to ever get paid to write a song for someone, but he certainly popularized it recently when he charged a hundred and fifty bucks a pop so you could have a personal song written about whatever you want. Now, Devin Shelton (of Emery) is getting in on the same act. You can purchase a song from Mr. Shelton, who has now commoditized his songwriting.

  1. Here is Devin Shelton’s page on Ditty Deli. (His intro video is below.) The songs range in cost from $150 for an acoustic song, or $250 for a full-band jammer.
  2. Some smart entrepreneur saw a gap in the market and basically created what seems to be a freelance songwriting site, Ditty Deli. It’s like oDesk meets Kickstarter. Their (real) tagline is: “Music made to order.” They essentially brought what Bemis did, giving a lot of power to the people to do the same thing.
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Amy Sciaretto

PR in the Time of Pandemic

No one knows artists better than Amy Sciarretto, industry veteran and President of Atom Splitter PR. So when the world hit pause and artists had to call an audible, there is no one better to talk to about how those bands are pivoting in a new reality. Sciarretto talks to us from her own home in New Jersey about how the pandemic is affecting artists, their process of undergoing transition, and how it's going to change music – maybe in great and unexpected ways.


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