SongTown USA: No Rich Relatives

I used to sit around and daydream about having a rich relative that would pass away someday (sadly) and leave me a fortune. When I began to look around at my relatives, I realized quickly that I had better start buying lottery tickets if I wanted a windfall like that. No offense to my relatives, but there's just not lots of money growing on my family tree. I figured out that any money I was going to fall into was likely going to be the result of really hard work on my part. Sobering, but true. I was going to have to get my money the old fashioned way - with time and sweat. By the time I started trying to write professionally, I had already come to the "no rich relatives" conclusion in my personal life. Still, it took me a while to realize the implications of that truth in my songwriting career. Here are the lessons I learned in regard to a big windfall as a songwriter:

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