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FAQ

SongCrunch FAQ

I'm a Songwriter, how do I login to SongCrunch?


Go to Songsource.net on your laptop/desktop (not mobile). Choose your uploaded song. Click on the red pen in the right corner SongCrunch will open in a new tab. See detailed instructions here Using Songcrunch requires you to upload a song (so we actually have something to crunch) :)




I'm a Manager at a record label, how do I login to SongCrunch?


1. Login to your account on Songmine. 2. Choose a Benchmark. 3. Click any song in your benchmark section and information about the song will open up (name, lyrics etc). 4. Look for the Pencil Icon (you can find it after the "Song lyrics").




What is 'Overall Repetition'?


Repetition matters. Overall repetition gives you a score for all types of repetition used in your lyrics, including: word repetitions (i.e. "la la la"), sentence repetitions (i.e. refrains), letter repetitions ("oooooooooooooooooooh baby") and even section repetition (how many times does your chorus repeat?). The higher the score - the lower the repetition. One (1) is the maximal score and indicates a song without repetition of any kind.




What's an Alliteration? What are Assonance and Consonances?


Assonances and Consonances are repeated vowel or consonant sounds that appear in close proximity. Alliteration is one of them appearing at the beginning of consequtive words. Simply put, it's a sonic fabric that binds words together, supporting the song flow, creating a rhythmic feeling, and making it more melodic. Didn't quite get it yet? Check out this brief article written by our amazing advisor, Prof. Pat Pattison.




What are Perfect Rhymes?


A perfect rhyme is a rhyme in which final vowels and following consonants match sound-wise, and are both stressed. For Example: rhyme - sublime, picky – tricky. "I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller"... FYI: Preceding consonants usually would not sound alike. This rhyme could be masculine or feminine (dictated by the location of the final stressed syllable).




What is "1k"?


An indication of your lyrical register, derived from how many words in your lyrics are among the top 1000 most common words in contemporary English.




What is Rhyme Commonness?


Contemporary songs have rhymes. Rhymes with less common and more common words.




What are Lyrical Semantics?


SongCrunch understands the theme and mood your lyrics entail. Ranked between 0 and 5 you can get a glimpse of the extent to which your lyrics revolve around specific subject matters and vibes such as a lonely mood, a nostalgic feeling, a romantic message, etc. The 20 most prominent ranks for your song lyrics are presented. ​​




What is Song Structure?


The layout of your lyrical structure. Do your lyrics have a chorus? how many distinct sections are there? (i.e. verse-chorus? verse-bridge-chorus, etc.) The detailed structure of your specific song lyrics is generelized into one of 8 general structure categories that most resembles your lyrical structure. In the below case for example, there are two distinct sections: a chorus ("ch") and a verse that repeats twice ("R"). The generalized structure category is a verse (A) - Chorus - A - Chorus




What are Color Coded Rhyme Groups?


SongCrunch creates color coded rhyme groups, each color representes a group of words that rhyme with each other. For example, the words colored in orange; tissues-issues-fix you. If you hover over a word, it will tell you the words it rhymes with and the type of rhyme, both relating to their nature (type) and position: - Endline words that rhyme with other endline words
- Midline rhymes between two words that are not on the same line. - Inline rhymes for when words in the same line rhyme with each other.




Do you have a mobile app?


SongSource and SongCrunch are only available on pads, laptops and desktops.




How is my song protected?


Your submissions are private. Nobody other than the official creative team of a performing artist (and our team) has access to it. We also have a digital record of when you submitted and can present such a report as proof of your ownership.




What if I decide I don’t want MyPart to have my song anymore?


You have the right, at any time, to ask us to remove your song. Just send us an email to my_art@myart.com with the name of your song and we will remove it from the platform within a reasonable time.





Songmine FAQ

MyPart for Music Publishers and Record Labels


Please visit our Songmine page for more information or send us an email at my_art@mypart.com or reach out on our Contact page.





SongSource FAQ

Prior to Submitting your song

Which artists can I pitch my songs to?


The colorful images on the SongSource grid represent artists for whom Mypart has been granted official permission (by the artists/their label) to collect songs. You may submit your songs to any of these enabled artists.




What about the artists whose pictures are greyed-out?


The greyed-out images indicate artists for whom MyPart does not yet have official approval to collect songs. However, you may submit an ”invitation” for these artists. Artists who receive a substantial amount of “invitations” will be the ones we next aim to bring aboard to MyPart.




Can I upload a song without choosing a specific artist, and instead opt to let MyPart choose the artist?


We believe that you are in the best position to make the artistic decision regarding who should use your songs. This is why we believe you should pitch each song to a specific recording artist. However, if you can't decide, you can pitch your song to the Wild card!




What type of content can I submit to recording artists on MyPart?


You can pitch an original song demo, remix, song lyrics, or a video of you performing your song. The more developed a song, (lyrics + composition/production), the stronger a shot it has of being placed.




Do you have a mobile-app?


MyPart currently only supports submissions via laptop or desktop computer. SongSource is not yet mobile-compatible.




What does it mean to register me in the PRO?


MyPart provides admin and publishing services for songwriters who are not registered with any PRO. If your song is successfully matched to a performing artist and they are interested in working with you, MyPart will help you register with a PRO ( such as ASCAP or BMI) to collect your royalties.




Do I have to own 100% of my song?


Yes, you should own 100% of any song that you submit. If you co-wrote the song with another songwriter, you must obtain their permission to upload the song.




Can I keep my song on additional platforms (Spotify, Soundcloud, etc.) while it’s still in the process of being reviewed on Mypart?


Yes, however please be mindful that songs that are made public during the submission period could be considered “already released”/covers, which may dissuade the artist to whom you are pitching from using the song.




What kind of songs are you searching for?


We don’t believe in good and bad songs, we believe in the right song for the right artist at the right time. The matching process is subjective, and will depend on the artist’s current needs and requirements.




How should I choose which artist to pitch to?


We recommend listening to recently released albums/records by each of the artists for whom we collect songs, and try to tailor your writing to one of their styles/bodies of work. All artists and their teams have different references. Can you visualize the artist singing your song? If you can, consider pitching your song to them.




What is the benefit for artists/songwriters?


MyPart enables songwriters to pitch their song to artists signed with different record labels. If the artists and their teams are interested in your songs, we'll help you negotiate the best publishing deal for that song. You'll receive royalties and the door will be opened to work on other songs for additional artists. If you’re an artist, yourself, you’ll have the chance to be featured in a song, be signed by a label, etc.




What if I can’t find a suitable artist to pitch my songs to?


We recognize that it can be difficult to choose a specific artist to pitch your songs to. That’s why we’ve added the “Wildcard” feature to our SongSource Platform. This feature allows songwriters to pitch their songs on SongSource without selecting a specific recording artist. Simply head to the SongSource Portal and click on the grey question mark icon, labeled “Wildcard.” Mypart’s AI will then be tasked with trying to find the most suitable match for the submitted song.




What is the Wildcard Feature?


Our WildCard feature allows songwriters to pitch their songs on SongSource without selecting a specific recording artist. Simply head to the SongSource Portal and click on the grey question mark icon, labeled “Wildcard.” Mypart’s AI will then be tasked with trying to find the most suitable match for the submitted song.





Registration & Song Submission

How many songs can I submit?


You may upload as many songs as you’d like, but we recommend only sending the songs you feel are the best fit for the performing artist with whom you aim to collaborate.




What should I include in the “Description” field when I upload a song?


Add a one-liner that best describes your song. You have up to 77 characters to best describe your song to the performing artist’s representatives. You may leave it blank if you’d like. Please avoid including any personal details - we want the artist to focus on your song, rather than who you are.




If my song is registered with BMI, SESAC or ASCAP, can I still upload it to MyPart?


If you are already a member of BMI, ASCAP, SESAC or any other PRO (Performance Rights Organizations), MyPart will reach a co-publishing agreement for your specific song when it is successfully placed with an artist. If you are not listed in any PRO, however, MyPart offers to provide this service for you .




What should I include in the “Description” field when I upload a song?


Add a one-liner that best describes your song. You have up to 77 characters to best describe your song to the performing artist’s representatives. You may leave it blank if you’d like. Please avoid including any personal details - we want the artist to focus on your song, rather than who you are.




Do you screen the submitted songs?


MyPart does not screen or listen to the submitted songs. Rather, we sort and prioritize the songs according to specific parameters defined by the performing artists and their respective teams.




How do I send my songs to a recording artist?


​​​​​To pitch a song, just follow these simple steps (or check out this short tutorial video)
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https://youtu.be/u6-MD-pboKA 1. Go to SongSource on a laptop/desktop. 2. Choose an enabled artist (indicated by the colorful images). We work with several recording artists across various genres. 3. Submit an original song or remix they won’t forget! The song does not need to be mixed and mastered, but must be in mp3/wav format. 4. Login/Register and send your song (or a video of you performing your song) directly to the artist. You'll get to name your track, include a short description, (a one-liner that best describes your song) and add its lyrics. If the song is instrumental, please leave the lyrics field blank. 5. Sit back and let us do the rest for you!




Do you send any feedback on the submitted songs?


Yes we do, If your song got reviewed you will be notified. In any case, you will get a response on your submitted song within 3 months.





Post Song Submission

What should I do if I decide I no longer want my song to be on the MyPart platform?


A: You have the right, at any time, to ask us to remove your song from our platform. Simply send us an email to my_art@myart.com with the name of your song and we will remove it from our platform within a reasonable time.




How long does MyPart own a submitted song?


When a song is submitted to MyPart, we have the right to pitch it exclusively for a period of 3 months. We do not own the song, we are merely representing/promoting your work. If you already have a deal in place with a music publisher, then once your song will be chosen by an artist or a label we will negotiate with you and your music publisher on the royalty split.




Can I continue to upload songs even if I have submitted one before?


Yes, absolutely! We recommend that you submit as many songs as you would like, as long as it isn’t the same song or a different version of the song that is similar to what was submitted before during the 3 month period of exclusivity.




What can I expect after song submission?


Once you submitted a song, it is processed with MyPart's AI and sent to the relevant representative of the performing artist. If your song got reviewed, you would be notified. In any case, you will get a response on your submitted song within three months.




Does anyone on behalf of the artists actually listen to the submitted songs?


Yes, they do! All content submitted on our platform (per A&R for each performing artist) is viewable in a highly tailored smartphone app accessible only by the A&R folks who will be looking through the submitted material.




How can I track my submitted work status?


When logged in, you can see your submitted content with general details about the amount of times viewed, etc. Every interesting update will be sent via email.




How is my song/material protected?


Your submissions are private. No one other than the official creative team of the artist to whom you’ve pitched (and the Mypart team), has access to your work. We also have a digital record of when you submitted your song and who has listened to it. MyPart also has a dedicated tech team with a background in cyber security that works to secure your songs.





 
 
 

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