Welcome to Top Secret Songwriter, my name is Marisol Credle and I am the creator and founder. Top Secret Songwriter’s mission is to empower and educate songwriters to be proactive in creating the life and the business they truly desire for themselves.
I started songwriting at the tender age of 8 years old. I fell in love with music and the many greats that inspired me, from Whitney Houston to Michael Jackson. It wasn’t just the music but how the music made me feel. When I could listen to a song and I am brought to tears, or feeling joyful or empowered like I can do anything or break a move even though I couldn’t dance. It was just freedom for me. Freedom to escape the family dynamics and fears I had and not feeling worthy or good enough. However, Music and the many songs became the soundtrack to my life. I could always play a song that I grew up listening to and all of the memories would flood in and I would be reminded of just how powerful and influential music is. Its universal and it connects us all together. So, I believed being a songwriter was the essential part of the creation of a song. It intrigued me even more to know that I could create songs that had that much power to change a life or even save a life.
When I first started out on my journey of being a songwriter I faced a lot of difficulties. I didn’t know where to start, who to talk to and forget about the business side of things. I had no clue! I believe if I had all the tools and guidance I would have saved so much time, money and headaches. Over time, I was able to create many opportunities for myself as an independent songwriter. From initiating co-writes to working with major label music producers. I had learned through trial and error over 15 years throughout this ever-changing music landscape. I noticed that there were several problems that myself and my fellow writers who were just starting out or starting over faced. I learned there was a lack of support for songwriters, financial difficulties, lack of education, and not enough resources. I decided to change that and create a solution to help propel songwriters to be confident in who they are and what they create.
There’s no handbook to being a songwriter. More so, there isn’t a checklist that tells songwriters all they need to know from starting their company, developing their personal brand, how to market themselves as a songwriter to music publishing, pitching their songs & how to make sure they’re getting the most earnings out of the music they create, something that every songwriter could benefit from…Until now!
I’ve created the ultimate Songwriter box for music creators! This is the place to start. From one songwriter to the other, I consider this a gift. I am giving all the secrets away because I know all too well the struggle of being a music creative. Songwriters have enough on their plates with the creative process alone; outside of it not being something you can rush, the act of creating and perfecting a body of work takes time. While you may see guides that give suggestions on how to market your songs, I have created the step by step guide to help songwriters establish their unique brand, discover their authentic voice, develop themselves, and learn the business behind the song all in one affordable box! My goal is to create a one-stop shop for the blossoming songwriter.
The music industry has changed and is continuing to change by the minute, with the onset of online streaming services, it’s more important now than ever to stay on top of the best developments that supports upcoming songwriters.
I think the future will reward those with an entrepreneurial spirit, who value their own rights and understand the inner workings of the business side of things. It’s vital to have a good understanding of that infrastructure, the roles, the income streams and everything in between. This insight will be crucial in helping songwriters make complex business decisions, and to set songwriters up for a long and sustainable career.
Top Secret Songwriter will continue to expand with additional educational resources and tools such as: live workshops, online courses, various at home kits and events. I know the business, I know the tools of the trade. My goal is to give you the best possible starting point for your songwriter career.
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