Alfred Music Publishing Distributes the Secrets of Professional Songwriting Guide

Los Angeles, CA—July 2010 - Alfred Music Publishing, a leading provider of high-quality music products since 1922, is proud to distribute Makin’ Stuff Up: Secrets of Song-Craft & Survival in the Music-Biz, by Rand Bishop.

Appropriately called “a master class in songwriting,” Makin’ Stuff Up is a witty and to-the-point insider’s guide to writing memorable songs and getting ahead in your music career. Rand has been in the business for 40 years, and has written or co-written songs that have been performed by Tim McGraw, the Beach Boys, Heart, Cheap Trick, David Ball, Richie Havens, and many others. Through the exploration of many of the most important secrets of the trade, Makin’ Stuff Up brings you line-by-line analyses of what can make hit songs, as well as inside information to a business that brought him to the point of co-writing and co-publishing one of the most lucrative country music copyrights of the new millennium.

Makin’ Stuff Up: Secrets of Song-Craft & Survival in the Music-Biz is now available for $14.95. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.

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