Janie is available for song critique and consultation. Whether you desire to become a professional songwriter and have your songs pitched on Music Row, or you are an aspiring artist who writes your own material, Janie can give you guidance and direction on what it takes to have a commercially marketable song. While she doesn’t claim to have the final word on songwriting, 30 years of pitching songs to recording artists have given her an inside look at what it takes to have a hit.
Guitar/vocal or piano/vocal demos are fine for submission, even if it’s a little rough. It’s not necessary to have a full band demo.
Includes listening to and giving a verbal critique of songs. Lyrics and MP3’s would need to be emailed ahead of scheduled meeting time. Please use contact page to send your desired meeting time.
Consultation could also include answering any questions about the music business and/or music publishing and song plugging.
After payment has been made please email Janie at with the following information:
NAME, PHONE #, CONTACT EMAIL AND BEST DAY & TIME FOR YOUR CONSULTATION. Janie will be in touch to confirm the date and time.
1 hour - $85
½ hour - $50
Written critiques are also available at the following prices:
1 song - $20
2 songs - $35
3 songs - $50
Your submission of a song (whether lyrics only or music & lyrics) for critique by Janie West constitutes your agreement to release, waive, indemnify and hold harmless Janie West (and any employees), attorneys, agents and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, losses and liabilities of any nature whatsoever, known or unknown, in law or in equity, including without limitation, for copyright infringement or other misappropriation, arising from any acts or omission in connection with your submission, it being further understood that such release, waiver and indemnity shall be binding upon your heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.