In this day of easy access to technology, it seems that simply being a songwriter isn't enough. Many of the folks who frequent this forum are also accomplished producers and recording engineers (not including me). Do you find that this is necessary for pitching your songs? Are you trying to pitch your songs to others? I can think of a few folks who typically just post 1 + 1 demos, including Chicken Monkey, Rhino, and LCK. I think CM and Rhino are writing for their bands, so they probably aren't trying to pitch their demos. LCK, what about you? And the rest of you who are doing full productions, are you pitching your songs? Performing them? Just posting them for the rest of the world to come and find them?
The reason I'm asking is twofold. 1) As a hobbyist with a full time (and then some) career and a house/property to keep up, I'm likely never going to have the time to learn recording/engineering skills, nor am I likely to ever be well-rehearsed enough to perform on a regular basis. So, having someone else pick up my songs is pretty much my only shot at getting them aired outside my house (assuming, of course, that I could actually write songs that someone else would want to perform). 2) My son is a pretty good songwriter/performer, but he also has no skills in the production/recording arena. He can do the live performance routine quite well, but is not likely to be making full productions any time soon.
So, what are you doing with this music you're making?