and if you're doing other people's songs, go back at least 20 years and do something that isn't already covered 5 million times on youtube (i know, impossible).
That's good advice there. I want to be able to stand out from the crowd here.
do you know anything about the production company?
I know a little bit, yes. But I'm not sure if it would help. Right now I'm just listening to music, looking for something that'll really be great. :)