One of my go-to softwares for producing/writing is Ableton Live. I also regularly produce record on Pro Tools, Logic, Digital Performer and Reason, but there is something about Ableton that speaks to me in terms of writing music. There are many different softwares that you can record and produce your music, but I think one of the biggest reasons I regularly use Ableton is its ability to loop.
TV shows are great resources to get more exposure for your art whether it is local or national TV. One could say that one of the rites of passage of an independent artist is the first TV appearance. I would say that in my experience, preparation is key when it comes to having a great first experience on TV, and overall a great starting point would be to treat this like a serious gig. So, here are a few rules of thumb that you should follow to make the most of this first experience.