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SongU.com Gold Stars
Mar - Sep 2013


Image of SongU.com LogoHi everyone,

This is a special "Gold Stars" edition of the SongU.com Campus News to celebrate our members recent successes in the past several months Mar - Sep  2013 [Editor's note: if you submitted good news this month, and do not see it here, it will appear in the next Gold Stars issue].

From contest winners to publishing contracts to TV placements, first cuts, radio airplay and more -- there's some great successes in this current quarterly issue. We're proud of you for dreaming big, working hard and making it happen.

Ok, without further adieu, maestro, please cue the fanfare music and apologies to anyone whom I've accidentally overlooked. You can email me with any corrections.
 

Image of trophy Members Who Won or Placed In Songwriting Competitions!
Image of gold star = Denotes Grand Prize Winner or 1st Place Winner
  • Becca Bessinger "Life Begins Right Here" - Great American Song Contest, Top 5 in the Country category.
  • Vivian Gendernalik "Works of the Flesh" - Song of the Year, Semi-Finalist in the Christian category.
  • Vivian Gendernalik "Unfathomable Love" - Song of the Year, Suggested Artist in the Christian category.
  • Nicolette Gordon "I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore" - UK Songwriting Contest, Semi-Finalist. 
  • Betty Holt "Staycation" - Great American Song Contest, Top 5 Finalist in the Country category.
  • Paul Hunnecutt "Chick Bait" - Great American songwriting contest, Finalist.
  • Randall Johns "Somewhere Green" - Great American Song Contest Finalist.
  • Image of gold star Brooke Malouf "Thank God" co-written with Co-wrote with Dakota Jay and William King - Named 2012 Song of The Year  for the Dallas songwriters Association.
  • John Messier "Even Gretyl Knows " - Song of the Year Finalist in Lyric category.
  • Elizabeth Milcarek "Christmas State of Mind and Corner of My Dreams" co-written with Rich Howland - Great American Song Contest.Finalists in the Pop category with "Corner of My Dreams" and a Finalist in the Special Music category with "Christmas State of Mind".
  • Elizabeth Milcarek "CHRISTMAS STATE OF MIND " co-written with RICH HOWLAND - 2013 UK SONGWRITING CONTEST Finalist in the Christmas Song category. Two other songs, Corner of My Dreams Co-written with Rich Howland and Grow Slow Co-written with Bob Dewald were both Semi-Finalists.
  • Terese Millhouse "Bare" - Semi-Finalist in the Song of the Year 2013 songwriting contest.
  • Image of gold star Susan Muranty "Morningstar, Gently" - 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, First Place Lyric category.
  • Lorraine Palmer O'Reilly "Soldeir Boy Proud" - Song Of The Year, Semi-Finalist in Lyric category.
  • Marilyn Oakley "A Soul Once On Fire" / "Hearts Slowly Dance" - Song Of The Year Song Semi-Finalist for "A Soul Once On Fire" and Runner-Up for "Hearts Slowly Dance".
  • Yvonne Perkins "You Must Forgive" - Song Of The Year Semi-Finalist.
  • Cheryl Standage "Un Dia Cercano One Day Soon" - Song of the Year, Suggested Artist, Lyric category.
  • Image of gold star Mitch Townley "“Kickin It Old School”" co-written with Andy Wills - 1st Place - Bluegrass - Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival.
  • Image of gold star Mitch Townley "Numberd" co-written with Lee Johnson - 1st Place - Country - Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival.
  • Image of gold star Mitch Townley "Numberd" co-written with Lee Johnson - Grand Prize Winner - Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival.
  • Mitch Townley "Get Our Christmas On" - 2nd Place- Country - Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival.
  • Mitch Townley "Ever Notice" co-written with Sharyn Cassidy - 4th Place- Lyrics Only - Smoky Mountain Songwriter's Festival.

Members Who Signed Songs With A Publisher/Licensed! Image of contract 
  • Ken Matejka "Life's Sweeter in the Slow Lane" - Signed a single song licensing agreement with Crucial Music for world-wide TV and movie placements.
  • thomas hendley "Morning", "We're Having a Moment", "Ryn" - Three instrumentals placed with Perpetual Music Group for FIlm/TV placement/pitching.
  • Heidi Mckee "Rest in You" - Signed with Faith Mountain Publishing.
  • James Hoppe "11 different songs in my catalog" - Music Of The Sea Publishing Good news! I signed a Publishing/Licensing Agreement with Music Of The Sea in June 2013 on 11 different songs in my catalog.
  • Ken Matejka "Life's Sweeter in the Slow Lane" - Signed a limited licensing agreement with Crucial Music to pitch for TV/movies/commercials/ringtones worldwide.

Image of CD  Members Who Had Songs Recorded/Receiving Airplay!
  • Jeff Moxcey "Midnight Forest Cricket Chorus" -  Co-wrote with Michael Max McGee and recorded by Canadian artist, Drake Jensen, on his new CD, "Outlaw.".
  • Yvonne Perkins "Where Do They Go?" - Spiritco1 station owner added "Where Do They Go" to rotation 12-12.
  • Rita Weyls "Breathless" - Recorded by Latigo Lace band thanks to a pitch from Bob Dellaposta.
  • Mitch Townley "Go Big Or Go Home" co-written with Andy Wills - Recorded by the Witchitaw Country Band Nova Scotia.
  • Mitch Townley "Bring Back Home" co-written with Andy Wills - Recorded by Amanda Riley Nova Scotia.
  • Pat Kelley "It's Almost Like I Died And Went To Nashville" - Recorded by Crista Lynn, former American Idol and Nashville Star contestant as well as Georgia Entertainer and Vocalist of the Year. The title cut is another song of Pat's called, "Free To Be Me." .
  • Marissa DiBlasio "Fallout" co-written with Kathy Miller - Universal artist Natalia Kelly This is my first worldwide release by Eurovision finalist Natalia Kelly. This song has also been recorded by German artist Senta Studer, and should be released by summer.
  • Debra Gussin "U SO MEAN NOTHING 2 ME" - WARNER MUSIC MAJOR LABEL CUT, Artist INNOCENCE. Just released on her new album THIS IS LOVE. Executive Produced by Carlos Marín of the international vocal group, IL DIVO. The song recently won SHOW ME THE MUSIC R&B category. .
  • Mitch Townley "Numbered" co-written with Lee Johnson - Recorded by The Southern Drawl Bandt.
  • Mitch Townley "Family Tree" co-written with Donna Valentine - Recorded by Leather and Lace and is the title cut on their project.
  • Chrissy Sykes "Miss You" - New release CD Baby and Itunes South African ArtistBarbara Lindesay http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/barbaralindesay I have written all 9 songs for this album 2 are co-writes .
  • Mitch Townley "Let Your Yee Haw Go - Recorded by Amanda Riley Nova Scotia.
  • Pat Kelley "It Might Get Loud" - Recorded by Lynn Easterly title track and single scheduled released in July Lynn is Nashville based and was the 2012 Southern Star Independent Artist of the Year. She will also be starring in an upcoming realty TV show called "The Real Life Of A Country Music Entertainer."
  • Donald Eidman "Lord in the Morning" - Sunset Gallery Music Tune has been playing on Blue Highway on the show Bluegrass Road by the performing band Little Roy and Lizzy!.
  • Mitch Townley "Love's No Accident" - recorded by the Chad Tyler Band.
  • James Hoppe "I Knew" - This song was featured on Song Town USA radio in May 2013. .
  • Barbara Wilkinson "BITTERWEEDS" - Legendary Bluegrass artist, Larry Sparks, cut this song for his upcoming 50th Anniversay Album, expected to be released in October or November.

Members Who Have Other Good News To Share!
  • Pat Kelley "It's All Country" - Pat's song, "It's All Country" sung by Doug Briney, has been nominated in the Song of the Year category with the Independent Country Music Association.
  • Jamie Trent "When Does It End" - NSAI's Top 40 Song Page.
  • Richard Ford "Make A Noise" - I was at a local gig, watching a girl singer I'm writing for, and she asked me to sit in. I've never played banjo with a band on stage before but I went for it. As if that wasn't enough, one of the bands hadn't turned up, so the organizer asked if anyone in the audience could play a song or two. I had my banjo, so I did, on stage, solo, in front of a crowd - my first performance! It was a bit messy, but I had a great time, and got applause - how cool is that! My wife took a video on her phone http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ATXU7wk9tTBMFb27Ez04g?view_as=public
  • Donald Eidman "Lord in the morning" - The GMA Awards. My tune was picked up and published through a SongU.com pitch. After about 2 years, it was then picked up by Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long. They used my tune as the title track. I found out today that the CD was nominated for Best Bluegrass CD of the year for the GMA Awards. Several tunes including mine have been getting TV AirPlay on the Blue Highway Chanel on a show called "Bluegrass Road". Had it not been for SongU.com none of this would have happened.
  • Bonnie Karlyle "Spirit of 45" - Oregon's State song for a new holiday. Oregon has passed a law making the 2nd Sunday of the month a holiday to commemorate the ending of WWII. The 70th anniversary will be celebrated in 2015 at Times Square. I wrote the lyrics and my co-writer Bret Lucich wrote the music. Our song was performed at the State Capitol in Salem, Oregon last month.
  • Susan Muranty "UnConquered Sun " - UnConquered Sun Film clip and Single - Susan has recorded and released her first single and film clip, UnConquered Sun, co-written with Sven Tydeman and Ritchie Neville. Congrats!

Image of good newsSONGU.COM OPEN-DOOR PITCHING CONGRATULATES!
We'd like to extend congratulations to the following members who had some good things happen to one of their songs through our pitching connections received notes of interest in their songs, contracts, mechanicals or licensing agreements, recordings or more.


#283
- Owner of RockDiva & SugarDaddy Publishing RDSD is looking for top notch professionally demoed songs to pitch to artists and Film/TV. Current need: R&B ala Usher "More", Chris Brown "She Ain't You", Ne-Yo "One In A Milion

• Hans Prøsch Hans Prøsch/ Knut Vegar Prytz/Herbie Crichlow "Always on the run"
• Hans Prøsch Hans Prøsch/ Knut Vegar Prytz "Dance the night away"

#298 - Nashville-based music publisher with world wide contacts is looking for radio-friendly songs MALE OR FEMALE in ALL GENRES: Pop, Country, Rock, Dance, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Christmas and Children's songs to sign and pitch. No guitar/vocal demos.

• Bonnie Barbey Bonnie Barbey, Kara Smith, Kay Crawford "When I Breathe-Male solo"
• Bonnie Barbey Bonnie Barbey, Kara Smith, Kay Crawford "When I Breathe-Duet"
• Adrian Bates Adrian Bates "FRIEND REQUEST"
• Marco Guerra L: Joel Rockman / M: Marco Guerra "Apocalypse Man"
• Kerry Jeter Kerry Jeter, Delbert Cagle "Where Do I Go From Her?"
• Kerry Jeter "Every Time the Door Opened"
• Bonnie Karlyle Bonnie Karlyle/Geoff Aymar "SOMEWHERE IN YOUR HEART"
• Bonnie Karlyle Bonnie Karlyle/Tom Lerner "A Dream With Your Name On It Demo"
• Ken Matejka Ken Matejka & Linda Marcus "A Magical Time of the Year"
• Devra Olano DEVRA OLANO /S. SLOSBERG "BURN THIS ROADHOUSE DOWN"
• Hans Prøsch Peer Tharaldsen, Hege Øversveen , Simon Berglund, "Let`s dance"

#363 - European-based publishing company is looking for professional quality Pop, Dance, Alternative, Urban, etc. They work with all major broadcasters and production houses in the UK & Ireland including BBC/ITV/Granada/RTE/Channel's 4 & 5 etc.

• Niva Abramsky Niva Abramsky/ Jeff DeVito "One Way Ticket"
• Lee Johnson Lorrie Caplan/Lee Johnson "Dancin On The Edge Pop Master"
• Lee Johnson Lorrie Caplan/Lee Johnson "Let Him Love You Dance/Pop Master"
• Joel Rockman Joel Rockman & Christina Meyer "I’m A-List"

#445 - Submit hits for Rodney Atkins to this Pennsylvania based publishing company with major-label contacts. Also, looking for excellent country songs that are highly competitive to be pitched to major label artists such as Rodney Atkins, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, etc.

• Mary Haller "Next Time Lie female vocal"
• Steven Richards Steven Richards Vocalist: Mike Lusk "You're So Bad For Me demo"

#876 - Faith Mountain Group will be listening on an ongoing basis for original material. Submit Christian Pop, Rock and Contemporary music.

• John Condrone "All In All"
• Jeremy Duggins "Return To Me"
• Jeremy Duggins "Thank You"
• Jeremy Duggins "It Is Him"
• Heidi Mckee "Rest In You"
• Elizabeth Milcarek "THAT MOMENT TWICE"
• Donna Opfer Donna Opfer, Mitch Townley "Just Don''t Run Away "

#889 - KELLIE PICKLER. Street Pitch Guest, veteran song plugger and industry pro, S.B, is looking for Black River recording artist Kellie Pickler. Submit great, clever, country songs ala early Patty Loveless, Pam Tillis. NOTE: Nothing about "family".

• Rita Weyls "Trying To Save a Life"

#901 - ABBEY CONE. "We we have found some great songwriters with SongU.com!" Incredibly talented 14-year old seeking rockin' U[tempo attitude and country /POP; also some tempo ballads with age appropriate positive message/theme/story a la Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat meet Hunter Hayes.

• Tonia Dyer "I Used it All"
• Alison Jackson "You Gotta Talk - demo"
• David Kraut "Liquid Sunshine female verison"
• Brad Yunek Dan Keseloff & Brad Yunek "LIPSTICK full demo"

#915 - LINDSAY ELL. Street Pitch guest, P.D., is an independent songplugger who has several hit songwriters as clients but continues to find some great songs among our members is currently looking for 22-year old Broken Bow artist Lindsay Ell. Think Sheryl Crow meets Keith Urban. Songs that are honest, bluesy slant - No party songs, or heavy topics.

• Mitch Townley Mitch Townley/Heather Davis "If Love Was A House ILWAH"

#916 - LUKE BRYAN. Independent songplugger who has several hit songwriters as clients but continues to find some great songs among our members is also looking for Capitol artist Luke Bryan. Submit great songs with groove, cool melody, and not too rangey. Also, need at least one ballad that is sexy but sensitive.

• Jerry Blackburn Sean Gaffney, Jerry Blackburn, Ron Stevens "Me And You"
• Brooke Malouf Dakota Jay / Brooke Elizabeth Malouf "COMFORT ME"
• Lance Sims L Sims "Elbow Room"

#924 - NATALIE STOVALL. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Average Joe's Entertainment artist, Natalie Stovall. Think high energy female-Jason Aldean type with organic feel of Little Big Town. Submit songs ala Carrie Underwood's Flat On the Floor.

• Jerry Blackburn Jerry Blackburn, Ron Stevens, Sean Gaffney "LOOSE CHANGE"
• Donna Opfer "Things I Can't Turn Down"

#925 -  Publishing and Music Production company located in Switzerland. They have already placed songs in both the U.S. and abroad, and are seeking to expand their catalog for pitching. Submit the following types of songs: Country songs to pitch to artists throughout Europe; as well as strong songs in the Pop/Soul/Rock/Acoustic genres.

• Ed Bentley "Here I Go Again"
• Germain Brunet "CATCH YOU BY SURPRISE Male or Female"
• brock burrell Brock Burrell "Click On Me"
• John Hawkins "When I Get Over Today"
• Betty Holt "Staycation Demo"
• Lisa Medill "Play Me A Song In Three Quarter Time"
• Donna Opfer "Things I Can't Turn Down"
• Scott Seabock scott seabock "some things were meant to be"

#927 - JOSH THOMPSON. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Showdog/Universal artist, Josh Thompson. Submit great songs that can be described country with attitude. Male vocal demos only.

• Mike Collins Mike Collins SOLO WRITE "ROCKIT"
• Mike Collins Mike Collins SOLO WRITE "RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG Demo"
• Julie Jean White JULIE JEAN WHITE/RICHARD HELM "THINKIN' ABOUT YOU "

#928 - THE GRASCALS. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Rounder Records artist, The Grascals. Submit real Bluegrass and Gospel. Listen to previews of their music and vibe on iTunes or Amazon. For more info on this artist see grascals.com.

• Russ Pruitt "Glory Land"

#932 - JOE NICHOLS. Street Pitch guest and veteran independent songplugger is looking for Show Dog/Universal artist, Joe Nichols.

• Bob Clay Bob Clay - Tom Adamson "The Paint''s Already Dry"

#933 - CASSADEE POPE. Street Pitch guest and publisheris also looking for Republic Nashville/Big Machine artist, Cassadee Pope. There's a great article with videos at this "The Voice" winner at http://923now.cbslocal.com/2013/01/18/voice-winner-cassadee-pope-signs-with-country-label-despite-punk-rock-past/ who's known for her rock background, but says she she’s aiming for "an edgier Taylor Swift” sort of sound — “not as country, with more mature lyrics and more challenging vocals and melodies."

• Jerry Blackburn Doug Bryson, Ruth Collins, David Dorn "Don''t Ask Me"
• David Carter "Got It Back"
• Will Hopkins Will Hopkins / Ellen Britton "A Single Shoe By the Side of the Road "
• James Jim Smith "One Too Many"
• Rita Weyls "Blue Denim Blue"
• Ed Williams Ed Williams / Bobby Pounds "White Picket Plan - demo"
• Brad Yunek Dan Keseloff & Brad Yunek "LIPSTICK full demo"

#934 - NASHVILLE-THE TV SERIES. Street Pitch guest and independent songplugger continues to find some great songs among our members. Because of this, she is open to listening for new songs to play for her contacts for the prime time TV series "Nashville". READ FULL LISTING AND SUBMIT APPROPRIATELY! This is a highly competitive pitch, so we don't want any glitches down the road:

• John Condrone John Condrone / Jonathan Dean "The Sound Of A Heart Breaking"
• Jon DAgostino Jon D''Agostino Chris Corley "I CAN''T TURN IT OFF"

#935 - SARA EVANS. Street Pitch guest and independent songplugger who has several hit songwriters as clients but continues to find some great songs among our members is currently looking Sony artist Sara Evans. They are looking for a big single - think more like "Stronger" - no cheating songs.

• Julie Jean White "STARTING TONIGHT"

#937 - Street Pitch guest, successful L.A. based music licensing agent is listening for major film/TV opportunities. Read ALL details before submitting: U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needs SOUTHERN ROCK songs to pitch to a top television series. Male or Female vocals are both welcome. No instrumentals. Quality should be on a jukebox in a bar. They must sound like hit singles.

• JASON VANOVER "LOOKIN FOR AN'' MORE"

#939 - Street Pitch guest, successful L.A. based music licensing agent is listening for major film/TV opportunities. Read ALL details before submitting: U-R-G-E-N-T-L-Y needs KICK ASS FEMALE SONGS to pitch to a TOP TELEVISION SERIES for female montages. FEMALE vocals only. Please REFERENCE "Put The Gun Down" by ZZ Ward alt blues, rock/soul.

• Jeb Barry "She''s Not A Girl In A Country Song"
• christopher young chris young "like a broken stiletto"

#943 - New Nashville-based publishing company seeking unique Pop, Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Americana, Arthouse, and "out-of-the-box" songs to build a catalog for film and TV. Submit songs that have an UNUSUAL element either sonically or lyrically. Think unique and authentic, NOT silly or goofy.

• Shawn Fitzgerald "A Love for the Ages the earth and moon"
• Wayne Gamache "TWO MEN IN LOVE"
• Joey Hatcher "Music In My Head"
• Mac Jackson Mac Jackson and Joshua Wicker "Septembers"
• John Jenkins JOHN JENKINS "The More i See the Less i Know - String Version "
• Dan Robinson "Everyone Loves an Event"
• Yuma Sasaki Yuma Sasaki, Marlee Fay "I get high "
• Katherine Thorne "Totally Biological"

#944 - Looking for songs for a 5-song EP on a brothers and sister act, Leather and Lace. "Things are starting to break for this group and they are getting big fair gigs and much larger bookings. They intend to take the original songs on this project and go for radio play." SUBMIT: Great songs with harmonies ala Lady A, Little Big Town, Eagles. Need uptempos and one mid-tempo with a strong infectious groove. NO BALLADS. Subject is open, beer drinking okay, fun. Remember - HARMONIES, HARMONIES, HARMONIES! Male or female leads okay.

• Shawn Fitzgerald " Your love makes me believe"
• Shirley Goines SHIRLEY GOINES, CHRISTINA MEYERS "TOAST TO LIFE"
• Steve Hostetler "Don''t Love Me Tonight"
• Steve Hostetler "Must Love Beer"
• Randall Johns "Love That Way Again rewrite"
• James Johnson "ashes in the dark"
• David Kraut "Don't Listen"
• Jason Moshier "All You Have To Do Is Believe"
• Steven Richards Steven Richards Vocalist: Mike Lusk "You're So Bad For Me demo"
• Greg Switzer "Let Me Be Your Man"

#945 - GIRLY QUIRKY POP SONGS. Street Pitch guest, N.P., is listening for "non-country" major film TV opportunities for her L.A. music supervisor contacts. Read ALL details, submit appropriately. ONLY submit songs that are cleared.

• John Bielecki John Bielecki, Vanessa E., Sarah Eichelberger "QUEEN OF PRETEND"
• Lorraine Colman "You walk into my dreams"
• Elizabeth Cornwall Elizabeth Cornwall and Nathan Eshman "Skywriter"
• Elizabeth Cornwall Elizabeth Cornwall and Nathan Eshman "You''re So Good looking"
• Elizabeth Cornwall Elizabeth Cornwall and Nathan Eshman "Earthquake"

#949 - THE RAILERS. Street Pitch guest and publisheris also looking for Warner Bros. artist The Railers. Submit songs ala "Mumford and Sons meets Old Crow Medicine Show". Songs should have folk/bluegrass/country elements. Mostly male vocal leads with some female help. See www.therailersband.com not the UK band by the same name.

• John Cowell John Cowell/TJ Masters/Terry Williford "She''s Coming Back"
• Michael Taylor Mike Taylor "Glory Hallelujah Sky_demo"

#950 - ALABAMA. Street Pitch guest and publisheris also looking for Show Dog/Universal artist and iconic band, Alabama, producer Harold Shedd. Submit touching ballads with big surprises and classic Alabama songs.

• Ronald Brown Ronald G Brown, Ken Matejka, Anastasia Walat "Angels in Alabama"
• Steve Hostetler "Plant the Seed II"
• Lisa Medill "Don't Turn Off The Light"
• Tim Morgan T. Morgan, C. Batton, K. Blazy "He Kept Everything Demo"
• Ray Phillips Ray Phillips/Kevin Sproul "She Wrote It In Blue cb"
• Lance Sims L Sims "Elbow Room"

#951 - Think Contemporary Pop-Country with a light Rock edge. KEITH URBAN. This Street Pitch guest is an independent songplugger who has several hit songwriters as clients but continues to find some great songs among our members is looking for UMG/EMIartist Keith Urban. Submit BOLD, EMOTIONAL SONGS WITH GREAT MELODIES.

• Rick Reames "A Real Good Sign"

#952 - This is a genre-specific listing for one of our ongoing fast track publishers in Switzerland. It is for an independent, but well-known, Swiss band who is releasing a 20-year anniversary CD in early 2014. Submit only TRADITIONAL COUNTRY, HONKY-TONK, TEXMEX songs.

• Ed Bentley "Hank & The Boys"
• Carol Coffey "GETTIN' WARMER"
• Carol Coffey "SHE UNDID THE I DO"
• Betty Holt Holt, Collins and Reuter "I Gotta Long-Term Problem"
• James Johnson james johnson "get up and dance"
• Russ Pruitt "Till I'm Holding You Again"
• Jason Spraggins Jason Spraggins/ Andy Brown "This Burnin'' Heart"
• Michael Taylor Mike Taylor "Too Much Love_demo"
• John Welch John WSelch & Brad Wright "It''s That Feeling You Get"

#953 - NBC WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES! Street Pitch guest is compiling original music for the NBC 2014 Winter Olympics. Genres needed are indie rock, Electronic Rock, Pop and Singer-Songwriter not Country - see examples of artists below. Male or female vocals will be considered. Lyrics should evoke an emotion, something that could be related to sports but also universal. i.e. Champion, Reach for the Gold, Stronger, It takes Heart, Giving Your All, etc..

• Sly Fets The Vehicle "Rise To the Life"
• David Kraut David Kraut/Hugh Colocott/Jimmy Santis "Make It Count"
• David Kraut "This is the Year"
• David Kraut "This is the Year"
• David Kraut "This is the Year"
• Elizabeth Russo Elizabeth Russo, Ashley Miers "Keep it Alive"
• Perry Smith Perry Smith; Kevin Truckenmiller "If I Fall Final"

#960 - MONTGOMERY GENTRY. Street Pitch guestis also looking for Average Joe Records artist, Montgomery Gentry. Submit great songs typical Montgomery Gentry material. All tempos.

• Jerry Blackburn Carson Mader, Sean Gaffney, Jerry Blackburn, Ron S "NASCAR CURVES"
• Mike Collins Mike Collins SOLO WRITE "SHE AIN''T YOU"
• Mike Collins Mike Collins SOLO WRITE "RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG Demo"
• Lee Johnson Mitch Townley/Lee Johnson "Keep It Down Home Master"
• James Jim Smith Jim Smith/Andy Wills "Die Today"
• James Jim Smith Jim Smith/Andy Wills/Scott Joyce "The Easy Part"

#961 - RODNEY ATKINS. Street Pitch guest and publisheris also looking for Curb artist, Rodney Atkins. Ted Hewitt producing. Submit UPTEMPO only! Edgier and Less Rural than in the past. No heartbreak songs.

• Mike Collins Mike Collins SOLO WRITE "RIGHT AMOUNT OF WRONG Demo"
• Mike Collins " FOREVER"
• Mike Collins "WHY NOT"
• James Jim Smith Jim Smith/Andy Wills/Sandy Ramos "I Like it Already"
• JASON VANOVER "BOOM CHUKA BOOM"

#963 - TV REALITY SHOW. Firm Submission Deadline: Show premieres the end of June.  DESCRIPTION: Submissions may include Heavy Electronic, vocal and instrumental, Dub Step, Break Beat, Hard Rock, Alt Rock and some uplifting Pop Rock for some of the winner celebrations. For the partying and hook-up hot tub scenes back at the house or out in the clubs, Party Music, LMFAO type tracks, FUN Hip Hop songs, up-tempo R&B. NO Country songs.

• Katherine Thorne Katherine Thorne, Chris Thorne "Nastiness Infiltration"
• Katherine Thorne "Totally Biological"

#973 - MICHAEL RAY. Street Pitch guest and independent songplugger who has several hit songwriters as clients but continues to find some great songs among our members is looking for Warner Brothers artist and winner of "CMT's NEXT Superstar", Michael Ray. Songs ala Luke Bryan..think light-hearted, fun, party songs, and ala Florida/Georgia Line with an easy feel, and energetic groove.

• Chuck Delchamps "She Smokes a Little and She Drinks A Lot"
• James Johnson james johnson "under that old bridge"
• Jamie Trent Jamie Trent, Howie Moscovich "Plenty of Fine to spare"
• JASON VANOVER "BOOM CHUKA BOOM"
• JASON VANOVER "SOMETHIN'' BOUT YOU''"
• JASON VANOVER "SOMETHIN'' BOUT YOU''"

#974 - KELLY CLARKSON. Street Pitch guest is looking for Sony artist, Kelly Clarkson. Submit rangey songs. Fun but meaningful Uptempos and songs with phenomenal melodies that tell stories of triumph.

• Ray Phillips Ray Phillips/Richard Davis/Bob Paterno/Jerry Sims "I Don'T f"
• Scott Seabock scott seabock "still believe in love"

#975 - SWEETWATER RAIN. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Curb artist, Sweetwater Rain. Submit songs that lend themselves to very cool vibes and harmonies. Think outside the Nashville box.

• Randall Johns "Sienna"
• Jesse Shuster Jesse Shuster/Mike Kyle "I Love A Good Story"

#976 - QUICK PITCH! MAJOR FILM. Secular Christmas Songs. Street Pitch guest is listening for "Non-Country" major film TV opportunities. Read ALL details, submit appropriately. ONLY submit songs that are cleared,

• steve mansfield Steve Perry & Steve Mansfield Monkeynuts Music "If Christmas was Mine"
• Elizabeth Milcarek Betsy Milcarek aka Beth WalkerASCAP and Richard "CHRISTMAS STATE OF MIND"
• Jon Philibert Ed Bentley/Jon Philibert "CHRISTMAS IS IN THE AIR"
• Michael Scullion Mike Scullion "This Christmas Time"

#977 - J.T. HODGES. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Universal Show Dog artist, J.T. Hodges. Submit MID and UPTEMPO Contemporary Country, and/or Story songs, great lyrics, DO NOT SUBMIT fluff or typical truck, beer drinking, girls dancing by the bonfire type songs.

• Steve Hostetler "Plant the Seed II"
• Ryan Hydro "Best Seat In The House Demo"
• James Jim Smith Jim Smith/Andy Wills/Sandy Ramos "I Like it Already"
• Julie Jean White JULIE JEAN WHITE/RICHARD HELM "THINKIN' ABOUT YOU "
• Ed Williams "I Can Make That Work - demo"

#978 - JANA KRAMER. Street Pitch guest and publisheris looking for Warner Brothers artist Jana Kramer. Submit positive radio-friendly UPTEMPO with cool crossover potential.

• Chelbie Birdwell "Black Cats Summer"
• Barbara Wilkinson WILKINSON/WOOD "*I Want Mine"
• Ed Williams "It's Workin' - demo"
• Brad Yunek Dan Keseloff & Brad Yunek "LIPSTICK full demo"

#985 - TIM MCGRAW. Street Pitch guest is looking for Big Machine artist, Tim McGraw. No new direction. Submit HIT, radio-friendly songs. All tempos. Male or Female demos okay.

• Bonnie Barbey Bonnie Barbey, Kara Smith, Kay Crawford "When I Breathe-Male solo"
• Lucy LeBlanc Jimi Whitelaw, Dan Demay, Lucy LeBlanc "One More Time"
• JASON VANOVER "SOMETHIN'' BOUT YOU''"
• Brad Yunek "I WANT TO full demo"

#986 - LINDSAY ELL. Looking for Broken Bow artist Lindsay Ell. Think female Keith Urban or young Cheryl Crowe..nothing dark..positive songs, all tempos. For more info on artist watch http://www.youtube.com/user/lindsayell.

• Shelby Bentley shelby bentley "HIGH"
• Rita Weyls rita weyls "Breathless"
• Ed Williams "It's Workin' - demo"

#987 - JOEL CROUSE. Street Pitch guest is also looking for Universal Show Dog artist, Joel Crouse. Submit young and Pop Country ala John Maier. All tempos. For more info on artist check out http://www.cmt.com/artists/joel-crouse/.

• Sharyn Cassidy Robert George and Sharyn Cassidy "EVERY TIME SHE COMES TO TOWN"
• Roger McGee Greg Barnhill, Roger McGee, Sharyn Cassidy, Kyle G "Break Up Song featuring Greg Barnhill"
• Rick Reames "A Real Good Sign"
• James Jim Smith Jim Smith and Andy Wills "Fresh Off the Pain"
• JASON VANOVER "SOMETHIN'' BOUT YOU''"

#988 - TRAILERS FOR HIGH ACTION FILMS. Street Pitch guest is listening for "Non-Country" major film TV opportunities. We need songs for the trailers of some high action films. Rock, Pop, Urban high energy vibes. We DO NOT want Country, Bluegrass, or Americana songs for these trailers.

• Wayne Gamache GAMACHE/PIERSON/MESSIER "I''M COUNTING ON YOU"
• David Kraut "This is the Year"
• Dianne MacAdam Dianne MacAdam / Nathaniel Jones "Hold On"
• Robert Paterno "Adventure on the Rocks"
• Dan Robinson Dan Robinson, Michael Haizlett, and Todd Layne Thompson "Capture the Momentum"
• Katherine Thorne "Totally Biological"

#1003 - TV Romantic Comedy. Street Pitch guest is listening for non-Country major film/TV opportunities. Submit upbeat, happy, fun, lighthearted songs for this listing. The best genres would be indie pop/rock - singer/songwriter style music. NO Country.

• Yuma Sasaki Yuma Sasaki, Marlee Fay "Slipping through our hands"
• Yuma Sasaki Yuma Sasaki, Marlee Fay "I love the way"

#1004 - TV Show. CHRISTMAS SONGS! Street Pitch guest is listening for non-Country major film/TV opportunities. Submit Christmas songs - male and female - secular and religious for this listing.

• steve mansfield Steve Perry & Steve Mansfield Monkeynuts Music "If Christmas was Mine"
• Michael Scullion Mike Scullion "This Christmas Time"
 


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