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  1. Feedback in October. Keep up the great work, everyone! We love hearing about your successes with placements, projects, contest wins and more. Thanks for posting them to the "submit good news" area in your account. If you're finding it difficult to get your writing time in, don't be too hard on yourself. This is a busy time of year! Remember small but consistent effort adds up to a lot at the end of the month. For example, challenge yourself to find a new title each day by heightening your senses to the world around in nature, in conversations and so on. For a refresher, check out Pamela Phillip Oland's DIY course LYR 220 Thinking As A Songwriter.

    It's time for another SongU Open-Mic Experiment! If you want a safe e-space to perform your songs and meet other members, join us on October 29th at 6 PM ET. All are welcome, including lyric recitation performers and audience-only supporters. This live event is hosted by member Mitch Townley who wrote a theme song for this event! Find details by going to the Performing Songwriter section of the VIEW/ADD LIVE COURSES area. Registration begins September 22nd.

    Registration Reminders. You may have 2 Active FDBK courses at one time, but can add a 3rd if there is still an open spot 24 hours before a course starts. Check your live Course schedule in case someone cancels during the week and a seat opens up. TO ALL, please delete your course from your Active courses page if you are not going to attend and have no song in your backpack. Thank you. International members, if there are any FDBK sessions you can not be present at due to a time-zone challenge, you can register to attend the session anyway. Just be sure to add your work-tape and/or lyric to your backpack and a note to the instructor for feedback on the recorded transcript. Also, be sure to look for our GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays for meetings that may fit your "live" schedule.
SONGU SPOTLIGHT

  1. Featured Pitch. Pitch #1980: Sync Opp - Movie, Feel Good Montage Songs Pop MOVIE-FEEL GOOD MONTAGE. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking uplifting, positive feel-good songs for montage scene. Themes of confidence, rising above, taking the world by storm, etc. Pretty open styl...  View all pitch opps.

Pitch #1980


MOVIE-FEEL GOOD MONTAGE. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking uplifting, positive feel-good songs for montage scene. Themes of confidence, rising above, taking the world by storm, etc. Pretty open style-wise, but stay contemporary pop, indie pop, R&B/soul, singer-songwriter (not Country). Male or Female vocals. References: "Unstoppable" by Sia; "Confident" by Demi Lovato; "Dynamite" by BTS; "Solar Power" byLorde; "Rise" by Lost Frequencies; "Dance Again" by Selena Gomez; "Know Your Worth" by Khalid.
Songwriters, important:

SONGS SUBMITTED HAVE TO BE CLEARED FOR SYNC LICENSING as per the following guidelines (no exceptions):
- You must own both your master (recordings) and 100% of your synchronization (publishing). If you do not...
- Then, all master owners, co-writer(s) or co-publisher(s), must sign our licensing agreement as well.
- Songs must be CLEARED: meaning if you have paid musicians and/or singers including background vocalists, you must have a signed 'work for hire' OR RELEASE form for each person involved in making your recording so that they have no further claim to the song. Please note, the producer who produced your recording should be able to help you acquire a work for hire agreement or release, however in many cases there may be a fee involved particularly if the recording was purchased as a demo. No writers signed with major publishing companies with major administration deals.
- Submissions must be MASTER/BROADCAST QUALITY recordings. If we express interest, you will need to supply us with a mastered copy of both the song AND an instrumental track.

PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song you will be asked to sign an agreement for this project only (non-exclusive); with a 50%/50% split for both the master/sync licenses. Will not take publishing of the song so the publisher/writers will get all the performance income. If there is no upfront licensing fee, the 'guest' will take 50% of the publishing income for this placement only. The 'guest' will not take ownership of the copyright.

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GOLD STARS! CONGRATULATIONS to our members whose songs were picked up in the past 72 hours to be signed or pitched from our leads! See who else had their songs recently picked up.

(#1969) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU...more


    •  Sally Edwards "YOU'RE SO GOOD LOOKING" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1969


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU Mentor, Bob Dellaposta, has partnered with a major direct license company and have had success placing songs on playlists for malls, retail stores, bars, night clubs, and restaurants all over the world. I am currently looking for original songs in Pop, Indie Singer-Songwriter, Alternative genres, Heavy Rock, or Jazz, BUT NO COUNTRY MUSIC. NO INSTRUMENTALS. NO foreign language songs. Nothing too loud or too fast, remember it’s background music to provide atmosphere for shoppers and diners. No profanity - must be clean lyrics. Male or female vocals.
If your song is play listed you will receive 50% of the direct license royalties for each. This is a NON-EXCLUSIVE license. In other words, you will keep ownership of your copyright/publishing/master.
YOUR SONG IS NOT ELIGIBLE for direct licensing if you have an administration deal with anyone or any company. Music Library Re-titled songs are also NOT eligible. I will collect the direct license fee and pay the writers according to the split. The songs must be with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. ALL co-writers must be from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and ALL must agree to the non-exclusive license. You must control the publishing and the master. Non-registered songs will also be accepted. As long as they meet the requirements. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC will not be collecting performance royalties for this direct license. This is totally in-house and I will be paying the writers. There is no deadline at this time. I will need the name of the artist singing your song and the names of the writers and their IPI/CAE #. Please include the name of the artist and the names and IPI/CAE #’s with EACH song submitted. Remember if your song has been re-titled or if you have an administrator then your catalog is NOT eligible, but if your song is unregistered then it IS eligible.


(#1969) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU...more


    •  Pamela Gibson "LIMBO" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1969


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU Mentor, Bob Dellaposta, has partnered with a major direct license company and have had success placing songs on playlists for malls, retail stores, bars, night clubs, and restaurants all over the world. I am currently looking for original songs in Pop, Indie Singer-Songwriter, Alternative genres, Heavy Rock, or Jazz, BUT NO COUNTRY MUSIC. NO INSTRUMENTALS. NO foreign language songs. Nothing too loud or too fast, remember it’s background music to provide atmosphere for shoppers and diners. No profanity - must be clean lyrics. Male or female vocals.
If your song is play listed you will receive 50% of the direct license royalties for each. This is a NON-EXCLUSIVE license. In other words, you will keep ownership of your copyright/publishing/master.
YOUR SONG IS NOT ELIGIBLE for direct licensing if you have an administration deal with anyone or any company. Music Library Re-titled songs are also NOT eligible. I will collect the direct license fee and pay the writers according to the split. The songs must be with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. ALL co-writers must be from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and ALL must agree to the non-exclusive license. You must control the publishing and the master. Non-registered songs will also be accepted. As long as they meet the requirements. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC will not be collecting performance royalties for this direct license. This is totally in-house and I will be paying the writers. There is no deadline at this time. I will need the name of the artist singing your song and the names of the writers and their IPI/CAE #. Please include the name of the artist and the names and IPI/CAE #’s with EACH song submitted. Remember if your song has been re-titled or if you have an administrator then your catalog is NOT eligible, but if your song is unregistered then it IS eligible.


    •  Sarah Motes Ashley "LIKE (POP VERSION)" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1969


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU Mentor, Bob Dellaposta, has partnered with a major direct license company and have had success placing songs on playlists for malls, retail stores, bars, night clubs, and restaurants all over the world. I am currently looking for original songs in Pop, Indie Singer-Songwriter, Alternative genres, Heavy Rock, or Jazz, BUT NO COUNTRY MUSIC. NO INSTRUMENTALS. NO foreign language songs. Nothing too loud or too fast, remember it’s background music to provide atmosphere for shoppers and diners. No profanity - must be clean lyrics. Male or female vocals.
If your song is play listed you will receive 50% of the direct license royalties for each. This is a NON-EXCLUSIVE license. In other words, you will keep ownership of your copyright/publishing/master.
YOUR SONG IS NOT ELIGIBLE for direct licensing if you have an administration deal with anyone or any company. Music Library Re-titled songs are also NOT eligible. I will collect the direct license fee and pay the writers according to the split. The songs must be with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. ALL co-writers must be from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and ALL must agree to the non-exclusive license. You must control the publishing and the master. Non-registered songs will also be accepted. As long as they meet the requirements. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC will not be collecting performance royalties for this direct license. This is totally in-house and I will be paying the writers. There is no deadline at this time. I will need the name of the artist singing your song and the names of the writers and their IPI/CAE #. Please include the name of the artist and the names and IPI/CAE #’s with EACH song submitted. Remember if your song has been re-titled or if you have an administrator then your catalog is NOT eligible, but if your song is unregistered then it IS eligible.


(#1969) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU...more


    •  John Welch "GONE TOO FAR" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1969


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU Mentor, Bob Dellaposta, has partnered with a major direct license company and have had success placing songs on playlists for malls, retail stores, bars, night clubs, and restaurants all over the world. I am currently looking for original songs in Pop, Indie Singer-Songwriter, Alternative genres, Heavy Rock, or Jazz, BUT NO COUNTRY MUSIC. NO INSTRUMENTALS. NO foreign language songs. Nothing too loud or too fast, remember it’s background music to provide atmosphere for shoppers and diners. No profanity - must be clean lyrics. Male or female vocals.
If your song is play listed you will receive 50% of the direct license royalties for each. This is a NON-EXCLUSIVE license. In other words, you will keep ownership of your copyright/publishing/master.
YOUR SONG IS NOT ELIGIBLE for direct licensing if you have an administration deal with anyone or any company. Music Library Re-titled songs are also NOT eligible. I will collect the direct license fee and pay the writers according to the split. The songs must be with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. ALL co-writers must be from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and ALL must agree to the non-exclusive license. You must control the publishing and the master. Non-registered songs will also be accepted. As long as they meet the requirements. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC will not be collecting performance royalties for this direct license. This is totally in-house and I will be paying the writers. There is no deadline at this time. I will need the name of the artist singing your song and the names of the writers and their IPI/CAE #. Please include the name of the artist and the names and IPI/CAE #’s with EACH song submitted. Remember if your song has been re-titled or if you have an administrator then your catalog is NOT eligible, but if your song is unregistered then it IS eligible.


    •  John Welch "HOW WILL I KNOW" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1969


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #1 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Music Publisher and SongU Mentor, Bob Dellaposta, has partnered with a major direct license company and have had success placing songs on playlists for malls, retail stores, bars, night clubs, and restaurants all over the world. I am currently looking for original songs in Pop, Indie Singer-Songwriter, Alternative genres, Heavy Rock, or Jazz, BUT NO COUNTRY MUSIC. NO INSTRUMENTALS. NO foreign language songs. Nothing too loud or too fast, remember it’s background music to provide atmosphere for shoppers and diners. No profanity - must be clean lyrics. Male or female vocals.
If your song is play listed you will receive 50% of the direct license royalties for each. This is a NON-EXCLUSIVE license. In other words, you will keep ownership of your copyright/publishing/master.
YOUR SONG IS NOT ELIGIBLE for direct licensing if you have an administration deal with anyone or any company. Music Library Re-titled songs are also NOT eligible. I will collect the direct license fee and pay the writers according to the split. The songs must be with BMI, ASCAP, or SESAC. ALL co-writers must be from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and ALL must agree to the non-exclusive license. You must control the publishing and the master. Non-registered songs will also be accepted. As long as they meet the requirements. BMI, ASCAP, SESAC will not be collecting performance royalties for this direct license. This is totally in-house and I will be paying the writers. There is no deadline at this time. I will need the name of the artist singing your song and the names of the writers and their IPI/CAE #. Please include the name of the artist and the names and IPI/CAE #’s with EACH song submitted. Remember if your song has been re-titled or if you have an administrator then your catalog is NOT eligible, but if your song is unregistered then it IS eligible.


(#1970) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Dance. DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #2 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Another opportunity from...more


    •  Sally Edwards "EARTHQUAKE" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1970


DIRECT LICENSING DEAL #2 Read ALL the specifications before submitting. Another opportunity from SongU mentor and music publisher, Bob Dellaposta. This is with a different content provider than the other non-exclusive Direct Licensing Deal #1. This deal involves different countries and different malls, retail stores, restaurants, bars etc. Light, lively, fun, nothing too "in-your-face" loud or fast. Keep it positive. These songs do NOT have to be written by writers from the same Performing Rights Organization (PRO) and they CAN be in non-exclusive re-titling libraries. Everyone must agree to allow me to collect the money and split it 50/50 with the writers. I do not need the name of the artist in this direct licensing deal, but I do need the names and IPI/CAE#'s of the writers. American PRO's (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC) will not be involved in this deal. Do not send a song that has an exclusive administrator or exclusive music library agreement. NON-EXCLUSIVE SONGS. I will need mp3's of any genre with accompanying instrumental tracks and lyrics. No profanity.
The hottest genres right now are clean Hip Hop, Tropical Pop, Pop, Pop Dance, Indie singer-songwriter, Pop, Soul, R&B, vocal and instrumental Jazz, Lounge Jazz vocals and instrumentals, Big Band, Folk music from any country. This content provider will accept foreign language songs. No deadline, this is ongoing. Songs will be uploaded as I find them. The song must be broadcast quality. No low quality homemade demos. Be competitive. Male/female vocals. If I click yes you will be notified. Good luck!


(#1974) Pitch For Publisher. Country. PRYOR & LEE Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com...more


    •  John Cirillo "DON'T LAST LONG" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1974


PRYOR & LEE Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Black River Entertainment artist Pryor & Lee. This is a Male duo. Submit rowdy Country. They write, so it has to be something that beats what they have. Listen online to Pryor & Lee music. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording results from this particular solicitation.


(#1974) Pitch For Publisher. Country. PRYOR & LEE Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com...more


    •  John Cirillo "IF YOU DRINK" (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1974


PRYOR & LEE Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Black River Entertainment artist Pryor & Lee. This is a Male duo. Submit rowdy Country. They write, so it has to be something that beats what they have. Listen online to Pryor & Lee music. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording results from this particular solicitation.


    •  Eve Suchy "FIRE WORK " (10/15/2021)

Pitch #1974


PRYOR & LEE Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Black River Entertainment artist Pryor & Lee. This is a Male duo. Submit rowdy Country. They write, so it has to be something that beats what they have. Listen online to Pryor & Lee music. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording results from this particular solicitation.




UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES
Registration for song feedback and mentoring courses (FDBK) begins one-week prior to course time starting at 10:00 am ET. Limit 5 participants per session.

  1. Wed Oct 20, 2021 09:00 PM (ET) FDBK 320 Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring with Debbie Zavitson
  1. Thu Oct 21, 2021 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
  1. Sat Oct 23, 2021 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 205 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Alan Roy Scott
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