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"Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." - Napoleon Hill.
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Feedback in May! The SongU faculty and coaches want you to know they love receiving your thank you notes and course feedback forms. Hearing how they've helped you reach your songwriting goals however big or small makes them feel great. As the weather gets nicer and folks are starting to emerge from isolation in many areas, we understand if you have to miss a live FDBK session you signed up for. However, if you are not going to be in class or do not have a song and note in your backpack, PLEASE be respectful of your mentors and fellow songwriters by deleting the course from your Active courses page so someone else can fill the seat. Thank you. Also, if you have questions or need assistance with signing up for courses, planning your next songwriting goal, or any other SongU related issue, please let us know by using the support form.
A Note About Country Street Pitch Leads. We're aware that currently there are primarily Country leads in the Street Pitch area. Country music is one of the few genres in which Major Label artists and labels regularly solicit outside material. Our pitch guests are continuing to search out new leads and sync opportunities. Keep an eye on the FAST TRACK area where you send your songs directly to the artist or A&R person for more Indie and International NON-COUNTRY leads. We'll be adding additional leads as the month progresses.
Submissions Open for This Month's SongU Play List. Destinations and locations make for great titles for songs that often find their way onto the Hot 100 Charts. Think for example, about the Beatles' "Penny Lane," Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," Rhianna's "California King," Glenn Campbell's "Galveston" (Webb), Springsteen's "Born in the USA," Ed Sheeran's "Galway Girl" and so on. With this in mind, SUBMIT YOUR SONGS with PLACES IN THE TITLE by May 13th (or first 40 songs whichever comes first) to this month's SongU Playlist (Fast Track Pitch #1922)! If you don't currently have a song with a place in the title, use this as inspiration for your next great hook!
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.
(#1893) Pitch For Publisher. Christian. JASON CRABB. Extended! Still looking. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already...more
James Kelso "MOVER OF MOUNTAINS "
JASON CRABB. Extended! Still looking. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for the insanely talented, Grammy award winning Christian artist on Red Street Records, Jason Crabb. Jason has earned 21 GMA Dove Awards including Male Vocalist and Artist Of The Year. Jasonâ€™s roots are in Southern Gospel but he can sing virtually any genre of Christian music. Song submissions can be diverse and include, CCM, SOULFUL URBAN/BLACK GOSPEL, POSITIVE COUNTRY, CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN COUNTRY, SOUTHERN GOSPEL and POP-FLAVORED CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN. Pitch Follow-up: Publishing must be available. If this guest expresses interest in your song, you will be asked to sign a single song agreement, executable only with a major cut.
(#1909) Pitch For Publisher. Country. KENNY CHESNEY. Extended! Artist team still actively listening for songs. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran...more
John Cirillo "IF YOU DRINK"
KENNY CHESNEY. Extended! Artist team still actively listening for songs. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Warner Music artist Kenny Chesney. Kenny is scheduled to go into the studio in April. The direction I am getting from the Chesney camp is: "Rethink the kind of songs you'd expect Kenny to cut and pitch something different than he's ever cut." Hopefully, this will open some out of the box opportunities for that hidden gem in your catalog, so use your very best judgement to interpret this information. The bottom line is the song still has to be amazing! Pitch Follow-up: Publishing must be available. If this guest expresses interest in your song, you will be asked to sign a single song agreement, executable only with a major cut.
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.
Thu May 06, 2021 09:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 315 Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring with Bob Dellaposta
Sat May 08, 2021 03:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 120 Pop, Hot AC, Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Michele Vice-Maslin
Mon May 10, 2021 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 215 Christian Songwriters Feedback and Mentoring with Dallas Gregory
Tue May 11, 2021 01:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 200 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Helen Darling
Wed May 12, 2021 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix