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  1. Quote to Inspire - "You want to write songs that are bigger than life. You want to say something about strange things that have happened to you, strange things you have seen. You have to know and understand something and then go past the vernacular." ― Bob Dylan
  1. Peace. Love. Music. - No matter where in the world we come from, music builds bridges, crosses borders, inspires respect and creativity. A big SongU welcome to the UK Songwriting Competition (UKSC) entrants who are visiting our virtual campus this month from all over the United Kingdom and abroad including South Africa, Egypt, Australia, Ireland, France, Russia, India, Nigeria, Sweden, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, and Croatia.
  1. Spotlight Pitches! -
    Pitch #1784 (just listed on Jan 15th): Seeking Christian, Country, Pop, Rock, Singer Songwriter; uplifting, hopeful, or anthems for sync licensing competition TV series. Deadline of Jan 31st may be extended.
    Pitch #1782 (Fast-Track): Independent artist seeking Alternative, Pop, Rock, and Singer-Songwriter for Nashville produced album.
    Pitch #1783 (Sync) : Seeking Adult Contemporary, Pop, Singer-Songwriter love songs for sync licensing Valentines Day Commercials.
    Pitch #1738 (Ongoing Sync) : Seeking unique, well-produced, all genres including indie band/singer-songwriter, retro sound-alikes, music-only, foreign language and more.
    See details and important submission guidelines on the pitch opportunities page.
  1. We Appreciate Your Compliments! - Thanks for starting off our New Year wonderfully by sending great member feedback. Here are a few of the testimonials we received recently:

    M. Smith (United Kingdom); FDBK 135: "Extremely useful course/instructor/feedback, was made to feel very welcome, and the tech worked very well."

    Bill H. (ID): "I do not sing or play an instrument. Neither do I write or read music. I simply like words. When I first came to this site I had no idea how to transform those words into song lyrics. It says more about the quality of this site than any talent that I may or may not have that [music publisher] Dallas Gregory wants to pitch my song. The big bonus for me, even if I never get a song actually placed, is that songu.com has taught me to do something that I absolutely love doing. I am forever grateful. "

    From Shawn F. (NJ); FDBK 160: "I really liked what Justin [Morgan] brings to the production side of song writing. He has a remarkable ear for fine details and the knowledge/skill to remedy or enhance the final mix."

    Robbi A. (TX): "Thank you this is a really incredible resource, Song U. The best I’ve tried yet!"

    From Michael M. (Israel); FDBK 205: "I would like to thank Alan Roy Scott and Benn and of course all the [other participants]for the warm welcome. Thank you for giving me the guidance and understanding that it is important first to overcome the language barrier in order to pronounce the poems correctly in writing (English is not my first language). And it was very helpful and interesting to read and listen to all the constructive suggestions said about all the beautiful songs that everyone brought to the class."

    From Priscilla C. (United Kingdom); FDBK 315: "Great course, straight forward, helpful, relevant advice from Bob. Much appreciated."

    Thanks you everyone! We'll keep doing our best for you!
  1. Are You Thinking About Doing an Artist Project? - Our newest partner studio JOHN MOCK RECORDING may be just what you've been looking for. Endorsed by SongU mentor and hit songwriter and independent recording artist, Craig Bickhardt: "John is indispensable in the recording studio. In addition to being the most versatile musician I’ve ever known, he has the best ears in the business." SONGU NOTE: With Irish roots and a Nashville home base, John is a well-known composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. He has worked with the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Dolly Parton, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and Mark O’Connor. We're so happy he's opened his studio doors to SongU. For our SongU members, he is ready to offer you a personalized experience and a top-tier product at a special SongU partner rate. Read more details in the "DEMO SONGS" area of your SONG LOCKER menu.

Successes 

  1. Gold Stars Report September 27th to October 27th, 2019 - CONGRATULATIONS to the following members who received notes of interest from 09/27/2019 through 10/27/2019 by SONGU.COM pitch guests who will pitch their songs for the following leads:
    #1743 - ABBY STEWART: *Ed Williams
    #1745 - ANDREW JANNAKOS: *Mary Haller; * Brad McKinney ; * Matthew Soileau (2 songs)
    #1747 - CABLE NETWORK MOVIES: *Kimberly Jakubicki; * Tiago Videira
    #1748 - CABLE TV SHOW: *Wesley Bullock; * Jim Purtell
    #1750 - SHELBY LEE LOWE: *robert marshall; * Brad McKinney ; * Mark Moore ; * Dempsey Watson
    #1751 - JAY ALLEN: *Bill OHanlon; * Rita Weyls
    #1752 - ANDY VELO: *Mark Moore
    #1755 - MACEY MAC: *Eleanor Lieder
    #1756 - HEALTHCARE ADVERTISEMENT SPOT: *Will Bowes (2 songs)
    #1757 - TV SHOW (SEASON 5): *Eleanor Lieder
    #1759 - AARON TIPPIN : *Mitch Townley; * Brad Yunek
    #1764 - VICKI VANN: *Mark Moore
    #1765 - ETHAN PAYNE: *robbi (roberta) atkins; * Brad Yunek
    #1766 - BAILEY BRYAN: *Brad McKinney; * Rita Weyls ; * Brad Yunek
  1. Cont'd...Gold Stars Report October 28th to December 5th, 2019 - Continued...CONGRATULATIONS to the following members who received notes of interest from 10/28/2019 through 12/05/2019 by SONGU.COM pitch guests who will pitch their songs for the following leads:
    #1712 - HOLIDAY SONGS FOR CABLE NETWORK MOVIES: *Gina DeFilippo
    #1745 - ANDREW JANNAKOS: *Scott Miller; * Bonnie Ryan
    #1754 - LAINE HARDY: *Daniel Curzon
    #1758 - LOGAN ASHLEY: *James Hoppe; * Billy Janes ; * Tim Morgan ; * Rita Weyls
    #1759 - AARON TIPPIN : *Danny Busby; * Scott Miller
    #1764 - VICKI VANN: *John Condrone; * Jerry Glidewell ; * Carol Hashe Rainone ; * Kimberly Jakubicki ; * Donna Opfer ; * Rita Weyls
    #1765 - ETHAN PAYNE: *robbi (roberta) atkins; * Donna Aylor ; * Ricki Bellos ; * Karel Daniels ; * Bill OHanlon ; * Rita Weyls
    #1769 - CABLE NETWORK TV SHOW : *Will Bowes; * Gina DeFilippo (2 songs) ;
    #1770 - SNACK BRAND SUMMER CAMPAIGN: *Will Bowes; * Gina DeFilippo ; * Mark Newman
    #1771 - DAVE HARTNEY : *Andrew Trotter

    AND A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the MAYBES too! Keep up the * Gold Star Work everyone!
  1. Got Good News? - We love it when our own members are out there slugging away against the big music industry beast and winning some battles. Your achievements inspire all of us. Please let us know about it. View more MEMBER SUCCESSES and SUBMIT YOUR OWN GOOD NEWS HERE!
Instructor-Led Courses This Week. 

  1. Tue Jan 28, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 225 Indie, Film-TV, Production Song Feedback and Mentoring with Diona Devincenzi
  1. Wed Jan 29, 2020 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 288 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Sara Light
  1. Thu Jan 30, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
  1. Sat Feb 01, 2020 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 205 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Alan Roy Scott
  1. Mon Feb 03, 2020 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 101 Bend Benns Ear with Benn Cutarelli

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