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  1. SPEC 430 - The Big Reveal: WinSongs Music Staff Writer For a Day! is on Monday July 13th, 2020 at 8pm ET. Open to all! Kirby Smith will be in the e-classroom to let us know about her listening process and what led her to choose the contenders and winner. See details and sign-up for live or transcript-only here.

    Summer of Sync Training Continues. BUS 360 Sync Talk - How to Write and Build a Catalog of Music for Film and TV. July 28th, 2020. Find out more.

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  1. Featured Pitch. Pitch #1837: Christmas in July! Americana/Folk, Indie Pop, Jazz, Pop, Singer-Songwriter Holiday-themed songs needed now for film and advertising. Street Pitch guest, N.P., says productions are starting up for the holidays. He...  View all pitch opps.

Pitch #1837


Americana/Folk, Indie Pop, Jazz, Pop, Singer-Songwriter Holiday-themed songs needed now for film and advertising. Street Pitch guest, N.P., says productions are starting up for the holidays. Here's what we need:
a. Cover songs of popular holiday songs and Christmas carols.
b. Original songs with great hooks, fun, upbeat, warm and positive are best, but quirky works for some films. Male or female vocals.
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.

  1. Featured Coach. This week we’re shining the spotlight on Coach #1683. "Thank you for the terrific, inspiring feedback. It felt good to hear that coming from you. I will address the tweaks you pointed out and kick it out of the nest. Thanks ever so much again." - Mark M., IN. Meet Your Coach.
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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. Mon Jul 13, 2020 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 200 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Helen Darling
  1. Mon Jul 13, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) SPEC 430 The Big Reveal! WinSongs Music Staff Writer For A Day with Sara Light
  1. Tue Jul 14, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 215 Christian Songwriters Feedback and Mentoring with Dallas Gregory
  1. Wed Jul 15, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
  1. Thu Jul 16, 2020 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 205 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Alan Roy Scott
  1. Sat Jul 18, 2020 12:00 PM (ET) FDBK 135 Song Feedback and Mentoring with Randy Klein

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