View Current Highlights and Happenings
- Quote to Inspire - "So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning." ― Aaron Copland, Composer.
- Special Event Pitch - Staff Writer for a Day! - This is an exclusive opportunity to be selected by Kirby Smith, Creative Director of WinSongs Music Publishing, for a chance to find out what it's like to be a professional staff songwriter for a day, including a co-writing session with a hit songwriter. Submission deadline June 30th. For details go to the pitch opportunities page. Are you wondering what it's like to be a staff writer? Find out here.
- Special Business Training Session - BUS 180 It's All About the Song! - Our own SU music publisher mentor, Debbie Z., and her business partner, Tara Shannon, will be LIVE in the e-classroom for a 1-hour training session exploring the songwriter's role in the music business. They want to hear YOUR questions about the BUSINESS of SONGWRITING. This course meets on Monday, JUNE 1ST at 9pm ET. Sign up for live attendance or transcript-only in the "View Live Courses" area.
- Stay Safe. Be Creative. - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR MAY:
1) Live FDBK sessions continue to fill up fast. Please send us a Support Form if you are having difficulty registering. Let us know your preferred time to attend live: Midday (1pm ET) or Evening (between 7pm-9pm ET).
2) Additional Seats in FDBK courses. Several instructors have agreed to open up ONE ADDITIONAL seat (to 6 total) in their FDBK classes to accommodate the extra demand.
3) Limit of ACTIVE FDBK courses at one time. Members can have up to 2 FDBK courses in their Active Course list at one time. This will allow for more opportunities for a variety of members to take courses throughout the week.
4) TRANSCRIPT TURNAROUND TIME. You currently have 14 days to listen to the transcript of any session. Systems in the time of Corona are operating at 830% of normal capacity. You may have to wait as much as 48 hours for a course transcript to appear. If you do not see it after that time, please send a support form and we can check the status.
- Pitching in the Time of Corona. - Here's a update. View a dispatch from our publishers.
- New to SongU? - Check out the Quick Start Guide in the Support/FAQ area for tips on how to get going right away. Also, two DIY orientation courses have already been added to your Course Activity page: "GEN 110 Preparing Your Audio for SongU" and "GEN 120 Pitching Orientation."
- Latest Gold Stars Report! From April 11th to May 12th, 2020 - CONGRATULATIONS to the following members who received notes of interest for their songs from April 11, 2020 - May 12, 2020 and are having their songs pitched by SongU.com pitch guests for the following leads:
#1738 NOMA MUSIC ▪ Karen Mitchell ▪ Bill Gue
#1773 VARIOUS CHRISTIAN & POSITIVE COUNTRY ARTISTS ▪ Wes Bullock ▪ Ava Davis ▪ David Nicastro ▪ Bill Ohanlon ▪ James Paul (3 songs) ▪ Claire Ulanoff
#1801 RONNIE DUNN ▪ Brad Yunek
#1802 MICHAEL RAY ▪ Kelly Mckay ▪ David Nicastro ▪ Mitch Townley ▪ Andrew Trotter
#1811 AD BRIEFS - PANDEMIC THEMES ▪ John Cirillo
#1814 SONGS FOR AUTO AD CAMPAIGN ▪ Adam Clouse ▪ Mathew Pownall
#1826 ASBURY SLIM ▪ Chelsie Taylor
A BIG SHOUT OUT to all the MAYBES too! Keep up the *Gold Stars* work everyone!
- 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.
- Special Event Pitch Opportunity! - Special Event! Staff Writer For a Day with WinSongs Music Deadline Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:59 PM (ET).
Submit your songs
Mon Jun 01, 2020 01:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 101 Bend Benns Ear with Benn Cutarelli
Mon Jun 01, 2020 09:00 PM (ET)
BUS 180 It's All About the Song with Debbie Zavitson
Tue Jun 02, 2020 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 160 Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Justin Morgan
Wed Jun 03, 2020 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 205 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Alan Roy Scott
Thu Jun 04, 2020 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 225 Indie, Film-TV, Production Song Feedback and Mentoring with Diona Devincenzi
Current Pitching Opportunities
View current pitching opportunities
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 315 Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring with Bob Dellaposta