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Quote to Inspire. "At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds." --John McLaughlin, Guitarist & Composer.
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  1. Is it just me? Or, do you also feel less productive February? After the momentum of the New Year hype fades, real-world disruptions and distractions inevitably slow down the pace of output. A productivity tool that works for me to push through the roadblocks is "the "one-minute-a-day" approach. For example, if you only have one spare minute for songwriting, write a title on a napkin or read the SongU announcements ;-); Also effective is the well-known "pairing" technique; pairing your writing with something that doesn't take brain power. For example, come up with your elusive second verse while walking your dog, taking a shower, or folding laundry. I tell myself slow momentum is better than no momentum! As many self-help articles declare, consistency is the key. What works for you when you're busy or stuck? Tell us your hacks on the SongUNews Facebook page.

    Special Event Pitch with Riser House Entertainment! Staff Writer for a Day! This is an exclusive opportunity to be selected by Director of Publishing and A&R Kirby Smith for a chance to find out what it's like to be a professional staff songwriter for a day, including a co-write session with Riser House pro songwriter Michael Whitworth. Kirby is listening to almost ALL genres of music and even lyric-only submissions. As a bonus, she is open listening to for potential single-song publishing. Some of you may remember that Kirby listened to our songs previously as Creative Director at Winsongs Music. At Riser House, she has a whole new roster of songwriters and artists, so bring on those songs. See details in the Pitching area. Deadline for submissions March 15th, 2023.

    General Registration Reminders. You may have 2 Active Live Song Feedback courses (FDBK) 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 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. Add a work tape and/or lyric to your backpack with a note to the instructor. Listen later to the transcript. Also, look for our GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3 pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays for meetings that may fit your "live" schedule. 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. Thanks.
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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!

(#2098) Pitch For Song Plugger. Country. LAUREN ALAINA. Extended! Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated...more


    •  Andrew Trotter "ROUGH DRAFT" (1/31/2023)

Pitch #2098


LAUREN ALAINA. Extended! Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Big Loud Records artist Lauren Alaina. Seeking traditional country uptempos and mids. Stay away from pop country, listen to her recent duets with Jon Pardi. Lauren is very open-minded about outside songs. Lauren said in an interview with Everythingnash.com on 11/8/22: "I'm writing a lot of them, but I just want the best album I can possibly make. And if that means I don’t write a single song on it, so be it. I just wanna put out the best album I've ever made." PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song they will pitch it with the understanding that you will be asked to sign a single song agreement with the publishing company if there is interest in the song.


(#2102) Pitch For Publisher. Country. DANIELLE BRADBERY. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com...more


    •  Carey Latham "TUNNEL" (1/30/2023)

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DANIELLE BRADBERY. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Big Machine Records artist Danielle Bradbery. Seeking radio-friendly fun hits Ala Stop Draggin’ Your Boots -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsaRDE4kncw . FEMALE vocal demos only. 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.


(#2112) Pitch For Publisher. Country. JASON ALDEAN. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com...more


    •  Derek James "ONLY A BACKROAD KNOWS" (1/30/2023)

Pitch #2112


JASON ALDEAN. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for BBR Music Group artist Jason Aldean. Bob says, I’m looking for a few to send to this artist. Must be broadcast quality demo. A radio smash, great lyric, nothing "cutesy." Listen to his last album. Send no more than two of your best - be picky. MALE vocal demos only. Deadline TBD, ongoing for now. 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 Feb 01, 2023 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
  1. Thu Feb 02, 2023 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 160 Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Justin Morgan
  1. Sat Feb 04, 2023 03:00 PM (ET) FDBK 120 Pop, Hot AC, Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Michele Vice-Maslin
  1. Mon Feb 06, 2023 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 101 Bend Benns Ear with Benn Cutarelli
  1. Tue Feb 07, 2023 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 225 Indie, Film-TV, Production Song Feedback and Mentoring with Diona Devincenzi
(Coach #2245) "Hello, Thanks! I love that you tell it like it is. I know you will point out where improvemnt is needed and why and give praise where deserved. You critiqued my Bridge of Roses lyric that was a finalist this year in The Great American Song Contest folk category. Thanks! You helped with that. "
barbara r., ME

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