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  1. The Big Reveal Results with WinSongs Music Publishing! Kudos to EVERYONE who participated in the Special Event Pitch: Staff Writer for a Day with Winsongs Music! Great job throwing your hat in the ring and taking a chance by putting your songs out there to be heard by industry ears. CONGRATULATIONS to the following songwriters whose songs were picked by Creative Director, Kirby Smith, as RISING STAR CONTENDERS! They are: Ava Paige, Brad McKinney, Carey Latham, Carin Fradin, Carol Coffey, David Nicastro, Delbert Cagle, Eve Suchy, Ian Shortall, James Hoppe, Marilyn Oakley, Michael Glatzer, Mitch Townley, Priscilla Connolly, Tim Clarrey, and Wes Bullock. Great songs everyone! And Kirby's pick for "Staff Writer for a Day," who will be set up on a co-writing appointment with artist-writer, Eric Van Houten, is JONNY BORN - "You Be the Storm." Well-done, Jonny!

    Listen to all the winning Rising Star Contender songs.

    Find Out the Three Reasons Kirby Smith Picked The Contender Songs. Listen to the transcript of SPEC 430 - The Big Reveal! MY ACTIVITY > VIEW/ADD LIVE COURSES > REFINE SEARCH TO "TRANSCRIPT-ONLY" > ADD COURSE. Available through 12/14/21.

    Year-End Schedule for December. Our mentors and pitch guests have been impressed by the growth they've observed in your songwriting, and the care you have been giving to your productions. Keep it up! If you're looking for quick craft tips "on demand," remember to check out the Activity menu for an extensive list of DIY and Webcast courses.
    *** Schedule:The final live FDBK session for 2021 is on December 21st. Live courses will resume on January 4th, 2022! Remember, as well, that your coaches may need a little extra time to send their feedback.

    Registration and International Member Reminders. You may have 2 Active FDBK courses 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 ALL, please delete your course from your Active courses page if you are not going to attend and have no song in your backpack. Thank you. 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. Just be sure to add your work-tape and/or lyric to your backpack and a note to the instructor for feedback on the recorded transcript. Also, be sure to look for our GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays for meetings that may fit your "live" schedule.
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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! See who else had their songs recently picked up.

(#1971) Pitch For Publisher. Country. JAY ALLEN. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income...more


    •  James Hoppe "OXYGEN" (12/6/2021)

Pitch #1971


JAY ALLEN. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Verge Records artist Jay Allen. Artist is still actively looking for unquestionable, bona fide, country radio hit songs. Would especially like to hear mid and up-tempos with raw emotion and an honest and authentic lyric. Check out Jay’s single, “Mustang On Mud Tires” here: https://youtu.be/2InPHijQ4vo . 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.


(#1990) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network...more


    •  John Cirillo "RUN TO THE FIRE" (12/7/2021)

Pitch #1990


SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network series. Looking for songs for characters that have dark secrets. They are trying to hide something. They present a normal façade but inside they are conflicted, ruthless and potentially dangerous. They can be 'dark and serious' or 'tongue and cheek.' Male or female. All tempos. Genres: indie pop and rock / singer songwriter / alternative
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.


(#1990) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network...more


    •  Lucy LeBlanc "DARKER WATERS" (12/7/2021)

Pitch #1990


SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network series. Looking for songs for characters that have dark secrets. They are trying to hide something. They present a normal façade but inside they are conflicted, ruthless and potentially dangerous. They can be 'dark and serious' or 'tongue and cheek.' Male or female. All tempos. Genres: indie pop and rock / singer songwriter / alternative
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.


(#1990) Pitch For Licensing Agent. Alternative. SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network...more


    •  Cole Tague "I DON'T WANNA WANT IT" (12/7/2021)

Pitch #1990


SYNC SONGS FOR STREAMING NETWORK SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking songs for streaming network series. Looking for songs for characters that have dark secrets. They are trying to hide something. They present a normal façade but inside they are conflicted, ruthless and potentially dangerous. They can be 'dark and serious' or 'tongue and cheek.' Male or female. All tempos. Genres: indie pop and rock / singer songwriter / alternative
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.




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. Thu Dec 09, 2021 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 210 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Lisa Palas
  1. Thu Dec 09, 2021 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 160 Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Justin Morgan
  1. Sat Dec 11, 2021 03:00 PM (ET) FDBK 120 Pop, Hot AC, Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Michele Vice-Maslin
  1. Mon Dec 13, 2021 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 215 Christian Songwriters Feedback and Mentoring with Dallas Gregory
  1. Tue Dec 14, 2021 09:00 PM (ET) FDBK 200 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Helen Darling
  1. Wed Dec 15, 2021 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 140 Song Feedback and Mentoring with Marcia Ramirez

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