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“Bring Me Something New”—What Song Publishers Really Mean

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From MusicWorld, posted 8.19.21 I recently forwarded three songs to a list of publishers who have agreed to listen to songs that I screen. One of the publishers responded, “This song is very well written and commercial. But I’ve already got this kind of stuff by the dozens. Seems that most writers are all… Read more...


When it Comes to Song Titles, Don’t Hit the Nail Too Squarely on the Head

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From The Weekly, posted 6.03.20 Most of the writers who attend my songwriting workshops already know how to write perfectly crafted songs. My job is to help them write the kinds of songs that a music publisher, record label executive, record producer, or recording artist will feel compelled to choose over the competition. One of… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2019 Dove Nominees

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From News, posted 9.26.19 The nominations are out and many BMI songwriters are again in the running for this year’s prestigious Dove Awards. Honoring the top names in all the different genres of Christian and Gospel music, the 50th annual celebration will be held at Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena in Nashville. Congratulations to all… Read more...