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Writing and Placing Christmas and Holiday Songs

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.28.16 Imagine receiving airplay and earning income from a song year after year and having that same song be recorded by multiple artists over a span of decades. That is what can happen with a holiday-themed song. For many songwriters and music publishers, landing a holiday recording that becomes the next… Read more...


Take Your Songwriting to the Next Level by Adding a Twist

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From MusicWorld, posted 10.14.16 To grab our listeners’ attention we need to separate our songs from the competition, and one way to accomplish this is by including an unexpected twist—an element of surprise. This article examines various ways to incorporate twists into lyrics and melodies. Story Songs With Surprise Endings “Ol’ Red” (written by… Read more...


Apply Now for 2014 Hal Gaba Songwriting Scholarship by December 16 Deadline

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From News, posted 12.10.13 Broadcast Music, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Hal Gaba Songwriting Scholarship, presented by Concord Music Group and esteemed composer and songwriter Marty Panzer. The annual award is presented to individuals who would like to pursue the art and craft of lyric writing. Recipients are selected by Panzer, a… Read more...


Remembering Don Grady: 1944-2012

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From News, posted 7.02.12 Don Grady passed away on Wednesday, June 27 in Thousand Oaks, California. Grady was perhaps best known by the public as an actor, beloved in roles such as a Mousekeeter on The Mickey Mouse Club and Robbie on My Three Sons, but music was his passion. He built a substantial… Read more...


Marty Panzer to Teach Writing Class, Offers BMI Members Discount

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From News, posted 3.15.12 Esteemed composer/songwriter Marty Panzer will lead an upcoming Master Class writing workshop at Hunter College of the City University of New York. Entitled “Writing Lyrics that Succeed and Endure,” the class will take place over six Thursday evening sessions. The first class is April 19, and the course concludes on… Read more...


Barry Manilow Scholarship Open to Lyricists at UCLA Extension

From News, posted 11.22.05 For the fourth consecutive year, Concord Records and BMI songwriter/artist Barry Manilow are offering scholarships to reward excellence in the art and craft of lyric writing. The Barry Manilow Scholarship will be awarded to the six highest-achieving students from the Winter 2006 UCLA Extension course “Writing Lyrics That Succeed and… Read more...


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