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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...


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...


BMI Hosts Star-Studded Tin Pan South Showcase

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From News, posted 4.07.16 BMI continued the tradition of legendary shows at the Bluebird Café with its Tin Pan South showcase, featuring BMI icon Mac Davis, BMI songwriters Scotty Emerick and Leslie Satcher and a special appearance by Bobby Tomberlin. The packed out room enjoyed many hits by some of country music’s most prolific… Read more...