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Important stories for working songwriters from Billboard, Rolling Stone, the New York Times and more.
Geico + Wrinkle Neck Mules: Persevere long enough, and sometimes a stroke of great luck will come your way. This past November, Geico began airing a TV commercial featuring Virginia-based Wrinkle Neck Mules’ “Central Daylight Time.”
Ammar Malik: “The “moves like Jagger”-part was just gibberish—a placeholder in the melody. When me, Adam [Levine] and Benny [Blanco] heard it, we thought it was actually really cool and different, could be a moment.”
Rodriguez: Rumors of a tragic death swirled. Two journalists became interested in Rodriguez’s story – what had happened to this guy, anyway?
Shawn Clement: “Composing is not like being a pop star or single artist. You’re really part of a bigger machine. You have to be flexible.”
We also sit down with MacArthur Foundation Fellowship recipient Dafnis Prieto, discuss the value of loving your songs and introduce From the Archives, a new feature celebrating songwriting history in pictures. Plus, composer Michael Bacon blogs from Sundance.
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