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Coming Arizona Songwriters Events
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Steve Bloch Is Back with an
Incredible OpportunityAvailable Only
through the SongTuner!


HURRY!!  TOMORROW , NOV  20 IS THE DEADLINE!!
 
**DOLLY PARTON**
 
Looking for Inspirational Songs to Cut Immediately!
Steve will be meeting with Dolly's producer in person (and via Zoom) to play him any hit songs he finds through the SongTuner!  Below is a description of what they are currently looking for:
"Songs need to be faith-based and need to have a positive message!  They are trying to thread the needle.  Not too "church-y" or preachy, not overtly religious, not too "gospel-y", but acknowledging God/the Universe.  Looking for big themes and songs with strong choruses!"
A good track to reference is "There Was Jesus" duet by Zach Williams and Dolly.
Dolly Duets.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37wV6D49iEY&list=RD37wV6D49iEY&start_radio=1

For this project, they are also looking for a possible duet with Lauren Daigle!  Need mid- to up-tempos.  There's a possibility for duets with other major artists, depending on the songs they find!  Songs can be pop-sounding, but also need room to allow Dolly to lay in her country phrasing.  She is really paying attention to her legacy now!
Please note:  Demos do NOT have to be in duet format!  So if you have a strong male or female song, they can hear it for a possible duet.


Here is how this promotion will work:

For TWO WEEKS, November 5th - November 20th, Steve and I will be meeting to listen to your songs.  Demos can be guitar/vocal demos as well as full-band demos.  Simply send us your best songs!

Cost to submit is $35 per song

You can submit your songs to the SongTuner by clicking on the "Pitch My Song" submission link below. 

https://www.thesongtuner.com/pitch-to-producer

Please send an mp3 as well as a lyric sheet for each song.  Songs need to be submitted through the website one song at a time
and payment can be made via PayPal. 


You may also mail a CD of your song(s) along with a check or money order
made out to Sandy Ramos.
Mail to:
Sandy Ramos - Steve Bloch Pitch
625 Bakers Bridge Avenue, Suite 105, #12
Franklin, TN 37067


As before, all songs sent into the SongTuner for this "Pitch My Song" promotion will be played in person and you will receive a feedback sheet from Steve as to the competitiveness of your song.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!
SANDY

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ASA ZOOM MEETING!


3rd SATURDAY WORKSHOP
November 21, 2020 at 1pm MST


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** YOU MUST RSVP TO GET THE ZOOM MEETING LINK! **

RSVP: Jon@IgerMusic.com

The November 21 Saturday Workshop will start at 1pm.
 
Randy Brown and Jon Iger will be hosting the meeting. 
           

**This month we will be asking you what YOUR favorite song is and why!
Be ready to share the name of the song and why it is compelling to you. Then you can apply these ideas to your own songwriting.


Plus Q&A on the discussion topic; and whatever songwriting questions or answers you may have.
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  Zoom critiques: 
(We’ll get to as many songs as time permits.)
 
To submit a song for critique, go to:  Chelseaslinks.com/asa
*Your song should be on: dropbox, soundcloud, or youtube.
**GOOGLE DRIVE HAS BEEN REMOVED BECAUSE IT WAS NOT WORKING WELL!

*Lyrics are mandatory: You can copy/paste or type your lyrics in the comments at Chelseaslinks.com/asa
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Chelsea Robson will be facilitating the meeting again. 
We had a record number of writers attend our first few Zoom meetings!
We hope you can join us this month for another great session!

 
To participate, you’ll need to download the Zoom app at 
https://zoom.us/download
 on your computer, cell phone or iPad.
  

SIGN-IN DETAILS for November 21 Zoom meeting!
The day of the event, please sign-in a few minutes early prior to 1pm so we can all be ready to go.  

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Very Important:  Be sure to keep your microphone muted unless you are speaking to the group.
If the microphone is not muted it will cause feedback

 

There is no charge to participate.

Thanks everybody!
JI
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** CALL FOR ARTISTS!! **

BIG ARIZONA SONGWRITERS MINI-FEST 2021
  

Arizona Songwriters Mini-Fest Pre-Recorded Performances

In lieu of the Arizona Songwriters Gathering, the Arizona Songwriters Association and the Glendale Public Library will present a virtual lineup of workshops and performances by songwriting experts and enthusiasts from across the US on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  If you would like to contribute a two song set of your original works, please submit a Google Drive link to Ivy at ijarvis@glendaleaz.com by December 31, 2020.  Submissions must be at least 1080p and in landscape format.  These videos are easy to film using a phone camera. 

Please contact Ivy if you have any questions.  For more information on the event, visit https://gplsongwriters.weebly.com.


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Afternoon Songwriting Workshop...
Perfect for your Schedule! 


Please let me know if you'd like to attend a 10-week Zoom songwriting workshop around 2PM L.A. time maybe on Tuesday or Wednesday.
This might be better for East coasters and songwriters out of the country. If you want to do it but it has to be on a weekend, let me know that too.
Contact me at 
harrietschock@gmail.com and tell me your thoughts about it. Or call me at 213 840 6732.
I haven't decided to teach a daytime class yet, so I need to see if enough people are interested. Thanks!

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From Shane Whalen, International Songwriting Competition:
 
I want to let you know that ISC kicked off two special promotions today for a limited time only. In short, we are looking for great songs about love or any sort of social cause. With that in mind, I've put together a couple sample posts in case you think artists in your community would be interested. Thanks in advance!
  
FACEBOOK:
 The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is running two special promotions for a limited only, November 11-25. If you have great LOVE SONGS or songs related to any sort of SOCIAL CAUSE, these promos are for you. All promo entrants will be eligible to win prizes as well as be entered into ISC 2020. Learn more at
 
Facebook - https://songwritingcompetition.com/images/LSSCInstagram.png
 
Regards,
 
Shane Whalen
Director of Marketing
International Songwriting Competition (ISC)
3940 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 251-4441

http://www.songwritingcompetition.com

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Check out the TIN PAN SOUTH VIRTUAL SONGWRITING SEMINAR
October 19 - November 20, 2020

https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/

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*PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE OPPORTUNITIES*


MATT LINDSEY
 

NEW!! ~ Kenny Chesney ~ NEW!!

Looking for KILLER SONGS to send directly to Kenny's producer!

Songs need to be different/unique from what he's previously done.  Think stadium "show-openers and show-closers" kinds of songs!  Up-tempo is always in demand.

NEW!! ~
Dustin Lynch ~ NEW!!

Looking for hit songs similar to what he did on his last album!  Songs need to have "cool" melodies and current-sounding lyrics.

NEW!! ~
Michael Ray ~ NEW!!

Simply looking for that undeniable radio hit song!  A little edgier than what he has done in the past, lyrically.

Still Looking For...


Reba
Reba has gone in and cut her first batch of songs.  She is still needing up-tempos and is open to all subject matters!

Any great songs that Matt finds will be sent directly
to Reba and her producer!
 
Always Looking For...
 
Bluegrass Songs
Open to all tempos, most subject matters and story songs!
 
Christmas Songs
Matt has had several Christmas songs cut in the past and feels like these can bring the writer and publisher consistent royalties year after year if you get a great placement! 


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NANCY PEACOCK
 
Holiday Songs for


NEW!! ~ Hallmark and Lifetime ~ NEW!!
Movies**
 
Yes - We Still Need Christmas Songs!
 
Hallmark and Lifetime currently have dozens of movies in production and are needing fun, fresh originals as well as unique versions of classic public domain songs.
 
Nancy has had two songs placed already - yours could be next!
 
GenresPop, singer-songwriter, acoustic pop, pop country. 
 
Production must sound current!  Up-tempo and "upbeat" mid-tempos are acceptable.  No ballads, please!
 
Female vocals are preferred, but male vocals are accepted, as well.
 
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**All songs that are being pitched to TV/Film sync opportunities must be studio quality (sound "radio-ready")
and must be 100% clearable!\
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TED HEWITT

Soon! ~ Rodney Atkins ~ Soon!
Ted recently found a killer up-tempo love song for Rodney that he will be recording soon. He would love to find another undeniable hit song to bring in at the same time!
Rodney is also doing a co-project with his wife, Rose Falcon! Think "Little Big Town"-like songs that could easily work as a duet. Looking for something different - a la Jason Isbell or
Caitlyn Smith
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If you would like your song(s) to be considered for any of these new opportunities on the
PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE,
click the link below!


https://www.thesongtuner.com/pitch-to-pro-pipeline

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Join Us For TAXI Music's Daily

"Quarantini" Happy Hour
 

Live YouTube Broadcast and Happy Hour Chat
For musicians from all over the world!

Tuesday - Friday

7pm Eastern (EDT) / 6pm Central (CDT) / 4pm Pacific (PDT)
12am London (BST) / 9am Sydney (AEST)

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Dear Songwriters, Composers, and Artists
Join Us Every Tuesday - Friday at 4 pm Pacific Time on 
TAXI TV's YouTube Channel!


We want to include musicians of all types (not just TAXI members), from all over the world, and you will pick the topics. I’ll be there to answer questions, but it’s going to be directed by you!  

And like TAXI TV and the TAXI Road Rally convention, we want to keep it very supportive and friendly! Trolls will be excommunicated on the spot 

You can talk about what's going on in your (musical or personal) life, how you’re dealing with being cooped up, ask pressing music creation or music business questions, share recording and production techniques, trade songwriting tips, ask film and TV music licensing questions, trade time management ideas, meet collaborators, talk about your frustrations or best placements, and whatever else you want our daily hangouts to be about! 

Celebrity Guests
We’ll be joined by some TAXI All-Stars from time to time, as well as some of my music industry friends, so drop by and meet them!
Grammy-winning Producer/Engineer/Mixer Rob Chiarelli joined us a few days ago, and today we'll be having Ronan Chris Murphy as our special guest to talk about production, recording, and mixing! I'm going to invite Bobby Borg to join us this week, as well!
 
Let’s Turn This into a “Thing”!

We’re doing this for love, not money. It’s totally free — no strings attached. We want to give you a place to hang out with old friends and make some new ones from a bunch of different countries and cultures. 
 
We only ask two things:
Be polite and respectful.
Tell every musician you know about the TAXI Music "Quarantini" Happy Hour, and here’s why…
If our community gets big enough, I’ve got gear manufacturers that will give us microphones, software, guitars, books, and keyboards to give away for… wait for it… yes, FREE!
 
Spread the Word!
So forward this email, post about it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any music-related groups, chats, or forums you know of. If we can get our audience to hit 1,000 people during the live show, I can get my hands on some great stuff to give away!
 
To Join the Daily "Quarantini" Happy Hour...
Simply go to
http://youtube.com and search for "TAXI Independent A&R." Then click on the red "subscribe" button! That way you'll get an instant notification that will alert you each time we go live. Otherwise, you can click on the button below to go to our YouTube channel at 4 pm Pacific from Tuesday - Friday and click on the "Videos" section where you'll see the live video for the day and can join the show there.
 
To Join the Live Chat and Ask Questions During the Happy Hour...
You’ll need to be signed up to YouTube (FREE) and be logged in to be able to join in on the chat during the show. Go to youtube.com and click the "Sign In" link in the upper right-hand corner of the page and fill out the short form to join. If you have a Gmail account, you’ll be able to associate your YouTube account with it!

See you during Happy Hour,
Michael Laskow

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