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  1. Feedback in October. Keep up the great work, everyone! We love hearing about your successes with placements, projects, contest wins and more. Thanks for posting them to the "submit good news" area in your account. If you're finding it difficult to get your writing time in, don't be too hard on yourself. This is a busy time of year! Remember small but consistent effort adds up to a lot at the end of the month. For example, challenge yourself to find a new title each day by heightening your senses to the world around in nature, in conversations and so on. For a refresher, check out Pamela Phillip Oland's DIY course LYR 220 Thinking As A Songwriter.

    It's time for another SongU Open-Mic Experiment! If you want a safe e-space to perform your songs and meet other members, join us on October 29th at 6 PM ET. All are welcome, including lyric recitation performers and audience-only supporters. This live event is hosted by member Mitch Townley who wrote a theme song for this event! Special guest faculty performance by Kristy Jackson (aka Coach 3012)! Find details by going to the Performing Songwriter section of the VIEW/ADD LIVE COURSES area. Registration begins September 22nd.

    Ongoing through November 13th: Special Event Pitch with WinSongs Music Publishing! For a chance to win a co-writing session with WinSongs writer and artist Eric Van Houten. Find details in the Pitching area.

    Registration Reminders. You may have 2 Active FDBK courses at one time, but can add a 3rd if there is still an open spot 24 hours before a course starts. Check your live Course schedule in case someone cancels during the week and a seat opens up. TO ALL, please delete your course from your Active courses page if you are not going to attend and have no song in your backpack. Thank you. International members, if there are any FDBK sessions you can not be present at due to a time-zone challenge, you can register to attend the session anyway. Just be sure to add your work-tape and/or lyric to your backpack and a note to the instructor for feedback on the recorded transcript. Also, be sure to look for our GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays for meetings that may fit your "live" schedule.

  1. Featured Pitch. Pitch #1982: Sync Opp-Indie Pop, Rock for Streaming TV Series Indie STREAMING TV SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking feel-good Indie Pop / Indie Rock for streaming TV series. Upbeat, uplifting - even celebratory Indie songs needed for several spots in this sho...  View all pitch opps.

Pitch #1982

STREAMING TV SERIES. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is seeking feel-good Indie Pop / Indie Rock for streaming TV series. Upbeat, uplifting - even celebratory Indie songs needed for several spots in this show. References: Moon Taxi "Say", JR "Good Old Days", Jade Bird "Headstart", "Hold Me Down" by The Happy Fits, "Don't Wanna" Haim, TOLEDO "Sunday Funday", Dawes "All Your Favorite Bands." Male or female vocals.
Songwriters, important:

SONGS SUBMITTED HAVE TO BE CLEARED FOR SYNC LICENSING as per the following guidelines (no exceptions):
- You must own both your master (recordings) and 100% of your synchronization (publishing). If you do not...
- Then, all master owners, co-writer(s) or co-publisher(s), must sign our licensing agreement as well.
- Songs must be CLEARED: meaning if you have paid musicians and/or singers including background vocalists, you must have a signed 'work for hire' OR RELEASE form for each person involved in making your recording so that they have no further claim to the song. Please note, the producer who produced your recording should be able to help you acquire a work for hire agreement or release, however in many cases there may be a fee involved particularly if the recording was purchased as a demo. No writers signed with major publishing companies with major administration deals.
- Submissions must be MASTER/BROADCAST QUALITY recordings. If we express interest, you will need to supply us with a mastered copy of both the song AND an instrumental track.

PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song you will be asked to sign an agreement for this project only (non-exclusive); with a 50%/50% split for both the master/sync licenses. Will not take publishing of the song so the publisher/writers will get all the performance income. If there is no upfront licensing fee, the 'guest' will take 50% of the publishing income for this placement only. The 'guest' will not take ownership of the copyright.

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Registration for song feedback and mentoring courses (FDBK) begins one-week prior to course time starting at 10:00 am ET. Limit 5 participants per session.

  1. Mon Oct 25, 2021 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 215 Christian Songwriters Feedback and Mentoring with Dallas Gregory
  1. Tue Oct 26, 2021 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 160 Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Justin Morgan
  1. Wed Oct 27, 2021 08:00 PM (ET) FDBK 135 Song Feedback and Mentoring with Randy Klein
  1. Thu Oct 28, 2021 09:00 PM (ET) FDBK 315 Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring with Bob Dellaposta
  1. Fri Oct 29, 2021 06:00 PM (ET) PERF 800 Open-Mic Experiment with Mitch Townley
  1. Sat Oct 30, 2021 03:00 PM (ET) FDBK 120 Pop, Hot AC, Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Michele Vice-Maslin

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