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Quote to Inspire. "When you ask a songwriter, 'what's your favorite song?' he goes, 'the next one.'" -- Vince Gill

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  1. 'Golden Ticket' Special Event Pitch Deadline Extended! You still have time to submit your songs to Pitch #2063 for an exclusive opportunity to be selected by Emmy Award-winning songwriter, publisher, and producer Trey Bruce for a one-on-one CO-WRITING SESSION. And yes, you may submit lyrics-only to this golden ticket opportunity and complete songs. Trey has a great ear for talent, as evidenced by his track record. You can read his full bio for more information. EXTENDED! New song submission deadline September 29th, 2022 before midnight ET (NYC time). Good luck to all!

    SPEC 445 - The Big Reveal! Live Interview with Trey Bruce! Join us on October 6th at 8PM ET for The Big Reveal! This special session is recommended not only for the final 'contenders' but for everyone who submitted songs. It offers an essential educational component in which Trey Bruce will discuss his listening process and why certain songs caught his attention and others did not. If you register for the course, you will receive an email so you can submit your question ahead of time. Finally, Trey will reveal who has been selected for the Golden Ticket Co-Write Session! Register on your Add Live Courses activity page beginning 9/29/22. Transcript will be recorded.

    General 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. Add a work tape and/or lyric to your backpack with a note to the instructor. Listen later to the transcript. Also, look for our GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3 pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays for meetings that may fit your "live" schedule.

    It is with great sadness that we share that SongU member John Cirillo (Nashville, TN) passed away on September 12th. Many of you know or have collaborated with John. His songwriting talent was highlighted by the fact that his songs were regularly being pitched by our Street Pitch guests, so much so that he was our 2021 Top Tier Mover & Shaker recipient. More importantly, John championed songwriters, always offering his assistance to friends, emerging songwriters, and young artists to navigate the music industry. Our community will miss his positive attitude and support. RIP John. You can listen to his songs here.

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  1. Featured Pitch. Pitch #2062: Happy Celebratory, Feel Good Songs For Film, TV and Ads Indie HAPPY, CELEBRATION, FEEL GOOD SONGS. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is looking now for songs for this sync licensing opportunity: Upbeat, positive songs with lyrical themes like: feeling good, excited, happ...  View all pitch opps.

Pitch #2062


HAPPY, CELEBRATION, FEEL GOOD SONGS. Street Pitch guest, N.P. is looking now for songs for this sync licensing opportunity: Upbeat, positive songs with lyrical themes like: feeling good, excited, happy, celebrating, looking up, good times, etc. From casual vibes with warm energy to raucous high energy. New or retro vibes. References: Pink Sweat$ "I Feel Good", "Fireworks" feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks, "Let's Go Crazy" Prince, "Free" Donavon Frankenreiter, AWOLNATION, "Take Me On" a-ha, "Good Day" Nappy Roots, "Mister Blue Sky" ELO, "Good Vibrations" Beach Boys, "Shout" The Isley Brothers, etc. Genres: Indie pop, pop, singer-songwriter, soul/R&B. Male or Female vocal. 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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UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES
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. Tue Sep 27, 2022 09:00 PM (ET) FDBK 315 Publisher Song Feedback and Mentoring with Bob Dellaposta
  1. Wed Sep 28, 2022 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 288 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Sara Light
  1. Thu Sep 29, 2022 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
  1. Sat Oct 01, 2022 03:00 PM (ET) FDBK 120 Pop, Hot AC, Song and Production Feedback and Mentoring with Michele Vice-Maslin
  1. Mon Oct 03, 2022 01:00 PM (ET) FDBK 101 Bend Benns Ear with Benn Cutarelli

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