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Devon DeVries

GSC Career Mentor

Specializing in Pop, Film and TV Genres

Your time with Devon can include some of the following: Creative Critique, short and long term artist/songwriting strategy, writing for film/tv, general Q&A regarding publishing and general music industry and talking through current forecasts and strategy in a rapidly changing music media market. READ MORE AND BOOK A SESSION

  1. Publisher Online Pitch with Shawn Bowling

    May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. GSC Songwriter FOCUS Event June 2015

    June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm
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Congrats to Tom Flocco, Blake Griffith, Mary Haller, Karen Kiley and DeShana Palmer who have their sings taken by Devon DeVries! What a night already and there still 5 more songs to go. You guys are bringing it!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Karen KileyThis was such a great event. I learned so much. Thanks Devon DeVries and Sheree for truely helping us all to grow in our writing, as well as offer these incredible opportunities. It was so cool of Devon to be so open about what he needs and what the industry is looking for.3 days ago   ·  4
Seyko Bond GrovesThanks to Devon Devries and congrats everyone! Whooooo!3 days ago   ·  3

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Congratulations Trish Matthews!! First sing taken of the evening with Devon DeVries!!! We are working hard to position YOU to succeed. We are LEARNING the pro insights!
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Seyko Bond GrovesSheree, DeShana and I think you look cute tonight! Thanks for having us on this POP event!3 days ago   ·  4
Chad HamiltonSheree Spoltore this was an awesome event! Devin is an amazing publisher and provides actionable feedback. I was very impressed by the quality of the songs presented by my fellow Global Songwriters Connection members! And added bonus -- a pic of my taking notes!!! :)3 days ago   ·  1

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Drew CarmanI think I've known you long enough that I can say...you sure are looking foxy in that video.5 days ago

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What makes Global Songwriters Connection different?

Global Songwriters Connection is different from other songwriting communities in that our focus is on YOU, the individual, instead of just your songs. Plus our services are one on one and interactive with an industry professional.

For the past two years we have been diligently creating careers for our members in the music industry. It requires the members' time, energy, and effort, as well as that of our staff. We continue to develop member successes, some that you see and some that are behind the scenes!

Our goal is to encourage, equip, and empower you to earn a living and make a difference with your gifts and talents.

We don’t just tell you what you need to do. We guide you each step of the way. Many of our members benefit from our teaching them how to correspond with industry professionals, how to follow up and make a real impression, how to brand themselves, how to negotiate opportunities, how to get those indie cuts, how to open their own publishing company, how to pitch their songs, and much more. The list is endless and is based on where the member is in their process and their current need.

These are time consuming detailed tasks and processes. However, we see it as training up the next generation of industry professionals and we so appreciate each of you who have chosen Global Songwriters Connection to position you to succeed.

This Thursday's featured publisher at our Publishers Online Pitch Event is Devon DeVries of Big Yellow Dog! We love that our members can pitch their pop genre songs and film and tv materials. It is going to be an exciting event.

Go to our Calendar to see all the events coming up! globalsongwriters.com/events/

We are so very proud of all the artists and songwriters who keep working and trying. You constantly amaze me.

Let’s shake it up this week!
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Your song is speaking...are you listening???
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“A Moment Doesn’t Matter”

This is the title of a song that was written here in my home during a FOCUS EVENT by GSC members Brett Mandel, Jayne Sachs, and Pro Writer Victoria Banks. It is truly one of my personal favorite songs along with a song written by Keesy Timmer titled “How Will You Remember Me.” Both are very moving.

Every week at GSC, we “wrap up” the week by what we have been able to achieve and accomplish on behalf of our members. Naturally, we are ALL in a hurry to be successful and there always seems to be more and more to be done.

However, moment by moment, week by week, event by event, you are watching dreams becoming a REALITY. Our members are growing and great songs are being written. Publishing meetings are taking place. Songs are being pitched by top notch publishers to major artists. Two members are in the process of a publisher's integration into the publishing family. This journey is TRULY a process of intentional steps and creating moments that create opportunities for dreams to come true.

At GSC we truly work to make the most of your every moment! Your every email, phone call, follow up “thank you’s”, your every effort. Let’s continue to work diligently, together, with intention, with purpose, determination, and a willingness to be guided and grow. I have been given permission to share the lyric to this amazing song below and I thank YOU for sharing your musical moments with GSC.

A Moment Doesn't Matter
Victoria Banks, Jayne Sachs, Brett Mandel

60 of 'em make up a minute
And you never know what might happen in it
But we throw away 'em like grains of sand
And we let too many slip through our hands

We drive to work and we pay the bills
Like it's one more turn on an endless wheel
The clock only gives us so many a day
But we spend em like they're ours to waste

CH:
They're choices, they're chances, they're first and last dances
They're words left unspoken, they're doors never opened
They're hard goodbyes and happy ever afters
Don't tell me a moment doesn't matter

Turning left when you could’ve gone right
Phone call you get in the middle of the night
A new beginning or beginning of the end
It's up to you what you do with them

CH

Bridge:
A moment of weakness, a moment of strength
A moment too soon or a moment too late
To let your heart fly, or to let your heart break
Sometimes a moment is all that it takes

Don't tell me a moment doesn't matter
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Global Songwriters ConnectionThanks to everyone who encouraged Jayne Sachs and Brett Mandel with your comments!3 weeks ago   ·  1
Lisa WhittersGreat lyrics3 weeks ago   ·  2
Richie-x Richmond Xzegreat lyrics.3 weeks ago   ·  2
Patrick DodgeSo true - every moment matters and that song is so stuck in my head - it is so good. I was at the April FOCUS event and it has changed me and my writing and my opportunities - thank you Sheree and Lou and your team for the passion and opportunities you provide! Keep it going :)3 weeks ago   ·  2

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Congratulations to The following GSC members whose songs were taken tonight for further review by Larry Sheridan and Robin Ruddy of Best Built Songs.

Darrin Duke, AL
Mary Haller, MA (2 songs)
Samantha Meyer, CA
David Michael, CA
Jayne Sachs, OH (2 songs)

All of these songs go into our collection for consideration for our GSC Plays4u! Event.

Thank you Larry and Robin for a wonderful night of insight and information! You are greatly appreciated.

Congrats to everyone who was online with us tonight. You and your songs really MATTER!
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Mary HallerGreat night. Larry and Robin's comments were very succinct and enlightening. p.s. I love this photo of you two!3 weeks ago   ·  2

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GSC Congratulates ALL Nashville Rising Star Finalists and Winner...

Robby Hopkins!

Congratulations finalists Lexi Lew, Chris Garner, Karen Waldrup and Robby Hopkins.

GSC PARTNERS with other industry professionals in the music industry that are passionate about songwriters like Nashville’s Rising Star hosted by Keith and Sue Mohr. Last night, President of Global Songwriters Connection, Sheree’ Spoltore was an industry judge for the four finalists and GSC is also a PROUD sponsor of this program that provides performance visibility for performing songwriters. Check out these amazing songwriters!
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Dawn KingCongratulations as well to Sheree for being a judge!4 weeks ago   ·  1

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Community Partner Day #musicpartners

GSC Members get a special discount to attend! Watch for your member newsletter for the code.
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