Happy 1st Anniversary Global Songwriters Connection

GSC 1st Anniversary

One year ago today on January 28th, 2013 at 11:11 p.m., Global Songwriters Connection officially launched!

Within the first 2 minutes of going live, we had our very first GSC member, Barry Allen. Thank you, Barry, for making a memory for our GSC team that we will never forget.  We are honored to have you as an official part of our GSC history.

Since our launch date one year ago, our GSC team has been hard at work on behalf of our members.  We are proud to report that Global Songwriters Connection now has members in 45 states and in over 10 countries worldwide who are experiencing great success!

Oh What a Night – Weekly Wrap Up

The Weekly Wrap Up – Oh What a Night!

“Oh What a Night” is a song title, but it is also the best way to describe our very first GSC POP Event of 2014 featuring top Nashville publisher Woody Bomar! Or maybe I should borrow the title to a song  Woody took that was written by Nancy Watson and co-written by Brad Yunek, “WOW!”

Thanks to each of you for allowing me to represent YOU and your songs. It is a privilege I never take for granted.

First of all, it was wonderful to have Mary Haller to join us at Green Hills publishing! What a difference a year can make! In March of 2013, Mary purchase three POP opportunities as she wanted Woody to hear who she was as a writer. I remember playing Mary’s songs and especially enjoying her song “If you Give a Man a Mower.” Woody heard something  in Mary’s songs that interested him and all of last year he chose to mentor her and help her grow in the industry and as a writer. Mary now has a real working relationship with Woody and sends her songs directly to him for review! Even better, Woody currently has one of Mary’s songs on hold with a major recording artist! All in less than 1 year!

Mary, we are all crossing our fingers with you! Your success is well deserved and hard earned. Thank you for sharing your journey with me and your GSC family. We celebrate and congratulate you knowing that the best is yet to come!

Woody took some more songs last night, too! Let’s see if your success story might be next.

Congratulations to the following GSC Members! Woody wanted to listen again to  your songs and even said that he preferred to personally get back to you. What an honor for the following GSC members:

James Lee, CA

Jay Brehmer, WI

Teresa Good, WA

Mary Grace Knapp, LA

Tim Maggart, AL

Martin Ouellet, QC

Phillip Sandier, KS

Scott Seabock, NJ

Nancy Watson, BC

Brad Yunek, ID

 Here’s what is coming up at GSC next:

1. January 28 – We celebrate our one year Anniversary by sending you two more great pitch opportunities in our member only newsletter! I trust you are pitching your best songs to the pitch opportunity we had in our member newsletter last week. This is a band on the rise and going into the studio soon!

2. January 30 – GSC Christian POP Event – featuring SONY/ATV’s Devon Devries

3. February – GSC announces it’s FOCUS EVENTS – where the FOCUS is on you! Watch our website and FB page for more information.

4. February 4 – GSC opens its first GSC Chapter. Soon you will be able to attend monthly GSC meetings in your local area!

If you want to pitch your songs, get your songs heard by publishers, and receive career guidance and real support, JOIN GSC today! We would love to help you answer that old nagging question, ”Now what do I do?”

Be Encouraged.  Be Equipped.  Be Empowered.

GSC Bio Support Service

Increasing your GROWTH and DEVELOPMENT!

You asked for it, You got it! Introducing the GSC Bio Support Service.

Anyone who works in sales will tell you: the first point of contact is the first point of sale. The same rule applies when you are connecting with industry professionals. A great bio is usually the first step to opening the door to that publisher meeting, getting an audition, and making that first point of contact that will hopefully develop into a deeper connection.

Every songwriter has a unique story to tell or speak about. But for most people, the thought of promoting themselves is awkward and strange. The reality is that we all rely on some degree of self-promotion. While we’d like to think that our work speaks for itself, the fact is that usually our work needs us to put in some work to attract attention before our work can have anything to say.

That’s where GSC can help! Our staff professionals have seen hundreds, if not thousands of music industry bios and press kits. Our team will use that industry knowledge to help craft a bio that is uniquely you and get you one step closer to achieving your music goals. Whether you need to simply update your bio or refresh your entire electronic press kit (EPK) presentation to fit today’s market, GSC can help you shape and create, communicate and manage your professional music identity.

In addition to our bio support services, GSC also works hard to increase our member’s visibility and brand you within the music industry by posting member photos and bios on our website, our Facebook pages and our newsletters.

Let GSC help tell your story in 2014 and make you feel confident every time you send out your bio by creating a bio that is distinctly and uniquely you!

Watch the website for this new service to become available in February 2014.



GSC Helps James Kocian Get Song on Hold

James KocianCongratulations to GSC Member James Kocian from Wisconsin who recently had one of his songs put on hold for a major music project through Global Songwriters. We are crossing our fingers for you James! When the song plugger had been pitching songs for the project and not getting the response James needed, he called on GSC to see if we could help.  Good news is that our GSC members are not just a number and we know the types of songs you write. This was a very specific and narrow pitch and a few writers were selected to submit.  James was among them.  He submitted a song, got their attention and it was immediately put on hold. The song is scheduled to sign a single song contract with the publisher.

You may recall that GSC invited James and Erskin Anavitarte to perform at the Dove Awards in 2013. James was first heard through a GSC Publisher Online Pitch Event and as a result, will soon be scheduling publisher meetings. James will also be one of the featured writers at our February 11 GSC PLAYS4U! event at The Listening Room in Nashville. You can connect and learn more about your fellow GSC member James Kocian on his Facebook page.

MHFM 4th Annual Awards Show Discount

To all of our Global Songwriters Connection Members,

Our friends at The Musicians Hall of Fame called and emailed us today. They wanted to offer their support to Global Songwriters Connection members by offering a discount to their star studded 2014 Musician’s Hall of Fame Awards.  You must use the promo code found HERE to receive your GSC discount when making your purchase. Click THIS LINK and log in with your member number to get the promo code.


Hall of Fame Awards

2014 Year of Increase

Global Songwriters Connection2014: THE YEAR OF INCREASE

On behalf of all of us here at Global Songwriters Connection, we want to thank you for an amazing first year! We could not have done it without you and our wonderful industry community partners.

Our members mean everything to GSC, and you can rest assured that the BEST IS YET TO COME in 2014! The GSC team has already named 2014 The Year of Increase due to all of the exciting events and new services we plan to offer our current and new members.

 Here are a few examples. In 2014, our team is committed to increasing our member’s:

  • VISIBILITY – through our Facebook pages, website and newsletters.
  • CONNECTIONS  – to co-writers, industry professionals, and other GSC members.
  • INCOME – through classes and industry experts that will teach you how to turn your gifts and talents into money in your pocket!
  • TALENT – through our personalized educational and developmental services.
  • INFLUENCE – when people in your community think about music, we want them to think about you! Global Songwriters Connection will support your efforts no matter where you are located. We do have ‘Global’ in our name after all!
  • OPPORTUNITIES – to be heard by industry professionals through our POP Events, Focus Events and Global Expo event.
  • FAITH – we’ve said it time and time again–we believe in you! We will work to help you believe in yourself! If you are brave and bold enough to step out and try then we know your gifts have purpose and we will work to help you discover what that purpose is.
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GSC Member Spotlight

Industry SpotlightIncreasing Your Visibility

New In 2014

As a part of our GSC member commitment to increasing your visibility, we are featuring our hard-working GSC members on our website each week.  Additionally, a member will be featured on our GSC Facebook page and in our Global View newsletter which goes out to thousands of industry professionals worldwide.

We understand this journey is not always easy! To keep choosing to walk the songwriter path requires courage and commitment.  We trust this support from GSC will be encouraging to you and get your 2014 off to a great start.  GSC is in your corner!  We believe..The Best Is Yet To Come for YOU in 2014!

We hope we are the FIRST to recognize and appreciate you this year!  We know others will join the bandwagon. Here are the four ways our GSC team is INCREASING YOUR VISIBILITY with our Member Spotlight:

  • Your photo and bio will be featured on our GSC website. (Previous featured members tell us this has been a big help to them.)
  • Your photo and bio will be featured on our GSC Facebook page. Our Facebook reports tell us about 7000 people per week peruse the GSC Facebook page)
  • You will be recognized in our GSC member newsletter which reaches songwriters in over 15 different countries.
  • You will be recognized in our Global View Newsletter which reaches thousands of top industry professionals. (You seriously would NOT believe who reads our Global View Newsletter!  I can hardly believe it myself! Some of the TOP PRODUCERS of today’s TV talent programs are among the many.)
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January 23rd: Publisher Online Pitch with Woody Bomar

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Woody Bomar


Publisher Online Pitch with Woody Bomar

President, Green Hills Music Group

DATE: January 23rd, 2014 at 6:30pm CST

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About Woody Bomar

Woody Bomar began his career at Combine Music, writing hits for artists like Conway Twitty, Jim Glaser and Loretta Lynn.  He later became General Manager, but left Combine to start Little Big Town Music with partner Kerry O’Neil.  After a 10-year run, including 15 #1s, they sold Little Big Town to Sony/ATV where Woody worked for 8 years as Sr. VP & GM of Creative Services.  There he signed writer deals with Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts. In 2007 he returned to independent publishing, opening Green Hills Music Group.  Green Hills now has cuts by such artists as George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Bomshel, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hays.

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Happy New Year 2014

GSC New Year 2014Happy New Year – 2014!

All of us want to thank you for an amazing first year for Global Songwriters Connection! We could not have done it without you and our wonderful industry community partners.

 The BEST IS YET TO COME – 2014!

In the photo I am holding the many cards I have received from each of you during 2013.  Thank you for your encouraging support.

I wanted to start off the year with a little encouragement for you. Here we go…

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Merry Christmas from GSC

What a JOY to be able to encourage, equip and empower songwriters from all over the WORLD in our very first year of business!  Thank you for supporting Global Songwriters Connection.

We have prepared this special video just for YOU!