We had a huge turnout for the Global Songwriters Connection Christmas Party at the 515 Studio this year. It was so good to see our members enjoying themselves. We had homemade pasta, deserts, drinks and of course live entertainment from our members. Many thanks to the 515 Studio for giving us a warm and cozy place to gather with each other.
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Sheree’ Spoltore’ Named in Best Community Role Model Category
Global Songwriter’s Connection (GSC) is pleased to announce that Sheree Spoltore, President of GSC, was recently one of three named as “Best Community Role Model” in the Nashville Scene’s Best of Nashville 2013 Reader’s Poll. Sheree shares this honor with 1st place recipient Reverend Becca Stevens, Chaplain at St. Augustine’s at Vanderbilt University and founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms, and 2nd place recipient Martha Ingram, chairman of Ingram Industries. Past recipients of this award include Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and country singer-songwriter Vince Gill.
“I am grateful to be named among this year’s honorees,” commented Spoltore. “I am truly humbled and excited to continue serving the Nashville community”
Thanks to everyone who voted!
Link to the article in the Nashville Scene:
Our GSC Christian POP Event and our GSC Career Mentoring Sessions are WORKING creating OPPORTUNITY for GSC members. Here is ONE EXAMPLE of how!
GSC Career Mentoring Session: I remember when I first met Erskin Anavitarte from Nashville in a mentoring session back in the early part of this year. The #2 Goal I put on his plan was “”volunteer at The Dove Awards!”” I visualized. Erskin performing at the Dove Awards and wanted to get him as close as I could even if it meant volunteering! See the Fast Forward below for the rest of the story!
GSC Christian Pop Event w/ Joel Timen of Word Music Publishing: I was putting the songs in order for our September Christian POP Event when I came across the voice of James Kocian from Wisconsin. I called James immediately and asked if that was his voice on the cd. He said it was not only his voice but his production as well and that he had been praying for direction for his music and career when he came across Global Songwriters Connection. If James had NOT participated in our GSC POP Event, I would have never heard his music! And now…read the rest of the story!
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Global Songwriters Connection Sponsors Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival
GSC Members Get Involved
Global Songwriters Connection was proud to be a sponsor of the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival 2013 Song Contest! GSC also sponsored and provided songwriter workshops and Q&A panels as well as personalized mentoring for this event. Songs from all over the WORLD were submitted to this contest! Debbie Pascarella’s song “I Listen to My Bad Girl” took first place! Debbie won a ton of prizes and will recieve a lot of visibility as the winner of this contest. Congratulations to you Debbie. You deserve it and what a great song! Learn more about the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival at http://pensacolabeachsongwritersfestival.com/.
GSC also hooked up Alabama member Chad Parker to PLAY at this festival! Chad called me at GSC and said it was a goal of his to play at this festival. I was happy to make the connection and thrilled to see that Chad was scheduled to play SEVERAL times throughout the festival and connecting with Pro Writers! We can’t always make this happen but Reneda Cross, the Event Coordinator helped me give new comer Chad Parker a chance to be seen and heard.
GSC members Genesis Green and Courtney Yovitch got a TV Spot ALL ON THEIR OWN for their save the earth TEAM GREEN PROJECT ! I thank them for allowing me to be their “handler” for the day! Genesis and Courtney are part of an amazing trio called Asteria Lux along with CJ Watson. Asteria Lux was the hit group of the Pensacola Songwriters Festival. Check them out on facebook!
Song “Go” by Lynn Wilbanks placed in 2013 Source Awards Video
As most of you are aware, I produced my first Award Show this year as co-chair of the 2013 Source Awards. Producing this Award Show was a daunting task. Special thanks to my husband, my family and YOU for your support during this time of personal growth and learning.
When the videographer needed music, I turned to GSC members! GSC Member Lynn Wilbank’s song “Go” co-written and sung by Beau Fuller was chosen as THE SONG by the videographer for the video featuring the overview of the awards show. This video will be viewed by 100’s of music industry executives from Music Row to New York and LA, as well as sponsors, honorees, family members and friends as a celebration of this special event.
Lynn and Beau’s name is listed in big bold print in the video credits. I trust this opportunity will bring attention and interest to both of these talented writers. YOU can watch the overview of the show by clicking on the link below.
THANK YOU Lynn Wilbanks and Beau Fuller for allowing me to promote you and your music.
See Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9ctTpblb1Y .
If you would like to learn more about the 2013 Source Honorees and the women who are shaping the future of music you can watch at http://www.youtube.com/user/SourceNashville.