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Making Connections with a “Music City” TV Placement

Music City TV Placement
GSC Member Patrick Dodge has been writing via Skype and Facetime and traveling back and forth to Nashville for potential writing opportunities for several years now. More and more these days, Patrick is in Nashville almost as much as he is in New York since he has family who now live in town.

On Patrick’s many trips to Nashville, GSC has been connecting him to various co-writes through our services such as Coach Writes and Peer-to-Peer writes through our one-on-one mentoring sessions. At one recent Coach Write Session featuring artist/writer Jeffrey East, Sheree encouraged Patrick to bring an artist into the co-write. Patrick chose the amazing talents of Jessica Mack who is a featured artist on the CMT original show “Music City.” Watch the video and we will let Patrick tell you…”The Rest of The Story!” Congrats to Patrick, Jessica and Jeffrey!


2016 The Year of Miracles

2016: The Year of Miracles

A Encouraging Message from Sheree’ Spoltore’ to our GSC Members

All of us have been busy with our heads down and nose to the grindstone trying to carve out a path in the music business hoping each day that the long-awaited break will come and success will find us. I am naming 2016 the “Year of Miracles” because I know that great things are going to happen for our members in 2016. Watch this short video of me encouraging you to make it happen in 2016.

Songwriter Branding Tips

Important Branding Tips for Songwriters!

GSC members are not just writing better songs by using our GSC member services, they are moving UP in the BUSINESS of becoming a professional songwriter and industry pro themselves! They are developing real working relationships with industry representatives via email.

Your email address and your email signature can quickly become your brand and your way to connect no matter where you may live in the world.

In marketing “they say” that it takes 7 impressions to move people into action.  In music, I believe, it takes 20 or more impressions to move industry professionals into action on your behalf.  That means they may have to hear or see your name 20 or more times before they will even remember you.

Here are a couple of ways to INCREASE your IMPRESSIONS through email! Once you have emailed an industry pro, I want them to see YOUR NAME every time they put the first two letters of your name into their “TO” field on their computer whether they are emailing you or not! Seeing your name serves as a great reminder of you and your talent!

Step by Step on how to brand yourself via email!

The information below is very important and helps the industry pro’s you are working with find you quickly!  I can’t tell you how many times I have to go and look up a members email because the email address is not their name and is something like jamman@gmail.com. Most industry pros are too busy to stop and look up your email! They probably won’t remember your clever, crafty email name even though they may have good intentions! Trust me, they will forget about it once the moment has passed.

  1. Make sure that your email is or contains YOUR NAME  such as shereespoltoremusic@gmail.com
  2. Add a small photo of yourself under your name. Casual head shots are best. No glamour shots.
  3. Add your music industry affiliations under your name in alphabetical order. This is very important political guidance. When you list them in alphabetical order you won’t upset anyone at a particular affiliation. And having a lot of these affiliations doesn’t make you look better or having only one doesn’t make you look worse.
  4. Make sure to include your contact number and your websites.  I can’t tell you how many times I have wanted to call a member right after reading their email, only to have to STOP and leave my email page to go into the database to find their number. Make it EASY for pro’s to follow up with you.
  5.  Include your website addresses, ReverbNation pages or other ways you communicate via the web.
  6. REMEMBER – when you change your email address to log in and update your GSC membership profile page so that you can receive our newsletters and MORE tips like this in 2015.
  7. Please see the two examples below.

Example #1

David Micheal
David Micheal
(xxx) xxx-xxxx
davidmichealmusic@gmail.com
BMI, Global Songwriters Connection, NSAI
West Coast Songwriters, Songsalive!
www.reverbnation.com/davidmicheal

Example #2

Sheree’ Spoltore’
Sheree Spoltore
GSC, CMA, GMA, NARAS
Phone: (615) 732-8832
sheree@globalsongwriters.com
www.globalsongwriters.com


Example #3

John Cirillo
John Cirillo

Home (xxx) xxx-xxx
Cell (xxx) xxx-xxx
john.cirillo@xxx.com
www.reverbnationc.om/johncirillo
www.johncirillo.com


December 18th: Publisher Online Pitch with Bobby Rymer

Purchase P.O.P Now!
$30 per song GSC member
$50 per song non-member

Bobby Rymer

Bobby Rymer

P.O.P EVENT

Publisher Online Pitch with Bobby Rymer

Director of Publishing, Writer’s Den Music Group

DATE: December 18th at 6:30pm CST

Sign Up Today!


About Bobby Rymer

Bobby spent many years at Almo-Irving working under publishing superstar David Conrad, taking over the top position when Conrad retired. At this boutique agency he represented diverse catalogs from rockers Peter Frampton and Bruce Springsteen to Americana icon Patty Griffith to Country legend Kent Robbins.
After Universal absorbed Almo-Irving Bobby became director of  the publishing arm of Writer’s Den Music Group. Their focus was previously unsigned writers and their roster of newcomers included Adam Wright who received for a Grammy nomination for Alan Jackson’s “You Don’t Have To Love Me Any More.”
Bobby is looking to sign new writers.

 


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This event is open to members and non-members.
  • Member pricing is $30.00 per song and non-members $50.00. (members get priority booking)
  • This event is limited to 30 participants or 30 songs.
  • Once you purchase the P.O.P event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • You will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your lyric to pop@globalsongwriters.com the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment regarding your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why.
    • Out of respect for the other participants
    • Should the publisher choose to comment, you may learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

     

Read More About the Realities of Song Plugging

December 12th: Publisher Online Pitch with Steve Bloch

Purchase P.O.P Now!
$30 per song GSC member
$50 per song non-member

Steve Bloch

P.O.P EVENT

Publisher Online Pitch with Steve Bloch

Director of Publishing Relations, ARTIST AND REPERTOIRE, LLC

DATE: December 12th at 6:30pm CST

Sign Up Today!


About Steve Bloch

After a decade of success with his LA based talent agency, ENTERTAINMENT ASSOCIATES, Bloch segued into publishing and founded SOUTHERN COW MUSIC in 1991, moved his headquarters to Nashville in ’93, and hasn’t looked back since.  His boutique publishing company garnered cuts with Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and Lee Greenwood.  In addition he secured cuts with Kenny Chesney, John Berry, Tracy Byrd and Lila McCann, while independently pitching songs for Gary Burr, Tom Damphier, Greg Barnhill, and Pat Bunch, among others.

In the late 90’s, he was hired by Doug Johnson, label head at GIANT RECORDS, to do independent A&R for the label where he generated cuts for Clay Walker, Keith Harling, and Blake Shelton.

In 2003, he co-founded WRITER ZONE MUSIC, LLC.,  a uniquely innovative publishing company.  Writers who came on board with a high level of past measurable success (#1 songs) share equity in the company.  Writer/Partners include Thom Schuyler (“16th Ave.”/Lacy J. Dalton), Rand Bishop (“My List”/Toby Keith) and Jon Robbin (“I Breathe In I Breathe Out”/Chris Cagle).

IN 2009, Steve went on to once again listen for songs for Doug Johnson, who had become the Creative head of CURB RECORDS in 2003.

In early 2011, an official relationship between Steve Bloch and the innovative multifaceted entertainment company, ARTIST AND REPERTOIRE, LLC, was designed.  Steve oversaw Publishing Relations for the company, strategically scheduling and promoting its writers and marketing the rich, deep A&R song catalog to the greater Nashville music community.

When Doug Johnson left Curb to become the creative head of BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT, he once again reached out to Steve to assist him in finding the best material for his artists, including Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler, Sarah Darling, and Glen Templeton.

Steve is a frequent guest of the West Coast Songwriters Association, the Durango Songwriters Expo, the Arizona Songwriters Association, TAXI, and various SGA and NSAI events.

As Steve always says, “You never know where you’ll find the magic”.


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This event is open to members and non-members.
  • Member pricing is $30.00 per song and non-members $50.00. (members get priority booking)
  • This event is limited to 30 participants or 30 songs.
  • Once you purchase the P.O.P event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • You will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your lyric to pop@globalsongwriters.com the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment regarding your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why.
    • Out of respect for the other participants
    • Should the publisher choose to comment, you may learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

     

Read More About the Realities of Song Plugging

November 14th: Christian Publisher Online Pitch with Joel Timen

Purchase P.O.P Now!
$30 per song GSC member
$50 per song non-member

Joel Timen

 Back by Popular Demand!

Christian Music P.O.P EVENT

Publisher Online Pitch with Joel Timen

DATE: November 14th at 6:30pm CST

Sign Up Today!


About Joel Timen, Creative Director at Word Music Publishing

After spending 7 years as a promoter and touring musician, Joel Timen asked his friends in Brightwood if he could try to manage them in the summer of 2008. After a few conversations, the band agreed. Over the next year, the band toured relentlessly, signed a licensing deal in Japan, won a contest to play in front of a distinguished panel at SXSW, placed over 10 songs on TV shows and played in front of numerous labels in LA and New York. The first year of his management company was an incredible year and concluded with a second artist added to the roster and a decision to move the company to Nashville. Over the next few years the roster expanded and became increasingly focused on songwriters and producers. He developed two writer/producers and landed them each a publishing deal with a major Christian publisher and cuts with artists such as Group 1 Crew, Newsboys and Luminate. He has also organized multiple one day writing camps for pop writers in town. In June he was approached by Word music publishing to fill the role of creative director. In late July he began the journey with Word and although it’s still fresh, there are many exciting things already in the works.

 


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This event is open to members and non-members.
  • Member pricing is $30.00 per song and non-members $50.00. (members get priority booking)
  • This event is limited to 30 participants or 30 songs.
  • Once you purchase the P.O.P event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • You will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your lyric to pop@globalsongwriters.com the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment regarding your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why.
    • Out of respect for the other participants
    • Should the publisher choose to comment, you may learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

     

Read More About the Realities of Song Plugging

November 19th: STEPS Seminar – Procrastination Meet Preparation

Purchase Seminar Now!
$15 for GSC members
$25 for non-members

STEPS Seminar - Sheree Spoltore

“Procrastination Meet Preparation”

DATE: November 19th at 6:30pm CST

(Participate in-person at the 515 Studio in Nashville, Tn or participate Online)

Sign Up Today! (An affordable $15 for GSC members)


About this one hour STEPS Seminar

Let’s Get Ready for 2014 NOW!

If you are waiting until January to set your goals for the 2014 year, you are already behind! What do you hope to accomplish and achieve in 2014? Do you have a crystal clear plan of action to achieve that goal?

One of the most challenging roadblocks creative people face is the roadblock called PROCRASTINATION. In this one hour, online or in-person seminar you will receive:

1. A simple tool that will help you outline your 2014 goals.

2. Questions to ask yourself to determine your direction and find your focus.

3. Accountability tools to help you stay focused all year long.

STEPS stands for Simple Techniques Equipping Personal Success! At Global Songwriters Connection we know that the POWER to make your dreams a reality lies with YOU. We love equipping you with information that will truly help position you with your greatest opportunity to succeed.

This class is a ONE HOUR class. You can attend in person at The 515 Studio or online. The cost is only $15.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. You will leave with everything you need to start your 2014 year in the right direction and you will be able to measure your progress.

Be Encouraged, Equipped and Empowered in 2014!

The 515 Studio is located at 515 East Iris Dr. Nashville, TN 37204

November 21st: Publisher Online Pitch with Still Working Music

Purchase P.O.P Now!
$30 per song GSC member
$50 per song non-member

Still Working Music

  P.O.P EVENT

Publisher Online Pitch with Still Working Music Group (Orbison Productions)

Featuring Lindsay Mescher, Director of Operations  & Chelsea Kent, Creative Director

DATE: November 21st at 6:30pm CST

Sign Up Today!


About Still Working Music and Orbison Productions

Still Working Music has a very special place in my heart. I was fortunate to work for Barbara Orbison and the Roy Orbison legacy catalog for many years.  I was also fortunate be a part of helping Artist/Writer Chase Bryant secure a publishing deal at Still Working Music. Chase was the LAST songwriter Barbara Orbison signed prior to her losing her battle with cancer.  Chase is managed by Nashville manager Neil Spielberg and is now signed to a label deal at RED BOW RECORDS. I know that Barbara is so pleased.  Now YOU can play YOUR SONGS for this wonderful publishing company who understands your passion for your songs.  This is a company on the move!!!  You will have TWO of the Still Working Staff listening to your songs.  Lindsay Mescher who is the Operations Manager and has overseen the publishing company for several years and Creative Director, Chelsea Kent. Still Working Music is a full service publishing company looking to discover and develop new talent.

— Sheree’ Spoltore’


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This event is open to members and non-members.
  • Member pricing is $30.00 per song and non-members $50.00. (members get priority booking)
  • This event is limited to 30 participants or 30 songs.
  • Once you purchase the P.O.P event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • You will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your lyric to pop@globalsongwriters.com the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment regarding your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why.
    • Out of respect for the other participants
    • Should the publisher choose to comment, you may learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

     

Read More About the Realities of Song Plugging

October 29th: GSC Mixer – Bring Your Spooky Songs

GSC OCTOBER MIXER!

Get Spoooooky!

October 29, 6:30 – 8:30

At The 515 Studio

(515 E Iris Dr, Nashville, TN 37204)

GSC Mixer

 

Bring a song to play! Make it a spoooky one if you have one!  Bring a friend!  There will be food, drinks, fun, prizes and plenty of co-writers to be found.  Costumes are not required.  Win a 30 MINUTE PUBLISHER MEETING with JOEL TIMEN of Word Music Publishing.  Remember that Joel has connections in both the POP world and Christian music world.  If you are a Global Songwriters Connection member and can’t attend in person, you CAN sign up for the publisher meeting drawing by sending an email to sheree@globalsongwriters.com with the subject line JOEL TIMEN DRAWING.

October 17th: Christian Publisher Online Pitch with Chad Green

Purchase P.O.P Now!
$30 per song GSC member
$50 per song non-member

Chad Green

 

Christian Music P.O.P EVENT

Publisher Online Pitch with Chad Green

DATE: October 17th at 6:30pm CST

Sign Up Today!


About Chad Green, Creative Director at Daywind Publishing

Chad Green was elected as Nashville Membership Representative, of ASCAP by Senior Vice-President Connie Bradley.  This began his rise as a Music Industry Executive on Music Row.  Many of you met personally and one on one with Chad during his years at ASCAP and it is time to reconnect to him in his new position of Creative Director at Daywind Publishing.  Chad then moved to become the Creative Director of the world’s largest Christian publishing company, Word Music Publishing.  Chad is now at Daywind Music Publishing in the role of Creative Director and is the day to day decision maker for songs and singing songwriters. When American Songwriter Magazine asked Chad about his “bragging rights,” this was his response.   “I am very proud to have worked early on with many of today’s biggest hit-making writers and writer/artists. I will not take credit for their successes. I will say it has been a pleasure to work with them along the way and look forward to many more.”  Perhaps YOU will be next on Chad’s list.  Get your Christian Song ready!  This event is only $30.00 per song for members and $50.00 per song for non-members.  Throughout this event you receive PRICELESS guidance, insight and information that will help position YOU with the information you need to succeed.

 


About the Publisher Online Pitch Event

Have you ever thought: “Wow I think I have a really good song. If only I could get a legitimate publisher to listen?”

Through GSC’s affordable Publisher Online Pitch service you can have your song or songs heard by a reputable publisher from wherever in the world you live and without the expensive cost of travel.

One of the most important elements of this service is that you will be connecting with a publisher, creating a relationship with this publisher and learning the pitching process professional songwriters utilize every day.

Here are the details!

  • This event is open to members and non-members.
  • Member pricing is $30.00 per song and non-members $50.00. (members get priority booking)
  • This event is limited to 30 participants or 30 songs.
  • Once you purchase the P.O.P event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • You will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your lyric to pop@globalsongwriters.com the day before the event. (Please list your name and where you are from on the top of your lyric. GSC wants the publisher to connect with you.)
  • Guitar vocals and keyboard vocals are acceptable. You do not have to have a full demo for this event.
  • The publisher will only listen to the first verse and the chorus of your song.
  • The publisher may or may not comment regarding your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service.
  • This is a real publisher pitch opportunity. The publisher will either PASS on your song OR he may choose to keep your song for further consideration.
  • You are encouraged to stay involved in the webinar while all songs are listened to and here is why.
    • Out of respect for the other participants
    • Should the publisher choose to comment, you may learn from what he has to say.
    • If a publisher takes a song, you will want to connect with that songwriter and possibly co-write with that writer.

     

Read More About the Realities of Song Plugging