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Publisher Online Pitch with Cliff Audretch

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Publisher Online Pitch with Cliff Audretch

April 29, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cliff Audretch, III

About Cliff Audretch, III

VP Creative, Downtown Music Puplishing

Cliff Audretch began his career in 1995 at E-Squared Records, a joint-venture with Warner Bros, where he was Director/A&R working alongside Steve Earle and Jack Emerson. Highlights included the release of Grammy-nominated “Train A Comin” and critically acclaimed “I Feel Alright” albums from Steve Earle.

In 1997, Cliff moved over to Windswept Publishing. As Sr. Dir/Creative, was responsible for pitching songs, producing demos, signing and developing writers and artist/writers. His stint included over 50 BMI/ASCAP “Most Performed Songs” Awards including multiple #1’s, “What Hurts The Most”–Rascal Flatts, “The Cowboy In Me”–Tim McGraw, “HonkyTonk Badonkadonk”–Trace Adkins, to name a few. Cliff also signed and developed writer/artist Randy Houser while at Windswept.

In 2007, Universal South Records tapped Cliff to be the Sr.Dir/A&R. While at Universal South signed Randy Houser, and co-produced his debut album which featured Top 20 hit “Anything Goes” and #2 “Boots On”. Cliff was also responsible for delivering Top 10 “Always The Love Songs” and #1 “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” for the Eli Young Band.

In 2011 Universal South merged with Toby Keith’s Showdog Records, creating the imprint Showdog-Universal Records. As Sr. Dir/A&R, Cliff signed Josh Thompson and co-produced his album “Turn It Up”, which featured the hit “Cold Beer With Your Name On It”. Was also responsible for delivering #1 “Gimme That Girl” for Joe Nichols.

In 2013 Cliff launched Greatshakin’ Music and in conjunction with Warner Chappell Publishing signed Michael Hobby, lead singer of the band A Thousand Horses. Developed and secured management for the band, leading to a record deal at Republic Records in 2014. The band’s debut single, “Smoke” went to #1 in just 19 weeks, peaking in June of 2015.

Now Cliff is the VP of Creative at Downtown Music Publishing and is responsible for scouting, developing and signing new artists, songwriters and producers as well as creating opportunities for Downtown Clients and copyrights in the global marketplace.

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$30 per song GSC member
NEW Listen Only Option Available for Members for Only $20

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 only.
  • Pricing is $30.00 per Song Pitch and $20 for a Listen Only slot.
  • This event is limited to 35 Song Pitches and 50 Listen Only slots.
  • Once you purchase the POP event you will receive a confirmation that will contain your step by step instructions for logging into the webcast.
  • If you purchase a song pitch, you will need to email your song in mp3 format along with your photo (jpg format only) and lyric (Microsoft Word format only) to [email protected] 2 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT. It is preferable to put the photo image and bio on the same page with your photo and contact information at the top. (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 on your song. This event is not intended as a publisher evaluation service; although in most cases, the publisher will offer constructive advice.
  • 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 on a song, you will 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.

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April 29, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Online Webinar


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