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Songwriting News October

October 19th, 2017 by

Songwriting News October
October Songwriting News and Events featuring these news stories…

  • The 20 Hottest Songwriters in Pop Music Right Now
  • How To Balance Conversational and Poetic Language In Your Songwriting
  • Universal launches startup ‘Accelerator Network’ in bid to find the next Spotify
  • Will.i.am Joins ‘Mobile Record Label’ Startup Amuse, Talks ‘Defining a New Type of Record Industry’
  • Two Big Mistakes Songwriters Make
  • APRA AMCOS Announces A Bumper Year For Songwriters Thanks To Streaming And Export
  • Incoming Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Shreds With Corporate Bandmates at Aspen Fest: Exclusive Interview
  • Official: Miles Leonard stepping down at Parlophone, Mark Mitchell named Co-President
  • The magic of making hits: The psychology behind and economics of pop culture
  • Should music videos have to disclose product placements?
  • C3 Warn Against “Transparency In Music Licensing And Ownership Act”
  • Scrappy NSAI turns 50, keeps fighting for songwriters in D.C.

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Songwriting  Giants Webb And Harnick Write New Books, While David Is The Subject Of A New …

Forbes

Three giants of American songwriting are in the limelight today with new books:  Jimmy Webb and lyricist Sheldon Harnick each have penned one, while lyricist Hal David is the subject of a new biography by his widow, Eunice.

A Sought-After  Songwriter  With A Powerful Pedigree Offers Her Best Tips On Finding Happiness

Forbes

Many of us can get pretty myopic about success and happiness. We are convinced we need an exact cocktail of events to occur before we allow ourselves to believe we have achieved success. If only we had that job, car, house. But the reality is that success comes in many forms. You can thrive at any time. The key is to recognize and embrace those riches when they come your way.

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Teen songwriters in NYC compete for a recording session

WABC-TV
The #MyNYCSong contest is designed to help young people here in the city find their voice, and the city has recruited teen musicians to help spread the word.. What inspires you about New York City and so we’re looking for young songwriters to tell that story,” Julie Menin, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of …

Louis Tomlinson: ‘Songwriting helped me forge my musical identity’

Music News
Louis Tomlinson became a songwriter in order to gain a musical “identity”. The 25-year-old singer first found fame as one fifth of boyband One Direction, before proving he’s more than just a pretty face by working with other people to pen tunes for the group, including songs Perfect, Strong and Taken. He’s now branched out on his own as the band enjoy a hiatus, and is using his songwriting skills for his own music too.

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