"I've taken a few of Steve's classes. He told us to try writing with people who have a different style than yourself to keep you moving in new directions. He also said he was not interested in writing songs like Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. Even…"
"Charles - on top of all the other great info in the responses, I'll just add this - you've answered your own question in #1.... if there's no one in Enterprise, AL, then you need to take the music to where there are people. #2, in my…"
I think you take it all in context. In this day and age though we do have to be careful because of Internet and phones that can take pictures all the time. I think there is an underlying frustration within people in the industry that reflect…"
I can never be sure but I tended to believe it because it echoed a conversation I had with Steven a couple of years ago. But you never if someone is having a bad day or the frustration just comes out at that particular time. I certainly feel…"
"ARE YOU SURE your friend is telling you the truth about what Steve said?. Steve is a friend of mine, and that just does not sound like the guy I know. In fact he has always said he was a bit surprised when country music embraced him at first because…"
Interesting you mentioned Seskin. I had a friend and client of mine who was Flying with him from California to Nashville. My client is a rap/hip hop producer, making inroads into Nashville working with me, but also interacting with the…"
We are having very good luck with people making between four to six trips a year. They seem to be there yet are not living there. the more the better. i think people move too fast. So if they were to come in, focused writing, meeting a lot…"
"Very good, very educational, very "hit you between the eyes" honest truth too...
I just want to pick out a few things that Marc said that songwriters need to realize...
First. you do have to BE in Nashville or visit a lot to "have a…"
Think for a minute about what a publisher does. Most of them have staff writers, usually about five, and then a ton of outside writers that have single songs or open doors. That is probably around 250-300 songs. About half of those are…"
The open mics are at the Silver Moon, across from the Bama every Thus. i am here once a month. But even that is not going to do a lot for you in Nashville. Just one step of thousands to get you out of your comfort zone. Nashville has about…"
Ask yourself a question. What would a Nashville publisher be interested in doing in Enterprise Alabama? How many outlets are there to make money from there? How many record sales can they count on? How much money are they making from…"