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5 Ways Personal Connections Can Improve Your Chances at Pitching Success.

It’s understandably disheartening to have your song passed on. So, here’s a secret to help you improve your odds. You can schedule one-on-one 30 or 60-minute Private Listening Sessions with the same Street Pitch guests who provide pitch leads. Here are 5 ways this exclusive access to these industry pros gives you an invaluable approach to improving your pitching prospects:

  • You can gain strategic pre-pitch information: Play songs that you believe have excellent pitch potential and get their input BEFORE submitting them.
  • Learn from rejection: Present a previously passed on song to find out why it didn’t quite hit the mark and what can help improve your odds the next time.
  • Receive guidance for works-in-progress: Share your worktapes and developing songs, enabling pitch guests to provide feedback and steer you in the right direction for your best results.
  • Jog their memory of previously preferred songs: Remind them of songs they’ve enjoyed in the past, highlighting your adaptability and commitment to delivering what resonates.
  • Expand your network: IMPORTANTLY, these sessions offer a unique opportunity to establish meaningful face-to-face connections that build rapport with music publishers for future communication.

Currently, Creative Director, Queenie Mullinex (Washington Street Publishing – Nancy Peacock pitch listings), Publisher, Bob Dellaposta (My 3 Kids Music), and Publisher Dallas Gregory (Song Rocket Music) are available to schedule private sessions at a time that is convenient for you.

Author: Sara Light

Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy, The Musical" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score." Sara has always combined her love of teaching with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2001 she co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website Besides being one of the main administrators (and now bloggers) Sara teaches Song Feedback and Lyric Writing at

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