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GOLD STARS Report: Songs Recently Picked Up (latest update)

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On our SongU virtual campus, success is achieved through our focus on education and making each song the strongest it can be BEFORE spending money on a demo. We offer numerous opportunities for songwriters to reach their goals, from one-on-one coaching to live feedback sessions, to peer and mentor co-writes.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following members for having their songs signed or pitched for the following SongU leads during the time period August 26th – September 22nd, 2020.

Pitch For Publisher. Christian. VARIOUS CHRISTIAN & POSITIVE COUNTRY ARTISTS. Extended! (“I’m finding some great songs from these SongU writers! Keep them coming.” – D.G.) Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs to pitch to Christian labels Daywind Records /Mountain Fever Records / Red Hen Records – 65/40 Records. Submit the following: Southern Gospel / Bluegrass and Positive Country songs, male …

    • Adam Avery “IF I SANG HALLELUJAH” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Priscilla Connolly “I WILL BE STRONG “ (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Tonia Dyer “HOLY SPIRIT” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Gordon Ellis “MAMA HOLD ON” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Matt Glickstein “STONE BY STONE “ (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • David Johnson “I WAS TOO WEAK” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Carey Latham “I’M NOT DONE CRYING YET” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Alexsi Mallory “TEN FINGERS TEN TOES” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Karen Mitchell “WORK OF ART “ (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Tim Morgan “EMPTY VESSEL (DEMO)” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • David Pellegrini “ALL MY DAYS” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • David Pellegrini “LET IT GO” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Ken Wank “TOGETHER(WE’RE BETTER)” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Rita Weyls “LOVIN’ LEAD” (Date picked up: 9/2/2020)
    • Rita Weyls “ON MY OWN DEMO” (Date picked up: 9/16/2020)

Pitch For Other. Country. This is an opportunity from our friends at Liva Music Switzerland to get airplay on international radio stations. Liva is connected to over 450 Country stations in Europe, 80 Country stations in Australia, and also about 200 stations in the USA. They have very specific song submission guidelines, so read ENTIRE description before submitting…

  • Roger Brantley “NO PLACE FOR COUNTRY” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • John Murphy “DON’T LET GO (TROY ERVIN CUT)” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Ava Paige “I’LL BE GONE “ (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Joanne Stacey “HE LOVES HER STILL” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Joanne Stacey “THE SCENT OF A GOOD MAN” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Jamie Trent “THROWBACKS AND KEEPERS” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)
    • Jamie Trent “TUBE SOCK AND CROC” (Date picked up: 9/10/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. REBA. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Universal artist Reba McEntire. Looking for songs, any tempo, in the classic style and sound of Reba McEntire. Specifically, songs that are bold, fresh, sassy, fun, lively, uninhibited and full of spirit a la “Take It Back”, “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”, also story songs, a la “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” …

   • Loralei Ells “IF I LIED” (Date picked up: 9/21/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Americana, Country, Singer Songwriter. LEE ANN WOMACK. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for ATO Records artist Lee Ann Womack . Looking for songs, any tempo that meet at the intersection of Americana and Singer/Songwriter. Think about songs that with lyrical introspection, veiled by elaborate metaphors and memories, and songs with a distinctive roots oriented sound. Pitch Follow-up: Publishing …

    • Wes Bullock “FELL RIGHT” (Date picked up: 9/21/2020)
    • John Cirillo “OH MY HEART” (Date picked up: 9/21/2020)
    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN- FEMALE” (Date picked up: 9/21/2020)
    • Carol Hashe Rainone “HOUR OF LETTING GO” (Date picked up: 8/28/2020)
    • Mitch Townley “IF LOVE WAS A HOUSE” (Date picked up: 9/21/2020

Pitch For Song Plugger. Americana, Singer Songwriter, Alternative. ROSE FALCON/ RODNEY ATKINS. Extended! Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Curb artists Rose Falcon and Rodney Atkins. Seeking solo songs for each as well as duets as per the following:
–Solo songs for Rose Falcon ala American singer-songwriter, Caitlyn Smith.
–Solo songs for Rodney Atkins with a Jason Isbell vibe.
–Additionally open-minded …

    • John Cirillo “OH MY HEART” (Date picked up: 9/5/2020)
    • John Cirillo “HURRICANE AFTER YOU” (Date picked up: 9/5/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Americana, Traditional Country. JON WOLFE. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for several indie acts from Nashville for a better chance of getting a cut while many of the majors are on hiatus. SUBMIT all tempos of Traditional Country/Americana songs. For more about this artist go to http://www.jonwolfecountry.com/#home. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching …

    • Ricki Bellos “BLUE SKY RAIN” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)
    • Brad Mckinney “I’M ON IT” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. MATT FARRIS. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for several indie acts from Nashville for a better chance of getting a cut while many of the majors are on hiatus. MATT NEEDS: a “career breaking” Radio-friendly Country single. Mid or Uptempo. For more about this artist go to https://mattfarriscountry.com/. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your …

     • John Condrone “LYIN” ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)
    • Brad Mckinney “I’M ON IT” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)
    • John Prichard “CRUSHING ON YOU” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. 90’s Country. CHRIS WEBB. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for several indie acts from Nashville for a better chance of getting a cut while many of the majors are on hiatus. SUBMIT: upbeat 90’s Country with a modern feel ala “Life In a River Town”. Listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxOxu0LMTgc. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest …

    • Loralei Ells “ON SATURDAY” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)
    • Chelsie Taylor “EVER HOPED FOR” (Date picked up: 9/4/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Americana, Singer Songwriter. Pitch guest, N.P., is looking for an emotional and commiserating song about never giving up, daring to speak out, fighting for a better tomorrow, wise leadership, equality, love vs. hate, etc. Songs that wear hearts on their sleeves, but nothing angry or bitter. The characters are warm, diverse and good humored and so our aim is to close with a powerful song that not only motivates, but also unites. Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Americana. Male …

    • John Cirillo “COMEBACK KIDS” (Date picked up: 9/1/2020)
    • John Cirillo “I AM A FORCE” (Date picked up: 9/1/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country. TRACK 45. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for incredible songs for BBR Music Group/Universal Records artist Track 45. This is a sibling trio (Ben, Jenna and KK) from Mississippi. Three voices with an amazing blend, ‘blood harmony’ as we call it in the south. All are great vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters so pitch your very best songs, the bar is high! Their …

    • Rita Weyls “HEARTBEAT” (Date picked up: 9/17/2020)
    • Brad Yunek “KEEP KEEPIN’ ON” (Date picked up: 9/17/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Pop, Soul, Hip Hop. Pitch guest, N.P., is is looking for two types of songs for sync licensing for this show:
1. Emotional and uplifting, but not too sweet or schmaltzy – a story of a man trying to get back to his family and clear his name.
2. Determined, swagger, willing to do anything to beat the odds, won’t be held back, Nothing that sounds angry/aggressive, it’s more about resolve and strength of character.
Themes: …

    • Adam Avery “COMING HOME” (Date picked up: 9/22/2020)
    • John Cirillo “FEELING HOLY” (Date picked up: 9/22/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. DAILEY & VINCENT. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for BMG Rights Imprint Label artist Dailey & Vincent. These Bluegrass stars are doing a Country album. SUBMIT radio-friendly hits. Harmony with great lyrics and melody. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording results …

    • John Cirillo “PRETTY IN BLUE” (Date picked up: 9/22/2020)
    • Rita Weyls “TAILLIGHTS IN THE DARK. DEMO” (Date picked up: 9/22/2020)
    • Brad Yunek “KEEP KEEPIN’ ON” (Date picked up: 9/22/2020)

And a round of applause to those marked ‘Maybe’ too. Keep up the great work, everyone!

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 www.SongU.com. Besides being one of the main administrators (and now bloggers) Sara teaches Song Feedback and Lyric Writing at SongU.com.

2 thoughts on “GOLD STARS Report: Songs Recently Picked Up (latest update)

  1. I got picked up last week by Amurco who is interested in “Britany’s Lullaby” for their catalog. This was from a pitch opportunity posted on SongU.

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