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

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At SongU.com, our members achieve success through a holistic approach that focuses on education. We work directly with the songwriters to make each song as competitive as possible before spending money on a demo. We do this by offering numerous opportunities to reach their goals, including online Song Feedback sessions, written Coaching evaluations, Private consultations/collaborations with our Music Publisher and Hit Songwriter Mentors, a member-website cowriter search feature, and more. Finally, we offer monthly Pitch opportunities with a guaranteed response from our Street pitch guests.

CONGRATULATIONS to the following members for having their songs signed or pitched for the following leads during the time period OCTOBER 28th – DECEMBER 31st 2020.

Pitch For Other. Country. Re-Opened. Several of our members have gotten airplay through this listing. 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:

– Seeking REAL Country …

    • Kimberly Jakubicki “TOGETHER STRONG” (Date picked up: 12/15/2020)
    • Brenda Kornblum “STAMP COLLECTOR” (Date picked up: 12/14/2020)
    • Jeff Roe “TALK TO HER-JEFF ROE” (Date picked up: 12/13/2020)
    • Phillip Sandifer “STAY IN YOUR LANE” (Date picked up: 12/13/2020)
    • Phillip Sandifer “THE TROUBLE WITH GUITARS” (Date picked up: 12/13/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country, Rock. JAY ALLEN. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Verge Records artist Jay Allen. Looking for real, raw, in your face undeniable SMASH Country hits with meat on the bones! For more on this artist go to https://www.jayallenofficial.com/. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording …

    • Brad Yunek “SINCE YOU FIRST SAID I DO (CHERYL’S SONG)” (Date picked up: 10/28/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. REBA. Extended! Still looking! 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 …

    • James Hoppe “WINDSHIELD” (Date picked up: 11/23/2020)
    • Avrim Topel “I LIKE WHAT YOU SEE” (Date picked up: 12/21/2020)
    • Claire Ulanoff “DIG A NEW WELL” (Date picked up: 12/21/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. .Acoustic Country / Modern Bluegrass. WESTWEND. Re-Opened! 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: male/female duets, acoustic country, modern bluegrass ala Alison Krauss & Wade Bowen. For more about this artist go to https://www.westwendmusic.com/home. …

    • Julie Broschard “IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU” (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)
    • John Cirillo “DIAMONDS TO DUST” (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)
    • Sandy Sherman “RHYTHM OF JOY” (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country. TRACK 45. Extended! 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 …

    • Julie Broschard “IT’S ALWAYS BEEN YOU” (Date picked up: 12/1/2020)
    • John Cirillo “MOONLIGHTING” (Date picked up: 11/11/2020)
    • Luke Denison “ONE INCH AT A TIME” (Date picked up: 12/1/2020)
    • Carin Fradin “CRUSH ON MY HOMETOWN” (Date picked up: 12/21/2020)
    • Kelly Mckay “YOU REWIND ME” (Date picked up: 12/1/2020)
    • Phillip Sandifer “FIND YOUR OWN WAY” (Date picked up: 12/1/2020)

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 …

    • Claire Ulanoff “THE LESS TRAVELED ROAD” (Date picked up: 12/31/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. MaRYNN TAYLOR. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Black River Entertainment artist, MaRynn Taylor. Submit Classic 90’s Country songs along the lines of young Dixie Chicks meets young Trish Yearwood. Keep it organic. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for publishing if a major recording …

    • Paul Jarvis “SOMETHING TO PROVE” (Date picked up: 10/28/2020)

Pitch For Song Plugger. Country. ABBY ANNE MILLER. Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for indie recording artist Abby Anne Miller. She is being co-produced by LeAnn Rimes’ dad, Wilbur Rimes. Seeking clean lyric (no drinkin) country songs, uptempos preferred. Don’t be afraid of pitching songs in the traditional George Strait direction, but contemporary country pitches are welcome also. Listen to …

    • Matthew Soileau “HE’S A KEEPER” (Date picked up: 11/11/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. .Top 40 Female Pop, Soul, Chillout-House, Oriental Music AMURCO MUSIC LICENSING. This is an UK-based licensing company with a catalogue of 70,000+ tracks, offering playlisting and syncing opportunities. They are currently interested in receiving submissions for the following types of music: Current Top 40 Pop (Female), Soul, Chillout/Chill House, and Oriental. Here is a note to us from Joel at Amurco: “Our our deals are completely non-exclusive …

    • Elizabeth Adams “HANGING BY A STRING” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Elizabeth Adams “EARTHQUAKE” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Elizabeth Adams “YOU’RE SO GOOD LOOKING” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Ricki Bellos “DOING THE SAME (FEMALE)” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Ricki Bellos “EITHER WAY” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Ricki Bellos “IT’S LIKE THAT (LOSS)” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Julie Broschard “DON’T PUT THAT ON ME” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Ted Hanson “SOLIDER BOY- SG STUDIOS” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Ted Hanson “THAT’S WHEN IT HIT ME- SG STUDIOS” (Date picked up: 11/26/2020)
    • Aaron j Hooks wayman “YOU WILL WIN” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Steve Matthews “THE SONG IN MY DREAM “ (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Bill Ohanlon “LIVE LAUGH LOVE” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Bill Ohanlon “UNGLUED “ (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Donna Opfer “BREAKABLE” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Donna Opfer “ON THE OTHER SIDE” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Donna Opfer “STAND-UP YEAR” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Jim Purtell “GET TO YOU” (Date picked up: 11/17/2020)
    • Schantell Wharton “INSTEAD” (Date picked up: 11/26/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. TRACE ADKINS. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for incredible songs for Verge Records artist Trace Adkins. Trace is currently recording a 25-song album to celebrate his 25th anniversary in country music. There are numerous collaborations with other multi-genre artists already underway. Looking for songs, any tempo. Think about songs you would expect to hear …

    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN” (Date picked up: 10/30/2020)
    • Bill Havens “STUMBLE “ (Date picked up: 11/5/2020)
    • Cari lynn York “KEEP AMERICA ALIVE MALE VOCAL “ (Date picked up: 11/18/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country. LEXIE HAYDEN. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for incredible songs for Step Side Records artist Lexie Hayden. Looking for songs, any tempo with an organic / vibey feel that fans can connect with. Think inside and outside of the box, even to songs that don’t necessarily cater to current country trends. Think Kacey Musgraves meets Kelsie Ballerini. Check out …

    • John Cirillo “BREAKUP BREAKDOWN” (Date picked up: 10/30/2020)
    • John Cirillo “HURRICANE AFTER YOU” (Date picked up: 10/30/2020)
    • Luke Denison “ONE INCH AT A TIME” (Date picked up: 11/13/2020)
    • James Hoppe “SIP IT OFF MY LIPS” (Date picked up: 10/30/2020)
    • Jill Smith “STORM CHASER” (Date picked up: 11/13/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Americana, Folk, Pop, Singer Songwriter, Alternative, Indie. Pitch guest, N.P., is seeking Lullabies And Family Friendly Music for sync licensing for film & TV. We need ORIGINAL lullabies and songs about family and friendship: parent/child relationships, brothers/sister and friends that are like family. *Lullabies are especially versatile….besides the obvious use, they can be used for general comfort and in juxtaposition to a scary, tense or horror scene. Mid-tempos and ballads work best for these themes. …

    • Robbi Atkins “HELLO, YOU” (Date picked up: 11/12/2020)
    • Robbi Atkins “SWEET AS YOU” (Date picked up: 11/12/2020)
    • Karen Mitchell “DON’T MISS THIS” (Date picked up: 11/19/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. .Genres in order of importance: Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic Pop, Jazz/Standards Pitch guest, N.P. says, “Yes, we still need Christmas songs!” Hallmark & Lifetime movies have dozens of movies in production and they need your fun, fresh originals and especially unique versions of classic public domain songs. Uptempo and upbeat mid-tempos ok but NO BALLADS please. Prefer female vocals, but awesome male vocals are welcome. Genres as listed …

    • John Cirillo “YOU MAKE MY CHRISTMAS” (Date picked up: 11/16/2020)
    • John Cirillo “THE BEST CHRISTMAS OF ALL” (Date picked up: 11/16/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. STEPHANIE QUAYLE. Extended! Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Reviver Records artist, Stephanie Quayle. Submit meaty story songs/strong women songs/no man bashing/all tempos including ballads. Listen at https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-Quayle/e/B00DJAH0YM . Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will ask for …

    • Adam Avery “DOING THAT” (Date picked up: 11/14/2020)
    • Julie Broschard “A WOMAN’S TOUCH” (Date picked up: 11/14/2020)
    • John Cirillo “I AM A FORCE” (Date picked up: 11/14/2020)
    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN- FEMALE” (Date picked up: 11/14/2020)
    • James Hoppe “WINDSHIELD” (Date picked up: 12/3/2020)
    • Brad Mckinney “COUNTRY IN MY CITY” (Date picked up: 12/3/2020)
    • Tim Morgan “AFTER PARTY (DEMO-FEMALE)” (Date picked up: 12/3/2020)
    • David Nicastro “SHE’S GOT TO” (Date picked up: 11/14/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. .Soulful Country with Contemporary Production ROMAN ALEXANDER. Extended! Street Pitch guest, Bob D., who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Reviver Records artist Roman Alexander. Submit Soulful/contemporary production. Think Billy Currington Vibe. No boy meets girl in bar lyrics. To hear this artist check https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7VnLC0-HWLrEY8HDdZzEaQ. PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest …

    • Robbi Atkins “ANOTHER CHANCE TO CHOOSE” (Date picked up: 12/6/2020)
    • John Cirillo “FALL INTO YOU” (Date picked up: 12/6/2020)
    • Tim Morgan “A WOMAN IN LOVE (DEMO)” (Date picked up: 12/19/2020)
    • David Nicastro “THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT” (Date picked up: 12/6/2020)

Pitch For Song Plugger. Country, Rock. ANDY PURSELL. Street Pitch guest, Bob D., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Florida-based indie artist Andy Pursell. Submit tempo Rockin’ Country Uptempos ala Kenny Chesney. Learn more at http://andypursellmusic.com/ . PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song they will pitch it with the understanding that you will be asked to sign a single song agreement with …

    • Jonny Born “A WHISKEY KIND OF LOVE “ (Date picked up: 12/9/2020)
    • Jonny Born “WARNING ON THE BOTTLE” (Date picked up: 12/9/2020)
    • John Cirillo “DON’T LAST LONG” (Date picked up: 12/9/2020)
    • Dwayne Fisel “THE GETTING DOWN TO IT” (Date picked up: 12/9/2020)
    • David Nicastro “VARSITY REDNECK LETTER” (Date picked up: 12/9/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. NATE BARNES. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for SONY/Quartz Hill Records artist Nate Barnes. Looking for songs – any tempo that are organic, and a blend of Luke Combs meets Blake Shelton. Barnes writes and sings about faith and family, work and heartache, love and the simple joys of life. Especially needing songs that the ladies will like, radio hit singles. …

    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN” (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)
    • Matthew Soileau “MIX IT UP “ (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)
    • Andrew Trotter “RED WINE” (Date picked up: 12/17/2020)
    • Brad Yunek “KEEP KEEPIN’ ON” (Date picked up: 12/7/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Pop, Indie. Pitch guest, N.P., is looking for romantic, love songs for Valentine’s Day and others films for 2021. Upbeat and slow dance songs. Must be wholesome, clean lyrics, female & male vocals. Genres: Pop/indie pop, very pop-leaning-country. References: Taylor Swift ‘Me’, Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber ‘Stuck With You’, Gabby Barnett ‘One Of The Good Ones’, John Legend, Shawn Mendez, Harry Stiles, Ed Shearan, etc.
Songwriters, important: SONGS …

    • Robbi Atkins “LA LA LA LA LOVE” (Date picked up: 12/14/2020)
    • Adam Avery “COMING HOME” (Date picked up: 12/14/2020)
    • Isobel Greenhalgh “SAFETY” (Date picked up: 12/21/2020)
    • Cari lynn York “LOVING THIS LOVE (FINAL MIX) “ (Date picked up: 12/14/2020)
    • Cari lynn York “LOVIN’ THIS LOVE PIANO / VOCAL “ (Date picked up: 12/14/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Pop. Pitch guest, N.P., is looking for a HUGE, inspirational Pop song. It should start small and grow into a big release, picking up tempo and energy before the climax. Most importantly we are looking for a great lyrical hook that hints on themes of starting again, coming alive, changing, growing, new outlook, new day, out of the darkness, braving the unknown, the future is bright, etc. References: Ruelle “Where We Come Alive,” Florence + The Machine …

    • Noel Cohen “FALLIN’ IN” (Date picked up: 12/28/2020)
    • Isobel Greenhalgh “BEAUTIFUL WORLD” (Date picked up: 12/21/2020)
    • Matthew Soileau “COME BACK STRONG” (Date picked up: 12/16/2020)

And a round of congrats 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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