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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 JANUARY 1st – FEBRUARY 10th 2021.

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 …

    • Hollie Brogunier “A LITTLE BIT O’HONEY GOES A LONG WAY” (Date picked up: 1/3/2021)
    • Kimberly Jakubicki “BETTER DAY” (Date picked up: 1/3/2021)
    • Carey Latham “WASTED SUMMER” (Date picked up: 1/3/2021)
    • Carey Latham “BLACK HAT” (Date picked up: 1/3/2021)

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 …

    • Pat Aureli “GRASS STAINS” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)

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. …

    • Ricki Bellos “ANOTHER PERFECT DAY” (Date picked up: 1/11/2021)
    • Jim Purtell “ANOTHER PERFECT DAY” (Date picked up: 1/11/2021)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. .Top 40 Female Pop, Soul, Chillout-House, World Music AMURCO MUSIC LICENSING. Re-Opened for submissions! 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 World. Here is a note to us from Joel at Amurco: “Our our deals …

    • Donna Aylor “TOO CLOSE TO THE FIRE- WITH DRUMS” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Lee Brownson “ITS GOTTA BE THIS WAY” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Pamela Gibson “BADLY” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Laura Leigh “EMPTY SHEETS” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Lisa Morgan “ALL I WANT TO DO” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Lisa Morgan “WHAT DO YOU DO” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)
    • Lisa Morgan “EMPTY GLASSES” (Date picked up: 2/4/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. TRACE ADKINS. Still looking! 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 …

    • Patrick Scott “TWO INCH BALL” (Date picked up: 1/15/2021)

Pitch For Song Plugger. Contemporary Country. ADAM DOLEAC. Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Sony Music Nashville/Arista Records recording artist Adam Doleac. Seeking contemporary country songs in the direction of Billy Currington’s “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To” and “Don’t It”. Also consider recent hits by Brett Young and Old Dominion. PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song they …

    • Jeff Roe “DOWN TO THE REAL” (Date picked up: 1/9/2021)

Pitch For Song Plugger. Contemporary Country, Traditional Country. JOE NICHOLS. Extended! Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for Quartz Hill Records recording artist Joe Nichols. Quartz Hill is a new label recently started by Benny and Paul Brown from Broken Bow and Jason Sellars. Looking now for a mixture of traditional and contemporary country songs, listen to the songs on his former “Cricket’s” album for reference to direction. …

    • Tim Morgan “SUMMERTIME ALL YEAR (DEMO)” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)

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 …

    • Ray Govero “TROUBLE WITH CURVES” (Date picked up: 1/11/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country, Pop. JUNA N JOEY. Street Pitch guest, J.N., veteran independent songplugger who has generated income for SongU members is looking for songs for indie artist Juna N Joey. Submit tempo Country Pop to this sister and brother act (think modern day Carpenters) with large social media following. Learn more at https://junanjoey.com/epk/ . PITCH FOLLOW-UP: If this guest expresses interest in your song they will pitch it with the understanding that you will be …

    • John Cirillo “A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM” (Date picked up: 1/11/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. NATE BARNES. Extended! 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 …

    • John Cirillo “FALL INTO YOU” (Date picked up: 1/4/2021)
    • Ray Govero “TROUBLE WITH CURVES” (Date picked up: 2/1/2021)
    • Stephen adrian Lawrance “F150(GET THE F150 OUTTA HERE)” (Date picked up: 2/9/2021)
    • Brad Mckinney “I’M ON IT” (Date picked up: 2/1/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. JT HARKER. Extended! Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Stepside Records artist JT Harker. Listening for straight down the middle country radio hits, any tempo. From the JT Harker camp “Think Dierks Bentley meets Blake Shelton vibe”. JT grew up in northern California and his musical influences are varied, from Creedence Clearwater Revival to Marvin Gaye to …

    • Bill Ohanlon “I DIDN’T COME HERE FOR THIS” (Date picked up: 1/7/2021)
    • Kenneth Riggins “RIGHT WHERE U WANT ME” (Date picked up: 1/7/2021)
    • Matthew Soileau “SURRENDER” (Date picked up: 1/7/2021)
    • Andrew Trotter “YOU MAKE TEQUILA TASTE GOOD “ (Date picked up: 1/7/2021)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. . EMOTIONAL ACOUSTIC SONGS FOR TV & ADVERTISING. Pitch guest, N.P., is seeking simple, stripped down songs for several TV shows. Think Subaru commercials AND the soundtrack to the show “This Is Us”. In the style of Iron & Wine, Goldspot, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Sufjan Stevens, etc. Male or female vocals OK.
Songwriters, important: SONGS SUBMITTED HAVE TO BE CLEARED FOR SYNC LICENSING as per the following guidelines (no exceptions):
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    • Robbi Atkins “LEAD YOU HOME (REWRITE, WITH MALE VOCAL)” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)
    • John Cirillo “HURRICANE AFTER YOU” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)
    • John Cirillo “OH MY HEART” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)
    • John Cirillo “YOU WERE LOVED- AC/POP” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)
    • Nina Sundstrom “TAKE THE NEXT EXIT” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)
    • D Toomey “CIRCLES” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country, Pop. RICHARD SCHRODER. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for Amplifier Records Nashville artist, Richard Schroder who is being produced by multi-#1 producer, Matt McClure. Looking for current sounding UPTEMPO Country Pop songs with big choruses ala Brett Eldridge’s “Beat of the Music”, Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee”, Tim McGraw’s “Humble And Kind”; ‘Four on the floor’ beat; …

    • Ben Krahne “BRING YOUR OWN SUNSHINE “ (Date picked up: 1/24/2021)
    • Rick Lane “I LIKE THE WAY YOU KISS ME” (Date picked up: 1/24/2021)
    • Rick Lane “I’M ALL COUNTRY” (Date picked up: 1/24/2021)
    • Bill Ohanlon “I DIDN’T COME HERE FOR THIS” (Date picked up: 1/24/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. AMY SCRUGGS. Street Pitch guest and publisher, Bob D., who has already generated income for SongU.com members is looking for songs for artist, Amy Scruggs, being produced by hit maker, Fred Mollin. Need 3 more up-tempo songs ala Jo Dee Messina meets Brad Paisley, playful, California-Country, fun Girl-Power, ‘Just Do It’ songs. Include lyric sheets . Pitch follow-up info: If this guest expresses interest in your song, before pitching it, they will …

    • Brad Yunek “LIPSTICK” (Date picked up: 1/24/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Christian, Gospel. JASON CRABB. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for the insanely talented, Grammy award winning Christian artist on Red Street Records, Jason Crabb. Jason has earned 21 GMA Dove Awards including Male Vocalist and Artist Of The Year. Jason’s roots are in Southern Gospel but he can sing virtually any genre of Christian music. Song submissions can be diverse and …

    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN” (Date picked up: 2/10/2021)
    • John Cirillo “FEELING HOLY” (Date picked up: 2/10/2021)
    • Kerry Jeter “POUR INTO ME” (Date picked up: 2/10/2021)
    • David Johnson “LIFE’S NOT A DEAD END ROAD” (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. MaRYNN TAYLOR. Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Black River Entertainment artist MaRynn Taylor. Listening for 90’s style, young female country songs. No drinking, cheating, nothing vindictive. Early Trisha Yearwood meets Stevie Nix and the Dixie Chicks is the lane you’ll want to be in with your song pitches. You can listen to MaRynn here – https://youtu.be/3tyaTYyJTQ0

    • Ben Krahne “THE ANGELS ARE WAITING “ (Date picked up: 1/21/2021)

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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