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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 September 23rd – October 27th, 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 …

    • Jim Karns “THE DAY I MET THE DEVIL 2” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “THE FINAL WORD” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “GOOD GOOD NEWS” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “LET IT RUN” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “REFRESH ME LORD” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “CHILD OF A PROMISE” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Koch “THAT’S YOUR SONG” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Steve Matthews “TAKE A LOOK AGAIN” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Karen Mitchell “MY GOD DOES” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Karen Mitchell “WHEN GRANDPA PRAYED (NEW MIX AND MASTER)” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)
    • Ava Paige “LOVE ON JESUS” (Date picked up: 10/9/2020)

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…

    • Brenda Kornblum “I FISH” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)
    • Stephen adrian Lawrance “COLD COMFORT” (Date picked up: 10/24/2020)
    • Jeff Roe “BOTTOM OF IT- JEFF ROE” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country, Pop, Traditional Country. BRETT KISSEL. Extended! Still current and actively looking.Street Pitch guest, D.G., veteran music publisher, who has already generated income for SongU members, is looking for songs for Warner Music Canada artist Brett Kissel. Brett’s last single, “Drink About Me”, went to No. 1 in Canada and currently has over 25 million streams (over 17 million streams in the USA alone). Here’s a link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV_QkrQLbxY
Currently …

    • Dwayne Fisel “I COULD GET USED TO THIS” (Date picked up: 10/1/2020)
    • Alexsi Mallory “FREEZE SUMMER DEMO” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Frank Stopak “LOVE YOU LIKE I SHOULDNT” (Date picked up: 10/1/2020)
    • Mitch Townley “STOMP ON “ (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Rock, Southern Rock. HOLLYWOOD YATES. 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. This Rodeo Clown and bull rider needs ANTHEM-LIKE songs to fire up the crowd ala “We Will Rock You.” For more about this artist go to https://www.facebook.com/HollywoodYatesMusic/ . Pitch follow-up info: …

    • John Cirillo “COYOTE MOON” (Date picked up: 9/25/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. .Acoustic Country / Modern Bluegrass. WESTWEND. 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 ala Alison Krauss & Wade Bowen. For more about this artist go to https://www.westwendmusic.com/home. Pitch follow-up info: If this guest …

    • John Cirillo “EVERGREEN” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • John Condrone “SINCE I FOUND YOU (COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS)” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Rita Weyls “SHADOW IN THE DAWN. FINAL” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Brad Yunek “US” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)

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 …

    • Hollie Brogunier “CROSSROADS” (Date picked up: 10/27/2020)
    • Ava Paige “THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE” (Date picked up: 10/27/2020)
    • Mitch Townley “GIRL IN A SUMMER SONG” (Date picked up: 10/27/2020)

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 …

    • Ricki Bellos “ANOTHER PERFECT DAY” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Ricki Bellos “BLUE SKY RAIN” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Jonny Born “WHISKEY KIND OF LOVE – DEMO” (Date picked up: 10/13/2020)
    • John Cirillo “A BAR IN HEAVEN” (Date picked up: 10/13/2020)
    • John Cirillo “HEY GOODBYE” (Date picked up: 9/25/2020)
    • Michael Taylor “GLORY HALLELUJAH SKY_FV” (Date picked up: 9/25/2020)

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 …

    • John Cirillo “ROMEOS AND JULIETS” (Date picked up: 9/23/2020)
    • John Cirillo “LOST AMEN- FEMALE” (Date picked up: 9/23/2020)
    • Loralei Ells “JUST CUZ” (Date picked up: 10/19/2020)
    • Marc Kuchner “START NOW “ (Date picked up: 9/25/2020)
    • Rita Weyls “GOOD BEHAVIOR. DEMO” (Date picked up: 9/23/2020)

Pitch For Licensing Agent. Americana, Contemporary Country, Country. Extended! Pitch guest, N.P., is seeking songs for sync licensing to promote the new season of several cable network shows. Submit the following: Family, friendly songs. Upbeat – songs that build excitement and make you want to tune it to the new season. Good catchy choruses. Positive themes like: getting together, something new, look at me, something that, celebration, we’re back! Male or female vocals. Please include lyrics in your Locker so they …

    • Robbi Atkins “HELLO AGAIN SUNSHINE” (Date picked up: 10/21/2020)
    • John Cirillo “COMEBACK KIDS” (Date picked up: 10/21/2020)

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 …

    • Robbi Atkins “GAME OVER CURTAIN CLOSED GOODBYE” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Robbi Atkins “HUMAN HEART (POP VERSION/FEMALE)” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Robbi Atkins “SOCIAL MEDIA BEAUTY QUEENS “ (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Jim Best “I AM A WOMAN” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Jim Best “THE GIFT OF LOVE 95 G RNB” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Jim Best “WHAT IS LOVE? NW” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • John Cirillo “A MILLION COLORS” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • John Cirillo “WORDS” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • John Cirillo “I AM A FORCE” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Priscilla Connolly ” FREEDOM” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Priscilla Connolly “SCAR TISSUE” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Priscilla Connolly “YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN THE ONE” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Eugenia Johnson “BRITANY’S LULLABY” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Elizabeth Milcarek “CONQUER TONIGHT – FINAL MIX” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Mark Newman “BATTLE SCARS MASTER” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Mark Newman “ALL COLOURS OF CRAZY- MASTER” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Mark Newman “LOVE ON ME – MASTER” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Robert Quigley “I CAN BE THE ONE” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Ken Wank “YOU STARTED SOMETHING INSIDE ME” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Ken Wank “AIN’T GONNA WAIT FOR YOU FOREVER” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)
    • Ken Wank “MYSTERIOUS” (Date picked up: 10/7/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Country. TRACE ADKINS. 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 from Trace, …

    • Jonny Born “WHISKEY KIND OF LOVE – DEMO” (Date picked up: 10/27/2020)
    • Billy Janes “HAUNT ME” (Date picked up: 10/14/2020)
    • Brad Yunek “THE COLORS AND THE CROSS” (Date picked up: 10/27/2020)

Pitch For Publisher. Contemporary Country. LEXIE HAYDEN. 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 one of Lexie’s …

    • John Cirillo “OH MY HEART” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)
    • John Cirillo “MAKING IT UP AS WE GO” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)
    • John Cirillo “HEART RUNS DRY” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)
    • Dan Mayo “ONE TRICK PONY” (Date picked up: 10/20/2020)

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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