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RESPECT: HONORING THE GREAT WOMAN SONGWRITERS OF OUR TIME

RESPECT: HONORING THE GREAT WOMAN SONGWRITERS OF OUR TIME

Friday, March 18, 2022

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They formed the soundtrack of my life. Carole. Aretha. Dolly. Stevie. Joni. Carly. Ellie. Chrissie. Cynthia. Laura. Karla. These women songwriters, with their stellar bodies of work, made unforgettable names for themselves. So much so that we’re actually able to identify them on a first name basis.

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    Songwriting Advocacy 101: CONSENT DECREES

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    Songwriting Advocacy 101: Streaming & Digital Media

    —The new media in the digital world are combining various income types and it can get confusing. —There are two...

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    For Supporters, December 2, 2021

    Testing supporters

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    Education, November 24, 2021

    Songwriting Advocacy 101: Definitions

    Let’s start with some basic definitions: The first thing to know is that there is a difference between an “artist”...

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    Education, December 8, 2021

    Songwriting Advocacy 101: CONSENT DECREES

    The “Consent Decrees” that affect songwriters are court-approved federal agreements between the Department of Justice and ASCAP & BMI. When these...

    READ MORE

    Education, December 8, 2021

    Songwriting Advocacy 101: Streaming & Digital Media

    —The new media in the digital world are combining various income types and it can get confusing. —There are two...

    READ MORE

    Education, December 8, 2021

    Songwriting Advocacy 101: Publishing Deals

    There are many different kinds of publishing deals and you should never sell or give away your publishing without careful...

    READ MORE

    Education, December 8, 2021

    Songwriting Advocacy 101: Understanding Revenue

    IMPORTANT CONCEPT:  Every song’s revenue is divided into two separate parts: the writer’s share and 2. the publisher’s share Let’s...

    READ MORE

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    Grammy-Winning songwriter Autumn Rowe

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    Grammy-Winning songwriter Autumn Rowe

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    The songwriting camp aimed to introduce "micro-lessons" about metadata while songwriters worked on new creative projects together.

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    In what is positioned to address a growing issue for music artists, particularly in the hip-hop genre, a new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamaal Bowman (NY-16).

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