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Pitch Opportunity - please only send carefully selected, appropriate songs - 16 year old up & coming female singer is looking for upbeat, age-appropriate material.  Please be sure to check her out at before sending your submissions.  She does country/pop music, but is interested in pop too.  Email Mp3 only JO Apr 24, 2015 9:18 AM
Music Industry Mixer - Passing this on as I thought it may be of interest to our members: Hey Jo! I was wondering if you would be so kind as to let the group know about a networking meetup / mixer I'm having next Wednesday night in Franklin. It's just a netw JO Apr 21, 2015 12:04 PM
Change in Song Critique Meetups - It's been my privilege to work with many of you in song critique sessions I have facilitated at my home, and at Denny Martin's studio.  Denny has been a great partner with me in making these meetups successful.  I have learned a great deal from all t Bart A. Apr 15, 2015 3:16 PM
Poetry Writers Workshop - I just received the following info this morning.  Might be of interest to some of you, so I'm passing it along.  Have a great Monday, y'all!  Jo "Hello, my name is Dr. Michelle Pinkard, and I am a professor at Tennessee State Universit JO Apr 13, 2015 8:08 AM
Songwriting Tips From UK - Here's some useful information from our friends across the pond.  Sounds a lot like what we hear around Nashville....Imagine that!­-songwriting-tips-from-world-c­lass-uk-musicians/ Best wishes for success! Bart A. Apr 1, 2015 3:51 PM
Booking Agent wanted - Looking to connect with an experienced booking agent (or someone who has experience in booking their own gigs and wants to take an extremely talented, polished young performer under his/her wing).  This is a paid position.  If you'd like more informa JO Apr 1, 2015 3:32 PM
Now accepting contributions for The Nashville Songwriters Meetup Group - Hi Singers & Songwriters, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs JO Jan 26, 2015 4:31 PM
This Tuesday: Come on down to the 404 and take a chance to win tickets to Eddie Money!! - UPDATE:  Schedule as of today: 7:00 Kathy Redwine, Dee Draeger, Eddie Paul  8:00 RiDawn Rae Lyle, Marc Allen Barnett, Bill Klicker   9:00 Mike Borgia, Debbie Pascarella & Donna DeSopo Come sign up for the open mic at 1 JO Jan 22, 2015 3:59 PM
Schedule for the 404 Songwriters Night with Eddie Paul - Here's the schedule so far...... Come do the open mic at 10:00 and get on the schedule for future shows! 7:00: Jo Rankin, Bart Ambrose, Jr Boyette 8:00: Susan Dickerson, Bill Warrington, Scot JO Dec 11, 2014 4:10 PM
Seeking place to shoot video - I was wondering if anyone in the group knows of any kind of space available to rent where band performance scenes for a video could be shot? It doesn't necessarily have to be a dedicated rehearsal room. It would need to be at Tom J. Dec 10, 2014 11:20 PM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] And the winner is....... - Glad it was a success!  Wish I could have been there.  Got to spend the night in the hospital inste Bart A. Nov 29, 2014 12:38 PM
And the winner is....... - Just wanted to congratulate Gordon Ellis on his win this last Tuesday at the 404 writers night with Eddie Paul.  Gordon won the random drawing for the free demo session at Walker Musical Enterprises' studio in LaVergne, TN.  Thank you to all the wond JO Nov 29, 2014 12:19 PM
Update on the Songwriters Night with Eddie Paul - Change of line-up and exciting news! - Please see the new schedule below: UPDATE:  We now have a free demo session to give away from Walker Musical Enterprises in Smyrna.  David Walker has been an awesome supporter of the group since we started in 2007! UPDATE JO Nov 22, 2014 9:11 AM
Meetup details changed: Songwriters Night & Open Mic with Eddie Paul - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­s-164/events/217855102/ When : Tuesday, November 25, 2014 JO Nov 10, 2014 2:10 PM
Meetup details changed: Songwriters Night & Open Mic with Eddie Paul - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­s-164/events/217855102/ When : Tuesday, November 25, 2014 JO Nov 8, 2014 8:09 AM
Buena Voyeage! Adios Mi Amigo! Say Goodbye to our friend, Gabriel Heiser - I am planning a going-away party for Gabe.  Rather than make it a meetup, open to everyone, I'd like to hear from all you friends.  If you'd like more info regarding when & where, please email me directly at [address removed].  I just don't wa JO Sep 2, 2014 4:58 AM
ASCAP and BMI consent decrees comment period deadline Aug. 6 - You've probably heard some of the rumblings going on about rates being paid to songwriters by companies like Pandora, Spotify, Clear Channel, and others.  It is a complex issue stemming from Federal actions over 70 years ago.  The link below, furnish Bart A. Aug 5, 2014 12:20 PM
Our Message Board - have you visited lately? - I was just posting to the message board when it struck me how rarely I visit.  There's so many great opportunites and information posted by our members!  I just wondered if others forgot it was available too.  Visit it today at JO Jun 25, 2014 1:40 PM
Demo pitfalls - Here's a great article from Jason Blume with information about what to avoid when producing demos, and some suggestions on what to do to avoid the pitfalls.  Jason is a successful writer, and a great teacher.  This can save you some money and headach Bart A. Jan 28, 2014 7:13 PM
Opportunity to play live and on the internet from INDIE CONNECT - I received the following from Vinny at Indie Connect.  While I try not to deluge you all with emails and announcements, this one sounds like it could be a good thing.  Would anyone in the group care to organize this event?  I, unfortunately, am spre JO Oct 3, 2013 8:43 AM
Members/Business Directory Update - Good morning!  I did get a lot of positive feedback about this, so we're going to move forward.  Anyone wanting to list in the directory should send me a short blurb about what they do, the name of their business and contact info.  For example, if y JO Sep 30, 2013 7:32 AM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] A thought - should we devise a members' directory? Feedback would be great! - Jo, I think it would be useful, so long as advertisers don't have access to send bulk emails (spam) t Bart A. Sep 28, 2013 6:35 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] A thought - should we devise a members' directory? Feedback would be great! - I think it's a great idea Jo. It's definitely something I would use. terry On Sep 28, 2013, at terry p. Sep 28, 2013 10:31 AM
A thought - should we devise a members' directory? Feedback would be great! - Over the years, I have had lots of requests from members to "advertise" their businesses by sending out an email to our members regarding their services and/or products.  I've resisted the temptation to do so as this group is all about supporting one JO Sep 28, 2013 9:39 AM
Date correction for next song critique meetup - The correct date for the next song critique session is September 14.  Apologies for extra email!   Bart Bart A. Aug 14, 2013 3:13 PM
Song Critique schedule change - Due to scheduling conflicts, there will not be a second song critique session in August.  We will resume our bi-monthly schedule in September.  The next session will be Sept. 15.  I will post details in early Sept.   Best wishes for Bart A. Aug 14, 2013 3:09 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Pitch Opportunity - All songs have been forwarded to the singer. If there is interest the writers will be contacted. Thanks again Jo and user 4. Jun 8, 2013 11:55 AM
Pitch Opportunity - This from David Walker: "I am doing a project for an artist in Missouri that I have never met. May need an original song or 2. The only thing i know about her is she likes blues and jazz and said that if I could imagine Cher singing a son JO Jun 7, 2013 5:10 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Pitching tips for film, tv, etc. - Bart: Ken W. May 30, 2013 11:57 AM
Pitching tips for film, tv, etc. - Here's some useful info for those of you who are, or plan to be, pitching music for film, tv, advertising, etc.  This comes from's blog site.  They asked top music supervisors why they do or don't select songs.  These are top results: Bart A. May 30, 2013 11:42 AM
German production company opportunity - Just got this one today.  Please send your responses directly to the email listed in the note:   German TV production seeking for unique host family This is kind of a special request.  We, the Constantin Enter JO May 23, 2013 4:54 PM
No Song Critique meetup 4th Saturday - Due to schedule conflicts, there will be no Song Critiques/Works in Progress meetup on May 25th.   Bart Bart A. May 18, 2013 3:16 PM
Opportunity for those of you with demos of modern country tunes - Walker Music is teaming up with a high-profile song pitching group and is looking for modern country tunes.  David Walker will be here at the Potluck on Saturday, May 4th, so if you have them, please bring them along.  You can also contact David dire JO May 1, 2013 7:45 AM
Opportunity to play in East Nashville!! You wanna do this.... you know you do! - This from Scott Barrier......sign me up Scotty...... East Tasty Farmers Market at 110 Gallatin Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206 will hold a songwriters showcase on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm, from May 18 through the end of October,  Music sets will b JO Apr 22, 2013 6:00 PM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Open Mike Opportunity from Julie Pennell - I am babysitting that night Sent from my iPhone On Mar 21, 2013, at 12:06 PM, Bart Ambrose < JO Mar 21, 2013 4:27 PM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Open Mike Opportunity from Julie Pennell - Thanks, Julie. I'll try to come by. Bart Bart A. Mar 21, 2013 3:06 PM
RE: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Open Mike Opportunity from Julie Pennell - Hi Bart - I will have a sign-up sheet. It's pretty informal, Julie P. Mar 21, 2013 12:16 PM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Open Mike Opportunity from Julie Pennell - Jo, are you going to this?  Does Julie have a sign up for it?  I might stop off after the critique Bart A. Mar 21, 2013 12:05 PM
Open Mike Opportunity from Julie Pennell - Just got this note from Julie..... she is an awesome hostess and I can guarantee you will hear some great musicians and writers.  The location is the Memorial Lutheran Church at 1211 Riverside Drive in East Nashville (37206).  Call Julie if you have JO Mar 20, 2013 8:48 AM
An opportunity to play, have fun and serve..... - This looked interesting, so I'm passing it on to y'all...... JO Open Call for Mentors, Volunteers for stage and sound, Performers, Equipment and all other needs JO Feb 28, 2013 7:40 AM
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Two contests which may be of interest to our members! -   These sounded quite interesting to me...... JO ABBEY ROAD & AVID  SONG CONTEST Abbey Road Studios and Avid have joined f JO Feb 3, 2013 8:33 AM
Opportunity for major network television show - Series set in the country music industry needs high-quality song “demos” that have been pitched to and were under consideration by major country artists . This must be verifiable. Looking for cou JO Nov 26, 2012 7:42 PM
Please Pray for Ric Bowers - he is in the hospital with congestive heart failure.  Please pray that he will be Ok - for those of you who know him, you know he is one special man! JO JO Sep 24, 2012 6:50 PM
Rock Drummer Needed - I just got this and figured I'd pass it on to the group.... JO Grownup drummer needed for high energy, blues oriented three piece rock band. We have gigs and recording sessions, but we don't make enough money to live on yet. For this reas JO Sep 4, 2012 7:43 PM
No September Potluck & Pickers Party due to many leaving town for the holiday weekend - We'll see you again in October!  Lots of good things coming up soon!  Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend!  JO JO Aug 26, 2012 7:59 AM
Parking for the Potluck..... just a quick note - Hey y'all..... we've got a few new neighbors who've complained about folks parking on their lawns and blocking their drives & mailboxes.  Please try to park in a way that won't offend :)  We've invited them over so maybe they will be pickn' and g JO Aug 1, 2012 5:59 PM
Opportunity from Deb Bishop to play - Received this just now..... do not respond to me, but to Deb at [address removed] Showcase Performers Needed July 2nd JO Jul 2, 2012 1:11 PM
Booking Agent - Is anyone or does anyone know an experienced booking agent who is ready to take on new talent?  I have a very talented band that is ready to get on the road - think Pat Benatar meets Adele.  Feel free to email me at [address removed] and I will get JO Apr 25, 2012 9:19 PM
Film opportunity for Indie Artists and Bands Only - FEATURE FILM: "MANSON GIRLS" (Slomotion Studios, US) Written for the screen and directed by Sussana Lo ("Black and White: A Love Story"). Starring Monica Keena ("Private Practice" - TVS, "Loaded - T JO Apr 25, 2012 9:23 AM
Songs Needed ASAP - Please follow guidelines - 1) THE BAND PERRY (Big Machine / Republic Nashville / UMG) Hit country band comprising Kimberly, Reid and Neil Perry, had #1's with "If I Die Young" and "All Your JO Apr 12, 2012 9:33 AM
Help my son if you can! Just a click of a button could make a huge difference! - Hey y'all - you know I very very rarely ask for anything from anyone, but could you please click on the link below to vote for my son, Eric B.? He loves graffitti art and this would be the most awesome thing that has ever happened to him in his y JO Apr 11, 2012 3:57 PM
SOS - Cool Indie Pop-Rock Original Xmas Songs needed asap - Just got this this morning..... if you have one, please send it ASAP to [address removed]...... Must have clearance JO Apr 8, 2012 8:29 AM
2012 CoolSprings Festival of the Arts... - user 1. Mar 19, 2012 10:47 AM
Looking for Songs for 20 year old female country/rock crossover - Need a few more songs to finish out her debut CD. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood type contemporary country songs with a bit of a rock edge. Send Mp3s with lyric sheets to [address removed] JO Mar 4, 2012 11:27 AM
Thanks for a great night last night! Anyone up to organizing this each week? - Steve's has asked if we'd like to do this on a regular basis. Unfortunately, I run 3 businesses and it is difficult for me to find the time. If anyone is interested, let me know. Although we didn't receive any compensation for last ni JO Mar 2, 2012 8:43 AM
Schedule for tonights show at Steve's Restaurant & Bar - If anyone has to make changes, let me know. If you are not scheduled, but would like to play, please come along - we can usually fit you in somewhere. I'm really looking forward to some great music. Thanks! JO 6 - 7 pm JO Mar 1, 2012 7:39 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] Country music listener research - Thanks for forwarding this Bart. Fascinating stuff. Not sure how representative these folks are of the terry p. Feb 24, 2012 9:21 AM
Country music listener research - This info from Edison Research is very useful if you write country music. I found the listener interviews particularly revealing. Here's the link:­home/archives/2012/02/beyond-c­ountrys-p1s.php & Bart A. Feb 23, 2012 12:10 PM
Need two more players for March 1st! Remember, you just need to be there to win the free demo! - Nomad Ovunc at Audio Authorities has pledged a free demo at his new, awesome studio in E. Nashville. Everyone who attends will have a chance to win! We need 2 more players to round out the evening, but the manager of Steve's says we can do JO Feb 21, 2012 4:50 PM
AFM Local 257 Approves New Rate For Demo Release - The musicians' union has changed the rules and rates charged for limited press demo recordings. This is important if you plan to sell your demos made with union musicians. The Limited Pressing agreement is a widely used Local 257 sc Bart A. Feb 17, 2012 11:50 AM
Free Guitar Lesson (honestly, truly) - Hey Folks, I know Gabe pretty well and this is an opportunity to learn something from one of the best! Here's what he sent me: FREE Guitar Lessons for Aspiring Singer-Songwriters *Is y JO Jan 24, 2012 8:22 AM
Another one for you Country writers - Here it is..... TOMMY DALTON (label tba) Nashville-based singer & experienced songwriter working on new album with producer Brent Mason. Tommy has written with many of Nashville's top writers, eg Keith Follese, Deann JO Jan 20, 2012 4:31 PM
Looking for Songs - Jo Dee Massina type country songs - 22-year old Australian-born country singer released her debut single in Australia in July 2007. Has already racked up four #1 videos on Australia’s Country Music Channel. With her father being a champion bull rider, she sang the na JO Jan 20, 2012 1:15 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - I would be interested too in a swap meet. Cyndi T user 1. Dec 23, 2011 11:51 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - Hi,   Yes, sounds fun!   Jason On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:00 PM, JO < [address removed] > wrote: Jason Dec 23, 2011 11:41 AM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - Preview not available Jeremy D. Dec 22, 2011 11:13 PM
Re: [SPAM] [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - I have a bunch of stuff - couple of guitars, pa system, etc. It would be fun to hav Bart A. Dec 22, 2011 10:27 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - Hi Jo, I’ve been on your email list but have yet to come to a meet up....soon..smiles! I f you Paula K. Dec 22, 2011 5:24 PM
RE: [vocalists-164] Swap Meet? - I have both equipment and instruments for a swap meet, if I Tim Dec 22, 2011 5:05 PM
Swap Meet? - Does anyone have musical equipment or instruments they'd like to swap? Let me know. We're thinking about a BBQ and swap meet for May if there is enough interest....... JO JO Dec 22, 2011 5:00 PM
Indie Hipster Master for Short Film Needed - "Behind The Scenes" video about the making of a clothing spot has a temp track: Foster The People - "Houdini" and they want to find something with a similar vibe to put in it's place. It should be an feel-good indie hipster track and can JO Dec 13, 2011 9:15 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - Checked em out. They are pretty good! What happened to the lead singer? He sounds great! Kimberli Dec 7, 2011 5:01 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - JR sent me a type. It's He missed the "g." Thanks Terry! Was wonder JO Dec 7, 2011 2:38 PM
Correction to the link for the female/male singer, plus additional info - Yes they are auditioning singers this month but the name is They also are auditioning keyboards. They have a hired gun b JO Dec 7, 2011 2:32 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - Same here, I'd like to check them ou Chris R. Dec 7, 2011 1:07 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - Preview not available terry p. Dec 7, 2011 12:54 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - Preview not available JR B. Dec 7, 2011 10:38 AM
Female or Male Vocalist Needed for Local Band - This from JR Boyette..... Some friends of mine are about to lose their lead singer in an 80’s rock band. Do you know anybody looking to join a band as a front man. They don’t have any pending gigs but they have played a couple of bar JO Dec 7, 2011 9:51 AM
Singer/Songwriter Master needed for Comedy/Romance - Comedy/Romance needs quirky up beat singer songwriter ala Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros "Home." Send mp3s only to [address removed]. Please try to send only songs which fit the description. Thanks!! JO Dec 3, 2011 7:46 AM
Reminder about the Potluck tomorrow -we're making Christmas presents :) - For those of you who may not have seen this before....... BE YE PREPARED Steve decided that JO Dec 2, 2011 6:49 PM
Re: - You don�t need any registration! Just buy and enjoy!..­ user 4. Nov 30, 2011 12:30 PM
Re: Group A co-writer identity & E-mail address - Hi, JO... Thanks again...for a very successful MeetUp. I need your wise counsel. Professor M. Nov 21, 2011 12:48 PM
Looking for 30's jazz, big band masters for film - This just came in - it's for a directors shot so there is very little money but would be good on anyone's portfolio. Here is the request: I need a song to be synched in the opening shot of a film short “The Broker”. It is set in the future, JO Nov 21, 2011 8:52 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - Hi Jo, I've not been active in the group. I run another meetup and it takes much free time. I live close to the French Quarter and would be interested in learning more and at least volunteer some time. Susan Alexander Susan A. Nov 8, 2011 10:42 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - Great idea! check out . It's a microfundraising organization where people can present project ideas to members and at the end of the evening, the audience votes on best pro user 2. Nov 8, 2011 4:51 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - How much are we talking about? Roscoe On Nov 8, 2011, at 12:30 PM, terry pinnegar wrote: Roscoe B. Nov 8, 2011 3:29 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - i have time during the day. If anything is needed. so would be glad to invest time and energy needed patrick m. Nov 8, 2011 12:43 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - where is this project located? Here or New Orleans.....hope I don't sound silly.. On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM, terry pinnegar < [address removed] Greg A. Nov 8, 2011 12:36 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - Jo . . . Sounds very interesting and I'd be happy to invest in the project. The biggest problem for me is th terry p. Nov 8, 2011 12:30 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - Will there be a brainstorming meeting prior to any decisions? --- On Mon, 11/7/11, JO <[address removed]> wrote: user 1. Nov 7, 2011 9:14 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] The Old French Quarter - i don't have money to invest but i would be happy to help you any way that i can! --- On Mon, 11/7/11, JO <[address removed]> wrote user 4. Nov 7, 2011 7:43 PM
The Old French Quarter - The building is up for lease. I've talked to a few folks who think it would be cool to get some investors together and get this landmark cafe up and running again. If anyone is interested in investing their time, energy and/or money in some JO Nov 7, 2011 2:47 PM
Bonfire - Also you might want to bring your folding chairs. I'll have hay bales set out but not enough for the number of folks that have signed up. Hope you can all make it out to the Boro! user 1. Oct 26, 2011 4:04 PM
Re: [vocalists-164] If you are planning to go to the Bonfire In The Sticks, please bring.... - Can we hunt for sticks in the woods for skewers? On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 10:39 AM, JO < [address removed] > wrote: Ginnie Susanne D Oct 26, 2011 11:06 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] If you are planning to go to the Bonfire In The Sticks, please bring.... - p { margin: 0; } Yes! We'll bring some! Thanks, Lori Lori Gilmore, Licensed Professional Counselor user 7. Oct 26, 2011 10:59 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] If you are planning to go to the Bonfire In The Sticks, please bring.... - I saw the posting for the bonfire ...BUMMMER ... I am in Philadelphia and will not return until Nov. 1st Jan --- On Wed, 10/26/11, J user 1. Oct 26, 2011 10:47 AM
If you are planning to go to the Bonfire In The Sticks, please bring.... - Skewers for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows. See you in a few days!! JO JO Oct 26, 2011 10:38 AM
Re: [vocalists-164] update of Kortney Jean - needs songs for new album - p { margin: 0; } I could possibly lhelp. F user 8. Oct 6, 2011 10:51 AM
update of Kortney Jean - needs songs for new album - This from David Walker.... thanks for putting the info out there. i am already getting some songs coming in. I realize i should have give you Kortneys link so everyone can get some idea of who she is and what she does. JO Oct 6, 2011 7:52 AM

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