Day 2 and a Project/Co-Writer Update

Day two of the conference was also excellent, but more for the industry contacts and networking and for hearing some fantastic music and learning, rather than for pick-ups. Our song was presented only once on Sunday and didn’t fit for what the exec needed so wasn’t picked up, but two other execs picked up songs on Sunday that were on the same CD as our song, so they may hear our song anyway.

I just sent a first draft of a song I wrote today to my co-writer Denis Loiseau who was my collaborator on “No More Secrets/No More Lies”. The title is “I’ve Already Won”. He likes it a lot and we’re going to co-write it.

In the meantime, Kevin Harris and I are scheduled to meet on Wednesday to begin co-writing our first song together. It’s called “Shadow Of Our Love”. Some of you saw a post with the first draft of that song a few months ago. Kevin has been in the music industry for a long time as a musician, producer, songwriter, and vocalist. His name is on credits for quite a number of films and TV shows, often for pieces of the background music. His studio produced the demo for “No More Secrets/No More Lies”. I’m looking forward to creating with him, and I’m certain I’ll learn a lot.

For those of you who are getting tired of the songwriting focus of recent posts, I plan to write regarding a wider variety of of subjects this week. Thank you for your patience!



About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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28 Responses to Day 2 and a Project/Co-Writer Update

  1. billgncs says:

    I think this is fascinating, thanks for sharing the insight.

  2. Very exciting stuff Russ. You write about song-writing as much as you want, you hear!?

  3. artsifrtsy says:

    Your blog is about what you want to talk about – songwriting is just fine:)

  4. I would imagine it takes a lot of patience to hopefully ‘break into’ the market …so to speak . But I think you have lots of it…Not to worry about your posts…They’ve been interesting…Diane

  5. strokedtolife says:

    These posts are great! Thank you for sharing this part of your life with us. You’re a beautiful writer so anything you write about is captivating!

  6. Full support….write on ….sing on! ♫ ♪ ♫

  7. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    I am enjoying hearing about your progress with your song writing, it actually is pretty interesting and i could not be more happier for you. I also agree with everyone who posted before me…especially what “stufffitellmysister” said ~ “Full support….write on ….sing on! ♫ ♪ ♫” Blessings!

  8. Rhonda says:

    Don’t leave us in the sound proof booth! Keep letting us know what’s going on with your music. Everybody here is correct…this is your blog, we read what you want to write about because we are interested and inspired. Rock on Russ!

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