Category Archives: Songwriting Conferences & Trip Updates

My First Songwriting Contract!

Remember when I mentioned that my song co-written with Denis Loiseau “No More Secrets/No More Lies” was recently picked up by a couple of music industry execs? Last night I received and today I agreed to a contract from one … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Our Song Did Well on Day One of the 2012 Songwriters Conference

I am a lucky and very grateful man. Songwriters fly in from around the world to come to this annual conference that just happens to be about 20 minutes away from my home. It started off on Friday night with … Continue reading

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What a Difference an Hour Makes!

I’m so jazzed! In the last hour: I’ve made plans to go to the music studio while the vocalist Allyson Paige allysonpaige.com sings the song “No More Secrets/No More Lies” that Denis Loiseau and I co-wrote. We’re having a demo … Continue reading

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2011 West Coast Songwriting Conference Results

The West Coast Songwriting Conference was a success for me. I loved the experience and learned a lot. “Makin’ Memories” made some waves. One professional songwriter who also teaches songwriting at Foothill and led a song screening session said, “It’s … Continue reading

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Nashville Adventure Update

I got back into town late Sunday night from my 3-day adventure to ‘the crazy town that is like Hollywood with twang.’ My collaborator Denis Loiseau and I had a great trip. Our primary business meeting was hosted by the husband and wife … Continue reading

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Major Good News on the Songwriting Front

I got a major dose of good news tonight and wanted to share it with you. Larry Sheridan, a major industry exec asked to meet with my collaborator Denis Loiseau and me at his office in Nashville. We’ve scheduled a … Continue reading

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Reflections After a Great Songwriters Conference

if you had told me four months ago that I’d get to listen to Steve Seskin (a great songwriter who has seven hit songs that made #1) sing and play two of his newest songs in concert, and then sit down with him one-on-one the following morning to share and discuss songs that Denis Loiseau and I co-created, and that instead of feeling panicked or intimidated I’d feel excited and confident, I’d have asked you what you were smoking. But that is exactly what happened this weekend.
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Quick Songwriters Conference Results Highlights

Two of the three demos I presented this weekend were selected by industry execs during the screening process. All were co-written by Denis Loiseau, and two were co-written by me. Two of his and one of mine were selected during the screening process, and another exec took without hearing both of the ones that Denis and I created together.

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A Great Day on Day One of the Songwriters Conference

Today was magic. Ted Hewitt selected “What Kind Of Man Does That?” the first full initial lyric that I ever completed (that the great Denis Loiseau and I then collaborated on and turned into the much better song that it eventually became). Ted produced Rodney Atkins’ multi-platinum breakthrough album “If You’re going’ Through Hell” which yielded four consecutive #1 singles, Continue reading

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