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WRITING THE "TRUTH"

THE TRUTH


Since we've kind of swerved into a subject here, and I need a new blog post, I thought I would post one of my long one's on a subject that can address a lot these other posts.…
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THE "TAYLOR EFFECT"

The biggest thing we hear in the music business these days are the effects of what I call "The  Taylor Effect." These are the amazing things that artist phenom Taylor Swift has created in the music industry.
Since she
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"CO-WRITING, WHO owns WHAT?

I have recently gone through a situation where a writer I have worked with wanted me to take down "HER" songs off of my web site. Now, we wrote these songs together, and while I won't go into particulars, let's
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THE EVIL "C" WORD

THE EVIL "C" WORD.

I'd like to take a minute and talk about one of the most misunderstood processes in all of songwriting. COPYRIGHTS.

Copyrighting is a process that protects creative works, particlarly songs, magazine articles, books, and other creative
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I WROTE A SONG. NOW WHAT?

Hello and Happy Holidays.

Have been away. Sorry about that but I am back. Here goes.

The most prominate question that seems to be in the songwriting/entertainment community is always "I have written songs, now WHAT do I do with

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ENOUGH ENOUGH ENOUGH

Okay, so I have described several songs, the situations they came together in, and how I try to look at all of this. In each situation, I try to bring some reality to it, and overall have a good time.
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GO GET SOME BOYYYYYYEEEEEEEE!!!!

Go get Some, Al Cooper.

Okay, all of this had come over two weeks and 8 writing days. Eleven songs, nine people involved. Back to the guys. Another person out of Montana was AL COOPER. Al, is over 35,
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NOW, TO THE 18 YEAR OLD ARTIST

                                                      NICOLE WILD
I talk a lot about the need to write with younger artists, and the difficulties inherent in that. Nichol Wild is an 18 year old VERY cute big voiced female singer our of Montanna. She has been

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More estrogen....

                                                              ANOTHER GREAT MISTAKE

My next Monday was another one of those "collisions" that I didn't see coming. My tour was with Shelly Duboise" another Canadian, from Edmonton. She is a wonderfully funny housewife and mother, who has wanted to
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JUST CHECKING IN

The next song was a bit more somber. Stacy had a lot of more humerous, flirty, girl songs. Now was time to give her a bit more substance to her catalogue. Something was on her mind, and I knew by
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Time for the GIRL'S DRESS RELIEF

                                          STACY YOUNG-SUGAR AND ESTROGEN

After several days of all male (and one woman spectator) tours, I was ready to back off on the testostorone. Time for the girl's to move in.

Stacy Young is a long term client
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Taking a break. Notes to NEW ARTISTS

Thought I would break from the song diagramming to speak a moment to new (younger) artists. I constantly run into these people everywhere I go, their parents, grandparents, friends, co-writers, you name it. Everyone these days is trying to do