Published on Feb 27, 2017

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Paul’s ideas for Michelle

via Watch “John Lennon talks about the Beatles song Michelle” on YouTube — Hard Jam Cafe

“I would say to young songwriters who are starting out to immerse yourself in beautiful music and beautiful lyrics and think about every word you say in a song” — Don Mclean, songwriter, singer, musician, singer-songwriter

via “young songwriters… immerse yourself in beautiful music and beautiful lyrics and…” — Art of Quotation

The Poet of song Thank you Leonard Cohen. You taught me. Words had great meaning and could come alive. You were the Poet of song. I saw you in concert in 1978 and 1979 in Germany. You were a legend to many already. The great Poet had left us. He shall never be forgotten. The […]

via The Poet of song had left us. Leonard Cohen. — johncoyote

Geared toward advanced songwriters, the Harold Adamson Workshop is designed to enrich participants’ knowledge of the industry, help them establish contacts and confidence, and expand their collaborative partnerships. The Workshop will take place at ASCAP’s LA office on November 3, 7, 9, 10, 16 and 17 from 3 – 6pm. Participants must be available all…

via DEADLINE: Apply for The ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Workshop — ASCAP Headlines




Red Triangle Productions are mix engineer and songwriter Rick Parkhouse and producer/songwriter George Tizzard, between them they have sold over 2 million records and worked with a multitude of major artists from the UK and US.

In the Past 12 months Red Triangle have had over 20 major label cuts including Little Mix, 5 Seconds of Summer for which their song ‘Good Girls’ reached the US no.1 spot on iTunes, One Direction, The Saturdays, Scouting for Girls and many, many more.

The guys wrote and produced 9 songs for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for her current ‘Only Human’ album. They also have an additional 2 songs on 5SOS’s album and they wrote and produced 2 songs for the Union J album including the top 5 single ‘Tonight (We Live Forever)’. They also wrote 2 songs for the Luke Friend album on RCA.

Recently they have been working with Olly Murs, Union J, Luke Friend, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Pixie Lott and top liners Ina Wroldsen, Ed Drewett, James Newman, Roy Stride, Camille Purcell amongst others.

Red Triangle Productions own and work from their own The Beach Studios, based in Christchurch, Dorset.

IrishMusicRightsOrg·27 videos

IMRO Music Industry Seminar by Todd Brabec

The online/digital world has changed many of the ways that music is licensed as well as the amount of royalties that songwriters, composers and music publishers receive.
This new world has created many new areas of exploitation and opportunity including music in apps, video games, e-cards, digital jukeboxes and interactive dolls and toys, to name but a few. In addition, many new forms of mechanical licensing and performances have come into existence – locker services, downloads, bundled services, ringtones and ringbacks, subscription and streaming services – all with new royalty rates.

This seminar will discuss the types of deals, the negotiating process and the actual royalties being generated by songwriters and publishers in the online world. It will also cover many of the traditional areas of music licensing (radio, tv and live performances; film, television and advertising song licensing; record sales; songs in musicals, etc.) and tell you how the online world has changed the structure and royalties of all types of music licensing deals.

Todd Brabec

Todd Brabec, former ASCAP Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership, is an Entertainment Law attorney, a Deems Taylor Award winning author of the best selling music business book “Music, Money and Success: the Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business” (7th edition, 560 pages), an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC where he teaches the course on Music Licensing, Music Publishing and Film, Television and Video Game scoring and song contracts and a Governing Committee member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries.

During his 37 year career at ASCAP, he was responsible for signing most of ASCAP ‘s successful songwriters, songwriter/artists and film and television composers in addition to significantly changing ASCAP’s payment and distribution systems resulting in an increase in annual license fees from 60 million dollars to 995 million dollars and a market share increase from 20% to market share dominance in all major media.

Rick Brown·108 videos

Question 19:

A top music publisher in Nashville is interested in publishing one of my songs, but I’m not sure of all the legalities they are talking about. Should I consult a lawyer who is familiar with the music business before I sign anything?

All I can say to this question is this: It is always a good idea to have a qualified attorney look over any major contract before you sign it. This just makes good sense in any business, and YES, Songwriting is a business just like any other business, with huge profits to be made. Should you consult a lawyer who is familiar with the music business? YES, if at all possible. Entertainment and Music Business lawyers know all the ins and out’s of the music business.

ADDENDUM: I just want to add that this is all related to signing major contracts like in Music Publishing, or having your song recorded by some major artist. You don’t really need to sign a contract with a co-writer when you’re writing a song together.However I haved signed co-writer contracts with collaborators but only because they wanted it. They wanted something in writing. It’s not really neccessary though when co-writing with somebody. Richard Melvin Brown (Songsculptor) provides a helping hand to lyricists (with little or no musical ability) in realizing their dreams of becoming a Professional Songwriter. Can you write a GREAT lyric but can’t carry a tune in a bucket? If so visit us on the web at

Songwriters 2013

November 9, 2013


averagenikki·2 videos

Carrie’s best performances of So Small and Good Girl. She’s joined by Hillary Lindsey, Luke Laird, and Brett James among others. Brett does a funny Kings of Leon impression. He was under the weather during this. Carrie says “so damn wide” in So Small. It’s adorable.