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BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS FOR MUSIC SUCCESS

MAB’S MUSINGS: 

BUILDING TEAMS FOR MUSIC SUCCESS 

10-13-17 

I’m in a continuous dialogue with writers and artists literally across the world in the importance of “building teams” in their approach to music. Too many feel that the…

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PLAYING THE BLUEBIRD, OR SONGWRITER'S HEAVEN

MAB'S MUSINGS 
PLAYING THE BLUEBIRD, OR "SONGWRITER'S HEAVEN." 

I think I have hit a zone with my recent post about playing the BLUEBIRD and so I thought I would put a post on JUST that. For over thirty five…

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Artists, "Why should I listen to Anybody Else?"

MAB’S MUSINGS 8-27-17 

“ARTISTS. 
WHY SHOULD I LISTEN TO ANYBODY ELSE?” 

Okay artists, this one is the “other side of the coin” for you guys. I’ve spent an average of 4 nights a week, 5 hours a night…

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RECRUITING ARTISTS

MAB'S MUSINGS" 8-28-17 

"RECRUITING ARTISTS" 

This is for the people who consider themselves primarily "writers' as opposed to "Artist/Writers." In other words, people who are writing for other people to do their songs. There was a time when

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"I'VE GOT SONGS , WHAT NEXT"

One of the things that pretty much consistently I get is "I've been writing songs, now what do I do with them?" Many people "think" they are writing songs, only to find out they have only poetry (lyrics only) or
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ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND (Rules for writers rounds)

"MAB'S MUSINGS" 

AND IT GOES ROUND AND ROUND AND ROUND 
THE ETIQUETTE on songwriter’s rounds." 

Over the past 20 years or so, we have seen more and more of the "Nashville style" songwriter rounds when it comes to…

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ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A BAD FIRST IMPRESSION

                                                             ONE CHANCE TO MAKE A BAD FIRST IMPRESSIONS 
                        BEING PREPARED FOR NASHVILLE STYLE WRITERS NIGHTS,OPEN MICS, AND AUDITIONS   By MAB 
  
In the current era of music, one of the most common events for performer and writer wanna be’s are OPEN

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SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA DO IT!!!

                                    SOMETIMES YOU JUST “GOTTA DO IT” By MAB 
  
Question:” Do you know the difference between a six week old puppy and a songwriter/artist/anyone trying to be involved in this business?” 
Answer: “Eventually the puppy stops whining.” 
  
WHINING. That is what…

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Where Have All the Cuts Gone

WHERE HAVE ALL THE CUTS GONE? 
                        By: MAB 
A common question among songwriters in today’s marketplace is “WHERE HAVE ALL THE CUTS GONE” (getting songs recorded by major and independent artists.) They run into brick walls everywhere they turn. “NO

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Santa, Can I have a Cut for Christmas

                                                SANTA, CAN I HAVE A CUT FOR CHRISTMAS by MAB 
  
Every year, kind of like clockwork, people go through their “NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS” and of course with songwriters, it always includes, “THIS IS THE YEAR TO GET MY MAJOR LABEL

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CELEBRATE EACH VICTORY

CELEBRATE EACH VICTORY! By MAB 

Over the past two days I have written on the subject of the difficulty of getting major cuts in this day and age. It is hard even for "inside" writers and publishers to get

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THANKS DAD!

THANKS DAD 
The “Dad” role in a music career. 
By Marc-Alan Barnette 
  
On Father’s Day, 2016, I’d like to send a “shout out” to all those Fathers, step Fathers, Foster Fathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, or just “Father Figures” that play such…