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Pitch Opportunity, Screening with Dan Hodges

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In his almost 30-year career in the music business, Dan has worked for BMG Music Publishing, Rick Hall’s FAME Music, and Murrah Music. As a songplugger, Hodges successfully placed songs on albums generating over 10 million units in sales in his career, including the hits “Where Would You Be” by Martina McBride and “I’m A Survivor” by Reba McEntire (TV theme for REBA), Billy Currington’s ASCAP 2008 Country Song of the Year “Good Directions” (which he publishes), and songs recorded by many other major label acts.

In addition to songplugging, Dan co-produced the XM radio top 5 hit “Mandolin Rain” for Josh Kelley and discovered and signed to their first publishing deals country hitmakers Josh Kear (multi-grammy winner and 2013 ASCAP Songwriter of the year) and Chris Tompkins (multi-grammy winner and writer of 13 #1 Country Songs), among other successful Nashville writers.

Since 2008, Dan has operated his own music row-based publishing company, Dan Hodges Music, LLC. The company has enjoyed 2 #1’s and had songs recorded by many Nashville country artists including Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Reba McEntire, Lee Brice, and Kelsea Ballerini (her #1 “dibs”), to name a few. DHM also opened a virtual branch of the company in Australia in 2015, where the company has enjoyed six #1 country songs and over 30 major label cuts in the Aussie country music scene. Dan has been a regular attendee of the international music publisher conference, MIDEM, which has led to subpublishing relationships all over the world and DHM songs being place on major label acts in multiple countries including Italy, France, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, UK, and Germany.

Dan has been an adjunct at Belmont since 2015 and has recently been promoted to lecturer for the coming year after completing a Doctor of Business Administration degree in International Business from Liberty University.

PITCH: Anything Nashville leaning

SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org

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WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Dan Hodges Screening DEADLINE to submit 10/27 Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

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San Rafael WIP

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WCS San Rafael Zoom Songs in Progress First Thursday of the Month

This is a non-judges event, and we will limit it to one song each (unless we have fewer than 10). This will be a Songwriter “Nashville” Style Round and we’ll talk about the song before and after.

Please email Margaux and let her know if you would like to attend! Space is limited to 10 songwriters.

We also welcome people who just want to listen and enjoy connecting with other songwriters.

The ZOOM meeting will start at 6:45pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be on ZOOM and ready. Margaux Joy DeNador margauxjoy@denador.com

Contra Costa WIP

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Come Join Us ONLINE! Members and Non-Members welcome Play your song (live or recorded) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.

Please bring your own lyric sheets and kindly email Laurazucker212@gmail.com to let her know you will be attending!

San Francisco WIP

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Songwriters are invited to our Zoom event for San Francisco WIP “Works In Progress” ZOOM meeting will start at 6:45pm to check in, mingle (virtually of course) and be ready to start at 7:00PM, so please be onZoomline and ready. Play your song live (on Zoom) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community. Each session will accommodate up to 8 participants. To attend you must register for the ZOOM meeting. To register please email Gerald Mullarkey metaphoric69@yahoo.com ahead of time, preferable the day before. Include your name, email, WCS membership status, and a copy of your song lyrics. JOIN OR RENEW: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/become-a-member Thank you!

Young Adult Songwriters Workshop

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YOUNG ADULT SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP is a 6 week workshop especially designed to nurture young songwriters. You’ll hear talks on important aspects of songwriting such as lyrics, song form, and chord changes, study YOUR favorite songwriters, and get priceless feedback on your songs. Most of all, you’ll be a part of a vibrant and supportive community of fellow songwriters that inspire you to take risks to find YOUR UNIQUE SONGWRITING VOICE.

*Feedback on your songs

*New songwriting tricks

*Listen to YOUR favorite songwriters

*Awesome community of fellow songwriters

*Pop, Rock, Folk, Jazz, Latin, and R&B

*Leave with lifelong creative friendships!

Purchase HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/young-adult-program

Ages 15-22 (some exceptions). There are a limited number of scholarship opportunities, based on merit and financial need. Please email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org to apply.