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Last Week to Enter WWAHM!
February 10, 2013

Last Week to Enter WWAHM!

REALLY getting down to the wire! Get your songs in this great contest and Write With A Hit-Maker! WWAHM closes MIDNIGHT PT FEBRUARY 14th!

THE EXPO IS ALMOST HERE!

NEXT EXPO SANTA BARBARA WINE COUNTRY FEB 28-MAR 2, 2013!

BOOK YOUR ROOM AT THE MARRIOTT BY FEB 15th AS THEY MAY NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE AFTER THAT DATE!

If you have questions call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747.

Next Durango Nite in Nashville!

On Thursday February 21st we'll be showcasing once again at the NEW SOULSHINE PIZZA FACTORY on Division (right next to Losers). Last month's show was packed! FUN!!! PLEASE COME OUT AND JOIN US! 7-11pm.

FEATURING THE RED-HOT DANNY MYRICK ("She's Country," "Truck Yeah") AT 9:00PM!

Beaird Music Wants Your Songs!

Friend of the Expo Larry Beaird will be once again presenting his great "Arranging The Hit" workshop at Santa Barbara 2013!

Twenty years of experience have taught Larry the value of great arrangements, and how successful songwriters benefit from that value every day. In his workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to observe how techniques of skilled arrangers can be used to enhance the sound of your songs. Larry asked writers to submit their songs in advance, and they may be included in the class discussion. Please send your mp3s to larry@beairdmusicgroup.com.

New for SB Wine Country!

Popular country artist James Otto will be making his first appearance at the Durango Songwriters Expo at the Santa Barbara Wine Country event scheduled for February 28 - March 2, 2013. Welcome James!

James Otto may be 100 percent country, but he’s also got a heart full of soul. On his third album, Shake What God Gave Ya, Nashville’s breakout star puts his God-given lung power to work on a set of songs that make even more determined use of the old-school R&B grit in his powerhouse voice. “I look at my sound as somewhere between Nashville and Memphis,” says Otto, setting the new record’s compass point firmly on the map...read more.

Amanda Williams' Hillbilly Culture Presents Enhanced Music Publishing Made Simple!

Amanda Williams has been a part of the Expo for many years. Her songwriting royalty roots (her dad is Kim Williams) have helped Amanda succeed on many levels. Her new project, Hillbilly Culture Music Publishing, is a welcome and fresh new look at the realities and opportunities of the music business in the digital age.

Does Music Publishing seem like a mystery? What is a copyright and how does it equal money for the songwriter?

The Enhanced Music Publishing Made Simple Workshop will answer your questions in a way that's easy to understand.

Learn the basics every songwriter should know about protecting their songs and how to collect royalties. Whether your goal is to sign a publishing deal, start your own publishing company, or you just want to know more about how it's done, this Workshop is for you!

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Help Us Help the Homeless in Nashville!

IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME EXPO ATTENDEE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 10% OFF REGISTRATION TO THE EXPO COUPON IN THE CURRENT NASHVILLE CONTRIBUTOR STREET PAPER!

If you sell any type of music product or service (even your CD!), please consider helping us help the homeless in Nashville by advertising with us in the Nashville Contributor street paper.

Our Contributor Co-Op Advertising partners include: Durango Songwriters Expo (10% off next Expo in Oct for newcomers!) , Catbone Records, Hillbilly Culture Publishing, That's Cool, WWAHM!, Digital Litho, Beaird Music Group, (nothing out of Beaird Studios sounds like a demo! They play like records!) Beverly Ross, Play It By Ear Records (There's somethin' happenin' there), and WTSmedia (short run CDS! Check Bobby out!).

If you have questions about this mission, email jack@durangosong.com.


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