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ATTN: WWAHM'ers - Inside Information
September 09, 2010

ATTN: WWAHM'ers - Inside Information



Hey what a week! The Americana Music Association conference is going on in Nashville....what a show at the Ryman tonight (NPR is streaming it!). AND...we're coming to the close of the Write With A Hit-Maker contest.

YES IT IS STILL OPEN UNTIL MIDNIGHT TOMORROW NITE! HERE.

That's not the inside information. But this is.

There is always really great stuff in these contests. Music that people WILL buy (one song at a time!). For those of you who are interested, the next feature coming for people who enter the contest online is a BUY BUTTON by your song. Big deal, right?

No, a small deal but a REAL DEAL.

Most of you OWN YOUR MUSIC. YOU OWN THOSE EXPENSIVE DEMO MASTERS. You own them because either you made them yourself or they were "works for hire." YOU are the record company.

Yes you can sell your own music already...but are you selling very much on those big sites? AND, are you getting a dollar-for-dollar deal?

Cut to the chase, for those of you in the contest who a) have or will get a PayPal account (free to do) AND b) want to sell any of your tracks, you will be able to tell us that when you send in your songs. (Everyone who has ever been in a WWAHM contest will also be able to submit.) There is no cost to you.

1.00 a track...into your PayPal account as sales are made (small fee from PayPal) in real time. YOU'LL LOVE GETTING "YOU'VE BEEN PAID" emails (even a buck!). Seamless and hassle free!

Like we say, not a big deal, but real $...it's yours, get it. We know that these songs will continue to get listened to and voted on (and BOUGHT IF MADE AVAILABLE AND SIMPLE). Of course you do not have to offer the song for sale at all, it is up to you.

Remember, you won't be in the mix with a zillion people...just the people who have entered the contest(s). Ultimately your songs will be categorized in additional genres...i.e. pop/patriotic or country/christian, childrens music, inspirational, parodies. This will lead to better sales. Longevity and linkability are a big part of the marketing game online. STAY OUT THERE, be easily found...and of course....get paid!

It's a singles world again...we want to help you hit singles.

Have you listened?
Have you Voted?
Are you in?

Thanks Beta Testers (you know who you are) for helping! WE ARE MAKING SOME FIXES. Take a look NOW please to see that your song(s) are posted correctly!

We'll be buckled up listening to your songs for the next few days...good luck all!

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DEADLINE TO REGISTER AND SUBMIT TO SHOWCASE IS SEPTEMBER 27th!

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The Expo keeps getting better! Hit songwriter and creator of MasterWriter software, Barry DeVorzon has signed on to the next Expo in Boulder/Broomfield. Barry has HUGE film and TV credits and a successful publishing company to boot. Learn more about Barry here.

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NEW! Extra-Special Guest Appearance from Melanie!

Yes it's TRUE! Melanie Safka of Woodstock and #1 "Brand New Key" fame is taking part in our EXPO OCT 9th 2010!

Melanie is one of the ICONS of 60s rock and folk music...and one of the few to still be performing at a very high level—all over the world. We know she has many friends and fans in Colorado...we are excited to be able to bring her to the Expo and to the Front Range area. She has a new record about to be released and is fresh off her historic show at The Isle of Wight in England. Don't Miss Melanie!!

She'll join this huge line-up of Al Anderson, Chuck Cannon, Shawn Mullins, Tony Scalzo....

PLUS...Brice Long, Danny Myrick, Keith Follese, and Walt Aldridge!

WOW! Get onboard and REGISTER NOW!

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Important Note about the Next Expo in Boulder/Broomfield Oct 7-9, 2010: The rooms we have reserved at the magnificent Omni Hotel (what a place!) are going fast now. DON'T GET LEFT OUT OF STAYING WHERE THE ACTION IS! Truly, your experience of the Expo will not be complete unless you stay and the hotel. It's a 24/7 kind of event. Writers and industry guests spill out into the hallways, gather on the balconies and poolside (terrific pool area at the Omni!)...you do not want to leave...you could miss an important networking opportunity. Double up with others if necessary but try to stay at the hotel. We may even be able to help you find a room with others...call Jim at 970-259-9747.

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PLEASE VOTE in our "Write With A Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest"!

CLICK HERE NOW TO ENTER! See and hear your song entries online. VOTE and receive votes. TOP VOTE-GETTERS ADVANCE! Very cool new upgrade to our fantastic contest!

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If you have questions about anything "Expo" call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747.

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MAKE PLANS NOW! Southwest Airlines still has some very low fares into Denver...Click here to check them out!

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Our FALL EXPO is booked for OCT 7-9 at the incredible Omni Interlocken Resort near Boulder [Broomfield, CO]—CLICK HERE to see and print out a PDF of our Registration Form.

If you would like us to send you a Brochure/Registration Form via postal service, contact us.

"The Omni is a welcome retreat into modern luxury. Nestled against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this year-round resort provides all the comforts for the 21st century business and leisure traveler. And with a wealth of activities located right on the premises, the Omni Interlocken Resort has something for everyone, no matter what your pleasure.

"Golf enthusiasts will find our 27-hole championship golf course challenging yet rewarding, with its striking scenery and more than 400 feet of elevation changes.

"After a few rounds of golf, escape into a sanctuary of our Mokara Spa, an environment of total relaxation and the perfect escape into serenity. Enjoy a relaxing massage, body treatment or one of our rejuvenating facial treatments. Spa services include use of the sauna, fitness room, steam room and inhalation room."

Conference Dates: October 7 - 9, 2010
Special Expo Room Rate: From $122 per night
Book By: September 10 to receive special rate
Click here to reserve your room now!

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