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January 29, 2010



"...Just noticed on the Durango songwriters thing that I am quoted as saying after I won the songwriters comp that I signed with Riptide. That should be Peer Music. [It] led to a 3 year publishing deal...Further news is that I got a cut on the Katharine McPhee record that just came out..." —Richard Harris

Our next Expo will take place Thursday February 25th through Saturday February 27th, 2010 in fabulous Santa Ynez Wine Country (near Santa Barbara, CA). Click here to view and print out the Brochure/Registration PDF.

If you cannot print out the brochure, contact us with your name and mailing address and we will send you the brochure via USPS.

Just click on the link above to see or print out the Registration Form. Or, call Jim Attebery at 970.259.9747 if you have any questions at all!


HURRY! Enter Our Song Contest!

Time's running out to enter our 2010 Santa Barbara "Write With a Hit-Maker" Songwriting Contest (deadline 1/29/10). Click here for details. It is an awesome contest. How long would it take you to get to write with a top hit songwriter if you tried? Our winners jump the line!

Listen to our last two winning songs on ReverbNation. Congrats again to Scott Hunt and Mycle Wastman!

PLEASE do not underestimate the value of entering our Write With A Hit-Maker Songwriting Contest. It's not for everyone, but if you feel you are at a level in your writing that you could attract the attention of hit songwriters, you should enter this contest. It's potentially a very good opening with some very connected a very small price....

"Winning the 2009 Songwriting Contest in the country category was very exciting. Looking back from that experience I can see what an important part the Expo has played in making that possible. I have attended the Expo nearly every year since 2000. Each time I would walk away with a few gems to improve my songwriting and with new friends in the music industry.

"One experience stands out. I was talking to Brett James and Bob DiPiero (how often do you get that kind of opportunity!?) after a panel discussion and I asked them what was smartest thing they did to improve their songwriting. Almost in unison they said 'write 100 songs a year!' They said 'that’s what we do.' When I heard that number I knew I had to step up my game A LOT to make the progress I wanted. Little gems like that are what I have gathered at the Expo that helped me to improve as a songwriter."Scott Hunt


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