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Andy Glover

Andy Glover

Andy is a great guy and talented musician whose positive attitude shines out brightly in his songwriting. One of the most interesting things about Andy’s songwriting development is that he has documented it on YouTube at a steady pace over the last few years. Being an avid social media communicator and consistent, prolific songwriter has ...

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Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries to the Songwriters in Seattle contest and thanks to Brian Nelson of Paintshaker Music for providing the grand prize: 8 hours of studio time at Elliot Bay Recording Company. Congratulations to the winner of our August/September 2011 Songwriting Contest… CHARLIE HEINEMANN For his song “LA Is Totally Awesome” ...

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02 Oct Posted by in Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Jessica Lynne

SiS Podcast: Jessica Lynne

September, 2011 Jessica Lynne Country singer/songwriter Jessica Lynne joins Chris in the studio to discuss her move from Denmark to Seattle, being in love with country music in a place where that wasn’t the norm, and her debut EP Spiritual Cowgirl. Also, a live performance of “Fallen Angels Don’t Fly.” [Audio clip: view full post ...

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30 Sep Posted by in Links, Music Biz | Comments

Music Biz – What To Do Next? Part 1: The CD

Music Biz – What To Do Next? Part 1: The CD

(Editor’s Note: Jennifer runs a monthly Music Biz Workshop event for SiS and has agreed to share some of her notes and recommendations in a 3-part series) You have passion and music and want to do something with them. Here’s the best order in which to proceed: 1. Record your songs. Suck it up and ...

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23 Sep Posted by in Blog, Music Biz | Comments

What Genre Am I?

What Genre Am I?

We had a great monthly meeting this week at Cafe Allegro. As always, the meeting inspired me in many ways and gave me things to think about. One area that I heard from many fellow musicians there was the difficulty everyone felt when they tried to classify their music into a “genre”. There are many ...

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16 Sep Posted by in Blog, Music Biz, Review | 1 comment

Review: Bandcamp.com

Review: Bandcamp.com

In this day and age, distribution of your music has become accessible to every musician, whether they are signed or not. You can get your music up on the net and make it available for free or for sale. Various sites can produce several hundreds of your CD’s relatively cheaply for you to sell them ...

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14 Sep Posted by in Blog, Links, Music Biz | 5 comments

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

“Mooncakes” on NPR’s Marketplace

Songwriters in Seattle had a really cool and unexpected bit of national media attention Monday with our song, “A Black Market For Mooncakes” being part of a segment on NPR’s Marketplace. I’ve been asked a lot about how it happened, all the way back to the origin story of the song, so I thought I’d ...

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09 Sep Posted by in Tips | 2 comments

Set Your Voice Free

Set Your Voice Free

Sound catchy? That’s the title of a book by “America’s #1 Vocal Coach” Roger Love that I bought some dozen years ago. At the time, I was living in cramped quarters, and when I would try to practice the funny sounds that he has his students pronounce, I would hear snickers from the people walking ...

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Matthew Meadows

Matthew Meadows

Matthew Meadows is a rock guitarist and singer with a background in computer programming and ballet dancing. This is one smart and talented guy! His latest recorded collection of songs, Etherati, is making waves as he puts his tech skills to use with tireless online promotion. Matthew rocks and many people are taking notice! He’s ...

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06 Sep Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Subscribe to The SiS Podcast on iTunes

Subscribe to The SiS Podcast on iTunes

There’s been a lot of podcast activity on the website recently, and to top it off the SiS podcast is now available on iTunes! This is the easiest and fastest way to get the podcast straight to your mobile device. When you subscribe, iTunes will automatically check and download the latest monthly podcast automatically! Click ...

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