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From the Roots Up 2022 (Course 2 of 4) March 7/14/21/28, 2022

  • Ended
  • 149 Canadian dollars
  • Zoom

Service Description

o Mondays 7:00-8:30pm EST o Recording of each class available if not able to attend o Presenter: Debbie Zavitson The second course of the series “It’s All About the Song” dives into the world of songwriting and publishing. The essentials of a great song, how to get your songs to the right people, what song pluggers do, what publishers do among other important industry questions answered. Have your songs heard and evaluated in an online forum of interactive discussion to deepen the learning experience. Why is the songwriting process so important? Why do some songs become hits and others don't? My songs are better than the ones on the radio why can't I get them there? How do I get a famous person to sing my songs? How much money do I make if someone sings one of my songs? How do I get signed to a publisher? We answer all of these questions and more. More importantly, your questions are answered specifically in the context of you and your career goals. Please note that this course is NOT exclusive to country music - it is beneficial for all genres and songwriters of all levels. A series of 4 x 90min sessions of personalized instruction, valuable tools and work processes to move you to your next level of songwriting and publishing. This course will be presented by Debbie Zavitson, a Nashville music industry veteran. The experience she brings from performing with her own band internationally, to being an executive in A&R at Sony and Giant Records is invaluable. Debbie is responsible for signing multi-platinum recording artist Blake Shelton, as well as managing the integral first years of his career. In the publishing realm, Debbie has worked with an array of hit songwriters, and has secured song placements on major recording artists such as Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Brooks & Dunn, to name a few. Debbie is a champion for songwriters and supporting their efforts to sustain their income and livelihood. "If Debbie hadn't given me a chance and convinced me to record Austin 20 years ago, I wouldn't be able to still be doing this today." ~ Blake Shelton, Recording Artist & Television Personality (Warner Music Nashville)

Contact Details


Russell, ON, Canada

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