I am happy to say that many poeple have been posting to the Schmoozatorium Message Board these days. As a matter of fact, it's become the main source of updates to the Open Mic and Showcase Guide. I urge everyone to use it whenever possible, because very often, a venue will change its music policy and it becomes dificult for me to keep the guide updated in a timely manner by myself. However, if you always check the Schmozzatorium for updates, you won't find yourself going to a club that recently closed its doors. Many thanks to those who have contributed to the message board and continue to help keep us all abreast of the changes as well as telling us about the new places to play.
In particular, I would like to thank Mark Schell for going down the list and taking the time to phone the venues whose listings were outdated and posting his findings here. You rock, Mark!
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Well. Luis -
If you are in a music town like L.A., Austin, Nashville or New York, etcetera, you might want to set up some live showcases and invite industry people. It would certainly behove you to get a good reputable publisher and a music attorney, too. Somehow, I get the feeling that things are going to happen very fast and furious for you. As for your questions about music publishing, your first step should be to read every word in Lynne Robin Green's pages on the subject. Her two latest essays are full of the very information you are seeking.
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I was recently discussing songwriting with a friend of mine when the subject of famous songwriter interviews came up in the conversation. I immediately thought of Paul Zollo's incredible tome Songwriters on Songwriting,containing over 50 interrviews with the BEST of the BEST songwriters in the business. This has prompted me to completely update my recommended reading page and I urge you to go there NOW and order yourslef one of the first five titles I have listed there. In fact, I even added pictures and reviews.
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