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Subject: Songsalive! August Songnotes - Interview with Diane Warren, Songwriting Opportunities, and More!

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Notes from an Interview with Diane Warren by James Linderman

 James A. Lovell once wrote, “There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen and there are people who wonder what happened… and the most successful people are the ones who make things happen”

Diane Warren is a songwriter that makes things happen. Wikipedia can provide you with a rundown of all of the things she has made happen to date and a google search will lead you to a list of the details…a fairly complete and almost up to date list of songs she has had cut. It’s a long list of the “A” list of contemporary popular singers in the world and it spans almost every genre, almost every kind of song (not just the American romantic conversation) and many decades.

There are successful writers who love to talk about the process of writing and about their work and others who look like they would rather be doing the work rather than just talking about it and Diane Warren impressed me as that second kind of writer. Because of that she has outworked every other songwriter in her draft class and continues to dominate the contemporary music market. She has created a legacy of success in a business where most writers and many publishers are still not certain what a pop song should even sound like.



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Call for Leaders

We're looking for executives and ambassadors who want to get involved in our non-profit 501c)3). 


Because we kick butt.

We invite you to discover SONGSALIVE! - the largest non-profit international membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers worldwide, since 1997.

As an 18 year old non-profit 501c)3) public benefit charity, we are looking for leaders to support, educate and elevate our mission to empower songwriters and composers. 

Our mission is to encourage and foster all genres of original music and song expression within our songwriters' communities, in order to support and promote songwriters and composers worldwide, through critique workshops, showcases, events, educational seminars, conferences, and programs with continued development, annual reviews and expansion.

We are the ONLY INTERNATIONAL non-profit songwriters organization with GLOBAL VISION (rather than micro-targetted regional), that is a membership org, as well as a platform to educate, support, promote songwriters and composers.

We stand alone, and we have strength in over 4500+ members and 25,000 followers, subscribers.



Our objectives are...

- To provide a worldwide community, a home, a family, for songwriters and composers around the world to co-create, collaborate, network, workshop ideas, develop finished recorded and published product, and feel supported, promoted, nurtured and educated.

- Provide opportunities for original music and songs to be heard by industry representatives, including record and publishing companies, producers, music supervisors, other songwriters, other interested music personnel and the general public.

- Create a learning environment (education) for songwriters to develop their writing, encourage writing collaborations and create improvisation sessions.

- To be a ‘one stop song shop’ (central source)for music industry representatives to find a song or songwriter/artist.

- To foster interaction between songwriters and composers of different nations to collaborate an create opportunities. Through our program Songcollab,  focused on songwriters and composers who tour overseas or wish to pursue their music careers abroad (we effectively become their “door stop to the world”), Songsalive! offers support, resources, contacts, music industry networking opportunities, performance and touring, co-writing, collaborations and learning workshops, as follows:

-  To provide a network for songwriters and composers of difference nations, create a door stop for overseas writers in the United States, and encourage cross-collaboration. - Create space and opportunities for traveling songwriters and composers to write with writers of other nations. 

- Provide a platform for songwriters and composers of different nations to perform abroad for music industry representatives and the public, in a supportive environment.

- Provide a global online presence for songwriters and composers of different nations through our website, whereby they can network and find collaborations with other songwriters and composers from other nations and with each other, in the International environment.

 - Represent songwriters' and composers' songs from different nations to the broader International music industry and music conferences on their behalf where they would otherwise not have this opportunity in their own county.

 - Help songwriters from different nations launch music albums and create Tours in foreign territories through special Songsalive! media promotions and individual assistance.

- To be an informational and educational source for songwriters to receive opportunities in the music and songwriting businesses, world market and community at large.

- To encourage the public and the music industry to support new and talented songwriter/artists and hence energize the songwriting business by supporting Songsalive! financially through membership & associate membership, patronage & sponsorship, and through working together as associates on events and other music projects.

- To educate and encourage venues to play and perform original music.


And we achieve our objectives through

1. LIVE EVENTS - various activities and resources including songwriting workshops, live performance showcases, festivals and exhibitions, and networking events.

- Showcases, Songcamps, Songwriting Workshops, Songstudio, Songcraft, CD Samplers, Song Critique, Songshop, Songcollab, and educational courses and events we offer our members for purpose of education, support and promotion.

-  through workshops, seminars, select Songsalive! programs, and inviting industry guests to speak; Backstage Portal for members to read articles and find educational resources and partners.

- a central support office and satellite worldwide chapters for songwriters, the music industry and the public to receive support and information; The Connect Network: a member only area of forums, a member directory and resources for members to interact; social networks that provide online collaboration and discussion.

- A Backstage Portal for members to find information, resources and learning as well as Discount Partners that offer resources, products and learning; Songnotes!, our magazine, our online blogs, and our social networks: all providing everything they need to know about what’s happening in the music industry for original music, and promotes their product and services.



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