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Subject: Songsalive! Songnotes September 2023 🎶🔥✍️🍂- This Sun Sept 17th monthly Virtual Songwriters' Workshop w/ Barbara Cloyd

Learn how to write for the Row (as in Music Row) in Nashville at the virtual Songsalive! Songwriters' Workshop Sun Sept 17h


Greetings to all the wonderful songwriters and composers around the world. And welcome to another edition of Songsalive! Songnotes > our monthly newsletter for everything you need to know about the craft and business of songwriting. 

In this edition, we talk about the Sep 17th virtual Songsalive! Songwriters' Workshop, our new Coffee Shop feature on Songsalive! Backstage, new song opportunities, and member shout-outs.  

All below, read on!

Virtual event THIS SUNDAY September 17th 2023 10AM PST

Join from anywhere in the world in the comfort of your home 

Join us Sunday September 17th for our September Songwriters' Workshop, get your songs critiqued/workshopped in an intimate, safe online environment, with songwriters from all corners of the globe.

Be Sure to RSVP under EVENTS THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT! Attend in the comfort of your home via Zoom. Participate from anywhere in the world. (* Check your local timezone here)

🗣 RSVP is essential for this event! - RSVP in Songsalive! Backstage    

This event will offer a Song Critique Session + Music Industry Discussion - focusing on in-the-round song critique where Songsalive! and each other provide feedback and positive critique, sharing insights on how to take your song to the next level. 

Barbara Cloyd will listen & give feedback to your songs and talk about the unique style of writing that defines country music hits and discuss the importance of networking in Nashville.

Barbara Cloyd: Since it began in 1986 Barbara has been hosting the open mic at the Bluebird Café, where she has seen newcomers like Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney and David Wilcox, as well as many of today’s top writers. After Lorrie Morgan had a top ten hit with Barbara’s song “I Guess You Had To Be There,” developing songwriters began asking Barbara for feedback and advice. This led to her career as a teacher, offering one-on-one consultations and hosting the popular “Play for Publishers” workshops. She’s well know for her ability to spot talent and many now-successful writers and artists owe their start to introductions she made for them, including Adam James, Brett Jones and Brent Anderson. For her dedication to helping writers the Nashville Songwriters Association’s gave her the Maggie Cavender Award for Exception Service to the Songwriting Community.

Come ready with your songs for critique and feedback! 

COST: Free for Songsalive! Members.
RSVPs and details are only available at Songsalive! Backstage for Members

RSVP HERE FREE for members

Check out our new space in Songsalive! Backstage 

Coffee Shop ☕️  

 #Random #nofilter chatting about anything and everything, and topics that don't fit in other spaces in Songsalive Backstage. 


  • Go to the Coffee Shop space
  • See the FEED - 'what's on your mind'? and CHAT.  
  • See who's online and start a thread. 

Post in the Coffee Shop space

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Members of the month

Top members of September - Continuing in the tradition of calling out our Members who achieve the highest engagement in our Backstage are, ..... drum roll....


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