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Subject: Songsalive! Songnotes December 2021 - Happy Holidays! 🎵🎵

Happy Holidays Everyone! We hope you all have a restful, creative Season.

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. 

Annual Donation Drive - Give life to songs

We are kicking off our Annual Fundraiser. Want to support a good musical cause? We’re raising money for Songsalive! Inc, the 24 year international 501c)3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, promoting and empowering songwriters and composers worldwide. Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps as we survive purely on volunteer team effort, membership and donations. Thank you for your support. It will go towards running events and programs for songwriters dedicated to advancing and elevating new, original and independent music. Some of the new things we want to do in 2022 is build more features for our Songwriters App as well as provide more opportunities for our songwriters to gather and gain feedback from the industry. 

Give Life To Songs with your contribution!

Songsalive! is the largest international non-profit membership organization and social community for songwriters and composers, since 1997. Songsalive! is run by volunteer songwriters for songwriters and is dedicated to nurturing, support, education and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. Your donation is Tax Deductible. Details: We're using GoFundMe.  Thank you!

Holiday Amazingness with Winners to Announce!

Gilli Moons Songsalive Holiday Show

We hosted and Streamed Live an awesome Holiday Show last Saturday, celebrating 24 years of Songsalive!, the Songwriter Of The Year Award (see below who won!), and a slew of songwriter members who performed.

You can watch the replay on our YouTube Channel. don't forget to Subscribe, Like and comment :)

Watch Replay

Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year 2021 - Award goes to: Donny Grace

Songwriter Of The Year 2021 - Donny Grace

We're excited to announce the recipient of the 2021 Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year Award: DONNY GRACE  

Donny Grace has 5 decades under his belt of performing singer-songwriter, guitar, keyboard, and bass player, as well as arranger and producer.  He  has done everything from play in bands to session work, Broadway stage productions to TV show appearances, singing in church to performing solo at writer night venues including many of the noted spots around Nashville. An award-winning singer-songwriter who is a 6-time winner at the Mountain Valley Arts (MOVA) Songwriter Festival, including “Best of Show”, which he and his wife, Susan, won in 2007. Along with his own songwriting and productions, Donny has worked extensively with up-and-coming artists writing and producing and helping them find the road to success, which included 12 years in which he served as a NSAI Regional Coordinator. He is consistently our #1 Top Member in the Backstage, engaging with other songwriters and our activities at Songsalive! And his dedication to his craft as well as our community, and the songwriters community at large earns him this esteemed award. 

Congratulations Donny. Visit Donny's website at and friend him at Songsalive! 

Learn about The Award Program

Top Members Win Holiday Prizes

Congratulations to our Members who Won $50 Amazon Gift Cards! These Members won by being at the Top of Songsalive! Members Leaderboard for the last 6 months and we announced their win at our Holiday Show today.

Donny GraceHåkon Rian Mancient Ueland , Nancy KelelDave Strauss , Lucius Austin and Al Mitchell . You ROCK!  Their prize was based on

1) # Visits to Songsalive! Backstage (
2) # Engagement with others in backstage, and
3) # of Posts

Basically - Being totally awesome members using our Songsalive! Platform! Yes this one you are in right now!

Winners received a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  Congratulations Members and thank you for keeping our community alive!  How can YOU win next time? Be a Regular Backstage! Use our platform and engage with other songwriters in our community.

Songsalive! Members Leaderboard winners


 Keep up the great community engagement!

You could land here if you regularly visit our Songsalive! backstage and engage with your fellow songwriters.

 RSVP For The January Songsalive! Song Sessions 

Virtual event SUNDAY October 16, 2021

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


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. 

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



Connect with our Songsalive! virtual community

 and of course, our Members Backstage (web and a mobile app)

Happy Holidays Everyone!