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Issue 2.7 - October 1999
ISSN 1480-6975

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@-- Editor's Musings
@-- Q&A with Nancy A. Reece from Carpe Diem Copyright Management
@-- Music Reviews - by Ben Ohmart
@-- Featured Article - INSPIRATION - by Matthew Collins
@-- Book Review - by Jodi Krangle
@-- Musical Notes - Songwriting Contests & Market Info.
@-- Muse's Clues - by Irene Jackson 
@-- Songwriter in Profile: 
    Versatile performing songwriter & Indiegrrl, Che Zuro.
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Hi everyone.  A few things this month, though I'll do my best to
keep it brief (ha! When have I ever managed to do that?? ;-)).

First of all, I wanted to ask you if you would do me a favour and
think about a topic you'd like to discuss for the songwriting
survey.  That particular section of the site
(http://www.musesmuse.com/survey.html) hasn't been seeing very
much action lately and I'd like to change that.  So e-mail me at
editor@musesmuse.com if you have an idea for a question, ok?  I'd
really appreciate it. 

Secondly, I'd like to mention that you can now sign up for a FREE
web page (can't get any better than free! ;-)) by dropping by
http://www.musesmuse.com/onlinerock-form.html and filling out the
details there.  Your account will be set up with a wonderful web
site called OnlineRock - and if you haven't seen them yet, I
invite you to drop by http://www.onlinerock.com/ and have a look.
Well worth the surf! 

While we're on the topic of free things, you can also now get
a FREE E-MAIL ADDRESS from The Muse's Muse!  Have a look at
http://www.musesmuse.com/free-email.html and sign up for your own
e-mail address, entirely free, able to be accessed through
browsers across the world no matter where you are!  Your e-mail
address would be @musesmail.com . (Obviously, you'd
replace  with whatever you wanted it to be.) I invite
you to register and make use of this handy new feature. Let me
know what you think of it!

Last, but certainly not least, Paul Scull from Mohnton, Pa. is
the winner of this month's book raffle: Diane Sward Rapaport's
HOW TO MAKE & SELL YOUR OWN RECORDING.  Congratulations, Paul!
I'm certain you'll find the book *very* useful.  A full review
of it is included below in case any of you would like to pick up
a copy of this fantastic book for yourself.

Other than that, I'll just say that there's *tons* of new stuff
on the site you might want to have a look at.  For the latest
updates, additions & news, check:
http://www.musesmuse.com/whatsnew.html.  There's always something
happening and this page will keep you up to date with it all -
plus give you direct links to the latest stuff so you won't have
to go searching. 

Thanks again for subscribing and I hope you find this month's
newsletter to be valuable!

All the best,

--Jodi

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================================================================= C o p y r i g h t & P u b l i s h i n g Q & A : with Nancy A. Reece of Carpe Diem Copyright Management ----------------------------------------------------------------- I have a question that has puzzled me for a long time: When is the appropriate time in the songwriting/promotion/ publication/recording process to affiliate one's self with one of the performance rights organizations? How is this accomplished? I've written songs, registered the copyrights, and now have some people interested in recording them (some of which are associated with "major labels") but I'm not sure how BMI, ASCAP etc. gets involved. Do I have to do something? Help me out here! Thanks. --Michael B. ----------------- Good morning Michael. You may go to each of the Performing Rights Organization's web pages to read more about what they do as individual companies. http://www.bmi.com , http://www.ascap.com , http://www.sesac.com When you affiliate with a PRO it does 2 or 3 things for you as a songwriter. First, obviously, they represent your works so that when they are "performed" and monies are generated they will collect them and give them to you. This keeps you from having to do this yourself, which may be impossible. Having an ally at a PRO may help with showcase and demo opportunities. Registering your works helps you stay organized as well. The time to make your selection is when you feel that your works are being performed often enough for some assistance in licensing and collection on those performances. For most independent musicians, this is often when a sound recording is released to radio or when you begin to playing large venues. Take a look at each PRO site to learn more. Nancy --------------- OTHER NEW QUESTIONS & ANSWERS SINCE LAST MONTH CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.musesmuse.com/pub-september99.html --------------- ***** Carpe Diem's owner and president, Nancy A. Reece has been involved in the music business since 1983. She was the president of an independent advertising agency for eight years as well as a successful personal artist manager for nine years. She represented the careers of several recording artists and songwriters including those with EMI, Zomba and Liberty Records as well as Benson, Starsong, WoodBridge, Temple Hall and N'Soul Records. She also represented, for a number of years, a Grammy and Dove nominated record producer. Reece has won awards of excellence in print magazine advertising and has been named as one of 2,000 Notable American Women (1995) as well as being listed in the International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women (1993). She was also named Cashbox Magazine's Promoter of the Year (1989). **If you would like to ask Nancy a copyright or publishing question for our continuing Q&A section, please send your e-mail to nreece@musesmuse.com. She can't guarantee she'll get to all of the questions, but she'll certainly try.** Back to Menu
================================================================= M u s i c R e v i e w s : by Ben Ohmart -----------------------------------------------------------------
Ken Klar A 3 song demo(?) that really blew me away when it started. I didn't expect such - studio perfection, or catchy song construction. The guitar on this 'Let Your Poor Heart Bleed' is at least as good as anything on pop radio, and that includes the total sound from the performances of the backing vocals, drums and anything else. A fine mix that deserves a better package than what the songs came in. Then again, it's better to expect less and be blown away, right? 'Ain't No Way' is in much the same bassy guitar pop/rock vein that reminds me of some of Brian Adams' darker stuff. I like it quite a lot. Seems these 3 songs will be on Ken's full cd that's coming up. It'll have 10 songs on it and I sure look forward to hearing it. Good job teasing me, dude. ken.klar@lmco.com --------------- OTHER NEW MUSIC REVIEWS SINCE LAST MONTH INCLUDE: Heather Friesen - http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-friesen.html Heaven's Burning - http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-heaven.html Paul Faber - http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-faber.html Moodafaruka - http://www.musesmuse.com/mrev-moodafaruka.html --------------- ****** Ben Ohmart has had 100s of stories and poems in zines and journals, and had 4 plays produced last year. His lyrics will be on 2 CDs this year, 1 a gothic album, the other a rock album. He's currently writing films, with hopes of having one done in Malaysia soon, and is also trying to break into the prison of television. He's white, 26, single and loves British comedy. He lives in Boalsburg, PA, and enjoys watching rabbits eat his garbage. Contact him at: ohmart@musesmuse.com . **Ben has kindly consented to do music reviews for this publication and also for The Muse's Muse itself. If you have an independently released CD or tape that you'd like to get reviewed, send it off to: Ben Ohmart, P O Box 750, Boalsburg, PA 16827 or drop by his Music Reviews web section at http://www.musesmuse.com/musicreviews.html for more details.** Back to Menu
================================================================= F e a t u r e d A r t i c l e : INSPIRATION - Matthew Collins ----------------------------------------------------------------- Every songwriter craves the muse. This erratic creature is our life force. Whenever a songwriter gets up in the morning, he prays that today he or she will be blessed with a visitation from the muse so they can make sweet music together. Any time they are and come up with a real gem as a result, there is no better feeling. But sometimes, it won't come. No matter how many chord sequences you run through or scales you play around with, nothing that catches your ear. You just can't make the connection. The truth is, there isn't a tunesmith on the planet who would claim to understand the how the process of inspiration really works. We all love it. Some of us need it. A lucky few even earn a living from it. One thing's for sure; it's not under our control. But if we understand how it works, perhaps our relationship with the muse will be that little bit happier. Inspiration is not a tap that you can turn on and off at will. Ever been lying in bed trying to sleep when a tune just hits you, buzzes around your head and won't let you rest? Don't you always wish it would go away and let you sleep? Still it persists until you get up, turn on the light, pick up the guitar (or sit at the piano) and write it down. You can barely play the notes you're so sleepy. But if you don't, you'll lose the tune. Perhaps one of the best you've ever come up with. It won't be in your head the next day and it'll be gone forever. Similarly, when you've have a bit of time on your hands and want to work on that song you started yesterday, or begin a new one, how often have you found that, try as you might, nothing will come out? The right melody is in there somewhere but it just won't be found. All you can find is a string of unrelated notes that don't say magic to you. When you want to turn the tap of inspiration on, more often than not it stays stuck in the off position. When you're quite happy to leave it off as you busy yourself with something else, it suddenly begins to gush forth sweet music. If you don't cup your hands and catch it all, it'll run down the sink and be lost forever. Many songwriters say they never invent songs, they just write down what the muse sings to them. So when it does decide to visit, you'd better be ready as a songwriter to listen to what it has to say. Always keep a little notepad and pen handy for the snatches of lyric that come to you as you wait in the supermarket queue. Learn to play by ear so that when a melody line starts buzzing round your head and there's no musical instrument handy, you can write down the basic notes that make up the line and work it out properly later. If you're really committed to the craft, you have to be prepared to write down anything that comes to you, whatever you're doing at the time. If you're watching a movie and a tune hits you, miss that cliffhanger so you can get it on paper. If you hear a potential lyric in conversation with a friend, put up with looking a little rude by writing it down while they're still talking. If for whatever reason you can't physically write it down, repeat to yourself again and again until you can. Don't let it get away. Inspiration is a strange bird. She flies when she wants to, not when it's convenient for you. She doesn't fly all that often so when she does take to the skies, make sure you listen to the song she's singing to you. ****** Matthew Collins is a young songwriter, originally from Belfast but now living in Manchester, England. He has been writing songs for over 6 years and wants to form a band soon in England with himself as the main creative force. He also hopes to interest English publishers in some of his work. He can be contacted at mattyboy60@hotmail.com . Back to Menu ================================================================= B o o k R e v i e w : by Jodi Krangle HOW TO MAKE & SELL YOUR OWN RECORDING by Diane Sward Rapaport << http://www.kspace.com/jhp >>
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There's just too much in this book to try and explain it all here. Suffice it to say, HOW TO MAKE & SELL YOUR OWN RECORDING has been around for a long time (this printing is, in fact, from the 20th anniversary printing, I believe). I'm looking at the Revised 5th Edition here - and I can certainly see how it has survived the many changes within the music industry. From information about the typical Recording Contract - the pros and cons about dealing with a major record label - and moving on to everything from the graphic design of the cover and inserts, to the recording of the music and vocals themselves to the sales and promotion of the finished product, the information packed into this hefty paperback is monumental. Loreena McKennitt, a woman who has made her own way while remaining true to her vision - and without the benefits of a major label - sets the tone with her insightful foreward. "You will always be in a better position to realize your goals when you are armed with the knowledge of the way things work, and the readiness to play some part in the process." she says. And those words certainly awaken the reader to the possibilities contained within these sleekly-designed pages. Diane's insights into the industry are hard won through over 20 years of navigating those choppy waters. Not only does she inform, but she also gives clear examples of each concept she explains. The book contains various sample contracts plus a very helpful bunch of worksheets that will help you estimate your costs from the beginning of your project to the end. A list of resources including contact information for major music trade publications, industry directories, conferences, books and loads more, is also provided. She explains difficult concepts in easy-to-understand language. There's so much information that I continually find bits of advice I hadn't even thought to ask about to begin with. My conclusions? If you are making your own recording and you *don't* pick up this book, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. This is one of the most informative publications I've picked up in *years*. Get yourself a copy. You won't be sorry. ****** Diane Sward Rapaport's book, HOW TO MAKE & SELL YOUR OWN RECORDING, was our book review this month. Stay tuned for next month's newest "How To" review: Jerry Goldstein's HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BOOKING AGENT. This book is a real winner and if you're a performing songwriter, an invaluable resource as well! Back to Menu ================================================================= M u s i c a l N o t e s : Songwriting Contests & Market Info. In the interest of conserving space, I will only be including changes to this listing in this newsletter. All other contests and market information that have already been listed here, are displayed at http://www.musesmuse.com/contests.html & http://www.musesmuse.com/markets.html . Please check there regularly for updates! ----------------------------------------------------------------- ONLINEROCK IS A WEB-BASED COMMUNITY FOR MUSICIANS, MUSIC PROFESSIONALS & DIE-HARD MUSIC FANS: Visit OnlineRock and build your free Web site, post classifieds on our musician's 'sounding board,' learn about the latest music gear, recording technology and more. OnlineRock's mission is to empower musicians so that they can promote, distribute (and soon sell) their own music to fans anywhere in the world. Drop on by http://www.onlinerock.com/ when you get a chance. (You can sign up for a free web site with OnlineRock directly through The Muse's Muse! Have a look at http://www.musesmuse.com/onlinerock-form.html ) ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE AUSTIN SONGWRITERS GROUP IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR 1999 ASG SONG COMPETITION A Contest for Songs That Can Compete in Today's Marketplace Song Competition 1999 is looking for the best songs, like those you hear on the radio. Any kind of songs sung by anybody. REALLY great songs! We are looking for songs that can be successful in the very competitive music industry. Contest results will be based on the song's ability to compete in today's diverse marketplace. This year's song competition will award over $3,300 in cash! Winning songs will be submitted to music industry professionals for further consideration on a CD provided by Crystal Clear Sound. Entries must be received by November 1st, 1999 Awards Ceremony and Mixer! December 1, 1999... 6:30 pm at Antone's 213 West 5th Street. For additional information, please contact (512) 442-TUNE (8863) or Polk Shelton at (512) 476-1456 or by email at Polkmusic@aol.com . ----------------------------------------------------------------- AT THE NEW YORK MUSIC & INTERNET EXPO The New York Music Internet Expo lineup for March of 2000 is certainly a stellar one! After a very successful Inaugural event this past March (which included both Chuck D. and Michael Robertson (of MP3.com as keynotes and a great deal of press ) expo producer Steve Zuckerman has expanded the event from two days to three, and included more industry veterans as well as media sponsors. Already scheduled to participate as keynotes include Les Garland of Sputnik7 and co-founder of MTV, Al Teller of Atomic Pop, Gene Hoffman of EMusic, John Bentley (inventor of Internet television) and Danny Goldberg of Artimus Records (former President of Atlantic and Mercury Records, and manager of Nirvana and Bonnie Raitt.) The Expo is the only music and Internet Expo dedicated to serving the needs of both the artist and industry, ,consumer and media sponsors in synergistic ways. Promoted in a grass-roots style, in its very first year, the Expo drew over 5,000 people to the event. The Expo will be held at the New Yorker Hotel Grand Ballrooms, Eighth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City on March 3rd, 4th and 5th. Special V.I.P. media parties will be held each night of the event. Expo producer Steve Zuckerman has expanded the event from two days to three, and has selected music publisher and consultancy Tag It for organizational support, and included more industry veterans as well as media sponsors. Due to the overwhelming interest in the event, a majority of available exhibitor space has already been reserved. Interested parties in becoming part of a panel discussion or exhibiting or sponsoring the Expo, please contact steve@newyorkexpo.com. ----------------------------------------------------------------- LAUNCH OF "SPOTLIGHT" - SONGWRITER & ARTIST OF THE MONTH: The USA Songwriting Competition has introduced a songwriter and artist of the month spotlight, featuring the best in emerging indie bands, artists and songwriters. Check out: http://www.songwriting.net/spotlight.html . USA Songwriting Competition is one of the world's leading international songwriting contest. The judging of the 1999 Songwriting competition is still underway. To request entry forms for the 2000 songwriting competition, e-mail: info@songwriting.net . ----------------------------------------------------------------- THE 7TH ANNUAL PHILADELPHIA MUSIC CONFERENCE, taking place January 19 to January 22, 2000, is now accepting applications to perform at one of the largest music festival and industry conferences in the world. Showcase applications are being accepted now until the postmarked date of October 15, 1999. You can go to the web site at http://www.gopmc.com/ for the application or call (215) 587-9550. Back to Menu ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ M u s e ' s C l u e s : by Irene Jackson ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When I was about 15, I took a class that was pretty rare in those days called "Guitar". I was self-taught up until that time and definitely needed to push the envelope. I learned to write songs because I couldn't play well enough to play the songs I heard on the radio! So this course turned out to be a blessing...but for more than one reason. The guitar teacher was interested in doing more than just teaching us chords and songs, so she gave us the assignment of writing a song with a collaborator! Since I had only written songs in the security of my bedroom, this was quite a stretch for me! I found a partner and we wrote a song for the class. As it turned out, we enjoyed collaborating so much that we continued on and formed a duo and performed the songs we wrote together wherever we could. That was my first experience with collaboration...and it was a very positive one. The fact is that these days, a great number of staff writers at publishing companies also collaborate, often with many different people. They have developed co-writing partnerships over time and know how to work with each other, how to give and take, and often come up with some amazing songs they would never have written alone. One of the most common questions asked in the newsgroup rec.music.makers.songwriting is "Where do I find a good collaborator?" This is not an easy question, but here's an article written by Nancy Moran as part of the Lyrical Line website that may help: http://www.lyricalline.com/articles/article-cowriter.html There are some simple ideas as to where to begin your search. The article actually starts from the point of view of a lyricist with no musical ability who is looking for a musical collaborator, but it has some very interesting ideas for ANYONE looking to co-write, even beyond the boundaries of their own town or city. Living in a small town these days does NOT limit your ability to find co-writers especially since the advent of the internet! As Nancy suggests, you do not even need to be in the same room as your co-writer these days...you can literally be a world away. So if you're on the lookout for that great collaborator, here's a great place to start! ****** Irene Jackson is a performing songwriter from Victoria, BC in Canada. Aside from writing, recording and performing, she also maintains a website for songwriters that includes tips, articles and more links of interest. Her latest CD "Motor Scooter" has had attention everywhere from Japan to South America, and a new release is due out sometime in 1999. Songwriting Tips: http://www.irenejackson.com/tips.html Homepage: http://www.irenejackson.com/ Songs on MP3: http://www.mp3.com/artists/20/irene_jackson.html Back to Menu ================================================================= S o n g w r i t e r   I n   P r o f i l e : Che Zuro
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I first heard about Che Zuro through the IndieGrrl mailing list
(see http://www.indiegrrl.com/ for more information.) and was
really impressed when I heard her music.  I even spotlighted one
of her songs in particular at
http://www.musesmuse.com/songhome.html#che .  (I invite you to
have a listen!)  And let me tell you - if enthusiasm is one of
the major keys to getting yourself heard, you'll be hearing a LOT
from Che!  And soon!
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* Q * :  How did you get involved in music and songwriting?  Was
it a gradual  thing or do you recall a particular incident that
got your started?
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* A * : My whole family is musical!  When I was a baby, my crib
was set up next to the stereo, with my Dad's jazz music blasting
out of the speakers, and I would be sleeping with a smile on my
face!

Keyboards always fascinated me - and I was drawn to them
everywhere we went - so my parents finally sent me for lessons,
but I found myself restless with having to learn standards, while
rock 'n roll and Motown were ruling the airwaves.  Around age 9
or 10, with NO female guitarists out there as role models, I
begged for an electric guitar, and surprisingly received the one
I had lusted after at the music store!  Mum and Dad were real
supportive of this new endeavor, and bought me an amp the
following year.

I guess word spread about the "chick with the electric guitar"
and as a junior high school student, I was asked by a high school
neighbor to audition for his rock band - and then joined!  We did
only popular cover tunes, and played where young people could
play (school dances, parties, etc.), until half the band
graduated from high school and went off to college!  My next band
included a bunch of brilliant kids who lived in the next town,
and went to a different school.  They were incredible musicians,
poets, knew musical theory, had unbelievable gear, and introduced
me to jamming and writing songs.  The band, Misfoundry, even went
into the best studio in Pittsburgh and recorded a 4 song demo -
this was truly a turning point for me!

When I moved to Southern California and found lots of bands
playing original music, it prompted me to write more and more -
especially with being in a band that was playing out a lot - it
was great to be able to add new songs on a consistent basis!
Performing what I write, especially a song that comes straight
from my heart, that other people can relate to, learn from, feel,
etc., is the most amazing thing about playing music!
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* Q * :  Can you tell us a little about the events in your life
that have led you to the release of this latest album?
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* A * : Some people are just hungry for music that they can
relate to - like the people that come to see me again and again.
Because I perform at places where I play from 35 minutes to
sometimes 3 hours, I get to introduce new songs to my fans quite
a bit.  (Or old songs that have been re-vamped!)  And I have been
getting requests almost as long as my first CD, "10,000 Jalama
Road" (pronounced  "ha-LA-ma") has been out, for my NEXT CD
filled with all of these other songs...  Of course, now that CD
#2 is almost completed, they will start bugging me for CD
#3!!!!!!!!!!!

Some of my newer songs I wrote while reaching back into my past
to resolve some issues - it is almost like finally closing the
door on that episode of my life... or looking at what happened
from a different point of view - from where I am NOW in my life,
and how that event was an important stepping stone that has
helped to mold me into the person I am today.  We songwriters
are lucky to be able to do this - saves a lot of therapy money!

This next recording will be another hodgepodge of songs from the
serious to the quirky, but thanks to the talents of
friend/co-producer/multi-instrumentalist Bernie Larsen (El
Rayo-X, Melissa Etheridge, Cry on Cue), the sound quality will be
great!  And I think I wont wait so long to record #3!
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* Q * : So which of your songs do your fans ask you to perform
the most?  And can you talk a little about that song or songs?
How you were inspired to write it?  How it came about and
developed into the song you perform today?  Was it all out on
paper in 5 minutes or did it take you three years of revisions?
(Ok - that's a bit extreme...  but hopefully you
understand what I mean. ;))
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For the answers to this and other questions, please visit
http://www.musesmuse.com/chezuro-interview.html#newsletter .

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You can read more about Che Zuro at http://www.checheche.com/
including a full bio and a frequently updated journal, which
includes more than just music stuff!  Snail mail address is c/o
Youghiogheny River Records, 1107 Fair Oaks Ave pmb 206, South
Pasadena, CA 91030, and 24/7 music hotline number is
323.860.9876!  Che's first CD can also be purchased through
http://cdbaby.com/whiting . Keep checking back for info regarding
the 2nd one! 	

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    " O N   S I T E "   F E A T U R E D   A R T I C L E :

                      MUSIC & SONG WORKS
                   by Diane Sward Rapaport 
           http://www.musesmuse.com/songworks.html

Since I was reviewing her book for this issue, I thought I'd also
remind you that Diane is one of our newest columnists, here at
The Muse's Muse.  Why not drop by her section of the site and
send her a reply to the "rap" posted at
http://www.musesmuse.com/rap1-aug99.html ? Your opinions
definitely matter! Take the challenge and let yourself be heard!  

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