About The Songwriters Guild of America



Part of the Songwriters Guild of America’s Songwriting 101 Video Series:

SGA President Rick Carnes and SGA Board Member Adam Mitchell sit down to discuss songwriting from the creative and business perspectives. Rick Carnes has earned 40 platinum albums with songs recorded by artists Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alabama, Steve Wariner, Pam Tillis, and Dean Martin. His song, “I Can’t Even Get the Blues No More” was Reba McEntire’s first number one single, and “Long Neck Bottle” recorded by Garth Brooks, set a record on the Billboard charts by entering the charts at #10. Adam Mitchell is an award winning songwriter/record producer who has worked with Kiss, Linda Ronstadt, Waylon Jennings, Chicago, Merle Haggard, Graham Nash, Art Garfunkel, Manhattan transfer, Peter Paul and Mary, Mac Davis, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Nicolette Larson and Graham Nash.

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How Do Songwriters Make Money?



How Songwriters Make Money

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Publishing and revenue streams for songwriters – Music Business 101 for Songwriters



In this video I discuss publishing and revenue streams with my buddy James Taylor from the Music Business Institute, aimed at songwriters – we chat about where money should come from and who pays you! read more

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Eric Roberson Talks Songwriting – BEHIND THE INK (Episode 2)



Master Songwriter Eric Roberson talks w/host Timotha Lanae about his approach to songwriting, gives advice to songwriters, and sings one of his favorite songs for us. Eric has released ten albums, and has worked with music royalty like Will Smith, Jill Scott, and Robert Glasper. He’s penned tunes for Charlie Wilson, Musiq Soulchild, and Dwele to name a few. Check it out! read more

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Latest Black Music Songwriters News

Meet Carla Marie Williams, the British songwriter who wrote Freedom for Beyonce
Not many people have heard of Carla Marie Williams – but most music fans will have heard one of her tracks. The British songwriter is behind The Promise by Girls Aloud and Alesha Dixon's The Boy Does Nothing as well as tracks for The Saturdays and …
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Latest Black Music Songwriters News

Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty to join Songwriters Hall
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Costello, Marvin Gaye, Tom Petty, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards from CHIC, and Chip Taylor will be the latest inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. The artists will be inducted during a ceremony in New York City …
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