ASA Songpitch & Critique, Sat, May 21 w Brad Nowell, VP /A&R
for Producer Michael Omartian - & More.
Support the Arizona Songwriters Association!
ARIZONA SONGWRITERS SONG PITCH & CRITIQUE SESSION!
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016 ~ 1:00pm to 4:30pm
FIDDLERS DREAM COFFEE HOUSE
(1702 E. Glendale Ave, Phoenix)
BRAD NOWELL, VP of A&R
for VETERAN GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER MICHAEL OMARTIAN
ADMISSION: >> $10 OFF REGULAR ADMISSION<<
If you RSVP by MAY 15th, admission will be $10for members and $15 for non-members instead of the usual $20 for members of ASA, NSAI, NARIP, CWP, TAXI and $25 FOR NON-MEMBERS. This is a one-time special and we hope everyone will take advantage of this great opportunity!
RSVPto Jon@IgerMusic.com by May 15th to get your special admission price!
HURRY!! The "first responder" to RSVP will win the special
New Commemorative, Ltd Edition ASA Coffee Mug!
(See photo below)
BRAD WILL BE LOOKING FOR SONGS FOR...
New artist, CARAH CROSSWHITE (American Idol) She's very Sam Hunt-type sound, all of his tracks, leaning a little more towards pop, ala Alessia Cara, Here, Wild Things, Overdose.
JOSH RONAN, very Cat Stevens and James Taylor mix, with deep lyrical content. His high register turns into Daughtry. Has a killer natural soft falsetto. Some of his very attractive turn-arounds are reminiscent of Lionel Ritchie.
Always looking for Country for SIERRA BLACK. Sierrablackmusic.com.
IF YOU HAVE A SONG YOU WANT HEARD, BRING IT ON A CD WITH TYPED LYRIC SHEET.
BRAD SAID, IF ALL YOU HAVE IS A VOICE AND GUITAR, OR VOICE AND PIANO DEMO, THAT WILL BE FINE FOR THIS EVENT!!
BRAD NOWELL BIO
Brad Nowell began his career at 23 years old at Decca Records where he was a production coordinator in the A&R Department. He worked on records for Rhett Akins, Mark Chesnutt, Gary Allan, Helen Darling, Frazier River Band, and All Dogs Go to Heaven II.
Additionally, Brad coordinated records for Josh Leo and other producers for acts including Kathy Mattea, Lari White, Paul Brandt and many others.
After Decca Records, Brad moved in to publishing at Major Bob Music where he was involved in plugging songs and Catalog Management. He worked closely with Garth Brook's catalog and legendary pianist / writer, Bobby Wood alongside Neil Thrasher and Kelly Shiver to name a few.
Years later Brad plugged songs for Kent Blazy and Dan Hodges' company, Create Real Music, where Chris Tompkins (Drunk On a Plane, Dirt, Before He Cheats, etc) was the staff writer at the time.
Brad most recently was the VP Creative/Country division at Zavitson Music Group and is now VP A&R for Michael Omartian Productions. President of his own company, N Sound Entertainment, Brad produces, manages, and develops new up and coming artist/writers.
Grammy-winning producer, David Foster, receives Arizona Songwriters
Commemorative Coffee Mug from ASA President, Jon Iger. Foster was a guest speaker
at two large Songwriting Conferences put on by the Arizona Songwriters Association in the
early 80's, and was recently in Phoenix as Music Director for the annual Mohammed Ali
Charity Fight Night April 9, 2016
(Photo by Dan Gutenkauf)
NEW!PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE NEW!
NEW!!~ Looking for songs 'ala' Pat Benatar or Lita Ford to pitch toLacy Mandigowho performed on"The Voice"!
Ending Soon! ~ The Oak Ridge Boys!
Still looking for secular and spiritual Christmas country songs for the next Christmas album!
New! ~Easton Corbin~ New!
Looking for Contemporary Country UP-tempos for next project!
New Artist! ~Jordan Gray~ New Artist!
Looking for country songs with "pop-urban" flavors 'ala' Sam Hunt
Balsam Range- Looking for uplifting Bluegrass songs with big harmonies!
Tempo, Tempo, Tempo!
Sherrill needs songs with lyrical depth and substance! Dig deep to find unique/fresh ideas to write about!
Always Looking For:
Country: Sherrill wants writers to think lyrical depth 'ala' "Live Like You Were Dying" or "The House That Built Me" but in a mid- to up-tempo rhythm/beat. Melodies need to be fresh and contemporary!
Bluegrass: Sherrill always needs bluegrass, but it needs to be authentic, honest to God, true bluegrass! (No "fake-grass" or "country that could be bluegrass if they produced it that way")
Sherrill always pitches to Contemporary Christian artists when the opportunity arises.
Never Looking For:
Sherrill does NOT need ballads in any genre!
No novelty songs!
No Bro-country!(songs with tan-lines, tailgates, bonfires, red solo cups, Jack/Jim, dirt roads, etc.)
"I am looking for great songs in general!"
Leigh is still listening for his young male artist (early 30's) - this guy is a GREAT SINGER! So, give him a melody to show off his pipes. Again, NO bro-country!
Female Duo - Leigh needs songs for a female duo!
Both girls are amazing singers and good writers, so think OUTSIDE THE BOX in terms of hooks/ideas and great melodies!
Rodney Atkins has recorded 6 songs!
But, they will be recording more songs as they find them!
Think of something "Unpredictable" and not your typical Rodney song!
The Van Lears - Brother Duo
Ted is still looking for a duet - nothing too sappy!
Ted is looking for a "guitar driven" song 'ala' Emerson Heart's "The Best That I Can Give"
To pitch to any of these new opportunities on the PITCH TO PRO PIPELINE, click the link below!
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