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Issue 10.5 - August 2007
ISSN 1480-6975

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I n   T h i s   I s s u e :

@-- Editor's Musings
@-- Music Reviews - Alex Jasperse, Rick Marchetti, Chip Withrow, 
                    Francesco Emmanuel & Jon Stewart
@-- New Artist Spotlight Additions
@-- Songwriting Book Review - by Ed Teja
@-- Musical Notes - Songwriting Contests & Market Info.
@-- Muse's Clues - Songwriting Web sites that inspire - brought
    to you by singer/songwriter & teacher, Irene Jackson.
@-- Featured Article - The Bloodless Eye Transplant That Can Get
                       You Signed- by Sean Farrington
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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is now accepting
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Judges for 2007 include: Tom Waits; Robert Smith (The Cure);
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label presidents from major and independent records labels. 

For entry information and a complete list of judges please visit


E d i t o r ' s   M u s i n g s :

Welcome to another information-packed newsletter. :)  Lots for
you this month so I'll try to keep this intro short.  

I do want to mention though, that we have a new reviewer.  You
can read more about Bhasker Gupta and what type of music he
reviews at .  And yes,
he lives and writes in India.  (We have a truly worldwide
community here!)  Though for some of you, that might be a long
way to send CDs, I do think it'll be well worth your time to give
it a try if his genres reviewed matches what you feel you're

We have some new columnists too!  Brian Lee Corber has joined us
as a new columnist.  His articles at will talk about
the business of making music and what you need to do to protect
yourself (among other things).  While the two articles currently
there are from previous issues of this very newsletter, he will
shortly be adding something brand new - so keep checking!

Kole (Kyle Hicks) joins us with his new column, "Songwriting
Techniques and Theories".  You'll find his first article and be
able to keep an eye on any new ones he adds, by visiting .  Please do drop by and
ask any questions you might have.  He's looking forward to
hearing from you. :)

I also thought I should mention that the "What's New" page on the
site at - is
*automatically* updated now any time something new is added to
the site.  So keeping an eye on that page will give you the
inside track on everything that's added to the site as it
happens.  In realtime.

And now, without further ado, here are the raffle winners for
this month:

* Kimberly Greene from NYC, NY, has won a copy of 
Virtual Studio Systems' Lyricist software

* Bridget Huhn from Allentown, PA has won a free 3 month
membership to, an Internet-based learning environment
providing online coaching, co-writing and pitching opportunities,
in addition to over 70 multi-level courses developed by
award-winning songwriters. 

* Perry Desmond-Davies from Boston, MA, has won a copy of's Musician's Toolkit CD

* Garry B. Prior from Moser River, Nova Scotia, has won a copy of
"How Music Really Works" by Wayne Chase (reviewed below)

As I always like to mention, if you'd like to be considered for a
raffle prize in the future and you haven't yet received one,
please do contact me and let me know what raffle prize you're
interested in receiving.  They're all listed at .  And remember that I'll
need your contact information in order to get your prize to you,
so please include that in your email. 

Enjoy your summer folks!

All the best,


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M u s i c   R e v i e w s : Alex Jasperse, Rick Marchetti, 
                            Chip Withrow, Francesco Emmanuel & 
                            Jon Stewart

Alex Jasperse:

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Jon Stewart:

* Heiskell

Rick Marchetti:

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* Melissa Giges
* The Histrioniks

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* The Russel Leon Band
* The Cringe
* The Thunderlords
* Sandy Foster


For bios on each of the reviewers, see . If you're considering
sending in your own CD for review, you can also view that page to
find out which reviewer reviews your genre. Thanks!

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N e w   A r t i s t   S p o t l i g h t   A d d i t i o n s :  

Great music is only a click away!  
Here are just some of the great CDs highlighted in the 
Artist Spotlight section of The Muse's Muse at 


With musical influences including Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen,
Sting and James Taylor, Lee Rogers' brand of blues-laced rock/pop
has the distinctive charm of fellow countryman Van Morrison.


Clay McClinton - Genre: COUNTRY

Clay McClinton's musical sound is woven together with rawhide and
hemp, barbwire and willow reed. It's that eclectic sound born in
Texas where honky tonk, Delta blues and soulful rock meld
seamlessly. Clay's music introduces "alternative country" to
"contemporary blues," and the two genres become fast friends.

S o n g w r i t i n g   B o o k   R e v i e w : by Ed Teja

I confess to being a compulsive reader. When a new songwriting
book arrives, I often stop doing other things and devour the
book. Then, assuming no other books arrive, I go back and read
the book several times. This book was an exception. Devouring it
at a sitting is an impossibility.

You see this is not a collection of ideas or techniques, but
rather, some new and different theories about songs and
songwriting, based on some innovative ideas and assumptions.
There are two main threads — one dealing with music and one with
lyrics — that both hinge on Chase's research into what makes a
song compelling, or, even more, a standard. The research is
largely based on a collection of songs that have withstood the
test of time — the Gold Standard Song List (check it out at

Chase analyzes these classic songs and provides tools you can use
to analyze any song to see why it grabs you — but not in any
conventional way. In fact you don't need to read music at all to
get into his approach. He starts with basics, giving you some
solid information on chords and intervals, all the time
interwoven with his ideas on what works and what doesn't.

When it comes to writing lyrics, Chase has a method designed to
involve the subconscious as much, or maybe more, than the
conscious. There is little here about writing hooks because he
doesn't think that approach works. "Don’t obsess about whether or
not your song has a hook, or where to put the hook," he says.
"That's a complete waste of time." Instead he focuses on lyrics
that connect to emotions.

I offer potential readers two caveats. Well, three. First, this
method is very scientifically based, which might not appeal to
your artistic nature. I personally found it an interesting
challenge to relate writing emotionally compelling lyrics with a
scientific construction technique. (It is far too complex to
summarize, which would only trivialize it.) The second caveat is
that you need to jump completely into the system, be willing to
suspend disbelief, as it were, and give it a try. That is a lot
of work. There is much to learn and Chase says it can take years
to get completely comfortable with his system (to reach the point
of consistently writing great songs, that is).

The third caveat has less to do with songwriting and more with
style. This book is opinionated. If you are into anti-evolution
science, and/or easily offended, it is unlikely you will get past
the introductory sections. Chase pulls no punches in the
importance of evolutionary science (and the role it plays), and
his tone is quite dismissive of other ideas. Of course, given the
tone of the title, you know that Chase is a strong believer in
his own theories. And who would buy a book that offered insights
into what music _might_ be about?

Having only had the book a short time, I can't comment on the
validity of the approach. I have experimented with parts of it,
and although no hit songs have popped out yet, I found the ideas
illuminated my own thoughts about music. If it does nothing else,
this is a book that makes you think — re-examine your assumptions
and approaches. It couldn't hurt any serious songwriter to give
this method a try. After all, perhaps Wayne Chase does know how
music really works. And, if you love the science and art of
songwriting, it is a fascinating book.

Ed Teja lives in New Mexico, USA, writing songs and
instrumentals, and trying to find them loving homes. Performing
since the early 60s, he has appeared at strange venues in Hong
Kong, Canada, St. Martin, Bequia, Venezuela, Grenada and
Trinidad, as well as the Silver City (New Mexico) Blues festival
in 2003, and the Tucson (Arizona) Folk Festival in 2006. Working
as a magazine editor and freelance writer, his articles appeared
in magazines ranging from Pro Sound News, BYTE magazine, to
Import/Export, and with book reviews in THE SOUTH CHINA MORNING
POST, and The Midwest Review of Books.

Find out more about Ed at: to Menu

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The second International Music Awards contest from Music Aid is
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There are also categories for Best Band, Best Male and Female
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1st ANNUAL How Songwriting Really Works Retreat, Vancouver BC
August 12-17, 2007 with Wayne Chase, author of How Music Really

How Songwriting Really Works: Techniques & Secrets of the World’s
Greatest Songwriters is designed for songwriters committed to
writing songs that will stand the test of time. Retreat leader
Wayne Chase is the author of How Music Really Works, a
comprehensive presentation of the music and lyrical techniques of
writing classic songs. This retreat will be unlike anything else
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Visit: for
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The winner of the $200 scholarship prize was Rick Hendricks from
the Netherlands.  Congratulations, Rick!

This is new contest forming part of the Ashby de la Zouch Arts
Festival which takes place during the first 2 weeks of August.
We're looking for original, unpublished songs of any genre. The
top 10 finalists will be invited to battle it out for the prizes
at an Open Mic which will follow the festival's song writing
workshop taking place earlier in the day. £50 First Prize -
Runner up - £25. Collaborative entries welcome.

Entries must be submitted on tape or disc by Friday, 3rd August,
Finalists must be prepared to perform on Saturday, 11th August,
2007 from 4.00 pm or get someone to do it for them! This
competition is being supported by creative writing community,
Entry form and full details can be downloaded here:
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M u s e ' s    C l u e s :  by Irene Jackson

©1998-2007 Moonstone Productions All Rights Reserved. 
Used By Permission

Recently I went to see the movie musical "Hairspray".  Sometimes
you have to admit that musicals don't translate that well to
film--I think The Producers fell a little short, for instance.
But Hairspray is right up there with the best in my humble
opinion!  I've always enjoyed the old MGM musicals too, they
really knew how to put them together.

Hairspray is a story about a teen dance show on television in
Baltimore in the early 1960's, sponsored by, you guessed it, a
brand of hairspray!  It also deals with more serious topics such
as segregation, but for the most part it tells the tale of an
overweight girl trying to be a dancer on the show.  There are
some great songs and clever lines.  My favourite line was from
the song "Run and Tell That!" where the character "Seaweed" sings
about his colour:  "The blacker the berry, the sweeter the
juice!".  One of the best things about the songs in this musical
is that even though they were written in the 90's, they reflect
the era of the 60's really well, including the contrast between
styles like R&B and Pop.

It got me to thinking about musicals and some of the great
writers, especially of the older writers like Rogers and
Hammerstein or Cole Porter who made their living from these
productions and had great successes.  So I did a little digging
around to see what I could find online.  One website, "Songs From
The Musicals" ( has a
collection of lyrics from some of the better known musicals.  It
requires Flash to view the site and even though it's a Geocities
sponsored site, it is well designed and easy to navigate.  It
also includes librettos (Italian for "little book") of some of
them.  Libretto is the dialogue, although it originally meant
text or words of an opera.  There, maybe you learned a new word
today. :)  There are also a few 30 second audio clips from some
of the songs so you can have a listen.  In perusing through the
older lyrics especially, they are a real study in internal
rhymes, varying forms and clever lyrical twists.   Many of these
songs leapt from the stage and screen and became hits on their
own, including Cabaret, Fame, How Deep is Your Love from Saturday
Night Fever, and Lady is a Tramp from Babes in Arms.  So if you
think musicals have nothing to do with hits, you're wrong! 

Musicals101 ( is an
excellent reference site which goes into how musicals are made,
their history, even tells you how to put on a
musical!  There are many, many areas to explore on this
particular website.  If you're already a musical "expert",
there's a crossword you can try out
( and a
trivia game you can play

On our very own Muse's Muse website, David Reiser talks about the
art of writing musicals
( and I also
found a great compilation of links on every aspect of writing
musicals on Ken Lyen's website
(, including links to
songwriting articles on the Muse's Muse and others. 

So as the summer hits its peak and you find yourself with some
time to spare, I'd suggest checking out some of these websites,
and hitting your favourite video rental outlet to find a musical
or two to watch.  There is always something magical about a

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 a songwriter's messageboard.

Songwriting Tips:
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F e a t u r e d   A r t i c l e : by Sean Farrington © 2007

The Bloodless Eye Transplant That Can Get You Signed
Imagine for a moment that you are a big label executive scouting
out new talent to sign to your new roster of acts.
In front of you, you have two unsigned artists and you have one
slot to fill. 
Both artists have incredible stage presence, singing chops,
killer moves, and can write songs that make people sing, dance
and cry. To top it all off, both artists have looks that will
appeal to their target audience. 
For all intents and purposes, both artists have the same raw
material that could make you look good to your bosses. 
However in spite of all of this, there are some serious
Artist A has the following also going for them - They:

- Have sold 25,000 CDs on their own without a distribution deal,
or even an "in store presence." 
- Consistently draw 300-700 fans to their prime gigs. 
- Get great media coverage in advance of every major show. 
- Make a generous percentage of their income off of merch sales. 
- Have more than just a buzz on the streets... artist "A" has
crazed fans actively working to promote their gigs. 
- Know how to get actual radio play, even in today's impervious
conglomerate-led radio market. 
- Know how to sell tons of downloads without the help of iTunes. 
- Have a "non-MySpace" website that draws thousands of visitors
(not hits) each and every month. 

Artist B has the following:
- Their good looks and the scooter they drove in on.

Now tell me, as a salaried employee for a big label who looks
forward to receiving enough income to continue to lease their
Lexus, and to make payments on their 3500 square foot house --
which artist do you think you would sign? 
Remember your bosses rely on you to deliver the goods by 
"Discovering and Developing" new talent that will sell boatloads
of records for your company. 
So Which Artist Would You Choose?
With all things being equal, why would you choose one artist over
the other in the first place? 
Here's why: Because you know that if you give the exact same
recording, marketing and distribution resources to both artists,
one artist is certain to give you - and your company - a
guaranteed return on investment and the other has no such
How Do You Know This?
Its called "Evidence Of Success." 
Band A can show you bottom line facts, figures and stats that
prove that they will take what you are offering them in a label
contract, and leverage it by adding it to what they are already
Only now, they will be using the same know-how they've already
used to achieve their success - and now they will do so with more
money behind them and bigger, more powerful tools to use.
Can you see the difference?
I hope so. This little exercise is what I call the "Bloodless Eye
Transplant." It is a way to get inside the head of the label
execs to see what they are looking for. 
Now listen closely as I wrap this up -- the days of the "Artist
Development Deal" are fading fast. 
As you know, development deals are where a label will sign an
aspiring artist to develop them in hopes of building a "viable
product" at some future point. Then when the artists under
development are deemed to be ripe and ready for the pickin' the
label will finally back them up with marketing and distribution
Why Are These Deals Going Away?
One word -- Budgets. With the drastic shifts occurring inside the
music industry, the big label's profit margins are getting
squeezed and this is forcing them to be more guarded and wise
with their money. 
This is precisely why you are seeing so many "flavor-of-the-week"
artists being signed.
Fueled by the fear of making a mistake and losing money, labels
are signing artists that match the sound of someone who has made
it big already. This strategy – in their mind – eliminates some
of the risk involved with signing new artists because the labels
realize that people are already hungry for that flavor of music.
No guesswork.
So, taking what you have just experienced with your bloodless eye
transplant, you might want to sit down and ask yourself: "How can
I take my very own evidence of success and package it to attract
big label attention?"
Or if you have no evidence of success that is yet appealing to
big labels, consider what skills and actions you will need to
take to get some. Because frankly in today's market, having your
own Evidence Of Success is the only guaranteed way to get
yourself signed.

Sean Farrington is the author of The Little Black Book Of Band
Profit Secrets, where he reveals the proven tools that real
artist use to create genuine Label-Exec-Drooling profits and
popularity that generates real big-label offers. You can learn
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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 :

Networking That Works - by Tim Ogle

The first five of what may become the "Ten Commandment's" of


Stepping Stones from The Cradle to The Grave - by Trevor Krueger

Life is full of music, but there exists for each of us certain
songs that stay with us forever.
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