Anj Granieri, Songsalive! member, was signed to write for the Oprah Show! She writes "...On Friday night of this year's Rally, my life changed. I had the great honor of having a top executive from the company who provides music for the Oprah Winfrey Show come to see me perform at the open mic. After I performed "Bless America", he stood up and announced I would be signed to his company as their newest composer, and the crowd went nuts! I dropped into my seat with tears in my eyes, and felt gratitude swell in my heart. And I knew I would be working 10x harder now than ever before (so much for my old beliefs of being able to sit back once getting a deal). And you know what? It makes me so happy because I love to work now. I really do. Sincerely, Anj Granieri"
A recent appearance of SA members “The Potential Lunatics“ @ the OctoberSongsalive! OC Workshop with Rob Case provided them with a connection to perform at a “Thanks For Giving” event in Venice CA. The networking & connections made at Songsalive! are helping this fresh new teenage band hone their chops & get the valuable guidance they need to move forward with their music.
Happy Ron's latest album "Terribly Happy" is definitely a Songsalive! success story. After joining Songsalive! in 2007, he then participated in 2 of our Songcamps, where we put songwriters together in small groups to write a song in just over an hour. Such a success was his songwriting team, they wrote the title track to his new album, and has been recorded by an 18 piece big band, and released in 2008 to critical acclaim.
From a Leukaemia event: "Thank you all SOOOOOOOOOOOO much, this is more support than I could imagine from people I don't even know. The event was a HUGE success!! We raised $600!!!!!!!!!! I am Very, Very, Very grateful. Everyone enjoyed the music so much, and there were plenty of Cd's sold too. That makes me happy. Performing Songsalive! songwriters: Deborah Crooks, Justin Winokur, Loren Davidson and me! Now you have a lot more people who know about Songsalive! All the road signs we made to guide people through the forest said "Songsalive ---->" so they saw the name 6 times before even arriving. That will stick in people's brains. And I said a few words to make sure lots of networking took place, advertising Songsalive, the Retreat, Jody's creativity workshops, and the bike ride of course. The guests were incredibly generous. OK, thanks once again -Songsalive! made this success possible. I appreciate it so much!"
- Rett McNair on behalf of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
“When I first attended a Songsalive! workshop I had a few notebooks full of songs I had written over the past 15 years, many of which no one had ever heard. I wasn’t doing anything with my music except singing nursery rhymes to my son. Only a few months later I have recorded my first CD “Angels in the Mud” which is receiving radio airplay across Australia, had offers from two different publishers for one of my songs and reached the semi finals of the UK songwriting competition. The opportunities for collaboration and networking through Songsalive! have really accelerated my music career.”
- Jo Young, Songsalive! member, Byron Bay NSW Australia
"Songsalive! has been the most helpful songwriter organization I've belonged to. It's given me important performing opportunities, while its daily electronic information is invaluable. I've profited from a few key opportunities that Songsalive! has informed me about. I also performed at the Songsalive! Expo where I made some goodsongwriting and performing contacts that I continue to benefit from today. Simply put, I'm a gratefulSongsalive! member. " ~ Mario Martin Zelaya, member, Northern California
Our CD Sampler has been by far an invaluable tool for songwriters to get exposure for their songs
Songsalive! CD Sampler 3 features Songsalive! member DeltaGoodrem - No#1 Australian artist and Aria Charting No#1 artist with her song "Born To Try" in Australia!
Yolanda Thomas, Songsalive! Elite artist, tours the U.S second time. Australian artist, Yolanda, used the Songsalive! Los Angeles and New York chapters to springboard her U.S tour through our Touring Map Program, playing at our showcases and accessing our database of venues, discussion groups and music business professionals to maximize, promote and create her tour.
Songsalive! Songcamps inspire new heights - complete strangers co-write together in a few hours and create brand new songs. It's a great opportunity to get out of your box and learn about collaboration.
"It was a really great day, fun and very useful.
I feel psyched to go home and write and re-write my songs."
"Wow! What an experience! I am your new monster!."
"Very inspiring and knowledgeable! Good idea...."
"Inspiration! You are so loving and that's what it takes to do this. Well organized structure yet flexible."
"Wow...am I blown away. Such a great opportunity to fly!!!"
"Love it. Keep Doing It."
"I would recommend this Absolutely!
"This was presented with knowledge and professionalism."
"Expectations were minimal limited to meeting and connecting with people but learning was the biggest part."
"I loved "artistry is a lifelong journey so enjoy the process"!!!! I learned how to renew the "wind in my sails.""
Australia: Phil Tripp comments, "Gilli Moon has taken the initiative and has the ambition to set this up. The industry should take it seriously. It's a great idea and deserves industry support". Being one of the more active publishers seeking new talent, Neil Wilson's made the effort to attend a workshop and commented, "Anything that encourages Songwriters to persevere with their ability, is a good thing. I'll continue to support things like Songsalive! and urge others in the industry to do so".