SongVest & ReverbNation Partner…Auction Songs

Written by October 20th, 2008 at 1:07 pm

ReverbNation and SongVest have recently announced a partnership that will bring songwriters closer to both their fans and news streams of profit. SongVest, which is dedicated to auctioning off the song rights to thousands of popular tunes has decided to utilize the musician-friendly marketing promoter ReverbNation, which holds a 250,000 member base. SongVest has already made news in auctioning off writer’s rights to two songs by the ‘80s-heavy-hair metal band Stryper, which eventually sold for a face-melting $25,000. “Music lovers searching through ReverbNation can now buy a song while the band is still a developing artist,” said David Prohaska, Co-Founder and CMO of SongVest. “Imagine buying in on tracks from the next Fall Out Boy or My Chemical Romance before they hit the big time. And for artists that have built a devoted following already, like GB Leighton, this is a fantastic opportunity to leverage the equity they’ve created through their hard work.” Now SongVest is introducing an auction ending October 18 with songs made famous by Garth Brooks, Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzie and many more. Those that purchase shared song rights will receive a personalized plaque denoting their new status as song co-owner, along with a one-of-a-kind, RIAA-certified gold or platinum album award, handwritten lyrics and other collectable items. Buyers make money in parallel with the artists that wrote them, coining the SongVest marketing moniker, “the memorabilia with a paycheck.” More auctions will be coming soon, so music maniacs, for those of you still with a fat wallet in these nosedive economic times, feast your eyes on the following songs that were auctioned off.

The Auction that Ended October 18, 2008

“Friends in Low Places”
Written by Earl “Bud” Lee and Dewayne Blackwell
Recorded by Garth Brooks
First appeared on No Fences

“I Swear”
Written by Gary Baker and Frank Myers
Recorded by John Michael Montgomery and All-4-One
First appeared on Kickin’ It Up and All-4-One

“You and I”
Written by Frank Myers
Recorded by Eddie Rabbitt, Crystal Gayle, and Hit Crew
First appeared on Radio Romance

“Two Story Town”
Written by Mark Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Dean Michael Grakal
Recorded by Bon Jovi
First appeared on Crush

“Gotta Love It”
Written by Mark Hudson, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Recorded by Aerosmith
First appeared on Get A Grip

“(Theme From) The Monkees”
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Recorded by The Monkees, Ray Stevens, Davy Jones, The Benzedrine Monks of Santa Demo, The Manhattan Strings, Furious George, Hit Crew, and Studio 99
First appeared on The Monkees

Written by Mark Hudson and Ozzy Osbourne
Recorded by Ozzy Osbourne
Appears on Ozzmosis

“Never Without You”
Written by Mark Hudson, Ringo Starr, Gary Nicholson
Recorded by Ringo Starr
First appeared on Ringo Rama

“My Song (Too Far Gone)”
Written by Mark Hudson, Cher, Brett Hudson, William Izzillo
Recorded by Cher
First appeared on Take Me Home

“(Theme From) Days of our Lives”
Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Recorded by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

“I Ain’t in Checotah Anymore”
Written by Trey Bruce, Carrie Underwood, Angelo
Recorded by Carrie Underwood
Appears on Some Hearts

“I Got it Bad”
Written by Trey Bruce, LeAnn Rimes, Dean Sheremet
Recorded by LeAnn Rimes
First appeared on This Woman

“I’ll Be True to You”
Written by Alan Rhody
Recorded by Oak Ridge Boys
First appeared on Y’all Come Back Saloon

“Wild Eyed Dream”
Written by Alan Rhody
Recorded by Ricky Van Shelton
First appeared on Wild Eyed Dream

“Someone Else’s Dream”
Written by Trey Bruce and Craig Wiseman
Recorded by Faith Hill
First appeared on It Matters To Me

“Whisper My Name”
Written by Trey Bruce
Recorded by Randy Travis
First appeared on This Is Me

“Look Heart No Hands”
Written by Trey Bruce and Russell Smith
Recorded by Randy Travis
First appeared on Randy Travis Greatest Hits Volume II

“You Can’t Loose Me”
Written by Trey Bruce and Thom McHugh
Recorded by Faith Hill
First appeared on It Matters To Me


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