Q&A: Sarah Darling


Almost a decade into her career, Sarah Darling has collected enough experience to impart a little wisdom upon up-and-coming artists. The singer/songwriter moved from small-town Iowa to Nashville when she was 20 and worked her way into a long-term music career, waiting tables before eventually catching a break and signing her first deal with Black […]

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Daily Discovery: Yellow Red Sparks, “Monsters With Misdemeanors”

Daily Discovery Yellow Red Sparks

ARTIST: Yellow Red Sparks SONG: “Monsters With Misdemeanors” BIRTHDATE: 2007 and 2009 BIRTHPLACE: Southern California AMBITIONS: Make music for people who feel. Take over the world. Dictate things to minions. TURN-OFFS: Sociopaths and/or pathological liars. TURN-ONS: My Michelle. DREAM GIG: Greek Theater in Los Angeles and then sleeping in my own bed. GO TO FEEL-GOOD […]

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“The Pub Deal” FAQs from Martin Guitar

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American Songwriter got together with “The Pub Deal” partners Martin Guitar and HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc. to answer some frequently asked questions: What made American Songwriter/American Songspace decide to create an opportunity like this? “The Pub Deal” evolved from American Songwriter’s Lyric Contest. We thought, “wouldn’t it be cool if we played a larger role in […]

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American Songspace Launches “The Pub Deal” Contest

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American Songwriter, American Songspace, and Martin Guitar have announced “The Pub Deal”– a one of a kind contest that will give away a year-long, $20,000 publishing contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc. “We’re extending this invitation to the Nashville songwriting community and beyond,” said American Songspace Creative Director, John Ritchie. “Whether you’ve had a publishing […]

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Ronnie Milsap: Country Cuts 1974-1980

Ronnie Milsap Country Cut Contest

This summer, American Songwriter is proud to present  Ronnie Milsap’s “Country Cut” Contest. Throughout his career, Milsap has recorded songs by some of country music’s greatest songwriters, scoring a whopping sixteen #1′s from 1974-1980. Milsap became a country music legend with the help of great songwriters. And some of these songwriters became great with the help […]

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Hit The Road: The American Songwriter Coffeehouse Tour


You know the dream? The one where you pack up your guitar and hit the road? Guess what…Fishman and American Songwriter want to make your dream come true with The Coffeehouse Tour Contest. Submit 2 of your best songs, a photo and a little more info about yourself.  If you don’t have a photo, take one. […]

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Daily Discovery: Marc Scibilia, “Bright Day Coming”

Daily Discovery Marc Scibilia

ARTIST: Marc Scibilia SONG: “Bright Day Coming” BIRTHDATE: 6/20/86 BIRTHPLACE: Buffalo, NY AMBITIONS: Arena Tour 2014, hopefully sooner. TURN-OFFS: artificial sweeteners, chain restaurants, auto-tune TURN-ONS: big cities, small towns, wrong notes DREAM GIG: If I could carry on my guitars for all fly dates… that would be a dream. PETS: I have a pitbull/lab mix named […]

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