The Pub Deal 2014: FAQs


A few weeks back, American Songwriter partnered with Songspace, Martin Guitar and  publishing/management/music licensing company Secret Road to launch the 2nd Annual The Pub Deal.  With the deadline approaching, we’ve had lots of questions about the opportunity, so we had Director of Strategy, Jesse Feister, answer some frequently asked questions below: Why did you all decide to create an opportunity […]

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Parker Millsap Live: Presented by Martin Guitar

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In his early teens, Parker Millsap took a trip to a high-end guitar shop in Oklahoma with his dad. He felt like a kid in a candy store, and picked there for hours on end, sampling as many vintage axes as he could get his hands on. Finally, his dad put a stop to the […]

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Enter the March/April 2014 On My Deathbed Contest


Martin’s D-18 Dreadnought features a sleek, modern High Performance Neck for enhanced playability, and adds a Sitka spruce top to the mahogany back and sides. It’s perfect for the intermediate and advanced player.  (Click here to read our review). Want to own one? Simply click the button below and tell us the “ten albums you’d […]

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Enter the January/February 2014 On My Deathbed Contest


The Martin 000-15SM continues the C.F. Martin Company tradition with solid, all-mahogany construction and a rich satin finish. The Martin 000-size 12-fret neck features a slotted headstock. Satisfy your desire with an affordable solid wood guitar that is visually distinctive and innovative. (Click here to read our review). Want to own one? Simply click the […]

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Review: Martin 000-15SM Acoustic Guitar


MSRP: $1,849 When I checked out the Martin 000-15SM it turned out to be full of surprises. I figured it would be a decent enough guitar since I’ve never played a bad Martin, but after spending some time with it and seeing the very reasonable price tag I definitely became a believer. For starters, the […]

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Our September/October “On My Deathbed” Winner Explains His Picks


September/October 2013 winner Michael Laccavole talks about his winning choices. With selections spanning from the Beatles’ classic Revolver to Elliott Smith and The Avett Brothers, he explains why these are his top ten albums. Enter the November/December “On My Deathbed” Contest for your chance to win a Martin OM-18 Authentic 1933 guitar. Click here to read […]

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Charlie Worsham Live: Presented by Martin Guitar

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Charlie Worsham is the sort of triple threat artist that seems in short supply on Music Row these days. He writes well, sings well, and is a skilled and tasteful guitarist to boot. Worsham, who released his debut album Rubberband last month on Warner Nashville, stopped by our office to play “Mississippi in July” recently. […]

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Review: Martin OM18 Authentic 1933 Acoustic Guitar


The C.F. Martin Company, maybe more than any other guitar maker, has wisely embraced the digital technology that is changing the world, most notably in its use of Fishman’s revolutionary electronics in its Retro series of guitars. Now the company has utilized what is normally thought of as medical technology to help recreate one of […]

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Our July/August 2013 “On My Deathbed” Winner Explains His Picks


July/August 2013 “On My Deathbed” winner Andy Clark reveals his prize picks. From Nirvana to Bon Iver, read Andy’s ruminations on the picks that helped him win the Martin CEO-6 Black Guitar. And enter the September/October “On My Deathbed” Contest for your chance to win a Martin OM-28E Retro Guitar. Click here to read our […]

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Ed Sheeran Teams Up With Martin Guitar To Create New Artist Signature Edition

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Ed Sheeran is half of yet another legendary collaboration, but Taylor Swift is nowhere in sight for this one. Martin Guitar and the British songster have teamed up for their latest Artist Signature Edition six string. Complete with Sheeran’s signature orange “+” (the name of his first album) and “est. 1991″ (Sheeran’s birth year), the LX1E […]

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American Songwriter Live: Elise Davis


One of the more important milestones in a fledgling songwriter’s career is the day they can afford to quit their day job and focus on music full-time. For Elise Davis, that day came when she won “The Pub Deal,” a year-long $20,000 publishing contract with HoriPro Entertainment Group, Inc. Since taking the top honor, the Arkansas […]

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Our May/June 2013 “On My Deathbed” Winner Explains His Picks


May/June 2013 “On My Deathbed” winner Joe Holt reveals his prize picks. From Queen to The Civil Wars, read Joe’s ruminations on the picks that helped him win the Martin CPCPA1 Plus Acoustic/Electric Guitar. And enter the July/August “On My Deathbed” contest for your chance to win a Martin CEO-6 Black Guitar. A Day At The Races […]

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