I am a music career development consultant with special emphasis on new and aspiring artists and songwriters. When you come to Nashville with the goal of a career in the entertainment industry you can be easy prey for certain people who are more interested in your money than your talent. My goal is to help you learn all you need to know about copyrighting your songs, working with a Performing Rights Organization, song licensing, co-writing and networking, developing your craft and all the other essentials – while keeping you safe from the ‘music biz predators!’ I maintain a writers’ room (I call it ‘The Sangtuary’) adjacent to my office on Nashville’s Music Row where songwriters can create together in a quiet, safe environment.
I am also a music journalist, having interviewed everyone from Alabama to ZZ Top for articles and stories published in numerous music magazines. I write ‘Inside Track on Music Row,’ the longest-running monthly country music column in America. The column appears in ‘Nashville Music Guide’ and on websites around the world. I recently published an e-book titled “I Know Country!” with 366 daily Q&As about Country music. You can find details about the book, read an excerpt and purchase your own copy here.
I began my career as an intern to the VP of Publicity at BNA Records and started to build a network of music industry contacts from coast to coast. Along the way, I handled promotion and media relations for the NY Times bestseller, “Chicken Soup for the Country Soul.” I have also served as song plugger and A&R assistant to an award-winning producer and songwriter and as Promotions Coordinator with George Jones University. I am the Nashville liaison for Boulder Creek Guitars for whom I present a signature guitar to ASCAP songwriters on the occasion of their first Number One hit. I also serve as a judge at talent contests, including the nationally promoted US Country Showdown.
I am a member of CMA, NARAS, NATD and a life member of NSAI. To contact me, go to the ‘Contact Me Here’ page in the site menu.