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Rick Busby

March 6, 2014

Why Publisher Weekends Matter

If you are a songwriter, which if you are reading this you probably are, there are some important considerations to evaluate when building a relationship with a music publisher. …

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Rick Busby

January 2, 2014

Are You Ready For Symposium 2014?

The time is now. The 10th Annual ASG Songwriter Symposium begins one week from today and will be over four days later. Are you still undecided about being there? If so, you need to read the latest Director’s Blog….

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Rick Busby

August 21, 2013

Sponsorship & Scholarship Donations

The 10th Annual ASG Songwriter Symposium convenes January 8-12, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Midtown in Austin, Texas and ASG is seeking Sponsorship & Scholarship donors to support the event. Read on to learn how you can help….

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Rick Busby

January 20, 2013

Annual Letter From The President

In 2012, the Austin Songwriters Group celebrated its 25th year of serving songwriters. About ten years ago, the non-profit group began growing the size and scope of the services it provides to its members. Under the guidance of ASG Executive Director, Lee Duffy, the group has grown from meeting in borrowed spaces to having and maintaining its own permanent address (aka The Mockingbird Cafe), and from weekly songwriter critiques to a year round slate of songwriter events geared towards helping songwriters in both the craft and the commerce of songwriting, including the Annual Songwriter Symposium, which is now in its 9th year….

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Rick Busby

December 30, 2011

Open Letter to Songwriters & Creatives

If you are reading this, more than likely you are a songwriter at some stage in your career or development. Even for those of you who may be reading this that aren’t songwriters, it is a good bet you are involved in some sort of creative pursuit, likely in support of songwriters. So, even though this letter may seem directed specifically at songwriters, it is really for everyone who has a creative spirit within and looking to express it to the best of their abilities….

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Rick Busby

December 30, 2011

Special Message From Lee Duffy


Rewind 2011 & Preview Symposium 2012
Greetings Songwriters:
I am hoping that each of you is having happy holidays and that your family and friends are healthy and happy. I can’t believe we are already at the end of another amazing year. Each year as artists we find our self looking back to see if we met our expectations of the last year. Some years we have been more satisfied with ourself than at other times. Most of us would agree that in the years when we accomplished the most it was because we had a vision and then worked to keep that vision day to day….

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