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Rick Busby

May 15, 2012

Chris Oglesby Publisher Weekend – June 8-10, 2012

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ASG is excited and honored that Chris Oglesby, of Oglesby Writer Management in Nashville, will be visiting ASG June 8-10, for a music publishing workshop and private song pitch appointments. Due to demand, we have added slots for private appointments on Sunday, with only a couple slots available for Friday and Saturday’s private appointments being sold out. The actual workshop takes place on Saturday morning from 11:00-1:30. Saturday’s private appointments will take place before and after the workshop. This is another installment of ASG’s ongoing efforts to bring music publishing professionals to Austin to meet directly with songwriters, and while it is Chris’…

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Rick Busby

March 15, 2012

Bobby Rymer Publisher Weekend – March 2012

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Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den: Bobby Rymer is a hands on publisher with an incredible ear and vast knowledge of music from all genres. His publishing group, The Writer’s Den, integrates in all facets of the music business and encourages creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere while inspiring long lasting relationships. The philosophy of Writer’s Den Music Group stands clear; A commitment to focusing on every single song, creating a unique hands-on style experience for both the writers and publisher. Over the past two years, Writer’s Den Music Group has earned prominence with cuts featured in movies and hit TV shows….

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January 10, 2012

Symposium 2012: Schedule

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This page contains the schedule for the 8th Annual ASG Songwriter Symposium, which took place January 5-8, 2011 in Austin, Texas at the Omni Hotel Southpark. Texas songwriting legend, Joe Ely was the keynote speaker for the event, which also included major songwriters Gary Burr, Georgia Middleman and Jim Photoglo among many others as instructors….

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January 2, 2012

Symposium 2012: Joe Ely Keynote Event

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For years here at ASG, we have always held Joe Ely in the highest esteem and have been trying to synchronize our schedules so that he could attend ASG’s annual songwriter symposium. This year, the stars aligned and we are proud to welcome Joe Ely to Symposium 2012….

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December 30, 2011

Open Letter to Songwriters & Creatives

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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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December 30, 2011

Special Message From Lee Duffy

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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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December 26, 2011

Symposium 2012: Publisher Bios

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The 8th Annual Austin Songwriters Symposium offers opportunity and education. Each songwriter attending the conference has the opportunity to meet with a publisher individually. Register to sign up and to establish a relationship with a professional publisher whose job it is every morning to pick up the phone and place songs….

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December 26, 2011

Symposium 2012: Georgia Middleman Bio

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 Georgia Middleman Returns To Texas for ASG Symposium 2012
Georgia Middleman was born to be a songwriter, and even though she now makes Nashville her home, Texas is proud to call her one of its own. Born in Houston, Texas, Georgia was already on the track to a musical life by the age of 10, when she landed a steady gig singing favorite country tunes, like “Coal Miner’s Daughter” at Texas Star Inn in San Antonio. Before she hit her teen years, Georgia had already written and recorded her first song, and showing entrepreneurial drive by selling the song to her school friends at recess….

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December 20, 2011

Symposium 2012: Gary Burr

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Gary Burr To Facilitate Workshops At Symposium 2012
With a songwriting career as storied as Gary Burr’s, it is a challenge to do justice to his accomplishments in a brief website bio for ASG’s Symposium 2012. For starters, he has been received the award as “Songwriter If The Year” three separate times, by three different organizations: Billboard, NSAI and ASCAP. Earlier in his career, he replaced Vince Gill as the lead singer for Pure Prairie League, then set out for Nashville in the late 80’s.
Since then, his track record of songwriting success lands him among the greats of all time….

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November 16, 2011

Bluebird Cafe Competition 2011 Winners

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BREAKING NEWS!!! After two preliminary rounds and one finals round held at Threadgill’s North in late October, the list of 24 ASG songwriters was finally winnowed down to six names that are now going on to perform at The Bluebird Cafe on Tuesday, November 22nd. And, the Top Six Songwriters in Bluebird Cafe Competition 2011 are…Mark Ambrose, Wake Eastman, Jim Heckroth, Chris Pfeiffer, Havilah Rand and Greg Whitfield.
These six songwriters will be departing Austin On Monday, November 21st to travel to Nashville for a day of music business activity on Tuesday,

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