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Rick Busby

August 26, 2012

ASG Song Contest 2012 Winners

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Once again, many thanks and heartfelt appreciation to every single songwriter who entered songs in ASG’s Song Contest 2012. It truly was the very best year of competition in the entire history of ASG, and every single one of you is commended for your creative efforts. We had an unprecedented number of entries in virtually every category, which means that the competition for the winner’s circle was more intense this year than ever before. In addition to the record number of entries, the quality of the songs submitted for consideration was deeper than ever before, which means that everyone is writing better songs,…

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Rick Busby

August 25, 2012

Louisa Branscomb Workshop & Concert

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AUSTIN SONGWRITERS GROUP is proud and excited to present award winning songwriter and veteran performer Louisa Branscomb in a special songwriter workshop and concert on September 8, 2012. We are honored that Louisa is traveling to Austin from Nashville exclusively for this special event. Louisa is an extraordinary songwriter as well as an extraordinary teacher, songwriter advocate, and mentor….

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Rick Busby

July 24, 2012

ASG Song Contest 2012 Finalists

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It has been a long judging process this year, mainly because we had a near record number of entrants in virtually every single category. ASG Executive Director, Lee Duffy recently returned from Nashville after meeting with publishers, songwriters and music industry professionals in evaluating the songs that made it to the finals. The list of songs that made it to the finals consideration round are listed below, and that list has been further pared down. By the end of this coming weekend, we expect to know the names of the winners and honorable mentions in each category, as well as this year’s Grand Prize Winner….

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Rick Busby

May 26, 2012

5 Important Tips On Entering The ASG Song Contest

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We are now one week away from the deadline to submit songs to this year’s ASG Song Contest. The Grand Prize Winner will receive, among other considerations, recording time with ace producer Stephen Doster. There are also prizes and considerations to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of ten categories. This means that as many as thirty total songs will receive notice in the competition….

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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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Rick Busby

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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Rick Busby

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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Rick Busby

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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