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Thursday, September 26 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Effective Song Pitching: What You Need to Know

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A highlight for any songwriter is to have your song cut by a recording artist. Artists often listen to hundreds of songs, looking for "just the right ones" for their project. Our panel represents a cross section of the music industry, all having years of experience with the process of pitching songs. They will offer insight that will surely be helpful to every songwriter.

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Mark Brinkman

“Brink” Brinkman writes songs for the Bluegrass/Americana/Gospel and Country genres. Brink is one of the most sought-after songwriters with over 300 “cuts” and 15 #1 songs. He has won the “Spirit Award”, “Gospel Song of the Year”, “The Governor’s Award” from... Read More →
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Matt Lindsey

Matt Lindsey is originally from Statesville, North Carolina and moved to Nashville in 1980. He owns a music publishing/production/songplugging company and has had songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Ledoux, Blake Shelton, George Strait and many more.Matt... Read More →
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Stephen Mougin

Stephen Mougin is the guitar player/vocalist for the "Sam Bush Band" and "Nedski and Mojo”. He is the owner/operator of Dark Shadow Recording where he produces and engineers demos, eps, and albums for independents and for the DSR Label. Mougin is a certified educator, teaching music... Read More →
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Amanda Smith

Born in the small town of Davisville, West Virginia, Amanda grew up singing in church choirs and participating in talent contests at local fairs.Kenny and Amanda Smith are winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Raleigh Convention Center Room 306 B 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601