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Barbara Cloyd's Play For Publishers

Barbara Cloyd's Play For Publishers Songwriters - network, learn, get heard! These three day workshops help connect talented writers and writer-artists with Music Row publishers.

They are a crash course in what it takes to get cuts in the commercial country market. Learn what it takes to get a cut from people who get them and be heard by publishers who sign and develop staff writers.

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04/11/2022

A great way to network, learn and be heard.

04/11/2022

Here's what the workshops are all about.

03/21/2022

Songwriters - Multiple Income Streams!!!

Adam James has come a long way since I met him at  The Bluebird Cafe auditions. I knew then he'd end up here someday. A ...
03/08/2022

Adam James has come a long way since I met him at The Bluebird Cafe auditions. I knew then he'd end up here someday. A great songwriter and a great human being.

If there are any songwriting or music business majors still looking for an internship, and you enjoy spending time on so...
02/28/2022

If there are any songwriting or music business majors still looking for an internship, and you enjoy spending time on social media, I could use your help. The internship would also involve helping log and screen applications for a Play for Publisher's workshop and facilitating at the event. Some of the work can be remote. Message me if you are interested.

At the Songbirds guitar museum in Chattanooga waiting for the Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase to begin. Check out th...
02/21/2022

At the Songbirds guitar museum in Chattanooga waiting for the Tennessee Songwriters Week Showcase to begin. Check out this yearly, 6 city event at www.tnvacation.com/songwriters-week.

Don't miss your chance to play for six Nashville publishers without leaving home.  Learn what it takes to get cuts from ...
01/17/2022

Don't miss your chance to play for six Nashville publishers without leaving home. Learn what it takes to get cuts from people who get them. Be part of a select group of talented writers. Get professional feedback that can take your writing to the next level. Apply by Sun. Jan. 23rd. Application and complete details at www.playforpublishers.com.

Stay home, save money, avoid crowds and still be heard six Nashville publishers. Learn what it takes to get a cut from p...
01/05/2022

Stay home, save money, avoid crowds and still be heard six Nashville publishers. Learn what it takes to get a cut from people who get them. Be part of a select group of talented songwriters. Get professional feedback that can take your writing to the next level. Apply by Jan 23rd. Publisher bios and complete details at www.playforpublishers.com.

My friend Scarlet Keys teaches songwriting at Berkeley School of Music  And she has started a Podcast. She digs into all...
11/18/2021

My friend Scarlet Keys teaches songwriting at Berkeley School of Music And she has started a Podcast. She digs into all things songwriting wis songwriting with some wonderful special guests spirit you can check it out at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-in-a-song/id1593031703.

Episode 3 of my podcast "What's in a song" is now available. Two time grammy nominated singer/songwriter and producer Eric Roberson. This was so inspiring! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-in-a-song/id1593031703

THURSDAY at the workshop. Julie O'Keefe from Altadena and Dave Pacula from Liz Rose Music listened to Velvet Rodeo and t...
10/26/2021

THURSDAY at the workshop.
Julie O'Keefe from Altadena and Dave Pacula from Liz Rose Music listened to Velvet Rodeo and the other writers who attended. Feedback from the publishers point of view is eye-opening.

OCT 21 - 23, NASHVILLE, with  Dave Pacula (Liz Rose Music), Janine Ebach (Ebach Entertainment), Kara Jackson (Spirit Mus...
09/13/2021

OCT 21 - 23, NASHVILLE, with Dave Pacula (Liz Rose Music), Janine Ebach (Ebach Entertainment), Kara Jackson (Spirit Music), Bobby Rymer (Writers Den) plus 2 publishers TBA.

This workshop is a crash course in what it takes to write for the commercial country market. Be heard by six Music Row publishers. Learn what it takes to get a cut from people who get them. Spend 3 days with a select group of talented writers. Application deadline is Sun., Sept. 19th. Get complete details and apply at www.playforpublishers.com.

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN. This 3-day workshop, Oct 21 - 23, is a crash course in writing for the commercial country market....
08/23/2021
Workshop description - Barbara Cloyd

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN. This 3-day workshop, Oct 21 - 23, is a crash course in writing for the commercial country market.
* Be heard by and learn from six Music Row publishers.
* Spend 3 days with a select group of talented writers
* Learn what it takes to get a cut from people who get them.
Details and application at www.playforpublishers.com. Application deadline is Sept 19th.

Due to a scheduling error, the dates for the next workshop have been changed. It will be held in Nashville Oct 21 – 23. Application deadline is Sept. 19th. How to apply Details Frequently asked questions Comments from past participants WHAT THIS WORKSHOP IS ABOUT This 3-day workshop …

This may be the smartest thing I've ever heard on the subject of songwriting.
06/30/2021

This may be the smartest thing I've ever heard on the subject of songwriting.

APPLY BY SUNDAY MAY 9th. You could spend a lot of time in Nashville and not get in front of 6 Music Row publishers. With...
05/06/2021

APPLY BY SUNDAY MAY 9th. You could spend a lot of time in Nashville and not get in front of 6 Music Row publishers. With this workshop you can do it without leaving home. details at www.playforpublishers.com.

When you grow up in Muscle Shoals and your father is hit writer Donnie Lowery, music is in your blood. For the last 17 y...
04/30/2021

When you grow up in Muscle Shoals and your father is hit writer Donnie Lowery, music is in your blood. For the last 17 years Nate has been using his natural affinity for the business to manage a thriving publishing company for songwriting superstar Bret James. Apply by May 9th at www.playforpublishers.com for you chance to be heard by and learn from Nate and 5 other Music Row publishers.

Songwriters, network, learn and be heard by 6 Music Row publishers without having to leave home. Get complete details at...
04/30/2021

Songwriters, network, learn and be heard by 6 Music Row publishers without having to leave home. Get complete details at www.playforpublishers.com.

Janine helped build THiS Music and started Word Country (now Curb Word) from the ground up.  Now  she is building someth...
04/27/2021

Janine helped build THiS Music and started Word Country (now Curb Word) from the ground up. Now she is building something for herself with her newly launched Ebach Entertainment. Apply by May 9th for you chance to be heard by and learn from her. Details at www.playforpublishers.com.

After a career of writing hit songs and running three highly successful publishing companies (Combine, Little Big Town a...
04/26/2021

After a career of writing hit songs and running three highly successful publishing companies (Combine, Little Big Town and Sony/ATV), Woody is still in the game. The insights he has to share are priceless.
Apply by May 9th at www.playforpublishers.com.

Learn from and be heard by Music Row publishers without leaving home. Get details, read publisher bios and apply at www....
04/22/2021

Learn from and be heard by Music Row publishers without leaving home. Get details, read publisher bios and apply at www.playforpublishers.com. Application deadline May 9th,

10/16/2020

It's official! Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee will be able to provide 208,000 meals to people in our community. Thanks to everyone who participated in the auction.

09/18/2020

Last night, you saw some of Country music's greatest talents perform from The Bluebird. Now it's your turn! We are hosting our first LIVE virtual Open Mic Night this coming Monday, September 21st at 6pm CT on our YouTube channel. Sign ups start tomorrow at 11 am CT on our website here: https://thebluebirdcafe.tunestub.com/event.cfm?id=317546

09/15/2020
09/14/2020

Wow. We did it. Here's a picture of Josh Beale from Hasting & Co sitting with Barbara Cloyd at her dining room table on Sunday while the final bids came in. Once we have a final tally we'll let you know how we did, but we are excited to say that FIVE of the meetings went for the "buy now" price of $5000. Huge thanks to everyone who participated, including all of you who liked, commented and shared our posts.

09/12/2020

Auctioning over 40 meetings with music industry insiders. Visit www.meetmusicrow.com for details on how to bid. Money goes to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 9am - 6pm

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(615) 383-5616

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So excited to tell you guys what we’ve been working on: introducing Meet Music Row! Help us raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee while advancing your career! Barbara Cloyd's Play For Publishers CraftySpikers
THIS JUST IN! January's edition of How To Be A Hero For Independent Music: TOMORROW with the one and only Barbara Cloyd, songwriter, song craft teacher, genius of Play for Publishers, and host of the Bluebird Cafe open mic... NOTE: We're starting at 12:20 PST!!!!! If you’ve ever gotten within 500 miles of Nashville (poetically or otherwise) you’ll know someone who’s been touched by Barbara’s craft. It might even be you. An avowed lover of songwriters and songs, she’s been teaching people the song ropes for 36 years, and playing them, herself. The host of the Open Mic at the infamous Bluebird Cafe, as well as the lead instructor at full-up Barbara Cloyd's Play For Publishers workshops, she’s got a lot to say about human-scale music. Come join us as we chew on it all, together, with you. A FULL hour ahead of us Monday for this chapter of #howtobeaheroforindependent music. Take this opportunity to talk with Barbara and me. …. Willa Mamet Music FB Live MONDAY January 27 at NOON TWENTY!!!!!!!! Pacific …… ……. .……… … . One Monday a month at noon (this month at 12:20!!) I host How To Be A Hero for Independent Music, an ongoing conversation about just that: keeping human-scale music living and thriving. It's all based on the viral essay of the same name, up there on my blog, No Word Wasted (link in bio). The point is to leverage and convect our knowledge for the good of all the music spreading and growing. Sometimes it’s me running my mouth on topics such as house concerts or DIY booking (both on facebook and soon YouTube) and frequently I’ve got a guest whose brains you can pick on any number of wonderful musical topics. Join us! READ THE ARTICLE: https://www.willamametmusic.com/no-word-wasted/2018/11/16/how-to-be-a-hero-for-independent-music MORE ABOUT BARBARA: http://www.barbaracloyd.com HEAR MORE FROM WILLA: www.willamametmusic.com
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Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! So much fun and great meeting everyone. Lots of great info. Thanks Barbara! See you in March.
Oooooh it's gonna be a dirty good time tonight at The Local!! . Start your weekend TODAY with your favourite local bar and Dirty Thursday Nashville!! . Come early for happy hour specials and to check out Barbara Cloyd's Play For Publishers Songwriting Workshop!! . Now correct me if I'm wrong... but I don't think you can get more #MusicCity then that! . Don't forget, happy hour starts at 4 so yeah, we'll be seein' y'all then! @ Nashville, Tennessee
TIP OF THE DAY - If you aren't good enough, you can get better. If you think you're better than you are, you're in trouble
TIP OF THE DAY - If you aren't good enough, you can get better. If you think you're better than you are, you're in trouble