"Mary Dawson has written a unique and comprehensive guide for the aspiring songwriter that is bound to become a classic in its field." --Sheila Davis, Author "The Craft of Lyric Writing"
"Mary Dawson's wonderful book starts where the others leave off -- what do you do after you've written your great songs?...I love the way she puts a hopeful face on the future of the business by giving real life stories of people making it their own way, wherever they are." --Jimmy Kachulis, Professor of Songwriting, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
"Thank goodness Mary Dawson has documented some of her knowledge about the music industry...This book should now be on the 'Required Reading' list for songwriters." --Jim Sharp, American Songwriter Magazine, Publisher (Retired)
About the Author
Mary Dawson has a 25-year multi-faceted career in the music business. A lifelong songwriter herself, Mary is now president of CQK Music Group of Dallas, which is comprised of three music publishing companies. A popular seminar speaker, Mary conducts classes in the craft and business of music at Southern Methodist University. She is also host of the popular radio talk show, "I Write the Songs."