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"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)
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."
lots of good ideas in this book. other similar books have the same old ideas usually, but this one really has something new to offer.Published 2 months ago by Jamie Reynolds
this boo is worth purchasing and reading. It's upfront. My daughters have been in the biz for 10 years and there is always something to try differently. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. L. Dodge
This is one of the best books on the music business in existence. Written in human and not legal terms--well worth ten times the pricePublished on March 17, 2011 by Jeffrey
Mary Dawson has written a most powerful and meaningful songwriting book. Her insight into the depths of what songwriting is all about and what needs to be in the heart of a... Read morePublished on July 28, 2009 by Denice Rippentrop