Martin Guitar featured Products Founded by Christian Frederick Martin, C.F. Martin & Co. has been continuously family owned and operated for six generations. The 175th Anniversary of the company was celebrated throughout 2008. The oldest surviving acoustic instrument maker in the world and largest producer of acoustic guitars in the U.S., Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women, many still using the design and techniques introduced by the company founder in the 1830s. Martin is a privately held manufacturer and is highly regarded for creating some of the finest instruments and introducing innovations that have become industry standards in the music products industry including the now-standard x-bracing, 14-fret guitar and the "dreadnought" size. Current Chairman and CEO Christian Frederick Martin, IV, took the helm of the company in 1986.
WRITERS of the WEEK
Daniel Dermes at 10:31:22 AM April 3, 2009
American Songspace Services at 04:00:39 PM March 24, 2009
Does anyone know how much these download cards are?
American Songwriter Lyric Contest featured Creative For more than 20 years, the American Songwriter Amateur Lyric Contest has helped thousands of songwriters become involved in our community. Established in 1984, America Songwriter magazine sponsors six contests per year that run in conjunction with each issue published. Entrants should send lyric sheet only, no cassettes or musical direction. The winning lyric, along with four runners-up and ten honorable mentions from each contest, will be published in the issue of American Songwriter that follows the deadline of each contest.
Past Lyric Contest Winners
Community Manager at 02:52:13 PM July 15, 2009
American Songspace Community Manager at 04:21:30 PM June 24, 2009
Check out Futurebirds' session at the American Songwriter office.
American Songwriter at 03:14:39 PM June 18, 2009
Here's a slideshow of a Justin Townes Earle session at the American Songwriter office.
BMI Nashville featured Business Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is a performing right organization: It collects license fees on behalf of its songwriters, composers and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. As a performing right organization, BMI issues licenses to various users of music, including television and radio stations and networks; new media, including the Internet and mobile technologies such as ringtones and ringbacks; satellite audio services like XM and Sirius; nightclubs, discos, hotels, bars, restaurants and other venues; digital jukeboxes; and live concerts. It then tracks public performances of its members’ music, and collects and distributes licensing revenues for those performances as royalties to the more than 375,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers it represents, as well as the thousands of creators from around the world who have chosen BMI for representation in the U.S. BMI currently represents some more than 6.5 million compositions — a number that is constantly growing.