SSNI Star Search Nashville IntlTM
& Trowbridge Symposium NEWS & PRESS
SSNI Star Search Nashville IntlTM 2007
SSNI Star Search Nashville IntlTM 2006
SSNI Star Search Nashville IntlTM 2004
See Symposium Showcases on TV!
July 13 5:30pm CH 19 CATV - CHERYLE CORREA, CYDNEY ROOKS, MICHAEL HIGGINS, MIMI ROY, DALE OAKLEY, MARK ROBINSON
July 18 10:30pm CH 19 CATV - CHERYLE CORREA, CYDNEY ROOKS, MICHAEL HIGGINS, MIMI ROY, DALE OAKLEY, MARK ROBINSON
Dec 30 5:30pm CH 19 CATV -BILLY J IVERS, CHRISTIN MUSTARD, SAMANTHA HOPE
Jan 04 10:30pm - BILLY J IVERS, CHRISTIN MUSTARD, SAMANTHA HOPE
* from Western Swing Monthly, Nov. 103
* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"NASHVILLE TALENT SEARCH[tm] - TROWBRIDGE SYMPOSIUM 2003 DRAWS TALENT FROM U.S. AND CANADA"
Nashville's Trowbridge Symposium 2003 drew talent from the United States and Canada to compete in songwriter and talent showcases. Music industry leaders hosted a Symposium panel discussing topics "How To Succeed In This Business Of Music" and a variety of Nashville companies lead seminars and career workshops.
Showcase segments are broadcasting on TV Ch19 in central Tennessee and parts of Kentucky and Alabama. Attendees benefited in diverse ways from the four day Nashville event.
"Best of Show" trophy and cash prize winner Sherry Broce, from West Virginia, also won a three hour recording session on Music Row. Clarksville TN based 'Guiding Light Choir' took the Special Gospel Award and recently appeared at the African Street Festival on August 9, 2003 in Clarksville, TN.
California corporate flight attendant and recording artist KC Cronin took home the "Best Song" trophy for her song "Pony Up", featured in her newly released first album. She wowed crowds of 100,000 at the Turlock Music Festival September 6 and is in Nashville starting her second album September 11.
Anyone may apply to showcase at the annual Nashville event, and everyone may attend seminars and workshops with General Admission passes available online at www.nashvillesymposium.com Only approved applicants may showcase.
NEW FOR 2004!
* Top trophy winners sign a contract and win a music video
* Expanded career seminars and workshops including vocal coaching and artist - label topics
* Private screening / Private showcases on demand all year. Showcase to a seated group of Nashville label, publishing, promoter, and agency executives, with a catered luncheon and option to record a master session.
OTHER WINNER HIGHLIGHTS and CAREER CHANGES
Fred Prue - Honored with a Grammy nomination for "Song of the Year" 2002 (first round, 45'th Academy) with his "They're All Angels Now" and Symposium 2002 "Best Song".
Jill Keene - Two songs signed to publishing, and quit her day job to play regular gigs from Sarasota to Orlando FL.
Rocky - From Houston, TX, Rocky is on National Guard active duty in Kosovo. He sang at Symposium 2003 while on leave, and landed a recording contract with release to 800 radio stations. Rocky also won 1'st Place Country Talent in Symposium 2002.
Cheryle Correa - Signed two songs to publishing and is in negotiations on an artist
development master recording deal with Artist Careers Inc.
Skye Marie Moore - Signed a master recording deal with Artist Careers Inc.
Mark Robinson - Got a cut on "Catch The Spirit", a CD of praise and worship songs from The Field Hands of Louisville, KY. He is signed to OMNIVORE ASCAP in Nashville TN.
Billy J Ivers - Hosts "LIVE-N-KICKIN BLUEGRASS CHICAGO" radio show on WLUW 88.7/Chicago... and webcast on WLUW.org.
Mimi Roy - Is singing at the MGM Grand Convention Center in October in Las Vegas, NV.
Owen Frederic - Showcased at Symposium 2002 and was signed to an artist development master recording deal.
For further information contact:
Trowbridge Symposium - SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm]
(615)504.8432 or (615)902.0509
P.O. Box 70403 | Nashville | TN 37207
Trowbridge Symposium 2003 was held August 1 - 4 at the Union Station Hotel, Nashville TN.
SSNI Star Search Nashville IntlTM 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"TV FILMING at SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] - TROWBRIDGE SYMPOSIUM 2003"
Live TV filming highlights new activities at this year's TROWBRIDGE
SYMPOSIUM 2003 SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl. The talent search and career
workshop event sports showcases, workshops led by Nashville hit
songwriters, and vocal coaching.
General admission to workshops, showcases, and exhibits is a VERY
AFFORDABLE $71 for all three days. Sponsors and exhibitors include
studios, record labels, publishers, talent development agencies, and
radio. See http://www.nashvillestarsearch.com for complete details.
PRIZES for all showcase winners include FREE RECORDING SESSIONS on
Music Row. LIVE TV FILMING broadcasts to 1/2 million, with segments available for purchase. Other prizes include trophies, cash, and various goodies.
Mark your calendars for August 1 - 2 -3 at the historic UNION STATION HOTEL in Nashville Tennessee.
See www.nashvillestarsearch.com for complete details. Anyone may
attend, and showcase applications are accepted through June 1. Showcase
categories include Student and Career classes; Talent and Writer
categories; and all genres of music including comedy and group.
Many winners of 2002 are signed, recorded, and made concert
appearances following the event. Watch for ads in No Depression,
American Songwriter, and Performing Songwriter.
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The Trowbridge Symposium 2002 held at the Airport Marriott
August 23 - 24 - 25 yielded press and contract signings for many
attendees. Workshops by hit songwriters and talent showcases
highlighted the event culminating in an Awards Presentation
Sunday. [See http://www.nashvillesymposium.com/]
Hit songwriter workshops by Bob Feldman, Jerry Vandiver,
and Jerry Cupit were a big favorite of Symposium attendees.
Rundi Ream and the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)
Nashville chapter coordinated the writer workshops.
Songwriters and performing artists from near and far
showcased their talents on stage. Five judges chose winners
in country, Latin, R&B, and rock categories. See pictures
Record labels attending included Cupit Records, Paul
Glawson Associates, and JIP Records. Four publishing
companies from Nashville and California scouted.
Live radio updates broadcast on WHEW 1380 AM, central
Tennessee's foremost Latino station and WFSK 88.1 sponsored the
event as well.
Great Nashville entertainment "Som Brasileiro" and
"Sophisticated Fiesta" (Minnie Villanueva) supported the
Symposium. Ms. Minnie Villanueva is one of Nashville's
most unassuming stars; she displayed her Billboard Gold
Record and the highly respected Hispanic Achievement
Award. Authentic Mexican mariachi by Angel Padilla
and "Mexico Lindo" appeared twice Saturday afternoon,
leading the crowd in favorites like "Guantanamera".
Tom Johnson received the Trowbridge Achievement Award
for his political song "The Ballad Of American Steel" and
his twenty years of work with Congress and steel unions.
Johnson garnered newspaper features and interviews in
the Ohio River Valley, where he works as a steel worker
at Weirton Steel near Steubenville, OH. His Ballad warns
of the impending steel crisis in America and cautions
us to take action now to prevent the loss of a core
Trowbridge Achievement Award
(Note: Since August, Tom has appeared on WSTV radio, and is singing his "Ballad" at Congressman John Strickland's events. "The Ballad" is heard on Chuck Carter's syndicated talk show up and down the Eastern seaboard and Tom receives
TROPHY AND AWARD WINNERS
Best Of Show Trophy - ILENA GARCIA,
Nashville Latin artist and songwriter. Ilena tours and
performs throughout the Southeastern United
Best New Talent Trophy - WAYLON WEAVER,
Georgia gospel bluesman. Waylon plays guitar,
sings, and writes. He has signed a publishing
contract and is negotiating a record deal.
Best Song Trophy - JOHN & FRED PRUE,
musicians and songwriters known as "Prues
Blues". Fred is better known as the former
"Freddie and the Freeloaders". The duo is in
early negotiations on a record deal and received the honor of a Grammy Nomination (45'th first round, "Song of the Year") for their song "They're All Angels Now".
Best Emerging Writer Trophy - DONNESHA WATSON,
sixteen year old star. Donnesha
writes and performs her R&B and gospel songs.
McClure & Trowbridge connected Donnesha's
mother Janice with major label A&R Vice
1'st Place Talent AC/Crossover - WENDY JANS,
Hendersonville TN singer/songwriter. Wendy
received offers for legal support and
artist development in Nashville.
1'st Place Writer Latin/Jazz - Lyn Lickliter,
performs from New York City to Miami and
writes country and jazz.
1'st Place Writer AC/Rock - Steven McBride,
TN. McBride is an accomplished artist as well as
songwriter, keyboardist, arranger, and singer.
McClure & Trowbridge connected Steven with
Nashville studios and helped him with marketing counseling.
1'st Place Talent Country - Kayla Mae Laezon,
Ontario Canada, is a
twelve year old singer and yodeler who has
just started public appearances. Kayla Mae's mother and dad received gratis career counseling.
1'st Place Writer Country - TJ Houston,
PA, is a writer and club performer in PA. TJ
is under review by Virgin, A&M, and other major
1'st Place Talent Country (Traditional) - Rocky,
Houston TX, is launching his career as a
singer in Houston, and now plans to relocate
to Nashville to pursue singing full time.
1'st Place Talent Americana - George Frazier,
the D.C. area, sings in bars and clubs
three nights a week, and is now under
consideration for a recording project in
1'st Place Writer Country Christian - Cathy Ament,
Nashville TN, is an actress, writer,
and singer. She appears in lead roles in
several independent films and sings in Nashville
clubs almost nightly. Cathy now receives informal artist
development support from McClure & Trowbridge.
1'st Place Writer Country - Mel Long,
from Annapolis MD, has one song cut
and avidly works his songwriting career.
Owen Frederic signed an artist development
deal, and signed with Trowbridge Publishing. He is working on his first album.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12 March 2007
"Nashville Star Search[tm] Enters New Season"
The original Nashville Star Search - Trowbridge Symposium enters its
2007 season at Nashville Arena (formerly Gaylord Entertainment Center.) Scheduled for July 27 - 30
2007, the event is Nashville's oldest career workshop and artist
showcase event for all styles of music and both singers and songwriters.
Singers, songwriters, and bands compete for prizes and are judged by
industry representatives from record labels, publishing companies, and
talent agencies. Prizes include a music video with TV exposure, recording sessions on Music Row, a publishing contract, and cash and trophies.
A live CD, released on JIP Records and distributed to FM and Satellite
radio and iTunes, is recorded live during the SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl event, along with video and TV filming.
Visit http://nashvillestarsearch.com for information and application
forms. Contact Event Coordinator at (615)504.8432
PARTICIPATING COMPANIES AT THIS TIME!
**Contact us to join this year's festivities
Nix-It Music Publishing - Bellasara Productions -
KMA Records - Equity Records -
Artist Careers Inc - OmniSound Studios -
SONY reps -
Jerry Vandiver - Stephen Nix -
JIP Records - McClure & Trowbridge Publishing Ltd -
Photo/Graphics Dan Helland - Cupit Records -
CCLI - AFM Local 247
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATES
NARAS Recording Academy - NMPA - Harry Fox Agency -
BMI - AFM -
ASCAP - CCLI - GMA
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] is looking for you
Songwriters and performing artists from near and far, the time is now to
be part of SSNI Star Search Nashville Intltm, the original Nashville Star
Search[tm] artist and
songwriter showcase and career workshop!
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intltm, held in the heart of Nashville, TN July of
YOU'LL SEE & EXPERIENCE:
Record labels - Talent agencies - Talent scouts - Producers - Managers -
Career workshops - Vocal coaching - Talent showcases with industry
judges - Workshops by hit songwriters - Publishers
***** Come and be part of three phenomenal days of music and workshops *****
NSS is currently accepting applications and packet reviews from
songwriters and vocal talent in all styles of music, including:
Gospel, Country, Pop, R&B, World, Latin/jazz.
Apply here: http://nashvillesymposium.com/about/ST/vIndex.htm
Visit the website for more free information
You may also sign up for NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC for a week of
intensive practical study in image, Stage performance; commercial voice;
master recording studio; songwriting with a #1 hit writer; and Music
- WIN A CONTRACT - TROPHIES & PRIZES - TALENT SCOUTS - PHOTO SHOOTS - VIDEOS - GET SIGNED
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] 2007 Staff
PRESS RELEASE 23 Jan 2006
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intltm AND NEW EXPANDED NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Nashville School of Music
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] 2006
"NEW EXPANDED Nashville School of Music"
**ALL STYLES OF MUSIC**
NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC[tm] Summer Session July 17 - 21, 2006 at
Gaylord Entertainment Center in NASHVILLE TN - Music intensives and
now with expanded curriculum.
NO APPLICATION NECESSARY - JUST SIGN UP!
You can sign up (register) for NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF MUSIC now. Go here
http://nashvillesymposium.com/nashschoolofmusic/ST/vIndex.htm for secure
shopping cart. (Minors must be accompanied by a parent.)
Training intensives in stage performance; commercial vocal
technique; piano/keyboard; guitar (all styles); songwriting with a
hit writer; master recording session live in a Music Row $10M studio.
Workshop topics include Booking; Sound systems; Management; The
Importance of Press and How to Get It; Publicity - How and Why and
many more topics and classes. Everything you need to launch and build
your music career, taught by executives and professionals in the
DATES: July 17 - 21, 2006
LOCATION: Gaylord Entertainment Center, 501 Broadway, Nashville TN
HOTEL: Special NSM rates with Comfort Inn, just $85/nite
Register in shopping cart
**ALSO SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] July 21 - 24
Win a contract - Be on TV - Win a Music Row recording session -
Win a Music Video - Trophies
You may also Register for NSM by US Mail. Use the shopping cart to
total your NSM items with tax and handling, and send payment in US$
(money order, check or VISA/MC) to:
Nashville School of Music
P.O. Box 70403
For info go here
For personal assistance dial (615) 504.8432
Best Career Wishes,
Nashville School of Music and SSNI Star Search Nashville Intltm
Nashville Music Guide
Artist Careers Inc
V2 Productions | Conquest Media Group
Nix-It Music Publishing
Artist Choice CD
Ron Browning Performance
Gibson Guitars TBA
Music Services Unlmtd TBA
Higher Standard Video TBA
Jo Crowe Entertainment TBA
**Memberships and Affiliates
NARAS - Grammy
AFM Federation of Musicians
Harry Fox Agency
CCLI Christian Copyright Licensing Interntnl
To add your company to Sponsors & Exhibitors list, see
*Subject to additions and changes through June 2006
**Affiliates and memberships of McClure & Trowbridge Publishing Ltd and
PRESS RELEASE 25 Feb 2005
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intltm SHOWCASES NEW TALENT AT GAYLORD CENTER
Nashville's premier talent showcase and career workshop event, NASHVILLE
STAR SEARCHtm, is at GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT CENTER August 5 - 8, 2005.
[501 Broadway, Nashville, 37203] Songwriters and vocal talent in all
styles from Gospel, Country, Pop/Rock, R&B, and Latin/Instrumental
perform to industry executives for three days.
"Best of Show" wins a music video and 20 days on TV. "Best Song" wins a
publishing contract and a Gibson Epiphone Les Paul Guitar with hs case. Other trophies include Music Row recording sessions and other priceless stuff.
Friends, fans, family attend General Admission for $79 4-d pass, youth
$39 4-d, and children under 10 are FREE.
SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS ARE ****FREE!
REGISTER FOR YOUR SHOWCASE HERE
Stay in the Event Hotel of your choice - Comfort Inn on Music Row
or forage a hotel on your own. More LODGING INFO & DIRECTIONS
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm] Aug 5 - 8, 2005
THIS YEAR WITH "Nashville School Of Music" August 3 - 5. Intensives in
stage performance, commercial singing, piano/guitar, recording, and
class topics in how to build your music career.
SIGN UP here
TO APPLY FOR NSS, send your Review Packet and Waiver of Liability HERE
SSNI Star Search Nashville Intl[tm]
P.O. Box 70403
include a picture, CD/cassette demo, and 1 - 2 paragraphs bio
and your name, address, email, phone, and application info
THIS YEAR WITH "Jack Lameier", fmr PRESIDENT OF SONY RECORDS
TV FILMING - WIN A MUSIC VIDEO & 20 DAYS ON TV - WIN A CONTRACT -
TROPHIES & PRIZES - INDUSTRY
PANELS - PHOTO SHOOTS - VIDEOS - GET SIGNED!
Record labels - Talent agencies - Talent scouts - Producers - Managers -
Hit songwriters - Career workshops - Vocal coaching - Talent showcases
with industry judges - Symposium panel with Banquet dinner
Gibson Guitars JIP Records
Nix-It Music Publishing DRC Records
McClure & Trowbridge Publ Artist Careers Inc
Kari Estrin Management AMD Management
Cupit Records V2 Productions
Dan Helland Photography Dixiana Studio
SoundWave Studio C&M Management
Artist Choice Records Omnisound Studio
KMA Records Paradiso Music
Jerry Vandiver Conquest Media Group
...and many more to come
AFFILIATES (of McTrow Ltd and/or George McClure)
NMPA Harry Fox Agency
Gearing up for a GREAT YEAR and SIGNING MANY OUTSTANDING WRITERS AND PERFORMERS! Get your registration in early; space goes fast.