Want to be a songwriter? Have your songs heard on TV?
Stephen GC takes us through the steps, from copyrights to getting your music heard
Stephen GC is a singer/songwriter who performs on guitar. His CD, “Crystal-Studded Sky” features an upbeat retro sound with pleasant 3-part harmonies. The CD is distributed through iTunes, Broadjam, www.stephengcmusic.com (Stephen’s web site), and other outlets. He was previously the the Showcase coordinator for SongNet (Songwriters Network) in Altadena, CA, http://www.songnet.info.
Stephen previously played in soul and classic rock cover bands for 10 years in the St. Louis and Columbia Missouri areas. His first instrument was saxophone. He then moved to bass, then guitar. Originally from St. Louis, Stephen also played in Seattle for 2 years with the band Osiris. Stephen spent 8 years in the Los Angeles area and is currently living in New York. He continues to perform locally and markets his music for song placements in TV and film. Current publishers include Vital Music, Song and Film, Supreme Lyric Execs, Noteborn Music and Platinum Music.”
From Missouri, lived in Los Angeles and then New York
Started in soul music, playing saxophone, bass then guitar and started writing
Played a lot of events, businesses, bars, fraternities
Had a good booking agent
Publishing houses, Broadjam, Hitlicence
Paul McCartney pitching his songs for music supervisor
1-5 Things Every Musician Should Know or Do!
2) Leave your ego at the door
3) Collaborate with fun people
4) Vocal important, if you can´t do it, find someone who will
5) If you can afford it, get REAL instruments (especially drums)
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SONG OF THE SHOW
“Always be Young” by Stephen GC