This thoughtful piece was written by CMN President Anna Stange. War is not compatible with the survival of the human species and life as we know it on our planet. All life is connected and interdependent. The first very basic step to sustainability is peaceful coexistence with other people. If humans’ very basic need for […]
Member Katherine Dines shares her playful take on this classic children’s song. The lyrics to Row Your Boat were first published in 1852, and the melody we know today made it’s first published appearance in 1888.
In today’s continuation of my chat with music industry veteran Andy Lykens, we discuss his free, eight part email series on how to get started in licensing in a little more detail. Excerpts from our conversation are below, they have been edited for clarity and readability. So you’re on the business end of the music world, your emails are mostly about […]
Andy Lykens is a music industry veteran with nearly 10 years of experience pitching music for use in special brand projects, advertising, film, TV, and video games. A prolific writer for websites like American Songwriter, his book, How-To Music Licensing for Indies, is a useful guide for from the perspective of someone in the business. […]
This powerful folk song is brought to us by member and President Anna Stange. This is Woody Guthrie singing The 1913 Massacre, a song he wrote after reading an account of the tragedy in Calumet, Michigan, at the Italian Miners Union Hall, on Christmas Eve 1913. The miners were on strike at the time. According […]
Award winning songwriter and member Barry Louis Polisar has been entertaining children and families since 1957. I wrote and recorded “Don’t Put Your Finger Up Your Nose” in 1978. I was doing a school visit — and after a presentation for the younger grades (k-1-2-), and a second program for the older kids (grades 3-4-5), […]
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5th, mainly here in the U.S. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which is celebrated on September 16. In Mexico, May 5th is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of […]