Janet Fisher, Goodnight Kiss Music
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Janet Fisher originates from Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up writing songs and in
performing clubs across the Mid and Southwest. She has been an opening act
for Emmy Lou Harris (Antelope County, CA), Bob Gibson (Chicago, IL), Brewer
& Shipley (KCMO), and many others. Her association with TASCO Sound, Intl.,
gave her inside experience with the workings of tours and crews for bands
like Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer, Elton John, and Black Sabbath.
As a Songwriter, her latest works include more than sixty songs for HBO,
Showtime, MCA, Concorde/New Horizons Films, and other motion picture
companies, as well as television segments of all varieties. As a Publisher,
she has placed songs into nationally aired film, television and special
project uses, including more than twenty songs for MTV, throughout the last
year. She has been called a "Song Guru" (Hal Cohen) for her ability to
assess a work's weakness, and provide an element that strengthens the song.
Janet served as Music Coordinator for several films, consulted in talent
searches for companies with specific needs, coached actors who have been
assigned a song for a scene, and many other music-related needs to a variety
of productions. She oversees live productions and events, and was
responsible for the final production of the Millennium Award Presentation
Show by the Songwriters Guild of America, in October, 2000, for their
Tribute to GEORGE DAVID WEISS ("Wonderful World", "Lion Sleeps Tonight", "I
Can't Help Falling In Love With You", etc.) in Beverly Hills, California.
She has scored Film and Television segments, and written music for TV
commercials and political campaigns. Her latest projects include producing a
variety of Songwriter product, including the "Goodnight Kiss (Records)
Songwriter Series: Jack Segal", featuring Jack performing some of his
classic standards at the piano, as when he wrote them, ("WHEN SUNNY GETS
BLUE", "SCARLET RIBBONS", "WHEN JOANNA LOVED ME", etc.) creating a much
needed "songwriter perspective" from the author.
Janet was Producer for the overall Songwriter Series Production of "SILVER
BELLS" by 3-time Academy Award winners Livingston and Evans. Her Goodnight
Kiss Records label recently released CD of intelligent, original Christmas
songs in "TO ALL A GOODNIGHT," a collection of writers and artists from
around the world.
She is also currently the (music) Publisher, and her label, Goodnight Kiss
Records, is the vehicle for the song "FLYING HIGH WITH BROKEN WINGS" -- a
book/CD combination which serves as a working handbook for any woman who
wants to go from "Welfare to Wonderful" through non-government sponsored
programs. (The back of the book contains all working numbers for help.)
"MUSIC HORROR STORIES: A Collection of Gruesome, True Tales As Told By
Actual Innocent Victims Seeking a Career In The Music Business", (the book)
was developed, edited and published by Janet, in July of 2001.
"Story Night at the Guild", an ongoing in-person interview session with
songwriting legends, was founded by Janet in the mid 1990's, and is still
one of the most popular of all Songwriters Guild Events. Janet was
co-producer of the TRIBUTE TO IRWIN DRAKE, sponsored by the Songwriters
Guild at their yearly meeting in 1999. She is equally at home producing live
events as she is in the studio or on the lot.
Janet recently was an appointed lobbyist to Congress in Washington, D.C., by
the Songwriters Guild of America to represent them in the Audio Home
Recording Act with the AHRA Coalition. She is a staunch supporter of
Intellectual Property Rights.
She is the Managing Director of Goodnight Kiss Music (BMI) and Scene Stealer
Music (ASCAP) Publishing Companies, is in constant demand as a Speaker and
Guest Reviewer at Songwriting Organizations across the country, where she
teaches music-business related classes, hosts songwriter-rights panels,
Internet discussion groups, and music reviews. Her teaching venues include
the Songwriters Guild of America, UCLA, the Learning Annex; she has
participated a guest speaker and reviewer at songwriter and music events for
NCSA, ASA, SGA, AZSA, SDSG, LASS, NAS, and of course the SGA. She consults
via classroom, personal appointment, phone or internet.
In 1994, she was awarded "Best New Vocalist" by the California Country Music
Association, Los Angeles. She has a commercially released Christmas album
available at such Hollywood outlets as Tower Records and Virgin MegaStore.
As host of the weekly radio show, "The Goodnight Kiss Country Music Hour",
she interviewed active industry guests and gave on-air exposure to
independent artists and writers of country music that reached audiences in
National songwriter trades, as well as technology leaders such as ZDNet have
published her articles concerning Intellectual Property, and many leading
music Internet sites reprint her interviews and articles on Songwriting
consistently. As editor of "The Goodnight Kiss Music News", a Web-based
online E-zine carried at YahooGroups, she provides applicable career
information to writers around the world.
She serves regularly as a Talent Judge for many high-profile competitions,
including the John Lennon International Song Contest, Lionel Richie
Songwriting Scholarship, the Cable ACE Awards, the USA Songwriting
Competition, the Palomino Talent Show, JPFolks Songwriting Competition, and
more; and is a visible member of support for the songwriting community.
Janet is also founder of the vocal group, MAMA SAYS! (with Patti Shannon and
Kelie McIver) also known as "Fisher, Shannon & McIver", and co-chair of the
New Writers Committee for the Songwriters Guild of America, where she also
serves on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles chapter, and is a
Voting Member of NARAS. She currently resides in the hills of Hollywood.
Music Horror Stories
Author: Janet Fisher, Goodnight Kiss Music
A Collection of Gruesome True Tales
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