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NY ASCAP Songwriter Profile: Laughjohnlaugh
In the songwriter session, I learned that I was closer than I realize to doing this professionally
By MusicDish
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2009-03-28
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Songwriter/Artist: John Munnelly (Laughjohnlaugh)
Website - MySpace

Why did you decide to attend ASCAP NY Sessions?

First of all, I liked the name - I make music - that's what i do and aspire to do with other musicians similar to me. I'm considering joining ASCAP. They seem the more artist-centered, so I wanted to meet with some ASCAP staff face to face before I fianlly sign up. I also wanted to try the 1 day conference locally in order to see if the longer 3-day conference out on other coast is a worthwhile investment of my time and resources.

What was the most important thing you took away from the one-day conference?

Its a very human business after all. I think it gets a bad rap from time to time due to people who have been taken advantage of, but I really liked the people I met and heard in the discussion sessions.

I am a timid and shy person for the most part and it encouraged me to believe that I can approach the power brokers - stations, publishers and so on - with confidence and the right attitude (friendly warm and open)... not just a frantic 'what can you do for me.' Getting to business is of course important but maybe in due course when we get to know each other. (laughs)

Everything is relatedness. I'm basically an unknown, so I was there to just soak it all up, have fun meeting and learn something about the music business. In the songwriter session, I learned that I was closer than I realize to doing this professionally and I'd like to create links to write in other genres. I think I'd like a support system to help me move in the right direction - manager, publicist, etc... I'd like to thank all the great people I met. I was impressed that the panelists were so friendly and open to us budding songwriters at the after-party... I would not be doing this response Q&A without your making the effort to stick around afterwards so I could follow up. Thanks! I was impressed with the guiless 'luddite' honesty of EMI Music Publishing's Jake Ottmann for reminding us of the primary importance of 'The Song'. Same feeling also for the last panelists - its great to hear others share their views from the trenches. It's encouraging to see other's persevere and I would love to be on a panel someday too.

What is the biggest benefit of being an ASCAP member?

ASCAP will help me take my songwriting to the next level I hope. ASCAP Plus allows me to be considered for a financial incentive and material encouragement to keep going with booking and playing gigs regularly. Joining ASCAP will be another important building block in this adventure.

What major projects or ambitions do you have lined-up for 2009?

I actually have my January hopes and ambitions for 2009 on my blog http://laughjohnlaugh.com/2009/01/goals-aims-for-2009.html


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