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Book Review: If You've Got A Dream, I've Got A Plan
Kelley Lovelace, Rutledge Hill Press
By Doak Turner
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Title: If You've Got A Dream, I've Got A Plan
How to get your song heard by music industry professionals
Author: Kelley Lovelace, forward by Brad Paisley
Publisher: Rutledge Hill Press pages
Pages: 134 pages

The book is written by one of Country Music's most successful new songwriters. "If You've Got A Dream, I've Got A Plan" is very accurate and easy to read for songwriters - from the beginner to those that have been writing for a while - who do not really understand the business. Every new songwriter that is moving, or recently moved to Nashville, should be required to read this book before getting off the bus, moving in with a friend, or leaving their hometown to pursue their dream.

Kelley's experience of writing hit songs extends to such hits as "He Didn't have to Be," "Two People Fell in Love." "The Impossible" and "I Just Want To Be Mad" are two very recent hit songs on the radio, so this songwriter, and now book author, certainly has an understanding of how it really works.

The great thing about Kelley is he was like any aspiring writer who really had the "Want To" factor to be a hit songwriter: sitting in on NSAI seminars, learning, and networking on his journey of songwriting. In one of the chapters, Kelley talks about the importance of relationships, how he became friends with someone who eventually became a country star, Brad Paisley, and started co-writing with him.

The information in the book will save you many years and mistakes in the craft and business, the to do and not to do's on your journey of songwriting. The knowledge shared regarding co-writing, goals, priorities, making demos, open mics and locations & rules of these events are very helpful.

Kelley offers helpful tips in every chapter, such as, "write down every idea that pops into your head even if you think it is mediocre. What may seem to be an average idea today may be a prize tomorrow or even a few months down the road." Getting song cuts, even small independent cuts, are important according to the author.

Kelley covers what to do when you arrive in Nashville and the important steps to take, as well as things not to do upon arriving in town. This particular chapter covers what do music publishers look for and the two ways that a songwriter can be plugged into - having contacts or knowing people in influencing positions. He even covered major points in contracts for songwriters such as royalties, how they work and how much a number one song is worth.

One of the last statements from a story in the book is very important to all songwriters, "It's all right to dream about what you want to do, but there comes a time when you've got to do what you were meant to do."

If you feel that it is time to follow your dream for songwriting, it is now time to invest and read this book - a couple of times. Going to Nashville? Then Kelley Lovelace's advice to songwriters is a must read.

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