“Before You Go” a Patriotic Song’s Story

Whether you’re honoring our veterans for Memorial Day or celebrating the Fourth of July, you might want to stop for a moment and think about the song, “Before You Go.” With lyrics written by Doctor Sam and music composed by John Melnick, this one song has been viewed over twenty million times and played around the world. Although “Before You Go” is a widely-shared song, the story behind how this song evolved truly shows how there is a song for each and every one of us. At the heart of this story is a retired doctor named Dr. Sam, who leads the group “Dr. Sam and the Managed Care Blues
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Innovations in Songwriting Lead to Web 2.0 and Beyond

In our continued efforts to support songwriters everywhere, we’ve been able to connect with some really interesting people. This time, our efforts crossed paths with a songwriter, producer and savvy Web 2.0 professional named Dean Whitbread. In this article we’ll share with you a little bit about Dean’s background, and talk about an area where he is blazing trails in songwriting – for podcasts. Dean comes from a musical background steeped in the sounds of jazz – his father was a jazz trumpet player in the hip late 1950s London circuit. Dean had early formal musical training but didn’t enjoy the classical music he was learning. Switching from private lessons
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Interview with Santa Baby Songwriter, Philip Springer

Hang up your stockings and light up your Christmas tree! Musicnotes.com has a special holiday treat in store for all of you today. We had the pleasure of speaking with songwriter Philip Springer who wrote the ever-popular Christmas song, “Santa Baby.” You probably already know that every song has a story, but did you know that “Santa Baby” has a tale that spans over fifty years? We didn’t either when we first asked Philip Springer about how the song, “Santa Baby,” came about. The Story Behind Santa Baby from Songwriter Philip Springer Philip Springer first got involved with the song Santa Baby in 1953, when he was working with Joan
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Songwriter Spotlight | Interview with William Joseph, Pianist and Composer

Today Musicnotes.com brings you an exclusive interview with William Joseph in our first edition of our Songwriter Spotlight. William Joseph is a pianist, composer and performer who is currently touring internationally. He was gracious enough to take time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions about composing music, working with an orchestra and his new album, Beyond. After you read his interview, if you’d like to find out more about William Joseph, listen to his music or see where he’s touring, we encourage you to visit his website located at: www.william-joseph.com or friend William Joseph on MySpace. If you enjoy William’s songs, we invite you to visit
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