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Wednesday, October 1 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Cultivating the Craft: A Songwriters Focus
Cultivate your craft by taking advantage of one-on-one time with some
of the best in the bluegrass songwriting/publishing world! This
session is for individual songwriters or songwriters who co-write
together. As in the other small-group mentoring sessions, there will
be 5 different areas with one or more expert mentors at each location.
Sign up for 15-minute sessions to speak with the mentors of your choice individually or in
small groups, and discuss your specific questions and concerns. The
mentors and their areas will be:

1. Licensing & Royalties with Chris Jones, Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers, Sirius/XM Radio

2. Demos with Stephen Mougin, Dark Shadow Recording, Sam Bush Band

3. Publishing with Kathy Anderson, Hadley Music Group

4. Writing, Co-writing and Editing with Lisa Aschmann, Nashville Geographic, ASCAP & Mark Simos, Devachan Music, BMI, Berkley School Of Music

5. Beyond Bluegrass with Sherrill Blackman, SBD Music Group


Kathy Anderson

Record Label, Hadley Music Group

Lisa Aschmann

Nashville Geographic, ASCAP

Sherrill Blackman

Sherrill Blackman is the founder of sbd music group, a publishing and independent songplugging company that has secured Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum certified recordings in country, pop, rock, gospel, bluegrass, blues, jazz, and polka – resulting in various radio hits, several Grammy and IBMA nominations and one Dove award winner. Blackman is a co-founder of The Independent Pluggers Association; a three term past president of The... Read More →

Chris Jones

Founder and front man of The Night Drivers, Chris Jones is a quadruple threat as a singer, a songwriter, a guitarist—and, thanks to his role hosting SiriusXM’s Bluegrass Junction, as the most widely heard broadcasting voice in bluegrass. His immediately recognizable voice, warm sense of humor and abundance of talent have combined to make him one of the music’s most distinctive personalities, and one of its strongest artists.
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Stephen Mougin

Showcase Artist, Becky Buller
Stephen Mougin is a teacher, guitar player (Sam Bush Band), songwriter, and producer, engineer and label owner at Dark Shadow Recording. He received his degree in music education at UMASS - Amherst, where he studied vocal coaching. After a high school music teaching job, Mougin moved to Nashville to try his hand at playing music professionally in 2002, finding a gig playing mandolin with Valerie Smith. In 2005, Mougin launched Dark Shadow... Read More →

Mark Simos

Devachan Music, BMI, Berkley School Of Music

Wednesday October 1, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
RCC Raleigh, NC