Songspeak - the Art and Craft of Songwriting - Victoria Banks

Songspeak - Conversations on the Art and Craft of Songwriting - Victoria Banks.

Tennessee MTSU Recording Industry professor Hal Newman, and occasional guest hosts, interview ASCAP songwriters.

Topics include the process of writing songs, how one becomes a songwriter, tips for being a successful songwriter in the music industry. Songwriters also perform a few of their songs. The programs are recorded in front of MTSU students enrolled in Recording Industry courses. A question and answer session follows each discussion.

Victoria Banks' debut album "When You Can Fly" made her the most nominated female artist of 2009 with an overwhelming six nods from the Canadian Country Music Association (Female Artist of the Year, Rising Star, Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Producer of the Year). Victoria made Billboard chart history by co-writing the highest new artist debut song ever released, Jessica Simpson's "Come on Over." She also scored the 1 most downloaded song on iTunes with Jessica Simpson's "Remember That," penned the ASCAP and SOCAN award-winning Sara Evans hit "Saints & Angels," and co-wrote Johnny Reid's smash hit "Dance With Me." She has collaborated with artists from Gretchen Wilson to Julie Roberts, and shared the stage with superstars from Randy Bachman to Alabama.

Victoria's self-produced debut OnRamp/EMI Music CD "When You Can Fly" is a masterpiece of songwriting from an exceptionally talented voice, securing Victoria a place as one of the most respected artists in the Canadian music industry.

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