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PRESHIAS HARRIS INTRODUCES “COLLEGE OF SONGOLOGY 101”

PRESHIAS HARRIS
INTRODUCES “COLLEGE OF SONGOLOGY 101” 
Author Shares Music Business Expertise In
Easy-To-Read, ‘Need-To-Know’
Singer/Songwriter Reference Handbook
To Put Songcrafter Careers In Motion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2017) – Music industry veteran, Preshias Harris, is pleased to introduce the release of her new book titled “The College of Songology℠ 101.” * Harris,
who is known as a “Country Music Ambassador” and Music Row “Who’s Who”
created the educational handbook with the aspiring singer/songwriter in
mind. Subtitled “The Singer/Songwriter’s Need-to-Know Reference
Handbook,” “The College of Songology℠ 101” outlines music industry and
songwriting essentials, standards, “do’s-and-don’ts,” as well as
business protocol (including copyright laws, establishing independent
publishing and more) in easy-to-understand layman’s language.
My
mission in life is to help aspiring singers and songwriters to be the
best that they can be. ’The College of Songology 101’ covers ‘the
basics’ to enable the inspiring songwriter to launch his or her career
successfully,
” said Harris.  “My experience
and tenure in the music business has enabled me the knowledge and
know-how to protect songwriter hopefuls from making financial mistakes
and to help them earn money from their craft as they follow their dream
to become an independent songwriter. The handbook outlines necessary
tools to enable the music writer to elevate his or her dream from a
hobby to a successful career.”
Harris
continues to pursue her own dream and she thrives. The twenty-seven
year music industry vet began her endeavor as an intern working at
various Nashville record labels; she has invaluable experience and
expertise in every aspect of the country music and songwriting business.
The music career development consultant currently caters to new and
aspiring artists and songwriters; she wrote “The College of Songology℠
101” based on her many years in working with singers and songwriters of
every age. She addresses every aspect of the songwriting business as an
aid to assist songwriters in turning “writes” into royalties.
Feature
chapters include: “Performing Rights Organizations;” “Song Publishing”
(and the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. signing with a song
publisher); “Recording Demos”, “How and When to Copyright Songs”, “Licensing: Where the Money Is” and an “A-to-Z” reference that highlights hundreds of music industry terms and definitions.
We
included ‘workbook’ segments at the end of each chapter to allow the
songwriter to keep tabs and make notes on everything he or she has
accomplished or applied to their personal and respective songwriter
business plan,
Harris added. “It’s makes for a good checklist and future reference.”
“The
College of Songology 101”has already become a sought-after educational
reference guide by various colleges and music education institutions; it
is AVAILABLE NOW in print (8” x 10” handbook) and via Kindle. Both versions can be ordered direct from the author at www.collegeofsongology.com **For a limited time, purchasers of the print version can download the e-book ABSOLUTELY FREE!**
Harris is scheduled to appear at her very first book signing on Monday, June 26, 2017 at Two Old Hippies (401 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203). 
The book signing begins at 5:00PM; she has invited songwriters from her
“corral” to perform.  Stay tuned for book signing event updates.
More information about the book can be found at www.collegeofsongology.com.
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About Preshias Harris
Preshias
Harris is a music career development consultant with special emphasis
on new and aspiring artists and songwriters as part of her College of
Songology℠.  Working one-on-one with clients, she focuses on ‘chasing
the dream’ while understanding the realities of the music industry. She
maintains “The Sangtuary” writers’ room on Music Row for her clients and
their co-writers.
From
her Music Row offices, Preshias has interviewed everyone from Alabama
to ZZ Top for articles and stories published in numerous music
magazines. She is the author of “Inside Track on Music Row,” the
longest-running monthly country music column in America. The column
appears in “Nashville Music Guide” and on websites around the world. She
is also the author of “I Know Country!”–a collection of 366 day-by-day
country music Q&A’s–available at www.iknowcountry.com
Preshias
began her career as an intern to the VP of Publicity at BNA Records and
started to build a network of music industry contacts from coast to
coast. She also began writing her column for Nashville Music Guide. She
wrangled on-air celebrity interviews for radio DJs broadcasting from
Emerald Studios during Fan Fair and CMA Week, and handled promotion and
media relations for the NY Times bestseller, “Chicken Soup For The
Country Soul.” She has also served as song plugger and A&R assistant
to an award-winning songwriter, and as Promotions Coordinator with
George Jones University.
She
is a sought-after judge at talent contests, including the nationally
promoted Country Showdown. She also serves as Artist Relations/Nashville
Division for Boulder Creek Guitars and for Country Rewind Records for
whom she also writes CD album liner notes. She is a member of ASCAP (as a
publisher), BMI, The Country Music Association (CMA), The Recording
Academy (formerly NARAS), The National Association of Talent Directors
(NATD) and a life member of Nashville Songwriters Association
International (NSAI).

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