Resources Here are a few basic resources helpful to singers and songwriters. A vast array of resources are available to you on-line; just a few are listed here. We will add to this list from time to time, so be sure to visit periodically. Links to these websites are provided for your information and convenience; this does not serve as an endorsement of and we are not in any way responsible or liable for services and/or products provided through these websites. Direct any questions/comments directly to the relevant contacts listed on the websites.
Performing Rights Organizations Representing songwriters and music publishers and their right to be paid for having their music performed in public: ASCAP BMI (Thanks to BMI for supplying informational materials at the August 2015 Christian Songwriters Workshop!) SESAC
Copyright FAQ Copyright registration information for songwriters and music publishers: U.S. Copyright Office
The Platform Workshop Speakers & Participants Visit websites for booking and other information: Multiple Years 2015-2019 Babbie Mason (Singer/Songwriter/Author/Women's Ministry/Speaker - all years) William A. Brown, Jr. (Attorney - 2015-2017) Chaz Mason (Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Producer/Background Vocals - 2015-16) 2019 Qiana Conley (Recording Industry Executive) Brenda Boyce (Veteran Motown Executive) Chicken Soup for the Soul Writers (Submit your story) 2018 Deborah Smith Pegues (best-selling author/speaker/trainer/TV host) Jewel Diamond Taylor (motivational speaker/life coach) Brenda Holloway (Motown icon/singer/songwriter) Eric G. Gooden (social media and marketing expert) Angela Alexander (self-published author and dynamic speaker) Cydney Davis (vocal coach, singer, songwriter, actress & producer) Stanley Williford (editor, publisher, & literary agent) 2017 Dr. Gail Riley (Pastor/Teacher/Speaker/Prayer Warrior; Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist) 2016 Jeanette Hawes (of Emotions fame) Jackie Gouche (singer/songwriter/praise & worship leader) Keith Echols (songwriter/arranger/producer) Dr. Mary Simms (marriage/family Christian therapist) 2015 Cheryl Price (TV Host/Speaker/Women's Ministry) Mark Peay (Music Director/Musician/Songwriter/Producer/Arranger)
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