American Songwriter magazine is published bi-monthly. The magazine offers in-depth Q & A’s with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters, covers recording technology, including the latest gadgets and gear every songwriter should know about, and reports on the business of music publishing with interviews and insight from publishers, producers and other industry professionals.
American Songwriter explores all genres of music -from country to hip-hop, folk to classical, rock to pop, blues to electronica and soul to r&b. Distributed internationally with a heavy domestic subscriber base, the readership of American Songwriter is just as diverse as its contents—professional to aspiring songwriters, music fans to music publishers, studio owners, copyright lawyers, record label presidents to music consumers.
Advertisers include national instrument manufacturers, record companies who want to gain exposure for their artists, publishers who honor writer achievements, demo studios, recording software companies and a select group of non-musical companies who position their product offerings to identify with music culture.
AmericanSongwriter.com provides much of the same plus daily news, new album reviews, video interviews, in-office video recording sessions, live photos, business insight, blogs and online exclusive content for aspiring or professional songwriters and serious music enthusiasts.
The American Songwriter app for the iPad official launched May 25th, 2011 and can be downloaded for free here. Features of the American Songwriter App for iPad include:
Embedded music videos;
Streaming music tracks from featured artists;
Exclusive artist photo galleries;
The ability to purchase songs directly from iTunes
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American Songwriter was founded in 1984 by Bruce Hurt and only one year later was passed on to Jim Sharp (who, along with columnist Michael Kosser, discovered Blake Shelton). In 2004, the magazine changed hands again, purchased this time by two recent college graduates, Robert Clement and Doug Waterman. Under their direction, the magazine reached another level altogether with better writing, higher quality presentation and more insightful, intellectually intriguing content about the art and stories of songwriting. In 2012, Albie Del Favero, co-founder of the alternative weekly Nashville Scene, bought majority control of the magazine with both Robert and Doug remaining minority partners.
American Songwriter’s circulation has grown from under 2,000 copies per issue to more than 30,000 with readership approaching 100,000 per issue. AmericanSongwriter.com averages 300,000 unique visitors per month and has grown at the rate of 15% or more per year since its inception in 2003.
Internships at American Songwriter
American Songwriter seeks ambitious and energetic interns with a strong interest in “the craft of music.” Internships are unpaid and require 12-30 hours per week in the office. Our internships are available for spring, summer and fall semesters. All internships are based in Nashville, TN. For a list of all available internship positions and requirements, refer to the descriptions below. All internships are for college credit only.
Interns involved in our editorial department are responsible for editing and writing daily news pieces for our online site, transcribing interviews, copy editing and assisting the editorial staff. Editorial interns will also be involved in minor social media tasks. Applications should include a resume, cover letter and two to three writing clips (preferably published). Previous experience in news writing is preferred, but not required.
Marketing interns will focus on learning the daily operations of a multimedia company. Interns have the chance to work closely with the American Songwriter community though learning how a small business runs successfully, creating marketing initiatives to utilize/expand social media sites, gaining a knowledge of day-to-day office operations and working events sponsored by American Songwriter. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Previous experience in marketing is preferred, but not required.
Please send all marketing applications to Dani Robb at email@example.com and editorial applications to Emily Maxwell at firstname.lastname@example.org and Brittney McKenna at email@example.com.
- Company Name:American Songwriter
Desktop Display, Social
- Headline:Covering all styles of music and the craft and business of songwriting since 1984. American Songwriter brings you interviews, songwriting tips, news, reviews and lyric contests.
- Self / Managed Service:Managed Service
- IndustriesAutomotive, Clothing & Fashion, Consumer Packaged Goods, Education, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, Sports, Technology, Telecommunications, Travel & Leisure
- Key DifferentiatorAmerican Songwriter magazine is now in its 29th year—continuing to cover every aspect of the craft and art of songwriting, from how and why writers give birth to their songs, to engaging assessments of songwriting culture as a whole. The magazine provides in-depth interviews with up-and-coming, established and legendary songwriters; recording technology alongside the latest gadgets and gear every songwriter should see; plus interviews with music professionals from publishers, producers, A&R executives to the latest music technology entrepreneurs who have something of interest to provide to our readers. AmericanSongwriter.com now in its 10th year, provides daily news, new album reviews, video interviews, in-office video recording sessions, live photos, business insight, blogs and online exclusive contest for the aspiring to professional musician or music enthusiast to enjoy anywhere. The American Songwriter App for the iPad officially launched May 25th, 2011, Version 2.0 was released December 2011 and the newest App can be downloaded for free here. Features of the American Songwriter App for iPad include: Embedded music videos; Streaming music tracks from featured artists; Exclusive artist photo galleries; The ability to purchase songs directly from iTunes; “The Muse,” featuring a highly curated list of 30 staff-picked songwriters to check out. History and Readership The American Songwriter staff has concentrated on fulfilling the original objective of the magazine as set forth in the first issue in May of 1984: producing an insightful, intellectually intriguing magazine about the art and stories of songwriting. American Songwriter strives to serve as the unparalleled source of inspiration, by exploring all genres of music -from country to hip-hop, folk to classical, rock to pop, blues to electronica and soul to r&b. Over the years, issues have featured Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, Poison, Clint Black, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, Wilco, Bon Jovi, Willie Nelson, Billy Joel, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Richard Marx, Drive-By Truckers, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Beck, Dolly Parton, Eric Clapton, R.E.M., Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, Ryan Adams, Jimmy Buffett, Merle Haggard, Rob Thomas, Toby Keith, Eddie Rabbitt, Roger Miller, Public Enemy, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne, Tom Petty, Neil Diamond, Zac Brown Band, Kings of Leon, Neil Young, My Morning Jacket, Taylor Swift and many, many more. In the short period of time since the magazine’s change of ownership in April 2004, American Songwriter has grown from a 3,000 circulation to more than 45,000 as of November 2010—with a readership of approximately 90-95,000 per issue and 150-200,000 unique visitors to AmericanSongwriter.com each month as of March 2011. Distributed on an international level, with primary subscriber base domestically, the readership of American Songwriter is just as diverse as its contents—professional to aspiring songwriters, music fans to music publishers, demo studio owners, copyright lawyers, record label presidents to music consumers. Advertisers include national instrument manufacturers, record companies who want to gain exposure for their singer/songwriters and bands, publishers who honor writer achievements, demo studios, recording software and a select group of non-musical companies who are positioning their products within the musical culture.
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