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Published: 4/27/2010

SPONYonline’s Next Event is a Producer’s Panel Pitch-a-Thon!

On Monday, May 17th, 7:00pm-9:00pm Eastern Time, SPONYonline will live-stream a straight pitch opportunity to a panel of distinguished producers who are looking for songs and/or songwriting talent.  As many songs as there is time to hear (approximately 75) will be played.  However, all pitch participants will be able to provide a link to their music which will be given to the panelists, so everyone will have their songs heard.

In addition, questions may be submitted to the panelists, and participants will be able to communicate with each other via an ongoing Chat Room.
What are your chances of being one of the 75, and getting played on-air?  Excellent!  Participation numbers have been low enough to offer everyone an excellent chance of having a song played on-air.


This month only, everyone will be allowed access to view the event.  However, if you wish to pitch a song and have a link provided to the panel, there is an entry fee of $20.
Industry guest panelists will be:

Oscar nominated (“Any Given Sunday”), multiple Grammy-winning producer, Tony McAnany who has charted over 30 top 5 radio singles.  As an A&R executive and staff producer for Sony he worked with Shakira, Missy Elliott, Yo Yo Ma, Wynonna Judd, Janet Jackson, and the London Symphony, to name just a few.  He is currently working on getting a new show ready for a world tour, in addition to developing and producing new talent.

John McCracken has produced more than 60 records for virtually every major label, in practically every genre, and worked with Oscar-winner M. Night Shyamalan, as well as several of the world’s major orchestras.  While Director of A&R for the Blue Note Label John A&R’d projects for Sarah Brightman, Diana Ross and Celtic Woman to name a few.  He is currently working with Grammy-nominated guitarist Gil Parris who is working on an 80% vocal CD; Tony-award winning Lea Salonga (“Miss Saigon,” “Les Miserables,” singing voice of Jasmine in Disney’s “Aladdin”) who is working on a new CD in both Broadway Crossover and Adult Contemporary Pop; and “Gotham” a webisode series which has already garnered more than 2.5 million hits to the site.
Steve Messina from Blow Up Hollywood/SPIN Studios is currently working on Peter Jackson’s next film, “The Hobbit” and with hot new Indie singers Rebecca Eden and Andres Serrano.  He scored the documentary “Mustang – Journey of Transformation,” narrated by Richard Gere and featuring the Dalai Lama.  He is looking to find, develop and produce new songs and songwriting talent for his various projects.

For more information and to sign up, go to: ww.sponyonline.com/">www.sponyonline.com