Hillbilly Culture LLC Launches New Platform for Songwriters and Music Business Entrepreneurs

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Hillbilly Culture LLC, innovator in the field of music publishing and songwriting community education, has launched a new global platform for songwriters and music business entrepreneurs called Songwriting and Music Business dot com.

If changing our name can help more people find us, it's worth it.

Hillbilly Culture LLC, innovator in the field of music publishing and songwriting community education has launched a new global platform for songwriters and music business entrepreneurs called Songwriting and Music Business dot com.

“It’s kind of like a Facebook for songwriters and music business professionals, but with more of a focus on education,” says founder, Grammy nominated songwriter Amanda Williams.

Hillbilly Culture started providing online support to songwriters in 2010, and steadily cultivated a thriving on and off line community of progressively, self-educating songwriters from all over the world.

In addition to the personalized service and mentoring provided by Hillbilly Culture, the new Songwriting and Music Business platform enables members to upload their music, pictures, post comments, have discussions in the community forum, and to interact with other members and onsite mentors from the greater songwriting and music business community, including publishers, artists, and film/TV professionals seeking music for their licensing or pitch projects.

The name change from Hillbilly Culture Club to Songwriting and Music Business dot com wasn’t an easy decision for founder Amanda Williams, whose family has deep roots in the songwriting tradition of Appalachia. Her father, Kim Williams is a Nashville Songwriting Hall of Fame member, having penned songs on over 140 million albums sold including Garth Brooks’ record breaking No Fences and dozens more.

“If changing our name can help more people find us, it’s worth it,” says Williams who claims her “hillbilly” moniker despite protests from her gentrified clientele.

“We were trying to bite off more than we could chew at first, simultaneously revolutionizing the music publishing business while attempting to re-brand the word 'hillbilly' in people’s minds,” laughs Williams. “We figured we’d better stick to one battle at a time.”

The organization will celebrate its second annual Nashville Songwriting and Music Business Conference at Hotel Preston June 20-23 by bringing film and television music supervisors from Los Angeles who are tapping the eclectic multi-genre mix of licensable music coming out of the SMB/Hillbilly Culture Club Community.

“People like working with us because we care about the creators of music, and help them move toward self sufficiency with their business dealings, without trying to keep them dependent on us or our services. That’s what Hillbilly is all about, being able to thrive in even the harshest conditions… like the music business.”

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