" Dec Cluskey was
one the the top ten most influential people of the past forty years in
the Music Industry by Marshall Amplification. He was presented with a
gold plated Marshall Amp covered in white Connolly leather by Jaguar Cars " - Could he help your music
is the widest read Music Ezine on the Net and can be
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Fantastic! It was a fantastic performance! We looked stunning! We had to perform an extra song.
I think we had to sign pictures for about half an hour after the show appearance. I had to pose for pictures, sign pictures, arms, stomachs, cell phones, bags, even t*ts... ;-)
We appeared on the same stage as acts like 'Starsplash', 'Soul Control' (Chocolate) and Hot Banditoz (Veo Veo). We were the only artists that got "Ausziehen! Ausziehen!" shouts from the audience, which means "take off your clothes".
Everything we did this evening was very strongly influenced by you. Thanks.
Florian Arndt [Germany]
you an unsigned band looking for
songwriting knowledge, song writing
information, songwriting tips,
songwriting resources? Do you want to
make a Hit Record or maybe some good
demos? Maybe you are in Indi Music or
just writing lyrics. This is the page
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There is also info on A & R, on
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The Bachelors, serious performers
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ONE spot on the chart in Uruguay, South America and staying there
for THREE weeks! "
See photo and story below -
We just hit #1 TOP PROGRESSIVE ARTIST
:O) I'm so excited, thanks for all of your help! :O)
Mark Johnson www.420shot30.com
The dream come true! Brian May joins Dec and Con...Wow!
Cluskey, the founder and present C.E.O. of 'The Serious Writers
Guild', started his career with his UK based band: 'The Bachelors'. One
of the tiny few to have two records in the TOP FIVE at the same
time. He has made £Millions from music writing, performing,
recording and production - would you let him show you how?
Thanks for the call .. much appreciated.
The tune is out on the compilation
CD is called 'Get Out' and is distributed via LS Tunes ...
Published by choochoosevenmusik in GDR... written by myself
and Peter Falconer who produced it ... on the CD we are
known as Northstar.
I've been asked to topline some music for
Jason Nerulo, Katy Perry and Beyonce for future projects by DefJam
owner and producer Mynority.
We just hit #1 TOP PROGRESSIVE ARTIST USA TODAY!!!!
:O) I'm so excited, thanks for all of your help!
200th show ... was our mission
Special thanks to Dec Cluskey of the Serious Writers Guild
I've made it now over 400 shows ... my band:
Mick Lee with
the new Jenny Lane album
Enjoy this video for a song I co-wrote with extraordinary
Dutch singer Jenny Lane.
I have 2 co-written songs on her great new album 'Monsters'.
Thanks for all the continued support
& advice... Mick Lee
Here we are 13 years
My new commission is
'The Magnificent 11' ... starts filming
12th Sept 2011 ... major, major film.
I write the score.
In recent past I had
two Liverpool 08 commissions. First
with 200 choir on the history of Liverpool
from year 1004 to present. Second a
major CD Brass Band album with Fairey
Brass Band with all of my stuff on.
My last 11 years has been f***** hard,
financially I've gone through it, wife,
car, house all nearly went.
I was nominated in 2004 for a BACS in conjunction with BBC Radio 3 listeners, other nominations in this same category were Sir Peter Maxwell Davis & Sir Harrison Birtwistle & Judith Bingham..
EXCITING NEWS! I¹ve
just had an email from the producer
of the UK Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday
show, saying that she¹s hoping they
will play "Angels Exist" from “Play
My Heart” in their programme this coming
She¹s intending that they feature it in their “Sunday Spotlight” slot about 8.20am.
Roger Royle is presenting the programme on the 15th as Aled Jones is away that week.
if you¹re not an early riser, you can always
listen to it on ³Play Again² on the BBC Radio
2 website at some later stage! Here¹s the
Greetings DecHeard enough, want to apply now?
My band [am2pm] in front of 15,000 going wild.
I'm on tour all over Europe with the band that I'm producing. We're the official support act for 50 Cent. 15 shows in the greatest countries of Europe. You can find a tour schedule on my website: www.marcelbrell.de
Anyways. I wanted to invite you to the show, we played in the O2 Arena in London in front of 10.000 People and it was pretty massive... I had some free tickets for you, but the friendly lady who I talked to on the phone told me you were on tour. Thought we could have met each other... well, next time maybe.
all the best,
Marcel Brell [German Member]
We played The Cavern Club in Liverpool
Patchwork Grace were the best thing they'd ever seen!!
Thanks again Dec! http://www.myspace.com
Hi Dec, on the subject of photographs, here's another front cover we got on this year.
Have a great Christmas and New Year Dec
|Quick update... "PATCHWORK GRACE"
"Zebra" is single of the week in HMV
Derby has sold out 3 times and Nottingham twice.
Headlines in Derby Telegraph as 200 are turned away from sell out show.
Next show Rock City Nottingham (Main Stage) 19th Sept.
|I was asked to play at the Pepsi Music festival in Buenos Aires. This is a major event, even the most important festival held on this country (and maybe the whole South American continent). it lasts 10 days and almost every major local star will play, as well as many international acts like Megadeath, The Wailers, Die Toten Hose, etc.
"I know what kind of stuff you play, and I'm calling you to do exactly that. Your sound is cool. in fact, YOU are cool. I wouldn't mind to have you on stage just dancing next to your keyboards, you would be adding a cool feature to our band. You have a killing image".
Now, I imagine that when I'm onstage there will be dozens of keyboard players in the audience complaining that they can play way better than me... Well I guess I learned a couple of tricks in your course.
I think you would have liked this...
greetings from Buenos Aires....Emiliano Canal
Just headlined the "Super Roadhouse" stage, Saturday night at the Great R&B Festival in Colne, Lancashire. It was great to see at least 1000 people singing back to me with their hands raised in the air
|Recently I have finished a score for an independent movie called “Treehouse”. I am now composing tracks for various music libraries for licencing and am also discussing publishing the MUNKIE catalogue with various publishers.
I am now working on the third MUNKIE album currently titled “Dark Corners”, having received several unsigned internet awards for tracks on the second “Chemical Process”.
This is Yosi & Ofir Nafkar from Israel member of The Serious Writer Guild Membership No NET0778030W
We wrote music for an Australian Movie By Kerry Bowden. She is a great woman who helps children in need. The movie and the music had a great success and together we gathered 1 million $.
So, we already made a million from our music. Now we are working on our music to gain another million –
Dec , some good news regarding my girlfriend Erin's songs,
3 are being used on a new American TV show. Anyway thanks
again for your invaluable support, knowing your there
makes this leap into the publishing world feel a lot safer
... Roger O'Donnell [The Cure]
It's been a while that I had time to write to you - but things have
been busy. Perfect proof that YOUR way to do business is right - we
are one of 10 bands selected for the finals in a competition to play
"Download" this year, great publicity - "Rock
Hard" in Germany love our CD as well and we have our gig in
April which will be packed because of the increase in the mailing
Thanks for your continued advice! Andie Cayne
Dec - you're the man!! It was four years ago that I came across your website - and what a rollercoaster of a ride it's been ever since! Nothing had prepared me for what you had in store! With your advice and continual support you have helped me build a business which is currently going ballistic!
I've pulled in £38,000... in the last two weeks alone!!
I think it's time I planned another trip down to Eastbourne... can we go back to that yummy pasta joint?
Thanks for everything... you're a true pal :o) - Alex H.
are going damn good! I´m constantly improving as a person
and as a musician - thanks to your program.
I´m becoming an expert for nonlinear composing and adaptive an
interactive audio, I started my own publishing business, I develop
production and DJ seminars at musicschools for young children, I
have gigs with international Chart-Acts (for example with Special
I very closely collaborate with your liveperforming member Marcel
Brell. We produced some of his tracks together. Next Friday, I will
be performing with him at "Sommer im Park" in Hamburg. I
worked with TOP 20 producers, for example with Henning Verlage. You
improved my life so much. Thank you. I really appreciate your help
via emails. The greatest support I ever got!!
Florian Arndt [Hamburg]"
went ahead and sold thousands and thousands of albums
which caused me to
pay a little more attention to your teachings. In fact
so good are your teachings that I gave them a hammering
on this latest album and the kids and the older ones love
~Ritchie Rees [UK]
first royalty check from two kid's TV songs I've got out with the
Am about to buy a new house. We've found a place we love.
Your original ten month course inspired me to make great career
Paul Kissaun. [UK]
You voted for
Cherry for the Radio 1xtra Homegrown Cuts show. Click on go
to Cherry's track
Cherry.......... 'Unobtainable (Blue Bass Mix)'
Ras Kwame's show - Sunday 1900-2100 - firstname.lastname@example.org
won the vote with the largest number ever! She
was interviewed live by Ros Kwame after the result was announced and
her details and website will be featured on his site all week.
Getting played on daytime Radio 1.
Thanks again Dec and God bless. Bob Mewis" [UK]
signed as an artist to Perseverance Records,
a dance label based in the UK."
Ralf Gerhart" [Germany]
a different story...success in Speaker Manufacture
invited to a party at the Ghost bar Palms Hotel in Vegas.
From a workaholic production tech to the managing director of
'Nightfire', hob nobbing around the world, written about in
international magazines, and with an extensive entry in 'Who's Who'
ALL IN JUST 3 YEARS !!!!!!
Thanks again, Dec, for all your honest help on the way, it was,
and still is, invaluable - Ian Warrener"[UK]
"Hello Dec, Mark here, just got picked up by Clear Channel
and are hosting
the Django fest here in Detroit on
Jan 17th. I will send you a link as soon as I get
Mark Gilder." [USA]
first single ...just
watch it. 'What In The World' - Magic Number Records MGNRCD001
Ray Sinclair" [UK]
"Remember I mentioned I was thinking about doing a bit
of gigging last year? I want to gig just for the fun of it. Well
this is my story. I've visited Brighton a couple of times last year
catching up with friends. While I was out and about I thought I
would apply one of the tips from 'How to Make Million' from your
Low and behold I got an Email from one
of the biggest and most famous clubs in Brighton
asking me if I can play later on this month!
All from applying one technique you teach us in
your course - Amazing!!!
Be well, John Seiffer [UK]
I've enjoyed all of your material so far, I had an extremely
successful fall semester at school (University of Central Florida)
first prize in a big concerto competition.
I did win a solo performance with the symphony - now I just have to
pick out which concerto play! I am a bit tempted to write my own
My first premiere (a woodwind quintet) should come in the next few
months! I've been reading every word and will continue to do so...
Elam Ashman" [USA]
a quick note to congratulate our 'Serious Writers Guild' Member,
Alvaro Rabaquino [second from the left in photo] for hitting the
Number ONE spot on the chart in Uruguay, South America
and staying there for THREE weeks! Still there.
The band: BungEe
The toon: 'Suerte En Pila'
The Member: Alvaro Rabaquino
Written, Recorded and Produced by Alvaro. "
HERE to see the secure payments area "as secure as
when you buy in your local shop"
The Boss -Dec shows how it's done -
would you like to know how to get to perform like
"Good news! Rock-it music publishing (our company name)
placed 5 songs with "T***** Records"
UK. They are a country label.
We have publishing contracts in place with the writers and they
have been informed and are delighted. Your pack has been just
We have informed "T***** Records" we are happy for
these songs to go on the debut album for their artist.
Anthony Raybould [MASTER CLASS NO. MAS045040] [UK]
of the Devil's Heels ....coming soon" [Serious Writers
Guild Member Mickey Strange - New York]
now own 2 record companies and a publishing company,
is there any more to say?
After a few radio spots including Alex Peppers Galaxy 105 show.
'Antoine' went back into the studio with C2K to record a cover of
the Justin Hayward smash “Forever Autumn”. A real “hands in
the air” trancer, featuring the seductive vocals of 'Kirsty R'.
Already receiving airplay across the EMAP Big City north network,
comprising Hallam FM (Sheffield), Aire FM (Leeds) and Viking FM
Oh yes, hit the commercial pop top 40 this week, straight
in at number 8! " [Serious
Writers Guild Member Mike Harlington - C-2-K owner] [UK]
about to break big....'Munkie'
first album 'Progression'
Pate Tong: "An outstanding debut, great stuff."
Vince De La Cruz: "Munkie has some real talent, superb well
Kris James: "Deep, ambient and flavourful, exactly as a good
album should be"
Barcode Magazine: "Lush, Downtempo collection of Electro-Pop
Writers Guild Member Jason Clarke is 'Munkie' [UK]
have just performed the best concert of my 19 year long career in
the Royal Marines Band Service
which was performed in Leeds Town Hall.
And during the show, we played "I Believe" (which would
please Dec), and John Williams' "Hymn to the Fallen" which
with the stage presentation that went with it, many people wanted to
cry. It was just like something out of Hollywood but done in the
Some of the choir are going to perform in Disneyland very soon... So
I bought the leading soprano a Chardonay at the hotel...not a glass
but a bottle in an ice bucket - a small investment if she can help
my song writing take off.
The Royal British Legion concert will be aired on BBC Radio Leeds on
Remembrance Sunday at 8am. So I''ve just got to finish an
arrangement of "Time To Say Goodbye" for the next
Mountbatten Festival of Music in the Albert Hall. I wonder where
I'll be going next!"
Writers Guild Member Richard Barriball] [UK Royal Marines]
summer he entered a "Search For A Star". We took a gamble
in the final and along with 'The River' (he did an excellent cover
of it); Leroy Brown ( great animation and fun in that) he decided to
perform a song he wrote himself, just finished it a few days earlier
It's called "When I Look In Your Eyes". Really nice song,
and it swung it for him; he
came first. E2500, and a chance to make a 3 track recording.
He has asked me to help him with the recording;" [Serious
Writers Guild Member Kevin Carrol] [Ireland.]
read about this kind of thing in your Probationer lesson only last
will be responsible for the complete soundtrack of a modestly
budgeted ENTERTAINMENT project!
The soundtrack will be completely original, mostly classical with a
couple love songs, some other contemporary and ethnic music." [Edison
Baptisite -Serious Writers Guild Member No. NET0787030W] [Trinidad
you're well - I'm also script
doctoring a West End show this weekend and starting a new TV script
on Monday for shooting later on
in the month! Was there ever a time when we complained about having
too little work?"
Sitcom is on BBC Radio 4 for 6 weeks.....it
can't get any better [John Byrne - Serious Performers Guild Member
No. STA044099P] [London]
a concert for Richard Branson - "The Sky is the Limit' at
Longleat House for his Virgin Mobile Summer bash. Four
tunes in 'Summer Rain', the new film,
and just recorded a track for the next 'Ministry' album...wow!
Picture taken on stage at Wembley" --
Vicci Esselle [UK]
first interview with a major paper, and they paid me £600...I've
just signed the contract, thank you Dec!" Julie Jones [Member
"It's your fault I
made £720 this week [grin]! I just made a silly CD and
using your techniques, I sold copies and took £720 this
week...thank you Dec" Gareth Massey ['One
Minute With Dec' subscriber]
Dec, sorry to call you so early….I
got the part in the 'Harry Potter' film….I
just got the phone call! Costume fitting on Wednesday"
"We're just finishing the second 'Harry Potter'
film...they've now contracted me to do the third...starting
in September...thanks Dec...wow!" John Dartnell
[Member No: GRA0435030W]
"And it may be no coincidence that the
track has popped straight back to the No. 1 slot
of our digital download partner UKSounds.com.
Check it out via our website http://www.firebird.com
or as a digital download on http://www.uksounds.com/surf.asp?songid=1233
Joan Martin [Master Class Member MAS024030]
June I presented his songs to major Record companies and
they all gave him an offer straight away..
Today ‘B’ has a £½Million
contract with Sony plus
a Publishing Contract for another 6 figure sum"
Peter Boniface [Member No.: STR0540030W]
"tipped to become the next big British R&B
Star next year"
You a gift of thanks and appreciation [1993 Vintage
Esther Donaldson [Master Class Member No. MAS049040]
and 3 tracks having charted in the European country
charts. Thank you.
I've just finished polishing
my new Porsche, deep Copenhagen blue and
shines like a b**ch. Not a typical Country artiste's
car but it works for me. I've got a UK distribution
deal that kicks in on the 1st of August, airplay
from an album in the UK, Australia and America and
not part of some 'compilation I'll make you a star'
Kas (Email) [Master Class Member: MAS00598]
Heard enough, want to apply now?
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I RECEIVED FOR MY WORDS....Thank
you very much to give me a chance to talk to you
by telephone. I was touched by your warmth and
goodwill " [Nair Vasudevan (W. Sussex)]
[Member No. STU0384030W]
I was driving an old Sierra now I
have a Jaguar Sovereign with my name on the
plate, just so there's no mistake who's
arriving!... . [Dean (London)]
I'M STARRING IN THE WEST END
(London) IN 4 STEPS TO HEAVEN AT THE
PICCADILLY THEATRE. BY THE WAY ALL THIS HAS
HAPPENED & I'VE ONLY READ HALF THE
COURSE. I CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK AND FINISH
IT, THEN SEE WHAT HAPPENS.... [Rebel Dean,
"My income has gone up
substantially from nothing to 'great' and
getting 'greater' - I follow your releases
religiously - thank you"...******
******** [Member No: STA05****0W]
reading your booklets on the music
course I have decided to set up and run
my own record label Jam Control Records.
have set up Jam Control Recording already,
working with a number of amazing
artists...we're in the process of
setting up Jam Control Publishing, our
own publishing company, using your 'How
To Set Up Your Own Publishing for Less
Than £100' ....Kindest Regards...
Stuart Robb [Member No: STU0243030W]
"My works have been
assigned to DELKIN MUSIC publishing (
Ken Norton) ex EMI.
He has just told me that a sub
publishing deal has been done with
someone very big in America (more
details when documents are signed).
Things moving at last.
Looking forward to master
Anthony Raybould [MASTER CLASS NO. MAS045040] [Email]
the record, your advice did help me
when it came to 'Deeajay' getting
signed. kindest regards."
William Kofi (e.mail) [Member No.:
"THEN LOW AND
BEHOLD, THERE YOU WERE ALL THE
TIME DEC, THE ONE WHO REIGNITED MY
PREVIOUS DETERMINATION WITH GUSTO.
After your touch Dec, and my
enthusiasm, we have already got
‘our’ First NUMBER
ONE." [David Critchlow,
going absolutely mental here :
People are asking for new tracks
faster than I can churn them out
(brilliant!!!!!!!!!) Release at
the end of March on Mohawk
records, April/May release on
Kaktai records, April release on
Baby Doc's Arriba (plus more to
follow) + action in Canada/USA.
The stuff on Publishing in the last one was absolutely
brilliant. I'm getting out of my Publishing deal
straight away - I reckon I've been done to the tune
of about £3K so far on past releases and I don't
intend losing huge amounts on the new stuff which
is going to sell bucketloads." [Sean (e.mail)]
What you were saying
about saving for something and
then not buying it really does
work, I was going to tell you
earlier, thats what happened
when I bought my rock star
car. I spent six weeks looking
at this ad. thinking if I
could afford it that's the car
for me but I'm £500 short. Lo
& behold six weeks later
£500 exactly turned up &
the car was still there! The
rest as they say - is history.
Better go - I thought of a
great drum loop while I was
away so it's time to put it to
Dean howkins -[Member No. BAN0234030W]
"The 10 months
with The Serious Writers
Guild has, without any
doubt, been the most heart
searching and fulfilling
project I have ever done.
As a BA (hons) and MSc, I can truthfully say that
completing the Associate Membership of the SWG actually
means more to me than my degrees which represent
6 years at University." [Cameron Japp, Huntingdon]
Played a really late
gig last night (Monday) so
I went to bed early
tonight. But I just had to
get up and write this.
Before I embarked on
your course I was, no word
of a lie, a labourer on a
building site. Now I play
in clubs, at festivals, at
holiday camps, easily 4 or
5 nights a week, have an
album throughout Europe.
We have been asked to play
dates in Germany, Holland,
France and Belgium next
So, I will take great pleasure in bringing this
adventure that I'm having to certain people's attention.
I know you don't need that....but for some reason
Kelvin [UK, Email]
I have gone back
to my studio for the first
time since reading your
guidance and having spent
the last week listening to
the charts, and I was
amazed at what came out.
The most up to date and
happenin' song I ever
wrote. Music and lyrics in
a day. Done!
Ian Wood [Germany,
Yes, its true, I did
go out and buy a brand
new top of the range
Land Rover Discovery.
And I have my own
private plate on it.
Things are looking good Dec, many thanks, "
[Phil Evans (Wales)
Martin style track is
looking good. Been
reading your advice
under Q&A's on
backing vocals and
arranging and am now
the proud owner of the
best backing vocals I
ever recorded. Thick
and punchy. AND BIG!!!
Life is good! Lead
vocals are coming up
and it will be on it's
way to you.
thought I'd let you
know that I charted
at number 21 in the
Country charts with
a song I wrote
VIEW GETTING DEC'S
ADVICE A BIT LIKE
HAVING JERRY LEE
LEWIS OFFER TO
PLAY PIANO ON A
been on the
(#4 on the blues
compared to the
real thing, but
I do know the
by the time I
album, I had
I also did a
did a two and
a half days
worth of CD's
Nick Achurch (Selston)]
that, Dec, I
I'm off to
Top of the
Pops in two
I'll let you
know how I
I was at
do as much
how much I
And another thing, every time we get a job off
an agent, I ask them for the date of the 6 month
return job and then diarise it there and then, boy
am I learning."
K.B.M., Billingham, UK.
enjoying the course tremendously and found the tips
on creating a brilliant live drum sound of enormous
value." ref SPG097
Could Dec help you find
success in music?
if you join
I will send you the
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tells the secrets of making your demo sound like a finished, shop
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You can't lose by signing up for THE
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money back AND you get to keep all the valuable course materials
I've given you. In fact, it's completely RISK FREE - with all the
materials I'm going to give you, you can ONLY benefit in your
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