"My mother always told me that if you are a real musician, you listen to all genres of music." 

I have many role models. I am really am inspired by producers that work behind the scenes and performers that write their own material.  All: songwriters, composers, producers and performers that keep me empowered and keep me trucking forward in this novelty-of-a-career in songwriting and music. All of them are writers and publishers of ASCAP. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. I was always the CD lover that loved to read the credits and the writers who contributed to producing great albums. Many of  those songwriters and composers belong to ASCAP. Which is why I am an ASCAP member myself. Like many people I appreciate and admire great songwriting. See below for some of my muses.  

 Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

         Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis: Most accomplished R&B / Pop songwriter duo in my book!

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I don't have to tell you who these guys are! 

                                                              This image is of the founding fathers of ASCAP.  Irving Berlin is all the way to the right.

                                                  

         This image is of the founding fathers of ASCAP.  Irving Berlin is all the way to the right.