Getting your songs into TV shows and movies

Gary Earl, guest speaker

By Dave Carew

Have you ever been watching a movie or your favorite TV show . . . heard a cool song playing in the background . . . and wondered, “How did the songwriter get his or her song placed in that? How did he or she make that connection?”

You’ll get clear, specific answers when you attend the next Nashville Music Industry Luncheon on Thursday, February 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Belcourt Taps.

The guest speaker at the event, Gary Earl, will present “What Film and TV Music Supervisors Are Really Looking For.”  From his insider’s perspective, he will reveal what “works” in a song, what doesn’t, and why.

Mr. Earl is a Grammy Award-nominated producer/writer/multi- instrumentalist who has worked as a song plugger and music supervisor in L.A. He is connected to an impressive list of clients, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Disney, HBO, FOX, label artists, major film companies, and more. He has been honored with a Kennedy Center Music Award. (Please see

The cost of the luncheon is $20 if paid by Friday, February 21; $25 if paid later or at the door. The price includes your lunch and a soft drink.

To register or for more information, please visit:

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville by Dave Carew—which was praised by The Tennessean as “beautiful, haunting, powerful”—is now available in an all-new paperback edition. For more information, please visit:

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Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew



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