November 10

Last night I entered my song ”Crazy Hot” to an online pitch opportunity at the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). This time it was Danny Traynor (Songwriter and VP of Operations) at song publishing company Bandwagon Red that listen to all 52 songs and said if he was interested or passed on them. About “Crazy Hot” he kept the lyric sheet and said that he: ”wanted to hear more from Thomas (and also learn how to pronounce his last name)”. He probably didn't "take" the song, but it sure sounded like he is going to contact me later.

Anyway, it’s a step in the right direction. :)

 

September 15

I got a new demo song, "Lovers Gonna Love", back from Nashville and I'm very happy with the result. I have submitted the song to Melodifestivalen 2016 (a huge Swedish song contest). It's a pop song specially written for this competition.

Update: No luck this year either. But thanks for your support and now you can listen to the song here.

 

March 7 (and ongoing)

I started co-writing with Socie Marie from Nashville. We are currently working on six different songs.

 

February 26

These past six weeks I’ve participated in an online “Lyric Master Class” through SongTown and with the hit songwriter Marty Dodson as the teacher. My goal was to try to step up my lyric writing to another level as well as connect to other talented songwriters. I believe I succeeded with both. Here's the titles of my three best lyrics from this class: “Rocket Science”, “Highly Delusional” and “Earthquake”. You can read the lyrics on my Facebook page!

 

January 9 2015

I got selected to participate in the "Songtown Lyric Master Class". The course is six weeks long and starts on Monday January 19. I'm hoping to both become a better songwriter and to find new co-writers.

 

October 31

My tenth demo song, "Crazy Hot" is fininshed! A contemporary country song. If not the best, at least the most complicated one.

 

October 24

My eleventh song, "What Lovers Do Best" is released! It's a pop love ballad it's a collaboration with my friend Adam "Addy Ace" Bergman and Norwegian singer/songwriter Kai Hermo. I wrote the lyric and Kai wrote the beautiful melody. Adam is singing and has produced the song.

 

September 9

I got my tenth demo, "Crazy Hot", back. I also submitted the song to Melodifestivalen 2015 (a huge Swedish song contest), but I have very low hopes for it to be selected.

 

August 11

My tenth lyric, "Crazy Hot", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into professional song

 

April 17

"A Guy's Best Friend" recieved a semi-finalist placement in the pop catergory in the Song of the Year songwriting contest. That's means my song wasn't in the top five, but it's still pretty good.

 

January 9 2014

"I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw" bacame a finalist (top 5) in SongwriterUniverse's January "Song of the Month" song contest! My song and my contact information will be featured on their website.

 

One interesting thing about this website and song contest is that it's created and run by Dale Kawashima. He is famous since he used to be a music publisher and supervised and represented many of the world's top catalogs, including the songs of Michael Jackson, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Prince, Stevie Wonder.

 

December 31

My song "Model In disguise" became a Honorable Mention at SongTownUSA's "Whatcha waitin' on song contest"! It means the song where somewhere between place 11-30.

 

SongTownUSA is created and run by Clay Mills and Marty Dodson. They are both professional and famous country music songwriters in Nashville.

 

December 21

My ninth song, "She Knows She's Hot" is fininshed! It's a dance song and it's a collaboration with my friend Adam "Addy Ace" Bergman. He has done most of the music and the producing and he's also singing on the song.

 

December 6

My song "Model In Disguise" became a "runner up" in the country category at the Song of the Year contest. It means it wasn't either a winner or a finalist, but it's still pretty good.

 

November 29

My song "I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw" was recommended for consideration at the next "Pitch to Publisher" luncheon at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International)!

This 'only' means that the song is through to the next round where the other members of the organisation will decide on and finally choose 15 songs that they will play for music publishers...

But it has been a personal goal for 2013 to reach this next level with my songwriting.

 

October 16

I got my eight demo/song, "Tractor Heaven", back! This one is quite different. It's my first co-write. The Norwegian singer/songwriter Kai Hermo (www.kaihermo.no) has co-written the lyric and composed the music. Kai ia also singing on the song and he will promote it with his band in Norway.

 

September 19

My eight lyric, "Tractor Heaven", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into professional song (not a demo). Yes, this one is quite different. It's my first co-write. The Norwegian singer/songwriter Kai Hermo has co-written the lyric and composed the music. Kai will also be singing on the song and promoting it with his band in Norway.

 

September 18

I submitted "A Guy's Best Friend" and "I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw" to Melodifestivalen 2014 (a huge Swedish song contest). I will know within two months if I had any success. [Update: it did not qualify. Maybe better luck next year].

 

September 17

I got my sixth and seventh songs back! "A Guy's Best Friend" and "I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw" are my first pop songs and they sound great!

 

August 26

My sixth and seventh lyrics are sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into professional demos. These songs will be more pop music and they are meant to be submitted to Melodifestivalen 2014 (a huge Swedish song competition).

 

July 16

I got some great feedback on my latest (and maybe best?) lyric from a industry professional! After some small changes the lyric is now even stronger. The music to this one will be more pop than before.

 

April 13

My song "Blind" made me qualify as "One to watch" at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International)!

 

April 3

My song "Model In Disguise" became one of the finalists (=top 25) in the country category in the "Great American Song Contest"! However, it did not make the top 5, but it's still very good.

 

March 30

My song "Model In Disguise" finally made the 'Country' top-10 chart on Broadjam.com!

For more information about Broadjam.com please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadjam.

 

March 14

I got my fifth demo, "Blind", back and I think it sounds great! And it's also quite different from my other songs.

 

January 11

A Facebook page was created for Kosacki Music: www.facebook.com/KosackiMusic

 

January 5 2013

My fifth lyric, "Blind", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into a professional demo.

The demo is paid 2/3 by my parents Malin and Lasse. Thank you very much!

 

December 16

My song "Model In Disguise" had some good chart success on Broadjam.com!

For more information about Broadjam.com please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadjam.

 

November 28

My song "Model In Disguise" made me qualify as "One to watch" at NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association International)!

 

November 28

I got my fourth demo, "Gator Bait", back. This is my first song for a female singer. Maybe a little man-bashing ;)

 

October 25

My fourth lyric, "Gator Bait", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into a professional demo.

 

October 19

Officially launching the Kosacki Music website!

 

October 19

I got my second and third demo back; "Model In Disguise" and "Even The Strongest Man". They sound great!

 

September 28

My third lyric, "Even The Strongest Man", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into a professional demo.

 

September 25

My second lyric, "Model In Disguise", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into a professional demo.

 

September 11

I submitted "Call In Sick" to Melodifestivalen 2013 (a huge Swedish song contest). This was one of my personal goals for 2012 when it comes to my songs. [Update: it did not qualify. Maybe better luck next year].

 

August 31

I got my first demo, "Call In Sick", back and it sounds amazing!

 

August 7

My first lyric, "Call In Sick", is sent to Stacy Hogan at www.aWritersParadise.com to be turned into a professional demo.

 

August 2012 -->

In progress of turning some of my best song lyrics into professional demos. For that I use the great service of Stacy Hogan and his own company in Nashville: www.aWritersParadise.com.

Finalist in "Song of the Month"

("I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw")

SongwriterUniverse, January 2014.

 

Honorable Mention

("Model In Disguise")

SongTownUSA's "Whatcha waitin' on song contest", December 2013.

 

"Recommended for consideration at our next 'Pitch to Publisher' luncheon!"

("I Still Haven't Found Your Flaw")

- NSAI, November 2013

(Nashville Songwriters Association International)

 

"One to watch"

("Blind")

- NSAI, April 2013

(Nashville Songwriters Association International)

 

"One to watch"

("Model In Disguise")

- NSAI, November 2012

(Nashville Songwriters Association International)

 

 

Kosacki Music

 

Songwriter Thomas Liljeruhm