At this month’s Charlotte NSAI meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 9th), we’ll be watching the taped presentation Ralph Murphy made last month at NSAI Nashville’s Pro Teacher’s night. Ralph’s presentation is on “Business Basics for Songwriters. ”
About Ralph Murphy
Born in England and raised in Canada, the well-traveled Ralph Murphy has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic during his music career. His first #1 song in Europe was “Call My Name” by James Royal (1966). After several years as an artist and producer, Ralph moved to New York in 1969 to produce the band April Wine (two gold albums; one platinum). In 1971, Ralph had his first Country hit in Nashville with “Good Enough To Be Your Wife,” #2 for Jeannie C. Riley. By 1976, Ralph and business partner Roger Cook opened Pic-A-Lic Music in Nashville. During the decade of its existence, the company prospered, more of Ralph’s songs became hits (“He Got You” for Ronnie Milsap; “Half The Way” for Crystal Gayle), and Ralph served as president of NSAI. Ralph is now Vice President for ASCAP Nashville.
Ralph is an interesting guy and a very entertaining speaker. It’ll be a great presentation!
And of course, we’ll be critiquing each other’s songs, as usual, during the second half of our meeting.
Steve, Fiona, and Angelo