Featured in W.IN.E. Women in Entertanment July 2006
Selected fro the AMG National A&R TipSheet
Featured in Broadjam's "Celebrating Black History Month" Member Newsletter 2-19-04
Press Release Feature for placement in international contest Song of the Year in Mi2N-Music Industry News Network 5-28-04
Featured Article in the Journal Newspaper-King George Addition 6-30-04
Broadjam Newsletter 7-6-04 for winning song selection in Famous J Song Search.
Songs that emotionally move
UPDATE: Finalist & SemiFinalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2006-also ranked high in the Peer Review portion of the contest; 2006 Billboard Contest Honorable Mention Award; Finalist in the 2005 IndieTunes Contest; Terri's song I'll Come Running" picked for the Top Five Songs of the Month at SongwriterUniverse for May 2005 and her song "Lonely picked for June 2005 at www.songwriterunivese.com. and Yearning and Hoping picked for October 2005; Best Vocalist for the Month May 2005 won singing her song "Yearning and Hoping" on SingerUniverse. Dale Kawashima, veteran A&R/Music Publisher and prior Creative Exec at Sony states, "Yearning and Hoping is an excellent, contemporary R&B ballad..."
Terri's songwriting began with a tune in her head. She's not sure why she wrote it down (since she had not planned to be a writer!) but she did (divine intervention!) and her songwriting career was born.
Terri writes in the R&B/Pop Genre, however with strong melodies and lyrics, she is versatile. Her passion for music was shaped early on listening to her parents play the hottest soul jams back in the day, listening to top 40 radio, singing in chorus and drama. Terri went on to graduate Cum Laude from Norfolk State University and got her Masters degree in Social Work from Howard University where she used it helping troubled youth. Little did she know at the time that these influences would shape her songwriting style which has been described as having the ability to create emotions to the listener.
Terri has been writing for over nine years and has gained many in the last 2.5 years she has introduced her work to the music industry. Some accomplishments include a Finalist Award in the Hip Hop/R&B category and Suggested Artist Award in January in the international 2004 Song of the Year contest for VH-1 Save the Music Foundation. The judges included some of the biggest names in music including Grammy winners. Terri was signed non-exclusively to Silver Note Music, a publisher out of Canada where her songs were shopped to major label artists such as Faith Evans and Amerie to name a few. Other items to note:
~Famous J Song Search Winner (sponsored by Famous ~Footwear, Converse & Broadjam),
~Magic Johnson Music callback
~Publishing offer from Crystal Clear Music.
~Mid Atlantic Song Contest Winner (Songwriters Association of Washington)
~Let's Talk Music (LTM) forwards to artists & reality show
~LTM Industry Showcase at London's Infinity Club
~Song "LONELY" featured on Tonos Radio
Terri received valuable feedback from books, conferences, critiques and many industry veterans like Mr. Edwin Oliver, former exec at Disney Music Publishing who offered to forward songs to producers and Dr. Gene Foley of Foley Entertainment who represented one of her songs.
Terri is a prolific writer who's material has drawn correlations to Diane Warren, Whitney Houston, Angie Stone, however she strives to write radio-friendly songs with her unique creative influence. Terri's goal is to have a long, successful writing career with many of her songs on artist projects, film, TV and licensing ventures.