More exciting content available now from “behind the scenes” composers of chart-topping tracks for Bette Midler, The Commodores, Kenny Rogers, The Four Tops, John Mellencamp, Fleetwood Mac, Dolly Parton and more
Los Angeles, CA – May, 2017 – Have you ever walked around humming “Wind Beneath My Wings,” “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got),” or “We Built This City” and wondered who wrote those irresistible hits? Now you can name that tune writer – and hear his other hidden gem “shoulda-been hits” – with just a few taps on your iPhone or iPad screen to open qWaqq – a music-streaming mobile app focusing on songwriters that offers music lovers a treasure trove of never-before released songs and demos of classic hits and the untold stories behind some of the world’s most popular songs.
qWaqq has expanded its content catalog by adding previously unreleased tracks and exclusives sourced by proven hit makers Jeff Silbar (co-writer of the 1990 Grammy “Song of the Year” Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler, All My Life by Kenny Rogers, and collaborations with John Mellencamp and Fleetwood Mac), Dennis Lambert (co-writer of Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got) by The Four Tops, Nightshift by The Commodores, and We Built This City by Starship), and Randy Sharp, Grammy Award winner and composer of a remarkable six number one country songs, plus tracks recorded by Dolly Parton, The Dixie Chicks, and many more.
Adding these iconic songwriters to its dynamic catalog continues qWaqq‘s aggressive expansion plan for 2017, which also includes enhancing its social media presence and online community engagement with “qWaqqchats” hosted on Facebook Live and featuring major songwriters like Allan Rich, Pamela Phillips Oland, Stephen Bishop, Preston Glass and Andy Goldmark, and other music industry leaders. In the coming weeks, qWaqq will also introduce clips of “hidden gem” songs from its songwriter community with postings across the company’s social media channels like Facebook and more.
qWaqq is also on the verge of launching a new iteration of the app with even more user-friendly features and an easier, more intuitive user-experience. Among the many significant upgrades is a “Fave Songs of the Week” playlist that will be found on the app as the primary search mechanism.
The qWaqq leadership team is also raising awareness about the app through high-profile appearances before music industry movers and shakers. Co-Founder Jud Friedman recently participated in a songwriting panel at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, discussing trends and technological developments across the songwriter community.
“I’m beyond proud that so many songwriters of such stature – including several of my heroes who are behind many of my favorite songs! – are choosing to enhance our catalog with their unreleased hidden gems,” said Friedman. ”I’m equally thrilled that music lovers have the opportunity to experience these great songs which would otherwise be lost forever!”
In addition to today’s announced hit makers, qWaqq‘s catalog features superstar songwriters for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Eminem, Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato, The Eagles, Corinne Bailey Rae, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Sting, Puff Daddy, Celine Dion and many more. More songwriter additions will be announced soon.
qWaqq empowers songwriters—the unsung heroes of the music business whose compensation has withered in the digital age—by publicizing and monetizing unreleased “shoulda-been” hit songs and demos that are sitting in boxes or taking up space on hard drives. In addition to established songwriters, qWaqq also provides an invaluable and user-friendly tool for new and ascending songwriters interested in generating additional income. As the classic adage says, “It All Begins with a Song.” For music lovers who want to discover new music they won’t find anywhere else, explore the creative process behind their favorite hits, or just dive into the creative psyches behind some of the world’s best loved hits, qWaqq introduces a new way to experience the magic alchemy of songs and celebrate the creators who imagined them. For more information, please visit https://qwaqq.com/.