Janet Fisher Resume

Janet Fisher originates from Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up writing songs and performing in clubs across the Mid and Southwest where she opened for many acts such as Emmy Lou Harris (Antelope County, CA), Bob Gibson (Chicago, IL), Brewer & Shipley (KCMO). Relocating to California, her association with TASCO Sound, Intl., gave her inside experience with the workings of tours and crews for bands like Ozzy Osbourne, Donna Summer, Elton John, and Black Sabbath.

Janet cut her teeth in film music by working at the Concorde/New Horizons studio in Venice, California, assisting the company's music supervisor, Paul Di Franco, learning the legal as well as technical skills of music supervision, and how to produce on time and within budget.

As a Songwriter, her latest works include more than seventy songs for HBO, Showtime, MCA, Concorde/New Horizons Films, and other motion picture companies, as well as television segments of all varieties. As a Publisher, she places songs into nationally aired film, television segments, advertisements and special project uses.

Janet served on the board of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Songwriters Guild of America for two decades, where she was active in legal campaigns, protection of intellectual property rights, songwriting classes and special events. She has been called a "Song Guru" (Hal Cohen) for her ability to assess a work's weakness, and provide an element that strengthens the song.

Janet serves as Music Coordinator for films and TV shows, consults in talent searches for companies with specific needs, coaches actors who have been assigned a song for a scene, and many other music-related needs to a variety of productions. She oversees live productions and events, and was responsible for the final production of the Millennium Award Presentation Show by the Songwriters Guild of America, in October, 2000, for their Tribute to GEORGE DAVID WEISS ("Wonderful World", "Lion Sleeps Tonight", "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You", etc.) in Beverly Hills, California.

She scores Film and Television segments, and writes music for TV commercials and political campaigns. Her latest projects include producing a variety of Songwriter product, including the "Goodnight Kiss (Records) SONGWRITER SERIES: JACK SEGAL", featuring Jack performing some of his classic standards at the piano, as when he wrote them, creating a much needed "songwriter perspective" from the author.

Jack's commercial CD release, "WHEN SUNNY GETS BLUE, SCARLET RIBBONS, AND OTHER SONGS I WROTE," was also produced by Janet Fisher on her Goodnight Kiss Records label.

Janet was Producer for the overall Songwriter Series Production of "SILVER BELLS" by 3-time Academy Award winners Livingston and Evans. Her Goodnight Kiss Records label releases CDs of intelligent, original songs in "AND TO ALL A GOODNIGHT;" "ADDICTION: Highs and Lows;" "Tale Tales Of Osama;" and in currently in production on a set of original songs for and by the troops, in their support, scheduled for release in the late spring of 2005.

She is also currently the (music) Publisher, and her label, Goodnight Kiss Records, is the vehicle for the song "FLYING HIGH WITH BROKEN WINGS" -- a book/CD combination which serves as a working handbook for any woman who wants to go from "Welfare to Wonderful" through non-government sponsored programs. (The back of the book contains working numbers for help.)

"MUSIC HORROR STORIES: A Collection of Gruesome, True Tales As Told By Actual Innocent Victims Seeking a Career In The Music Business", (the book) was developed, edited and published by Janet.

"Story Night at the Guild", an ongoing in-person interview session with songwriting legends, was founded by Janet in the mid 1990's, and is still one of the most popular of all Songwriters Guild Events. Janet was co-producer of the TRIBUTE TO IRWIN DRAKE, sponsored by the Songwriters Guild at their yearly meeting in 1999. She is equally at home producing live events as she is in the studio or on the lot.

Janet was an appointed lobbyist to Congress in Washington, D.C., by the Songwriters Guild of America to represent them in the Audio Home Recording Act with the AHRA Coalition. She is a staunch supporter of Intellectual Property Rights.

She is the owner of Goodnight Kiss Music (BMI) and Scene Stealer Music (ASCAP) Publishing Companies, is in constant demand as a Speaker and Guest Reviewer at Songwriting Organizations across the country, where she teaches music-business related classes, hosts songwriter-rights panels, Internet discussion groups, and music reviews. Her teaching venues include the Songwriters Guild of America, UCLA, the Learning Annex; she has participated a guest speaker and reviewer at songwriter and music events for NCSA, ASA, SGA, AZSA, SDSG, LASS, NAS, and of course the SGA. She consults via classroom, personal appointment, phone or internet.

In 1994, she was awarded "Best New Vocalist" by the California Country Music Association, Los Angeles. She has a

Updated:  October 7, 2008

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