Melvis Long

Songwriter and Music Publisher

All my songs are available for other artists to record and add to there album. JUST CONTACT ME FIRST. I USE THE STANDARD MECHANICAL LICENSE. I also have many lyrics available for collaboration. Let me know what you're looking for. [email protected] Most of my songs were recorded by Garrick Alden. He owns his own recording studio. We first met in 1998 and quickly became friends. In 1999 we wrote our first song together called "You're My Angel", and the rest is history. He also has a great country voice and you can hear it in most of my/our songs. Garrick and I mostly do country but as you can see by the songs I uploaded we are starting to branch out a little. So far I only publish my own songs. I'm starting to promote music to movies, TV and other types of media. I might be branching out my publishing business and start signing songs soon. Hopefully one day one will be picked up. Never give up on your dreams. Even though I can't play a guitar anymore because of numbness in my hands I can still write. So never give up even when there's obstacles in your way. There is always a way. I love writing lyrics so if you need any just contact me. And please. Keep the music coming it helps sooth the world.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music can help soothe and relax the world. People are too stressed and music is way for people to relax and enjoy. I love seeing people who love our songs.

What is your music dream?

Just to make people happy and always try my best to write the BEST.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

A nice song about loving each other. And tell people to stop the violence It not only hurts you but other people as well.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Love Me Tender by Elvis. I used to listen to that everyday. My mother always knew how to calm me down.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Elvis Presley of course. Jimi Hendrix Led Zeppelin Harry Chapin There are too many to list. ;-)

What inspires you to make music?

There's nothing like listening to a completed song that you wrote. The looks on peoples faces. Family and friends. I can come up with a song by just talking to someone. So next time we talk just think that song might have been inspired by you. ;-)

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Love, Peace and enjoyment.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I don't perform. I have other people perform my songs. They only bring me up when they want to have people leave at the end of the night. :-)

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Just enjoy it.

What do you think of Drooble?

I love Drooble so far. I like the concept. A great idea to earn Karma points for interacting with other writers/artists.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Artist who try and push there politics on other people just because they're famous.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I watch bands in the local area all the time.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Have patience.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Of course Garrick Alden. Drea Lynn. Marie White.