We Should Write Sometime
SWIPING RIGHT ON A GREAT WAY TO FIND THE PERFECT SONGWRITING PARTNER
NASHVILLE SINCE 2015
For many people, the move to Music City is fueled by the desire to chase a dream. While artist dreams often get the most attention, there’s an important undercurrent pulling some of the best and the brightest towards work on the business side.
For Kevin McCarty, the calling was in music technology. “I played music my whole life growing up,” he says. He played in a cover band at Miami of Ohio, and pivoted upon graduation, heading into the business world.
Since, he made two key moves: developing his interest in technology and moving to Nashville. “My big passion is to get in the music scene from a different angle,” he says. He made the move to Music City, and an interest in music technology paired with a need that his now co-founder and partner, Richard Casper, described to him.
“He said, ‘Here’s my problem, here’s what I see as a songwriter,’” Kevin shares. Richard is not just a songwriter but heads CreatiVets, a nonprofit that pairs songwriters with veterans to write songs together as a form of empowerment and therapy. “My friends are all songwriters,” Kevin recalls Richard saying, “There’s just not an easy way to connect, and when you do connect you’re like, ‘I don’t know if they’re the right type of songwriter.’”
The idea for We Should Write Sometime was born. The app functions kind of like Tinder for songwriters; you fill out your skills and swipe right or left on potential writing partners. “Our mission right now is to make songwriters be able to easily connect with each other so that they can spend more time doing what they love,” he says. “We love songwriters – they’re the lifeblood of the music industry – so if we can help them not have to deal with things that take up time and help their lives be more efficient so they can get down to what they love, there’s gonna be a lot of value.”
He’s also immersed himself in the music world by joining forces with the Nashville Hits Collecting Dust Podcast. “I like being busy because there’s so much opportunity,” he says.
Kevin wakes up every day on a mission to make every second count and not waste a minute on his journey to bring We Should Write Sometime to life. Beta testing begins early this year.
Learn more and sign up to be a beta tester on their website.
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