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Marilyn Oakley

Songwriter

A song I composed entitled "Jack In The Box" used in a Monica Stevenson Photography Food Reel (2017)

The musical part of my life started back in the eighties. I had written a lot of poetry and thought I'd take a shot at lyric writing and purchased Sheila Davis' The Craft Of Lyric Writing and other books.

In 1996, I wrote a lyric called Better Things Than You, then had it demoed. The following year I pitched Better Things to publishers, accepting material, and heard back from one publisher right after he received it. Allan Licht of ABL Music wanted to publish the song, and it was at that time I became affiliated with BMI. Dainel Jackson of Castle Records/Tower Music Group recorded the song in July of 2001. Released (July 2003) on her new debut CD, entitled 'Better Things Than You'. Since signing my song, Allan and I co-wrote 2 more songs, called My Heart's Comin' For You and Night Wolf Lover.

I've had 24 cuts by indie artists; which you may read on my Career page.

TV Credits - Real World Road Rules Challenge; HBO Vice - Show Of Force and Return To Somalia; HBO/HBO Zone: Vice News Tonight; MTV Catfish The TV Show; MTV Suspect; Biography: Hot Famous & Forty & Tragic Side Of Fame 2
Radio - CBC-Radio Canada TV Network in Quebec

I was pretty much a lone writer, and that all changed in the summer of 2019; I met my main co-writer, Carlene McDearis Wentworth, online and we are like the Elton/Bernie duo songwriting team. We have written several songs together. Our first song we wrote together "One More Song" will be released as a single in the summer of 2020 by country artist "Jessica Lynn". A deal made possible by The Songwriters Portal.
I have also written with other wonderful songwriters online.

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Words that Evoke Emotions of the Heart, Captivates the Mind & Touches the Soul - Inspirational, Passionate, Emotional, Entertaining.

If You Can Dream It You Can Make It So

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