SongStar is company founded and managed by songwriters. We believe the songwriter is the integral component in making great recordings and building lasting careers.

If you are a talented songwriter looking to advance your career and artistry…. SongStar is here for you!


SongStar songwriters are active in Country, Inspirational Country, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Film & TV. 

SongStar Publishing is represented in Nashville by Dan Hodges Music:




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Rob Martin has a unique media/entertainment background having produced record albums, national television and national radio, and has hosted thousands of hours of health talk radio and video.


As a leader in the life extension movement, he has created scores of nutraceutical formulations, including category creating Ageless Male. For over two decades he has been, and is currently, a national media spokesman for leading natural health companies, appearing on countless radio programs.

Rob’s first and abiding passion is songwriting. He now brings the breath of his entrepreneurial, mass media and creative successes to the launch of SongStar International!


More background info:



Rob Martin

Founder & President



Ken Wank

Professional Manager / Synchronization


Frank Maroney

Songwriter / Producer


Rebecca Moreland

Artist / Songwriter


Shelley Harland

Singer / Songwriter / Producer



Executive Advisor

Mike Appel

Mike started out writing, singing and performing in various bands.  The guys that gave him his first big break were Hugo & Luigi. They were the producers of all Sam Cook's hits, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and they wrote Elvis' "Can't Help Falling In Love With You"…Bruce Springsteen even sings that song.  

The first project Mike did for Hugo & Luigi was The Balloon Farm, who had a Billboard Top 40 hit called "Question Of Temperature.” Mike played lead guitar, wrote and arranged it. He had also written several hits for David Cassidy and The Partridge Family. “Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted” went to number one and sold well over a million copies.

Mike went on to produce and write all the lyrics for Sir Lord Baltimore a power trio on Mercury Records. They toured with Humble Pie (Peter Frampton & Steven Marriott) and Black Sabbath (with Ozzie Osbourne).

He then discovered Bruce Springsteen and produced his first three classic albums, including “Born To Run.” Mike also managed Springsteen’s career and was largely responsible for getting him on the covers of Time & Newsweek in the same week. No one ever duplicated that publicity coup to this day.


Senior Advisor

Eddie O’Laughlin

Eddie O'Loughlin aka Eddie O is the founder of Next Plateau Entertainment
and Eddie O Entertainment in NY.

Eddie O Entertainment is a joint venture with Republic Records.
Eddie is an ASCAP writer, voting member of The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and NARAS member. 

For Republic, he discovered the music rights of the hit NBC-TV show, The Voice, served as a Talent Producer and is an A&R executive for The Voice contestants.

Eddie is responsible for finding, signing and/or producing over 60 Gold and Platinum hits and 90 top 40 hits.

In 2016 "El Mismo Sol" by Alvaro Soler ft. Jennifer Lopez reached #1 on US Latin National radio, and was streamed over 100 + M on Spotify.

Matt Simon's, "Catch & Release" reached # 1 in 23 countries in 2017 and over 580 million combined streams. Signed to the Eddie O Ent/Republic JV for the world excluding G.A.S and Benelux.

The 2019 Eddie O Ent/Republic roster is shaping up strongly with viral star, Emma Heesters (156 Million YouTube Views) and Maja Kristina being produced by Max Martins MXM productions.

Emma has the # 2 single in Holland this week and is 2019 MTV Euro Push Artist of the Year.

Legal Counsel

Ronald L. Skoler, Esq.



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