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HURRY!! ENDS TODAY!! - FRIDAY, FEB. 28
FEBRUARY SONG PITCH OPPORTUNITY
From SANDY RAMOS: Independent A & R Rep and Producer LEIGH REYNOLDS.
Looking for songs for WYNONNA!! (See details below)
NEW ADD! Sat, March 1 NARIP Music Biz BRUNCH
You are invited to attend NARIP's brunch this Sat, Mar 1, 11AM to 2PM hosted by 80/20 Records
@ Co-Hoots in Phoenix, 1027 E. Washington St., Suite 107.
FREE with RSVP.
Just click here to RSVP now.
NARIP is the biggest music business network in the world.
SONG PITCH/Critique/Q&A featuring NASHVILLE PUBLISHER STEVE BLOCH
THURS., MARCH. 6, 2014, 6pm
CHATON STUDIOS. 1818 E Brill St, Phoenix, AZ (See details below)
ATTENTION ARIZONA SONGWRITERS... REMINDER CALENDAR:
FEB. SONG PITCH OPPORTUNITY- ENDS FRIDAY, FEB. 28,
From SANDY RAMOS: Independent A & R Rep and Producer LEIGH REYNOLDS - looking for song for WYNONNA!! (See details below)
THURS., - MARCH 6, 6pm - SONG PITCH/CRITIQUE/Q&A featuring Nashville Publisher STEVE BLOCH. Location CHATON STUDIOS in Phoenix (See details below)
TUES., - MARCH 11, 6 to 8pm - "2nd TUESDAY SONGS IN PROGRESS WORKSHOP" hosted by GAVAN WIESER ** NEW LOCATION and TIME
(See details below)
SUN., - MARCH 16, 12pm to 4pm - CHICKS WITH PICKS WORKSHOPS / SONG CRITIQUE/PITCH SESSION with LES SCOTT, Phoenix Center for the Arts, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix. (See details below)
SAT. - SUN., - MARCH 22-23, - GLENDALE FOLK & HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, AZ (See details below)
THURS. - FRI. - SAT., - APRIL 24 - 26, - ASCAP EXPO 2014, Loew's Hollywood Hotel, Los Angeles, CA (See details below)
MON., MARCH 31, - ASCAP EXPO 2014 DISCOUNT REGISTRATION PRICING DEADLINE. (See details below)
**NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITIONS and SHOWCASES:
MON., - MARCH 10 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE - THE JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION SONGWRITERS PROJECT (See details below) **
FRI., - MARCH 14, 7pm to 10pm - USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION SONGWRITER'S SHOWCASE, Austin, TX. (See details below)
THURS., MAY 8, 2014 - 6pm - 8pm, USA Songwriting Competition Songwriters Showcase, Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN. NO COVER. (See details below)
SUN., thru SAT., - June 22 -28, 2014, - 19th ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION (See details below)
(More info below on these events...)
SONG PITCH OPPORTUNITY - ENDS TODAY.... FEB. 28th
Pitch to Independent A & R Rep and Producer LEIGH REYNOLDS - looking for song for WYNONNA!!
HEY EVERYBODY - The Songtuner's February Promotion is up and running. Please go to my website, http://www.thesongtuner.com , and click on the pink banner to read up on how to get your songs pitched to Wynonna!!
Leigh Reynolds is an incredibly talented Musician, Songwriter & Producer who knows just about everybody in this town. Currently, Leigh is on a mission to find a hit song for Wynonna on Curb Records. Anything he finds through the Songtuner will be directly forwarded to Wynonna and her producer, Cactus Moser. You can't get better access to the artist than that! I will be getting together with Leigh, once a week, to go through songs for Wynonna. ALL songs MUST be submitted through the website or mailed to the address listed on the promo webpage. Do not send your songs directly to this email address.
Because of all the great relationships he has established through the years, Leigh is able to get songs to a ton of great artists. Please read his BIO, as I can NOT do it justice. So, if you do not have a song for Wynonna but would like to send a GREAT song for Leigh to pitch, you can submit that as well. Please, just make a note to let us know that the song is NOT a 'Wynonna Pitch'...
As always, all songs will get feedback directly from Leigh Reynolds. This will not be a simple 'yes/Pass' situation, which is so frustrating for us as songwriters to hear. Leigh will let you know WHY the song does NOT work and both of us will give you suggestions on how to improve your song, if necessary.
It doesn't matter if songs are published or NOT. Demos can be MALE or female, guitar/vocal or full band. Again, details on what Leigh is looking for are on the website. Good luck to you all!!
SONG PITCH/Critique/Q&A featuring NASHVILLE Publisher STEVE BLOCH
When: THURS., MARCH. 6, 2014, 6pm (Song critiques start about 6:30pm)
Sign-in starts at 6pm
Admission: $20 members of ASA, NARIP, CWP, NSAI; $25 non-members
Where: CHATON STUDIOS. 1818 E Brill St, Phoenix, AZ (Just So. of McDowell Rd)
STEVE BLOCH IS AVAILABLE FOR ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS for a few days after March 6th. - 50 MINUTES - $75. Contact Jon@IgerMusic.com for info and/or to make an appointment.
FOR THE MARCH 6th meeting:
If you have a song you want listened to, please bring it on CD. *(MUST HAVE LYRIC SHEET)
> Out-of-town writers (Prescott, Tucson, Flagstaff, etc.) will be offered early listens if they need to get back on the road, but it’s always a good learning experience to listen to what other writers have brought, and the responses. (You can also keep your ears open for potential co-writers, singers, studios, etc.).
> One song per writer, please.
Steve began his publishing career in 1991 (Southern Cow Publishing). In 1993, he moved the company from LA to Nashville where his success has been highlighted with hits for Faith Hill, Lee Ann Womack, Rebecca Lynn Howard, and Lee Greenwood. In addition, as an independent song plugger, he secured cuts with Kenny Chesney, John Berry, Tracy Byrd and Lila McCann.
His "ear" for finding great songs landed him a job with Doug Johnson, then with GIANT RECORDS, in the late 90's. That alliance secured hits for Keith Harling, Clay Walker and Blake Shelton.
In 2003, Steve co-founded WRITER ZONE MUSIC, LLC. The unique publishing company is made up of writers with "a high level of past measurable success (#1 songs), who share equity in the company.
Throughout his career, Bloch has been asked by Doug Johnson, (CURB RECORDS: Creative Director, 2009-011, BLACK RIVER ENTERTAINMENT: VP of A&R, 2011-Present) to listen for great songs. Steve is currently looking for material for The John King Band (Luke Bryan feel and appeal but with more lyrical substance and weight...throw a little Steve Earle into the mix) and Brassfield Aly, a new organic country/pop trio with male lead vocal.
According to Steve, "You never know where you'll find the magic." "I’m always MOST interested in a great country song. A great song trumps “the right pitch” any day".
....... ATTENTION!! ~ ATTENTION!! .......
MEETING LOCATION and TIME CHANGE ~ 2nd TUESDAY SONGS IN PROGRESS WORKSHOP.
> >> The MARCH 11, 2014, 2nd TUESDAY SONGS IN PROGRESS WORKSHOP hosted by GAVAN WIESER will be held at it's NEW LOCATION,
the GLENDALE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5959 W. Brown Street • Glendale, AZ •85302 (just south of Peoria Ave.)
>>> In the Meeting room ~ 6:00pm – 8:00pm <<< Held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
Meet with Gavan and several other songwriters to get constructive feedback on your song, finished or not, BEFORE you go into the studio! Perform it live or bring a CD or work tape. This is a FREE opportunity and a laid back atmosphere.
Gavan Wieser is a singer/songwriter who plays bass in the world’s oldest punk band, One Foot in the Grave. He is currently on the board for Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse, acoustic music showcase. For more info from Gavan, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
ATTENTION! CHICKS WITH PICKS & CHICKS WITH PICKS FOUNDATION FANS, MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS.
~ HAVE YOUR SONG HEARD BY AN INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL, LEARN ABOUT GIGS, YOUTUBE AND A LOT MORE! ~
WHEN: Sunday, March 16th - 12pm to 4pm,
WHERE: Phoenix Theater for the Performing Arts (Black Box Theater), 1202 N 3rd St., Phoenix AZ. (Entrance on the North side of building. Please sign in as you enter)
This is a $20.00 event for CWP Members.
$25.00 for Non-Members
THIS IS OPEN TO ALL SONGWRITERS. (CHICKS AND DUDES). We will be discussing Songwriting / YouTube Permissions for songs / Gigs /
and Song Critiques.
LES SCOTT will be critiquing your songs!
Les Scott is a veteran of the music industry whose publishing company Source Q Boutique specializes in music placement in film & television and currently represents over 300 writers/artists. SQB is exclusively marketed through its alliances with Crucial Music Group, Fuze Artz LLC. and Expressive Artists.
Les is looking for songs for a new project that he is doing! Please bring your song on a CD or bring your song on an mp3 player. You can email the song to Rhonda, if that is easier.
Bring a typed lyric sheet. Put your name, email address and phone number on the sheet with a copyright symbol (not the year).
SPACE IS LIMITED!
We ask that you RSVP to this event Sunday, March 16th.
Please email Rhonda to RSVP Click here: email@example.com
For more info: http:// http://www.azchickswithpicks.com
GLENDALE FOLK & HERITAGE FESTIVAL - SATURDAY & SUNDAY, March 22 -23, 2014 - 10am - 5pm
The Folk & Heritage festival is an annual event celebrating folk music, it's history and culture. Participate in a hands-on workshop or enjoy 150+ performers featuring everything from folk and bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling. Call 623-930-4200 for more information. FREE ADMISSION!
Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 North 59th Avenue Glendale, AZ 85302
THE JOHNNY MERCER FOUNDATION SONGWRITERS PROJECT 2014 - JUNE 22-28, 2014
The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project is a weeklong intensive for emerging professional songwriters in all genres held annually each June on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The highly competitive program attracts applicants from around the world and invites 12 songwriters or songwriting teams to spend a week in residence working with three award-winning professional master teachers.
Writers should be between the ages of 18-30, though exceptions have been made based on writer's submission. There is no charge for the program, as tuition is funded by a generous grant from the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Stipends are provided to cover a portion of travel, and housing is available on the Northwestern Campus. A daily meal stipend will also be provided.
Each application should include the following materials:
- Completed online application
- Links to mp3 samples of music that best represent your work as a songwriter. Files should be made available for download via an online source such as SoundCloud.com.
- Sheet music or lead sheet and lyric sheets for each song submitted. Please do not include full scripts for songs from a musical or other dramatic property.
For more information and to submit your application online: http://www.johnnymercerfoundation.org/news/the-johnny-mercer-foundation-songwriters-project/
If you are unable to access the online application and must submit a paper application, contact:
>> Ryan Garson
Program Coordinator, American Music Theatre Project
Producer, The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
608.780.2781 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
19th ANNUAL USA SONGWRITING COMPETITION ACCEPTING ENTRIES - EARLY ENTRY BONUS DEADLINE: MARCH 30th
Winning songs will receive radio airplay in United States and Canada along with great prizes such as a Top Prize of over $50,000. There are 15 different categories. Winners will be determined by Top Music Industry Pros.
Since 1995, the USA Songwriting Competition®, the world's leading international songwriting event, has been honoring songwriters, composers, bands, and recording artists everywhere. This is open to all, regardless of nationality or country origin.
*Winners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals. This is your chance to be discovered by the biggest names in the music business!
The USA Songwriting Competition will present a Songwriters Showcase during the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX. The showcase will be held at Mozart's Coffee Roasters, 3826 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX on Friday, March 14, 2014, from 7pm to 10pm. NO COVER: No SXSW badges needed.
A second USA competition Songwriters Showcase will be held Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6pm - 8pm at The Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, NO COVER.
~ EARLY ENTRY BONUS DEADLINE - MARCH 30, 2014 *(The first 1,000 entrants will each receive a FREE gift. So Hurry, while stocks last.)
~ ALLSUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED by MAY 30, 2014 or earlier.
For more details and online application: http://www.songwriting.net/
ASCAP EXPO - THURS., FRI., SAT., - APRIL 24-26, 2014 - LOEW'S HOLLYWOOD HOTEL, LOS ANGELES
The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO puts you face-to-face with some of the world's most successful songwriters, composers, producers and music business leaders, all who willingly share their knowledge and expertise and give you the know-how to take your music to the next level.
Launched in 2006, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. Selling out in its inaugural year, the EXPO immediately provided a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, publishers, producers - and those in the industry that support them - to come together in an unprecedented way to share their knowledge and expertise. In its short history, the innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&A's, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, One-on-One sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.
Registration for the 2014 ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is open. Discount Pricing, which is listed below and ends in March, is now available. By registering now, you'll save a lot of money off the full registration pricing.
ASCAP Members: $360
Partner Members: $385
**(NOTE: NSAI Members, receive a discount to the ASCAP EXPO! Sign in to your NSAI account and go to the Member Discounts page for details!)
http://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/ - (#ascapexpo.)
Registration to the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO (April 24-26, 2014) includes:
- Admission to 3 full days of info-packed panels and workshops on a wide range of subjects
- Admission to evening performances
- Chance to connect with the best in the music business
- Opportunities to have your songs and lyrics heard by experts and peers
- Dozens of Exhibitor booths and Sponsor Sessions as well as an ASCAP Room for your questions
- Networking 'til you drop
- A Kick-Off Reception (with the EXPO picking up the tab for the snacks, beer and wine)
- NEW THIS YEAR: All registrations include Video Access for free - stream video of all 60 hours of panels
For more info: http://www.ascap.com/expo