SUNDAY JULY 19 - SONGSALIVE! LOS ANGELES SONG CRITIQUE WORKSHOP WITH GUESTSPEAKER, MUSIC PRODUCER, EVAN J.BEIGEL
Are you a songwriter willing to take your songs to the next level? Workshop your songs to be the best they can be, and get them out to the world. Plus interact in our songwriters community.
Open to all songwriters, composers, musicians, singers and music lovers.This is your chance to develop your songwriting in a supportive and intimate environment, meet invaluable music industry experts, network with fellowmembers, and be part of your local songwriters community.
WHEN: THIRD SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
Sunday, JULY 19, 2009
Starts 12:00pm SHARP. Ends at 3pm. Please be on time (actually arrive15 mins early!)
THE FINNISH CENTER
10701 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Just East of Vineland
DONATION REQUESTED TO SUPPORT OUR NON-PROFIT EFFORTS
$10 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members.
You can join as a member of Songsalive! at http://www.songsalive.org/join
REGISTRATION IS NOW MANDATORY: RSVP your attendance through our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/songsalive
RSVPs are NOW ESSENTIAL to ascertain numbers for our guest speaker.
NEW RULES FOR SONG CRITIQUES AT OUR WORKSHOPS
Please read this page before arriving for the workshop. There are various requirements for attendees including bringing copies of your lyric sheet, arrival and preparation, and more. More about our workshops at
Details of our monthly LA workshop: www.songsalive.org/losangeles
ABOUT THE SONGSALIVE! WORKSHOPS
Songsalive!, the non-profit organization supporting and promoting songwriters and composers, holds workshops where songwriters gather to share their songs, gain feedback and develop relationships within the songwritingcommunities we have created around the world. The workshop includes an in-the-round song critique session where writers present one song each - either on tape, CD or live - and receive professional, constructive feedbackon your song by a music industry professional (Guest speakers from various arenas of the music industry give their time to give feedback, educate and provide opportunities and insight).
Moderated by Paul Lawrence Moyer.
Details on our workshops www.songsalive.org/workshops.
The workshops are open to all songwriters and music composers of all levels and music genres and you don't have to be a Songsalive! member to attend (though preference is given to members and we encourage everyone to join Songsalive! to maximize your opportunities with us). It is essential to register your attendance in advance. Our workshops are a great way for local songwriter members to meet each other, interact and collaborate, as well as seek feedback and critique on their songs in a very supportive setting.
Our workshops are designed for songwriters and composers (from entry level to professional) who have written songs, or are in the songwriting stage, who want to further their craft, gain feedback on their music, andpotentially get their songs out to the world. However, we also have singers, musicians, and non music types who attend as it's a great networking opportunity (singers looking for songwriters, or musicians looking for songs, as examples). The goals of the workshop are about 1) the SONG and making it the best it can be 2) providing a community for our members to gather, network, collaborate and learn. Read about Songsalive! and ourmission here http://www.songsalive.org/about
ABOUT THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: MAKING YOUR STUDIO RECORDING SURVIVE THE TEST OF TIME......FOR YOU.
Can we sum up a great record in two words? How about Intent and Believability. Interestingly enough, intent and believability are the first qualities left behind by the artist in the wake of budgetary pressures, time constraints, the lack of preparedness, the wrong producer, the wrongenvironment, the wrong players and the wrong songs. Further compounding the challenge is the over abundance of technology and speed at our fingertips -brainwashing us into thinking a timeless record can be make quicker, faster, and easier than ever before. And the Singer/Songwriter? The lone artist with no band, no producer, no signature and no sound moves into the studio with great songs expecting a great record....and in a week's time....spread out over a year.
Great songs are a dime a dozen and so are great songwriters. Great records however, are far and few between. Can we strikea balance between being prepared and being flexible? Can we make the records we want to make on time and on budget without settling for less? Can we surround ourselves with the right people and the rightcircumstances? And after all that, can we capture the right performance when the record light is on? Although the studio is as unpredictable as the songwriting process and there is nothing more difficult than making a recordthat TRULY satisfies the artist - clarity of intent and the flexibility to go the distance can make the difference between capturing the intangible and turning a great song into wallpaper.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER: EVAN J.BEIGEL
Chicago native Evan J. Beigel is a Composer, Producer and Recording Engineer who learned his craft through mentorships with world-class Producers and Engineers, such as Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac), Taavi Mote (U2, Madonna), and Pat Regan (Deep Purple). In 1997, Evan J. Beigel, began building his own recording facility from the ground up on a 3000 square foot, industrial building site in North Hollywood, CA. By the year 2000, Evan’s facility featured two fully operational recording studios and attracted a talented group of Singer/Songwriters, Bands, DJs, Record Producers, Film Directors and Sound Designers.
Evan’s reputation grew more popular as he developed a pure and detailed approach to record production and engineering while cultivating a keen sense of intuition and signature, sonic creativity with his mixing skills.
In 2001, Evan formed Jojo Ocean Music-a cutting-edge, multi-media production company dedicated to producing records for developing and established recording artists, creating scores and post-production sound for feature films, and custom music libraries for film and television. During this time, Evan would work with a variety of artists including the award-winning inventor, Ray Kurzweil, the acclaimed Brazilian artist Badi Assad, classic artists such as Ted Nugent and Mr. Big, and Indy Rockers, Eight StopSeven and Test Your Reflex. Evan has composed for several commercials (BASF, Ford, Budweiser, Nicorette, Froot of the Loom), feature films (Dear Me, Death’s Door, Camp Stories), television projects (X-Men, Playboy), Music Libraries (De Wolfe Music UK, Killer Tracks).
Evan also served as Staff Producer, Music Director and Director of A&R for BluefishEntertainment where he produced records for notable artists such as Michelle Featherstone, Merchants of Moonshine, Ambrose and Matthew Fisher. Currently,Evan is composing his 10th CD for publishing giant, De Wolfe Music UK, producing the debut album release for British Singer/Songwriter, Troup and Recording the 2nd album for the award winning Reggae Band, InternationalFarmers. Evan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition from Bradley University, proficiently plays Piano, Drums, Percussion, andTrombone, and expertly programs analog, digital and virtual synthesizers and samplers.Evan is always looking for a great artist or songs to produce.
So come ready with your best songs (if you are a songwriter/composer) or with your presskit if you are an artist.
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