SUNDAY JANUARY 17th - SONGSALIVE! LOS ANGELES SONG CRITIQUE WORKSHOP WITH GUEST SPEAKER - ALETHIA AUSTIN
She is looking for songs on the day. See below for details. You must RSVP in advance at the link below to participate.
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 fellow members, and be part of your local songwriters community.
WHEN: THIRD SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
NEXT: Sunday, January 17th, 2010
Starts 12:00pm SHARP. Ends at 3pm. Please be on time (actually arrive 15 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
RSVPs are NOW ESSENTIAL to ascertain numbers for our guest speaker. If you don't RSVP you may not be able to get a song critique/pitch your song.
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 songwriting communities 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 feedback on 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).
ABOUT THIS MONTH’S TOPIC: Licensing songs in Brand/Advertising campaigns
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER: ALETHIA AUSTIN
Alethia started her journey in music by writing about and reviewing unknown indie bands that played tiny venues all over Los Angeles. Hundreds of shows and many, many late nights later she joined the two-man crew of A&R Select as an intern when the company was merely one month old. Hard work, long hours and a roaring passion for discovering bands and working with creatives helped Alethia to become a lead player at A&R Select. After two years as VP of Operations, she decided to follow her attraction of music and film and left A&R Select to become a music supervisor. Numerous films and TV shows later, Alethia is working independently on movies and tv shows, as well as consulting for 35 Sound Music Supervision.
ALETHIA IS SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR THESE SONGS BELOW, SO COME WITH YOUR BEST SONG FOR CRITIQUE AND PITCHING.
Specific pitches/What she's looking for right now:
Check in at http://www.meetup.com/songsalive on the Sun 17th Jan calendar entry to see the updates. If you don't have songs as above, that's ok. She's at the workshop also to provide general critique for your songs, and tips about placing songs.
* * ONLY members can pitch / present a song for this month.
Non-members, only if time permits. Watching is learning!
First timers do not pitch/present.
Also, previous pitches are still available at www.songsalive.org/songshop to pitch to online.
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, and potentially 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 our mission here http://www.songsalive.org/about
ABOUT CONTACTING OUR GUEST SPEAKERS IN ADVANCE OR AFTER THE WORKSHOP Our guest speakers give their time for free to come speak to you. They all lead busy lives and are not all available to receive unsolicited correspondence or communication. It is recommended to NOT contact the speaker in advance, nor after the workshop, unless they personally want you to. That is, come to our workshop, and if during the workshop they take an interest in creating a relationship with you, then, and only then, should you further communicate. It is bad practice to assume that since a speaker has been our guest, and that you met them through Songsalive!, that they are an open door for you to contact. Please use your best and courteous judgement in making contact. Thank so much for your understanding.
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NEW RULES FOR SONG CRITIQUES AT OUR WORKSHOPS
About our Workshops
RSVP for our LA Workshop:
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For information on this event and more in Southern California go to:www.songsalive.org/losangeles
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, supportand promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide. About Songsalive!