SONGSALIVE! LOS ANGELES SONG CRITIQUE WORKSHOP
Guest Speaker Kevin Fisher
Are you a songwriter willing to take your songs to the next level? The Songsalive! Workshops are 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, Oct. 16th, 2010
TIME: Starts 12:00pm SHARP.
Ends at 3pm.
Please be on time (arrive 15-30 mins early!)
WHERE: THE FINNISH CENTER
10701 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Just East of Vineland
GUEST SPEAKER: Kevin Fisher
TOPIC: "How Not to Suck at Songwriting"
RSVP/REGISTRATION IS NOW MANDATORY: RSVP your attendance at least 24 hours before Workshop time and day, through our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/songsalive
(also linked from our official site http://www.songsalive.org/losangeles)
RSVPs get priority/preference for attendance (it does fill up). See Rules on critiques/pitching below
DONATION REQUESTED TO SUPPORT OUR NON-PROFIT EFFORTS $10 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members. You can join as a member of Songsalive! with the link at the end of this press release.
SONGSALIVE! LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP RULES AND WHAT TO BRING FOR SONG CRITIQUES AT OUR WORKSHOPS
1. Members and Non-Members can attend the Workshop, however, ONLY Members can present their song for critique or pitch.
2. First timers (whether Member or Non-Member) may only watch/audit the workshop (not present a song), but can participate in question/answer segment.
3. Song presenters for critique/pitch must
a) Bring at least 30 typed copies of your lyric sheet (with full contact details)
b) bring your song on CD or perform live (bring your instrument - unplugged/no P.A).
c) have CD labeled with track number / and instruments tuned and ready.
4. Non-members pay a cover donation of $10. Free for members. Join at www.songsalive.org/join at least one (1) week BEFORE the workshop to allow processing of membership application in time of workshop. If you join any closer, bring a copy of your membership payment receipt (we must be able to keep this so just bring a copy).
More about our workshops at http://www.songsalive.org/workshoprules Please read this page before arriving for the workshop.
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).
Details on our 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 GUEST SPEAKER: Kevin Fisher
Topic: "How Not To Suck At Songwriting"
Kevin will discuss 3 important songwriting topics: lyrics, music and demoing. How to approach lyrics from the perspective of poetry and story, ie., how vowels and consonants work together and how to tella story. How to approach music from the perspective of Theory, ie., knowing what people do and how to do it. And how to demo from the perspective of the listener, ie., dear god almighty, please get to the chorus.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER: Kevin Fisher
Kevin Fisher is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. His songs have been recorded by major artists(Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker), he’s had songs in films and TV shows (The Wrong Man, True Blood, The Riches, Pretty Little Liars); and had a top 40 country hit with his song Crazy Life, recorded by Tim Rushlow. His band, Naked To The World, has released five CDs and was votedAcoustic Band Of The Year by the National Academy Of Songwriters.
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 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, that they are an open door for you to contact. Please use your best and courteous judgment in making contact. Thank so much for your understanding.
THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THE WORKSHOP MAY PITCH THROUGH SONGSALIVE! SONGSHOP (Elite Members only) at http://www.songsalive.org/songshop AFTER THE WORKSHOP DATE. Thank you.
Join as a member of Songsalive! and come to our Workshops for free and get priority
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All upcoming Songsalive! speakers biographies can be read at
Previous pitches are still available at
to pitch to online (Elite Members only)
Read about Songsalive! and our mission here
Songsalive! is a non-profit organization dedicated to the nurturing, support, education and promotion of songwriters and composers worldwide.
The Songsalive! Los Angeles Workshop VENUE is sponsored this month by:
Noisy Planet : is an indie artist showcase and music career development site. Noisy Planet is donating one (1) Premium Artist Package every month to a lucky Songsalive! member who attends the Workshop, which includes a dedicated showcase page on noisyplanet.net, and digital distribution of one album to top online retailers including iTunes, plus 100 full color promo cards and guaranteed spins on internet radio. This is a great way to get started on Noisy Planet where their artist services team is committed to helping indie artists reach their goals. All Songsalive members get 5 free song critiques, plus free entry of those 5 songs into our music licensing catalogue when you sign up for any Artist Services Package on Noisy Planet. The Premium Package includes distribution of 1 album to iTunes and others, plus 300 spins on internet radio guaranteed. Be sure to mention Songsalive when you sign up! http://www.noisyplanet.net/songsalive
Songsalive! Los Angeles Workshop Coordinator
RSVPS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL. PLEASE USE THE MEETUP LINK ABOVE ONLY