- December 2018 - Happy Holidays... and writing opportunities

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- December 2018 - Happy Holidays... and writing opportunities

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Hello gorgeous

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S  

Welcome to another edition of Songsalive! Songnotes >  our newsletter for everything you need to know about the craft and business of songwriting. Quick summary of December @ Songsalive! 

  • LA and OC workshops/showcases are dark for December (no events) in observance of the Holidays. Songsalive! Showcases returns to Chicago!  Los Angeles January 20 Workshop features Harriet Schock. RSVP early
  • BUT because we don't have in-person workshops this month, we have not 1 BUT 2 SONGCRAFT CONTENT AVAILABLE. Both over an hour long to keep you busy listening and learning.
    • 1. Our Songsalive! Music Industry Master, Steven Memel, shares his insight on pushing it to the limit... and then blasting through that limit - with our podcast "Going To Extremes With Your Voice and Performance"
    • 2. Learn how to connect with a music supervisor in our special live seminar with music supervisors Kirstin Summers and Reuben Sears, who recently shared their know-how at a Songsalive! Workshop. Details below.
  • Fabulous Songshop Leads this month for your songs in Songsalive! Songshop - bunch of songs and songwriters needed across many genres for film, TV, publishing and artist cuts. Pitch your songs now!
  • Winners of the Songsalive! Summer Songwriting Challenge announced and get $100 gift cards, plus Steve Archdeacon, our Songwriter Of The Year, gets his trophy!

All the details below. Read on...

Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for being part of our community. 

xo,

gilli moon
President Songsalive!, and songwriter.

LOG IN AT https://members.songsalive.org

  

Featured Songsalive! Event: Chicago We're Back!

 Did you know that Chicago was our first chapter in the U.S.A outside Los Angeles? We had over a decade of Songsalive! showcases and workshops there. Then we took a little hiatus. Well, we are happy to announce we've re-established shows there, under our new Songsalive! coordinator, David Keeney.

SONGSALIVE! AND JESSE'S TAVERN SONGWRITERS OPEN MIC
Hosted by David Keeney
Taste the talent! Our Songwriter events happen globally and in Chicago we have an awesome Open Mic featuring some of our brightest and newest singer/songwriters on the block. Come on out and support our performers, and if you are a singer/songwriter come show us your stuff. Many performers get selected for featured spots and opportunities by Songsalive! 
@Jesse's Tavern
First Thursdays of the Month
Next: Thursday, Jan 3, 2019
10501 S. Ridgeland 
Chicago Ridge, IL. 60415 
 8:30PM 'till close 
Acoustic Singles up to full bands, full backline & keyboard provided. 
Under 21 OK until 10:00 PM

 

Other Event news

  LA and OC workshops/showcases are dark for December (no events) in observance of the Holidays.
Los Angeles Sunday January 20 Workshop features Grammy Nominated Songwriter Harriet Schock. RSVP early.
 

More Songsalive! events

 or go to  Los Angeles Meetup - more info for LA and OC events re-commencing in January

 
 
 

Got Songs? Latest Songshop leads

Get your songs out there: Get song leads in our Songshop program, where music business professionals (record labels, publishers, film producers and music supervisors)
hunt songs from the Songsalive! song pool.  Who's on the hunt in backstage today? Grab 'em


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==> ACCESS

Log In to Backstage. Tap on MENU (top right), Tap on Topics, Tap on SONGSHOP

   

 

 Get your learning on...Songsalive! Songcraft

Going To Extremes With Your Voice and Performance

Take control of your learning and power up with some light and heavy listening, watching and reading - on demand content available 24/7 - in your own time, at your own pace -  self-service access to some of the best songwriting and music biz CONTENT from our Master teachers. Get your headphones on, grab a notebook and turn up the volume.  Not 1 but 2 Songcraft Content THIS MONTH! Woo HOo.

 

New Backstage:

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As artists, we want to "take it to the limit" and then go beyond... and then SHATTER BEYOND!! What does that really mean? Look... everyone has so much more inside them than they realize. So how do you tap into what you may not even know is there? In this workshop we'll explore pushing it to the limit... and then blasting through that limit! What that feels like. How you get there? What holds us back from doing it? How do we know when we've done it? And is it always or ever necessary? This session is centered around voice and performance, but will also cover going to extremes creatively, in your writing, your playing, your level of dedication and ultimately your life! Listen to Steven Memel's talk at a recent Songsalive! Workshop (we recorded it). It's a little lo-fi but you'll enjoy it just as much as we did! Tap above. Steven Memel is the creator of and the energy behind "The Science Of Switching On", a unique and impactful system that enables him to achieve rapid and dramatic results with all performers. He is an internationally recognized vocal technique and performance coach as well as an award-winning actor and director. 

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Learn how to connect with a music supervisor in our special live seminar with music supervisors Kirstin Summers and Reuben Sears, who recently shared their know-how at a Songsalive! Workshop. We've captured their talk on video for our members wherever you are in the world, where you can watch it on demand in your own time, at your own pace in our backstage online or on our mobile app.

 

==> ACCESS

Log In to Backstage. Tap on MENU (top right), Tap on Topics, Tap on SONGCRAFT 

 

 

 

 

Winners

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This past US Summer we held a competition, for any Songsalive! member to join the Songsalive! Summer Song Challenge ☀️☀️☀️who could:

1. Pair up with 1 other  
 2. Write a NEW song together with Summer in the title
3. Write lyrics and music that inspire us about summer
4. and Post the song in our online squad

The WINNING co-writers win a $100 Amazon gift card 

It was a slow start, but songwriters found each other across the globe and formed fast co-writing friendships to win the summer songwriting prize. The coolness of this, is songwriters collaborated remotely across the world. Pretty neat, huh?!

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Ding, Ding.....   We HAVE WINNERS TO ANNOUNCE.... 

NOREEN JENKINS AND MARK WATTS

with their song SUMMER ROAD!

They each win a $100 Amazon Gift Card from Songsalive!

Listen to their song on Soundcloud here

Read the Announcement Backstage.

BIG CONGRATS YOU TWO FOR ACHIEVING THE CHALLENGE AND WRITING AN AWESOME SUMMER SONG!

Be in the running for cool songwriting competitions like this one. Join Songsalive!

 

 

 

Backstage community

Welcome new members

 

 You could land here if you are a member, and are active backstage.

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Celebrating our 2018 Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year, Steve Archdeacon 

Read about him and this special award.

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 P.S. 

 
 Well that wraps up another Songsalive! Songnotes for the month.
 
 
 

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WISHING EVERYONE AN EXUBERANT HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND WE HOPE YOU GET AN ABUNDANCE OF WRITING TIME DURING THE HOLIDAYS
 
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