- October 2018

LA Workshop Sun Oct 21, Showcase in OC Oct 9, we announce the Songwriter OF The Year, and Publishers looking for songs today!

- October 2018

Hello Songwriter

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 October @ Songsalive! 

  • Los Angeles Songsalive! Workshop is back for 3rd Sundays of the month. This month Sunday October 21. NEW venue. Nick Blake is our speaker.
  • Songsalive! Showcase event in Orange Country Tues October 9.  -. come support our songwriters at the Showcase.
  • Artist Spotlight - Steve Archdeacon. Songwriter Of The Year 2018.
  • Fabulous 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.

We're in. our 21st year. Wow. Time goes so fast when you're having musical fun. Read on....

xo,

gilli moon
President Songsalive!, and songwriter.

   

Upcoming Songsalive! Events

Songsalive! Events Oct 2018

More events

or go to  Los Angeles Meetup - more info for LA and OC events

 

 

Featured Songsalive! Event

Songsalive! Workshop - October 2018-corr.png

Songsalive! Los Angeles Song Critique Workshop - Sunday October 21 + new venue!

WHEN: SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 (3rd Sundays of the month)
TIME: 
Starts 12:00pm sharp. Ends at 3pm

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. Hosted by Rik Lawrence, of Songsalive!, the largest global songwriters squad, the Songsalive! Workshops are open to all songwriters, composers, lyricists and musicians. First half song critique. Second half industry session, with invaluable guest speakers from the music business. THIS MONTH, Guest Speaker Nick Blake on "Creating a Better Future for Creatives". Come ready with your songs for feedback and create long lasting relationships in the songwriting community.

GOALS:     1) the SONG and making it the best it can be .     2) providing a community for our members to gather, network, collaborate and learn.

COST: Free for Songsalive! PRO Members and $10 for everyone else*.RSVP is mandatory. No-shows will not be invited back.
More Details and RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/songsalive/events/255251851/ 
Members can also RSVP in backstage: members.songsalive.org go Events

~ LOCATION ~
NEW VENUE for our workshops @ Music Space Studios 
14725.5 Oxnard St. Van Nuys Ca. 91411
Our new fab venue is just East of Kester Ave, and West of Van Nuys Blvd, just West of Cedros, on Nth side of Oxnard St. Actual Street sign shows 14723 Oxnard. Drive in to driveway and it's 2nd gray door on right behind Glass shop. Text 818-324-3731 if lost. Look for the Songsalive! Banner. Plenty of street parking or turn in for off-street parking.

INDUSTRY GUEST SPEAKER NICK BLAKE // TOPIC: Creating a better future for creatives
Nick Blake is a musician, producer and prolific songwriter who accidentally runs the only music streaming service in the world that pays artists fairly, the vt (https://www.vishnustrumpet.com). After spending a decade in digital marketing before the Great Recession, Nick was struck with a streaming vision about how streaming *should* work in the digital age to meaningfully pay artists & create an ecosystem where creatives thrive. Today, the vt is growing into a creative collective that helps promote new releases from independent artists with a financial model that meaningfully pays them. www.vishnustrumpet.com all socials: @vishnustrumpet

 

 

 

 

guitar-perform.jpg

ORANGE COUNTY SONGSALIVE! SHOWCASE 

 Featuring talented songwriters from around the globe, the Songsalive! Showcases are the best industry secret, a great happening all around the world. Songsalive! Showcases are a very cozy, intimate and acoustic environment where media and music industry representatives often drop by to check out the latest talent.  Showcase your music and support our national and international live events and showcases presenting songwriters and artists of original music. Showcases are quality entertainment songwriter performances around the country. All members are eligible to perform at a Songsalive! showcase based on availability, schedule and of course, your talent! One local favorite, and two old friends we welcome back! Listen to original music by two of our amazing singer/songwriters.

WHEN: SECOND TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH
NEXT: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
TIME: Starts 7:30 PM.

WHERE: SAM ASH MUSIC STORE
14200 Beach Blvd.
Westminster, CA 92683

COST: FREE and open to the public. Join us for an hour of free music, free coffee, and free snacks!

ARTISTS PERFORMING:

Kate Albright - always loved to sing and was a sponge when it came to music.  She achieved her B.A. in Music and then right after graduating she joined her first band.  She has sung professionally in various cover bands, performing in many states throughout the country.  After moving to California, she started writing and performing her own songs – a lifelong dream fulfilled. Kate Albright was most recently featured at Elise’s Teahouse in Long Beach, the M-Bar in Hollywood, The Talking Stick in Venice, a house concert in Woodland Hills, and the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena.  You can visit Kate on her website, www.KateAlbright.com, like her on Facebook on her artist’s page, as well as follow on on Twitter: @Katesongwriter.

The Conlons - Annette and Doug Conlon, known as The Conlons, play chilled-out psychedelic Americana with roots winding heavily through 60s and 70s rock influences like Nick Drake, Neil Young, Pink Floyd, and more modern influences such as X and The Civil Wars.    www.reverbnation.com/theconlons 


 

 

 Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year: Steve Archdeacon

SteveArchdeacon.jpg

We're really excited about.... Steve Archdeacon 

We are proud to announce he is our 2018 recipient of the Songsalive! Songwriter Of The Year Award. Steve earns this award, only given once a year from Songsalive!, because of several criteria:
  • Consistently creates timely and strong radio friendly world-class songs that are ready for the world's music markets.
  • Provides a track record of career successes with his music in the music industry, as a self-empowered successful artist. 
  • Shows exemplary talent and commitment to his art of writing songs.
  • Shows a long standing drive and commitment to his own business career.
  • Is an exemplary member of Songsalive! who shows commitment to our community and programs over time. He used to also volunteer tirelessly running Long Island, NY events for Songsalive! and has given so much to our community.
  • He has also shown commitment and dedication to the broader songwriting community at large and offers something beyond just oneself.
Steve Archdeacon is truly the epitome of why this Award is created and given. It's well deserved.
 
 

 

 

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? See below
songsalivesongshopsept.png


==> ACCESS

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

  

 

 

 Get your learning on...Songsalive! Songcraft

4 Awesome new Songcraft content available

Self-led online learning through an amazing ONLINE VIDEO SERIES. Take control of your learning and power up with some light and heavy reading! Self-service access to some of the best songwriting and music biz articles as well as watch videos from our Master teachers. Topics include songwriting, lyric writing, pitching and the BIZ! We created this because many of our members are not near a chapter to attend an in-person workshop. So we deliver it to you virtually. How cool is that?! How does it work? Videos and online content are posted under Songcraft in our backstage app, to up your craft and music biz know-how. New content added regularly. Includes some courses valued at over $150 each elsewhere. Get your headphones on, grab a notebook and turn up the volume. 

 

Songcraft oct.png

 

  1. Ben McLane on the Business Side Of Songwriting -NEW VIDEO.  At one of our Los Angeles Songsalive! Workshops we had a cool cat come speak to our songwriters, Ben McLane. He shared us his take on The Business Side Of Songwriting - Co Writes, Copyrights and Publishing. Plus answers  to your music business questions. Ben has represented Dixie Chicks, Alicia Keys, Fifty Cent, No Doubt and more...

  2. Song Publishing and Licensing 101 -If you are a songwriter in the current music business landscape, you are in a fabulous position to be the puppeteer in your own career, controlling and winning in music licensing. Read this article to buckle down on all the details you need to ramp up your publishing and licensing career.

  3. Shelly Peiken on Confessions of a Serial Songwriter - Grammy nominated songwriter tells us about songwriting from the bottom up, Shelly style; the creative process and how songwriting changed her life; where songs ideas come from and how to develop them. This is a 40 minute video of an in-person guest appearance at a Los Angeles Songsalive! Workshop that you can watch in your own time and. at your own pace, any time.

  4. Demystifying the song copyright process - Many songwriters do not understand about Copyright. But it is the THE most important thing to know, and the least amount of hassle to learn it. When you write a song, it is your intellectual property. It is yours. But how do you protect others from stealing your ideas or how do you prove that you wrote it in a court of law? Songsalive! is going to demystify 6 song copyright assumptions for you and respond with simple truths. 

==> ACCESS

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

 

 

 

Songsalive! program spotlight: Marketplace

marketplace.jpg

 

Looking for a collaborator ?

Looking for a gig?

Looking for a place to crash on tour?

Offering a gig?

Offering co-writing time?

Offering a couch?

Offering something that can help another?

Post with “Looking for...” or “Offering” 

==> ACCESS

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

 

 

  

 

Backstage community

 Top Members

SongsaliveTopMembersSept.png

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

 

 

 

 

In The  Community

Image result for isc international songwriting competition

 ISC

Open to amateur and professional songwriters, ISC provides the opportunity for your songs to be heard by celebrity artists and industry executives. ISC also gives away over $150,000 in cash and prize shared by 71 winners from 23 music categories (including a Lyrics Only category for the songwriter or poet who writes lyrics without recorded music).  This year's judge panel includes: Tom Waits, Adam Lambert, Portugal. The Man, The Script, Kane Brown, 21 Savage, Hardwell, Marc Anthony, Ne-Yo, Rodney Crowell, John Mayall, Kenny Garrett, Nicky Jam, Lonnie Liston Smith, Chris Lane, and more, plus Presidents and CEO's from Elektra, Capitol, Parlophone, Sire, Warner Music Nashville, Glassnote, and many more.So, what are you waiting for? Your music deserves to be heard. https://songwritingcompetition.com/songs/

Taxi Road Rally

Great songwriting conference in Los Angeles that offers free entry to those who are members of Taxi who we support.  Songsalive! president, Gilli Moon, will be there with a book booth (sharing her book, The 360 Degree Songwriter and some other treats) and conducting several seminars on Hit Songwriting and music career advancement. Register at Taxi.com to participate and you will get 2 free passes.

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

SaveSpotify to double UK workforce as it moves to 60,000 sq ft London office
Company's team to up sticks to the Adelphi building near Trafalgar Square
The post Spotify to double UK workforce ...