- November 2018 - LA Workshop Sunday-tomorrow- with Alan Roy Scott, Hit Songwriter + dozens of song leads - we need songs now

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- November 2018 - LA Workshop Sunday-tomorrow- with Alan Roy Scott, Hit Songwriter + dozens of song leads - we need songs now

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 November @ Songsalive! 

  • Los Angeles Songsalive! Workshop TOMORROW featuring guest speaker, Alan Roy Scott, hit Grammy winning songwriter. DON'T FORGET TO RSVP BELOW. LIMITED SEATS.
  • Orange County Songsalive! Workshop Saturday Nov 24 - come and network and gain song critiques after your Turkey feast!
  • 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. Pitch your songs now!
  • TIP JAR: step-by-step procedure for what you should do with all those scraps of paper and half-finished songs

 

Giving Thanks to all of you who remain on our list. Thank you for being part of our community. Read on....

xo,

gilli moon
President Songsalive!, and songwriter.

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

  

Featured Songsalive! Event

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Songsalive! Los Angeles Song Critique Workshop - Sunday NOVEMBER 18 + new venue!

WHEN: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 (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.

RSVP A MUST

More Details and RSVP: https://www.meetup.com/songsalive/events/255251851/ 
Members can also RSVP in backstage: members.songsalive.org go Events

Walk ups are not recommended and may be turned away.

~ 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 ALAN ROY SCOTT, Grammy Award Winning Songwriter.

He will be here to listen to your songs and give constructive feedback, and share his celebratory achievements as a songwriter.

Alan Roy Scott is a top Hollywood songwriter and music producer, who brings a 35-year career in the music business. His career began with Screen Gems-EMI Music and with a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder. Among the many artists who have recorded his songs are Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield and Johnny Mathis. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such as “Top Gun,” “First Wives Club,” “Coming To America,” “Redline,” “Karate Kid III,” “Summer School,” “Fame,” “Fame/LA,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” “Melrose Place,” & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others. But Alan is more than a commercially-successful musician and songwriter. He has has a powerful vision: to unite a world community bonded by the creation of music. With his "Music Bridges A.T.W." events, he has created original events around the world. www.musicbridges.com

 

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Orange County Song Critique Workshop

WHEN: LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

NEXT: Saturday November 24.

Come and network and gain song critiques after your Turkey feast!

TIME: Starts 6:30 pm SHARP. Ends at 9:30 pm. Please be on time. Late arrivals are not supported. You need to come for the whole event!

WHERE: GOLDENWEST DINER (formerly Spires Restaurant)
13030 Goldenwest Ave.
Westminster, CA
Next to the 22 (Garden Grove) Freeway.

RSVP a must at http://www.meetup.com/songsalive 

 

 

A Quick Glance at Upcoming Songsalive! Events

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More events

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

  
 

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


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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

Awesome 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. 

 

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  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 

 

 

 

Backstage community

 Top Members

 

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

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Tip Jar

 

We love Harriet Schock. Amazing Songwriting Coach. She's going to be our Guest Speaker in January (20th to be exact). Meanwhile here's a little tip from Harriet

 Here is a step-by-step procedure for what you should do with all those scraps of paper and half-finished songs:

 

1. Gather them all up in a small pile (or a big pile if there are that many)

2. Find a suitable bag. Either a grocery bag, or a very large Ziploc bag. A designer briefcase is nice, but not necessary.

3. Label the bag, “Songs I was unable to finish.”

4. Contact me and do my steps. You'll be able to finish all of them then...if you want to. And you'll have brand new song from start to finish!

BOOKMARK SUNDAY JANUARY 20, 2019 to meet Harriet in person at the first Songsalive! Song Critique Workshop of the new year.

Details will be posted soon.

 

 

 
 
 

 P.S. 

 
 Well that wraps up another Songsalive! Songnotes for the month.
 
Hope you all keep writing amazing songs and come partake in our community. Till next time, rock on.
 
P.S. get this book:
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The 360 Degree Songwriter - The Whole-istic Approach To Becoming A. Hit Maker
There is a song; and there is a Hit Song. Which one do you want to write? Are you a Hit Song Maker? This book analyzes what is a “Hit Song”, covering my Hit Song Recipe - a collection of special ingredients that makes up the “Hit Song” sauce. This analysis will help you as a songwriter gain a clearer path on how to write a “Hit” song and why you should at least write one for your catalog. Who knows, once you get hooked, you may realize that all your songs can be Hits! buynow_btn.gif
 
 
 

 Another P.S 

youtube-logo-drawn.pngNEED YOUR HELP - we are half way there. 64 subs on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. But we need 100! We want to secure a dedicated web url for our Songsalive! YouTube channel (i.e we want youtube.com/ songsalive) but in order to get that we need 100 SUBSCRIBERS. Please tap on the link and subscribe to our YouTube Channel so we can secure this url: ==> http://bit.ly/2LrwIH3.    P.S we host our Songcraft video series on YouTube. By subscribing you get early bird preview of our amazing learning videos from our Music Industry Pros.

 
 

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