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Share Your Love Songs

Musical Rockstar

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Time to write a new love song! As a Songsalive! Pro Member, you can post your new love song (or any song you've written) in our Songpool for other members (songwriters and music professionals) to provide you feedback on your work. Receive critique, give critique, and INSPIRE. Visit Songpool for more information! 

Now for more Songsalive! news and opportunities...

2015 Songsalive! Songwriter of the Year Award Recipient Announced...

Since 2010, we base this prestigious yearly award on the following criteria    

  • Has timely and strong radio friendly songs that are ready for the world's music markets or has been deemed as world-class.
  • Can provide a track record of career successes with one's music but not necessarily commercial success.
  • Shows exemplary talent and commitment to ones art of writing songs
  • Shows a long standing drive and commitment to one's own business career.
  • Exemplary member of Songsalive! who shows commitment to our community and programs over time. (Yes you must be a Pro Member of Songsalive!
  • Shown commitment and dedication to the broader songwriting community at large and offers something beyond just oneself.



Besides being a terrific help with the Orange County Songsalive! Chapter, Kip Corley is a prolific songwriter who also takes the time out of his busy "day job schedule" to regularly gig around town and get his name known -- both solo and with his band Knightlyghter. He's a frequent face at songwriting workshops and music conferences around Southern California -- he has shown that he is serious about his music career.

Bio, in his own words: My first musical influence was an Elvis Presley movie on I saw on TV. I Think it was Love Me Tender. I told my "Grandma" that I wanted that man to be my daddy. She had a hard time explaining to a 4 year old how it didn't work that way. My first Album and every consecutive album was Elvis. I started writing songs at about 9 years old. The first one was to the tune of an Elvis song (surprise, surprise!). Then I started writing my own lyrics and melodies. My best friend turned me on to Neil Diamond who wrote and played his own songs. I then became a Neil fan also and taught myself to play guitar so I could accompany myself on my songs. I started band, we played original songs and covers. Time went on, life went on, marriage, children, work, moving to better and better neighborhoods until we ended up behind the "Orange Curtain". I'm currently performing as a solo and with my band KNIGHTLYGHTER in and around Orange County. We play what I call "Classic Pop". It's a mix of Classic Rock, Oldies, 70's (my favorite), Country and a few Originals now and then.

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New Songsalive! Songshop Leads

  • Composer Needed Immediately For Indie Suspense/Thriller
  • LA Music Production Co Seeks Pop/Rock/Producer/Orchestrator
  • Harbour Records Seeking New Artists
  • Music Library Seeks Instrumental Music For Placement ASAP
  • Label and Artist Development Company Hiring


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, February 9
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Wednesday, February 10
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Tuesday, February 16
Orange County Songsalive! Showcase
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Wednesday, February 17
New York Songsalive! Showcase & Open Mic

Sunday, February 21
Los Angeles Songsalive! Song Critique Workshop with guest speak Mark Mazzetti (ex A&M A&R)

Saturday February 27
Orange County Songsalive! Song Critique Workshop

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The University for Songwriters - self-led online learning. 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 best seller books where you can quick start your own education. Get access to articles with information on the craft and business of songwriting, such as...

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Polish up your songcraft and up your music biz know-how. Watch videos and listen to audio podcasts online from our Master teachers. Topics include songwriting structure, lyric writing, songwriting opportunities overseas, publishing, producing, getting songs placed in Film and TV, and so much more. Miss a Songsalive! Song Critique workshop in-person? Or don't live near one of our chapters? Here you can listen and watch videos with some of our Guest speakers wherever you live in the world, at the time that's convenient to you. Plus, we offer a multitude of training videos and podcasts that inspire, uplift and engage you.

New videos added regularly. Songcraft Video pages start opening up the longer you remain as a member.

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Audio Bloggers Live! Charity Event on Sunday, March 6 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, CA

Founded by producer/engineer Ronan Chris Murphy, Audio Bloggers Live! brings together some of the world’s top audio bloggers in the field of music recording for a very special one day charity event. 100% of the net proceeds will go to support Phoenix House, a program that uses music recording to help teens battling addiction.

The program will consist of workshops, lectures and panels with featured bloggers Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner, Graham Cochrane of the Recording Revolution, Ronan Chris Murphy of Recording Boot Camp and Ian Shepherd of Production Advice but will also include several acclaimed producers and engineers outside of the blogging community.

Tickets are currently only $17 and can be purchased on the website,




Upcoming Songsalive! Event


Stick out your tongue and taste the talent!

Listen to original music by our amazing singer/songwriters.


TIME: Starts 8:30PM

1471 First Avenue (Btw. 76th and 77th Streets)
New York, NY 10075

COST: $5 Suggested Donation. Open to the public. Come support original music in an intimate setting!




  • You must be able to guarantee a min. of 3-5 guests.
  • Minimum 3 song acoustic or electric set
  • You must be a Songsalive! Pro member. Join on our website.* Existing Pro Members log into BACKSTAGE from our website to apply to showcase.



More info and RSVP for this event:

The Songsalive! website:



For a songwriter, you don't really go to songwriting school; you learn by listening to tunes. And you try to understand them and take them apart and see what they're made of, and wonder if you can make one, too.
-Tom Waits


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