The Kauai Music Festival will celebrate the art of songwriting Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, August 1, 2009 in Kauai, Hawaii. BMI is a charter sponsor of the event, which is designed to encourage and inform aspiring troubadours. Award-winning songwriters, producers, and industry heavy hitters offer one-on-one advice, intimate educational seminars, and unique networking opportunities in Kauai’s paradisiacal setting.
Creators and executives slated to attend the 2009 festival include producer-songwriter Marti Frederiksen (Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Johnny Lang, Sheryl Crow, Buckcherry, and Gavin Rossdale); singer/songwriter Kevin Griffin (Howie Day, David Cook, Better Than Ezra); producer, songwriter & recording artist Brian Howes (Hinder, Daughtry, David Cook); Grammy-winning producer and songwriter and former Ambrosia front man David Pack (Wynonna, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, and Kenny Loggins); television and film composer Adam Gorgoni (Aliens in America, Sons and Daughters, and Deadliest Jobs in the World); songwriter and workshop instructor Jason Blume, who wrote hit songs that individually and simultaneously climbed country, pop, and r&b charts; Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken (Christina Aguilera, Meredith Brooks, and Britney Spears); Music Row session guitarist and Black River Music staff writer Jeff Dayton; and entertainment attorney William G. Meyer III. Additional instructors include executives from NBC, Lifetime TV, BMI, Atlantic Records, Stage Three Music Publishing and EMI Music Group.
All seminars and workshops are held at Hilton Kauai Beach Resort, just minutes from Lihue airport. For information on special group rate discounts, travel packages, event schedules, performer and instructor details, and more, please visit www.kauaimusicfestival.com.