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Songwriters Hall of Fame Announces Fall Workshop Lineup

Posted in News on September 4, 2009
The majority of the Songwriters Hall of Fame fall workshops will be held in Shetler Studios, pictured above
The majority of the Songwriters Hall of Fame fall workshops will be held in Shetler Studios, pictured above

The Songwriters Hall of Fame will offer five workshops this fall: ArtistShare for Songwriters: A Special Presentation on Wednesday, September 23; This Songwriting Business on Saturday, October 31; Song Skills Workshop with Arnie Roman on Saturday, November 28; The Songwriter in the Recording Studio on Saturday, December 5; and the muti-session SongHall Writers Workshop A, with installments on October 14, 21 and 28; November 4, 11 and 18; and December 2 and 9.

For all workshops, showcases and other program initiatives, please contact Peter Bliss at pbliss@songhall.org for more information

About the Workshops

ArtistShare for Songwriters: A Special Presentation
Wednesday, Sept. 23 / 6:30-9:30 p.m. / Free / Shetler Studios / 244 West 54th St., 12th floor of Penthouse #2
Brian Camelio, founder and CEO of ArtistShare & ArtistShare for Songwriters, will discuss career-building tools currently available for the songwriter/artist. A website designed specifically for songwriters and their fans, ArtistShare for Songwriters is based on the Grammy Award-winning ArtistShare fan-funded model, which has facilitated artist and listener connections for more than 6 years. While fans follow the creative processes of their favorite singer/songwriters, the songwriters themselves build strong bases that actually fund their creative efforts.

For more information on ArtistShare for Songwriters: A Special Presentation, click here.

This Songwriting Business
Saturday, Oct. 31 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $125 / Shetler Studios / 244 West 54th St., 12th floor of Penthouse #2
Instructor Marcy Drexler will guide aspiring songwriters through the ins and outs of the music industry, including the procedure for copyrighting a song, agreements with co-writers, the functions of performing right organizations, possible sources of income and the importance of music supervisors, film and TV sync licenses.

For more information on This Songwriting Business, click here. To download an application, click here.

Song Skills Workshop with Arnie Roman
Saturday, Nov. 28 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $125 / Shetler Studios / 244 West 54th St., 12th floor of Penthouse #2
Hit songwriter Arnie Roman will guide beginning and more experienced songwriters who are ready to take their craft to the next level. Writers of all genres are welcome. A successful pop and country hit-maker, Roman will discuss all compositional components, from melody and harmony to lyrics. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of the work on CD or iPod. The studio houses a piano, but guitarists are encouraged to bring their own instruments.

For more information on Song Skills Workshop with Arnie Roman, click here. To download an application, click here.

The Songwriter in the Recording Studio
Saturday, Dec. 5 / 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / $125 / Planet Studios / 244 West 54th St., Suite 800A
Instructor David Greenberg will focus on the recording process as it directly relates to the songwriter. Topics will include budget-saving tips; home studio recording techniques including compression, limiters, EQ, reverb and echo; recording a simple demo; and software including Pro Tools LE and Apple Logic.

For more information on The Songwriter in the Recording Studio, click here. To download an application, click here.

SongHall Writers Workshop A
Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18; Dec. 2, 9 / 8 Sessions / Wednesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. / $290 / Shetler Studios / 244 West 54th St., 12th floor of Penthouse #2
The workshop will strive to strengthen songwriting skills by pairing up-and-coming writers with established hit-makers, A&R professionals, music licensing executives and publishers. Each participant will be selected based on two submitted songs. Exercises will include song evaluation by industry guests; Q&A sessions with experienced professionals; composition of a new song to debut during the 8th and final session; and participant collaboration. Industry guests will be announced soon.

For more information on SongHall Writers Workshop A, click here. To download an application, click here.