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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.