A WONDERFUL EVENING of READINGS, SONGS & BOOK SIGNING!
LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHELLY PEIKEN RELEASES HER MEMOIR
"CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL SONGWRITER" Hal Leonard/Backbeat BooksShelly Peiken is best known for writing culturally resonant female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch."
Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, a humorous and poignant pop culture memoir about Peiken’s journey, takes readers into the rarefied world of the music business. From a young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to a working professional writing hits of her own, Peiken describes how she built a career, from fledgling songwriter, pounding the streets of New York City to Grammy nominations, international hits, and the first Number One song of the millennium.
“THE SONGWRITER IN THE RECORDING STUDIO"
This one day intensive workshop's morning session discussed the steps every songwriter needs to take in preparing for recording their songs either as demos meant to pitch for artists or as personal artist recordings. We talked about how to pick a producer, a recording studio, the kind of contract agreements one should consider and to walk away from, and the finished product deliverables you should insist on having in hand upon completion.
The afternoon sessions a demonstration in the process of recording from microphone to finished mix. We went over the vocabulary of the studio as we demonstrate techniques like compression, EQ, reverb, mixing, mastering and more. Workshop members shared their home recording set-ups and issues they were facing and concerned they had. Many questions answered! The key goal is to educate you as you enter a recording situation to get the best product at the right cost. This is one of the Collective's most popular workshops and will be held again in the fall!
This event will be rescheduled very soon!!
Our special guest will be entertainment attorney Wallace Collins. This workshop is essential for songwriters, producers, beat makers, publishers and all interested in understanding the workings of the music business.
“ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SONG & MUSIC LICENSING”
A wonderful day of music as workshop participants played their songs and productions for Steven Scharf, Sr. VP of Creative for Carlin America Inc. and President of Steven Scharf Entertainment!
The business of music licensing was explained with many questions answered along the way.
Look for the announcement of our next one day seminar very soon!
The "COLLECTIVE SONG CLUB" rings in the New Year this Wednesday, January 6th from 5:30-8:30pm and every other following Wednesday evening with January 20th and February 3rd in the calendar! Save the dates. For all the info click HERE!