Thanks to all for a wonderful
evening as 24 Collective members
took to the Bitter End stage to
share their songs and voice!
We collected many coats and a
donation has been made to
NEW YORK CARES!
(Arthur Sherry sharing his song "A Distant Star}
"SONGWRITER SESSIONS" w/ Hit Maker Shelly Peiken
The New York Songwriters Collective featured songwriter Shelly Peiken for a mini-concert and selected readings from her memoir "CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL SONGWRITER" followed by an audience Song Critique session with Shelly and song publisher Suzan Koç. Together they listened to songs submitted and critiqued with their years of experience as writer and publisher!
Shelly and Suzan greeted all and Shelly signed copies go her memoir. You can still purchase the book at a special Collective price by clicking HERE!
Here's a chorus of Shelly singing her hit song "BITCH"!
A WONDERFUL EVENING of READINGS, SONGS & BOOK SIGNING!
LEGENDARY SINGER/SONGWRITER SHELLY PEIKEN RELEASES HER MEMOIR
"CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL SONGWRITER" Hal Leonard/Backbeat Books Shelly 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!
“ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SONG & MUSIC LICENSING”
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!