SONG CLUB Wednesday August 22nd

Join the Collective Song Club at our next session August 22nd !!!

The Collective Song Club meets from 5:30-8:30PM at our new studio location, Music Works NYC, 215 West 91 St. (DeSoto Building) just off of Broadway on the basement level. This doorman building is easily accessible via the 1/2/3 and C subway lines.

The goal of the Collective Song Club is to create a nurturing space for songwriters, artists and producers to present their works in progress, completed songs and productions as well as ask questions about the music business. The studio has guitars and a keyboard available so no need to feel you have to bring your own. The studio can playback a CD, your iPhone or Android, MP3 player, or connect via the internet to your website or Dropbox. Bring a few lyric sheets of the song you would like to share. Once again there will be a guitar and a keyboard available in a recording studio setting.

We will continue the Song Club every two weeks on Wednesday evenings. Drop in at anytime up until 7:30pm during each session. $25 at the door and we accept debit/credit cards onsite.

For more info about the club follow this link:

March SongWorking Meeting

SongWorking Meeting 1/30

Advance Sale $10 Discount Tickets Available HERE on Eventbrite!
Topics include:   
Songwriter Split Sheet  +  Songwriter contracting with a Producer 

Producer providing Recording Services   +  Producer providing Beats   +  Mechanical Licenses

Music Licensing  +  The Songwriter / Publisher agreement 

For table reservations send an email with “SongWorking” in the subject to

Happy Holidays!

A big thanks to all Collective members for adding their talents to our annual Holiday showcase!

We collected a number of coats which were delivered with the aide of member Arthur Sherry to the local police precinct for New York Cares along with a donation of the door!

Member Showcase Oct 24 Bitter End

Thanks to all our members who joined us for a wonderful evening of music! 

Special Event! July 27th

A wonderful evening of music!! Video coming soon!

(L-R: Lisa Fischer, Peter Wise, Rebecca Jordan, Phil Galdston, Alex Forbes, Peter Bliss, Shelly Peiken)

Showcase June 27th Bitter End

                                        A wonderful evening of original songs from our members!!!

SongWorking Meeting May 30th! Bitter End

Thank you Molly Jonke & Atlas Music Group for a wonderful and informative evening!

One Day Recording Intensive May 20th

SongWorking Meeting April 25th

Thanks to all who came out to get their home recording chops happening! 

Spring Member Showcase

A wonderful evening of music! Thanks to all for performing! 

"SongWorking" Meeting March 28th

Thank you Ariel and all at Cyber PR!!!!!

"SongWorking" Meeting Feb 2017

Thanks to all who came out to hear our guests Keith D'Arcy of SONGS Music Publishing and

Mark Frieser with SyncSummit! 

Meet Our Featured Member - Arthur Sherry


Arthur, from New York City, has been writing and playing songs since his teens. His Grandmother and Aunt were both published poets of the Beat era. Though he did not know either of them very well, they had a great influence on his love of songwriting. He cherished their books, reading them over and over again.

Arthur found the Collective and has become one of the Song Club meeting regulars along with performing in our Bitter End showcases.  His songs fill our Wednesday evening workshop sessions with his unique writing and definitive guitar stylings.  

The workshops helped him strengthen his songs and gain the confidence that shows in his new CD entitled "Missing You". He worked with one of his favorite writer/artists, Cliff Eberhart, to produce and add instrumental backup.    Everyone who has ever made an EP / CD know how much time, effort, passion and doubt goes into what will become a final product.  Cheers to Arthur for bringing this project to completion and sharing with all!   You can visit his website and find out more including ordering the CD by clicking HERE!



Johnny Mandolin Show  8PM  Click HERE!


Friday  March 10 at 7:30 PM
Upper West Side location in NYC
Close to 116 Street and Broadway

Contribution: $15. Reservations required - More info at:

"Songwriter Sessions" Highlights


                         "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"!


Workshop Top of the Pops!

"Write Your Top 10 Hit" Workshop

What a great way to spend a Saturday looking at the current Top 10 songs and finding out what makes them tick! Primary Wave Music Publishing's Creative Director Calvin Rosenkrans then shared his insights and listened to workshop member's songs. Look for our continuing series of workshops to be announced monthly!

Our "Occupy Hearts & Minds" Showcase

The Collective's first live performance event "Occupy Hearts & Minds" took place on December 14th, 2011 at The Bitter End to benefit Why Hunger.  We want to share this wonderful evening with you - KLIK HERE -  to go to the "Occupy" YouTube channel and enjoy!


Excerpt of session with Julie Gold. See complete video here!


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SongWorking Meeting, Tuesday November 28th

Wonderful evening with Yael & David Penn of HSD as they "deconstructed" Ed Sheeran's song "Shape Of You" in detail!!!

Member Showcase July 31st



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How do I become a Collective Member?

It's easy!  Go to the upper right hand of your screen and hit "Sign Up". You will be directed to our PayPal trusted site. Annual Membership is only $40. If you are interested in attending our workshops and special events which require a fee you can get in touch with the Collective and we will process your payment for you.  See how the Collective can support an enhance your songwriting and your career!



Why join the The New York Songwriters Collective?   

The Collective is all about raising the level of each member’s songwriting craft AND helping them navigate the business and music industry as it exists today.

Members in the NYC area will be able to participate in free "SongWorking" meetings along with Writer Workshops featuring special industry guests, one day seminars and showcases. Membership includes "preferred collective"…


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