Next "Song Club" Wednesday, November 9th


Next Session Wednesday, November 9th


It will begin at 5:30PM so those heading home from work can stop in without it getting too late. Each session will end promptly at 8:30pm when the studio will go back into record mode for the evening schedule. Drop in at anytime up until 7:30pm during each session. You can’t even really be late! Leave when you like!  

( 244 West 54th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in Suite 800B on the 8th floor.       For details click HERE!!!

"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"!


Book Signing Event!



       "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.    

Recording Workshop * Saturday, March 26th


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! 

One Day Seminar To be ReScheduled Soon!

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.

Music Licensing Workshop


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!

Lets Make Some Music Together in 2016!

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!

Summer Workshop/Networking Meeting

A wonderful way to spend a summer saturday! Many new Collective members! Welcome!

Thanks to Lisa Occhino of "Songwriter Link" and Cliff Goldmacher of "Educated Songwriter"

June Workshop

Meet Our Featured Member - Chloe Collins

CHLOE COLLINS is an award-winning, Singer-Songwriter with a funny, frank and definitely female point of view.  

Chloe Collins is a teenage singer/songwriter who started singing when she was just a toddler and learned a few guitar chords at 8 years old. Soon Chloe started writing songs, and then started performing at talent shows and coffee houses. One of Chloe's songs entitled "I've Had Enough" was recently used in the ABC/Family TV show "The Vineyard." 

Chloe's latest recording to be commercially released is "5@15" which was recorded in Nashville and produced and programmed by Mikey Reaves, and features "All Over Again", "Rearview Mirror", "Forget Your Name", "My Goodbye" and "New Nightmares"

Click HERE for a wonderful review!

You can also follow Chloe on Facebook (facebook/chloecollinsmusic) and on Twitter (#chloecollinsmus)

January 2013 Writers Workshop in Progress!

Our recent "PITCH TO PUBLISHER" workshop session with David Hoffman / Creative Director at Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc. included a film crew taping a documentary on songwriting today! Now that is going to be some dramatic viewing!!!  David shared recent pitch opportunities and the workshop split into two groups with each jointly composing a song for presentation. Each workshop member then held a "meeting" with David presenting themselves and their songs. Valuable skills that every songwriter/artist needs!

SPRING WRITERS WORKSHOP  / Dates to be announced next week!

This workshop will be geared towards the singer / songwriter. The workshop will focus on developing the special unique song and sound to become a signature independent artist! Expect special guests as always!!!  Our weekly Tuesday evening workshop sessions held in a recording studio are unique in that our writers interact with industry hitmakers. Writing skills are strengthened along with conveying an understanding of the songwriting market and music industry today.

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!

"The Songwriter In The Recording Studio" Workshop

A wonderful day with a full studio of Collective members going over all the steps of "pre-production" and following the studio experience from the microphone and instrument recording all the way to mixing and mastering.  A discussion of home studio recording set-ups and a Q&A session followed. We'll be holding this workshop in the Fall! 

March Showcase Spotlight

A full house at the Bitter End for a wonderful evening original songs from our members to benefit 

the family of late guitarist Jeff Golub! Thanks to all who lent their talent and songs!

Summer Camp Workshop Fun!

A wonderful weekend at the New York Songwriters Collective's Summer Camp Workshop with special guests Daniel Novick, Esq explaining the ins and outs of the business of songwriting and Molly Seel (pictured), creative at Atlas Music Publishing, discussing the role of the music publisher in the industry and listening to our campers songs! 

Workshop News

Universal Songs Workshop-intimate sessions with songwriters Julie Gold and John DeNicola!

Winter Member Showcase

A wonderful evening

of music that 

helped a Collective


Look for our next

member showcase

to be announced soon

See the pix of the

event in the

slideshow to the right!  

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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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 $35. 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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