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Collective Events Update / Song Club & Showcase will return!
We all find ourselves in a challenging time as the world comes to understand and grapple with Covid19. Every aspect of our lives are being impacted as we learn more so best practices for safety can be established. Shut downs, cancellations, and rescheduling are upon us
The recording studio where I lease space has instituted a policy as of now that prevents gatherings of people to maintain what we have all come to hear as a new universal term... social distancing. That sounds like Song Club .... which means that for this month and on a monthly basis the Club will go on hiatus until we can all join together again. You will receive updates in the regular member emails like this one.
We are also coming to understand the differing levels of stress and anxiety that make up each of us as individuals as we deal with our own psyche, our friends and family. The store shelves are one representation of this which in turn can create even more discomfort. I hope you all are able to find a level of peace and comfort in knowing that this moment will pass and that helping one another will help get us all through.
OUR COLLECTIVE MUSE
We are all experiencing dramatic changes in our daily habits, work life, recreation and personal interactions. I know that I will be devoting my time writing songs, picking up instruments I haven't played in awhile and practicing, learning ways to better understand so much of the music software I use, all the while allowing myself to reflect and create. Music and song has sustained the world through generations of wars and upheaval and will again through this period.
COLLECTIVE VIRTUAL SONGCLUB
We are looking into a way to conduct a virtual Song Club through a web portal such as Zoom.
COLLECTIVE ONLINE SONG REVIEW
This service has been in consideration since last summer as a possible addition to the Song Club get togethers and the private consultations the Collective provides. Where "consultations" dive deeply into song catalogs, career guidance, and recording project management, the "Online Song Review" would focus on an individual song submitted for comment and review. This process would be an email process or have an option of a SKYPE / FACETIME review component. This service would be provided by Peter Bliss..... and if there is a demand ... the Collective might reach out to other songwriters to join as reviewers with members having the ability to chose who will review.
If you think these offerings are something that would interest you .. please send an email and let me know your thoughts. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with "2020 Collective" in the subject.
Photos by Christopher Hamilton
Erina is a singer, songwriter, producer and composer. She released her first album, “Based on love” in 2016, and produced and directed her first musical show, “An Ugly Bird” in 2017. She also is a finalist of the vocalist competition hosted by Inoue Yoshimasa; a composer worked for AKB 48, Miho Nakayama, Hikaru GENJI, etc in Japan.
Her unique electronic sounds are influenced by jazz, R&B, classical music and alternative rock. The emotional lyrics with her precise dark sound arrangements entertain the listeners. She’s currently working at her own project and will release her first EP in the United States soon.
Erina continues to perform at the Collective monthly Bitter End showcases and shares her songs with the Song Club. We are excited about her work and appreciate her commitment to her music!
Listen to her music and discover Erina here:
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 email@example.com
"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"!
"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 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!