Join the Collective Song Club at our next session Wednesday, May 1st !!!
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. 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: https://tinyurl.com/ycfh3h7w
Greg has been a Collective member for a few years now and a regular contributor to the Song Club. His songs, vocals and productions are one of a kind. His band "Lord Sonny The Unifier" are set to release their full CD "Final Notice" early April with two singles already out. The video for "Right In Your I" below is as inventive as the song.. a level of consistent artistry. Rock on Greg and thanks for sharing your talent with the Collective!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
"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!