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The Collective Song Club is now every Wednesday!

Next Session March 18th! 

The Collective Song Club has become the place to workshop songs, meet fellow writers, artists and producers.  Many have requested if it could happen weekly and we are listening! We meet 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/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 7:00pm 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

Thanks to NSAI for another great showcase together!

Member Showcase 7/30

Featured Member Summer 2019


Marc has written songs in a wide variety of styles, ranging from
Classical art songs and Musical Theatre, to Country, Folk, Americana, and Pop.  His 9 / 11 Anniversary Anthem, "Take The Time", is performed live every year at some of the largest commemorative events around town. The same goes for his albums of original Christmas Music every year in December, all throughout New York City.  
Marc is lucky enough to count among his mentors Stephen Schwartz, who painstakingly sat with him, pouring over his lyrics and song structures when he was in the earlier, formative stages of his development as a songwriter. As such, lyrics have always been a point of emphasis in his songs, often written before, or certainly at the same time as, the music is written.  Thanks go out to Michael Kerker and Fran Richard over at ASCAP, for their guidance on, and support of his songs in the Musical Theater and
Classical genres, respectively.  

Each year the ASCAP Foundation turns to the Collective to help find the right song for the JAY GORNEY Award established by the Gorney family.  Jay Gorney was a long-time ASCAP member and composer who, along with lyricist E. Y. “Yip” Harburg, wrote the 1930’s classic, “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” which became the anthem of the Great Depression. The Collective is pleased to announce that Marc's song, THE WINDS OF CHANGE is the 2019 recipient of the award.   Congrats Marc!!!   

Holiday Song Workshop

For more information about applying for this workshop,  send an email with “Holiday Workshop” in the subject to: newyorksongwriterscollective@gmail.com

SongWorking MeetUp

If you missed this session there will be a one day intensive in studio announced soon!

January 2019 Showcase Highlights!

Holiday Showcase

Autumn Showcase Tuesday Highlights

Photos by Christopher Hamilton

Featured Member Winter 2018

Erina Yoshinaga

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:

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/erina-yoshinaga/tracks  

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/erinayoshinaga/ 

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 newyorksongwriterscollective@gmail.com

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)

SongWorking Meeting May 30th! Bitter End

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

"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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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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