Join the Collective Song Club at our next session April 18th!!!
The Collective Song Club meets this Wednesday, February 21st 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: https://tinyurl.com/ycfh3h7w
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
Thanks to all who came out to get their home recording chops happening!
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!
Monday Night 2/27 CITY WORLD RADIO LIVE INTERVIEW
Johnny Mandolin Show 8PM Click HERE!
LIVE HOUSE CONCERT
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: www.artsherry.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!