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Put the date of December 7th in your book and come join us for our annual Holiday Showcase! All full members sign up now to perform a song!
Send an email with COAT DRIVE in the subject to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COLLECTIVE SONG CLUB / Last Session of 2021
Wednesday December 15th 6-8:30pm
You'll find all instructions after registering for joining the meeting and sending a song MP3 and lyric sheet (unless you are performing live!) If the demand exceeds the 10 participant limit, a list will be created and those who missed out on the first Club will be first to join the next session. Every Song Club is recorded and participants receive a link to download the next day to be able to review comments!
OUR COLLECTIVE MUSE
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
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.
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.
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:
"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!
It’s been a long time coming … we’ve been writing and singing our songs in our rooms waiting to once again be able to share music. The Bitter End is back …. and so are New York Songwriters Collective showcases. Our first is Wednesday, June 30th, 8:30-10:30PM! We invite all performers to join us to sing a song for this first event. You will need to sign up via email by sending a request with “Showcase” in the subject to: email@example.com We only have so many performance slots so the sooner the better to hold your spot. The door is $10 for all performers and guests … you can reserve a seat(s) in advance by going to the ticket link on the Bitter End website HERE … the admission fee is the same at the door or online. See you there!