September Events

Our next Member Showcase on Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Sign up> send an email with SHOWCASE in the subject to:


October date announced soon!

JOIN US for our next monthly Collective free-to-all “Open House” on ZOOM where all may join to ask questions and seek advice on everything “songwriting”.  This includes music, lyrics, recording, mixing, mastering, recording software (ProTools, LOGIC….) computers, copyright, agreements, PROs (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC), royalties, song distribution (CD Baby, Tunecore, Distrokid….), Sound Exchange, and anything else that comes to mind.   We won’t be dispensing formal legal advice but most situations are easily definable in the language provided. If it’s time to turn to a professional … we’ll be sure to point you in that direction!


COLLECTIVE SONG CLUB >   October dates announced soon!

Get your pencils .. get your books ... sit on down and write some hooks!!! 

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. Vetting songs about to be recorded will give you one more moment of clarity and reflection before you spend energy and dollars on your recording. Song tempos and keys can be discussed as well as best possible producers and vocalists for your project.

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! 


The Collective will be holding a book launch/ signing event at The Bitter End on November 2nd, 6-8PM, with hit songwriter Sam Hollander.  He's written and/or produced 22 US Top 40 Pop Hits, as well as numerous worldwide smashes, including Panic! at the Disco's worldwide #1 "High Hopes. In 2019, he held the #1 position on the Billboard Rock Songwriters chart for nine weeks, a year-end record. Save the date!!!!!

Thank you to all our Collective members for a wonder evening of songs!!


Featured Member 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!!!   

January 2019 Showcase Highlights!

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:



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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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:   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! 



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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 has been reduced to $30 for the rest of 2020! 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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