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PANARTS SONG WRITING CONVENTION
9 & 10 MAR, CLAYTON HOTEL

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Saturday 9th 


Oceanic Room


 

Pretoria Room 


Jason Blume USA Song Critique

Session 1
9.30am-11.30am

Many diverse artists have had hits with Jason’s songs which have sold on more than 50,000,000 CDs! He has had singles on Billboard’s Pop, Country, and R&B charts. Most recently, three of his songs have been top-10 singles and "gold" records in Europe, and he had a song that debuted on iTunes as the #2 selling album in the world

 

Jason will spend this session listening to one verse and chorus of your song and give you feedback.

Please bring your song on your phone or computer, on a CD, or you can sing it live if you prefer. And bring the lyrics written on paper, not digitally.


 

Fanbase Fest!
JamBird Caroline Fleck & Amanda Hickman

12 noon-1pm

JamBird Marketing are on a music mission: to empower creatives; to arm you with the skills to supercharge your music career!

In this hands-on session you will learn how to:

gain a deeper understanding of your fan community;

build your tribe and convert fans to customers;

increase your Spotify streams and both your email and YouTube subscribers.


Break & Irish Music Rights
Organisation Dropin

1pm-2pm

IMRO is a national organisation that administers the performing right in copyright music in Ireland on behalf of its members (songwriters, composers and music publishers) and on behalf of members of the international overseas societies that are affiliated to it. Music users such as broadcasters, venues and businesses must pay for their use of copyright music by way of a blanket licence fee

IMRO’s Mission is to:

* Protect, promote and develop the collection and distribution of music royalties

* Foster music creation

* Promote the value of music to the creative, cultural and business communities in Ireland

www.imro.ie


 

Touring and Income Streams for Songwriters
ACNI, Keith Johnson IMRO,
Andy Peters, Roger Blevins USA

3.30pm-4.30pm

Information and Q&A session with Keith Johnston IMRO, Andy Peters Frontier Music Promotions, Roger Blevins (USA) touring artist.


Jason Blume USA Melody

2pm-3pm

Learn the tools used in Grammy-winning -- and life-changing -- Folk, Americana, Country and Pop songs.


 

Dana Cooper USA Song Writing

6.30pm-7.30pm

Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence.

Dana’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch, Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. His mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. He has become an integral figure in Nashville’s song writing community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry

His prolific endeavours have resulted in 28 albums. His last album ‘Incendiary Kid’ was produced by award winning songwriter, guitarist, and producer, Thomm Jutz.


Jude Johnstone USA Song Writing

5pm-6pm

"Jude's fertility, in regards to songwriting, is truly awe inspiring." Bonnie Raitt

 

Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone was "discovered" by Bruce Springsteen's saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, when she was 18. After spending some time in New York and New Jersey under his wing, in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, where her songs quickly became sought after by other artists. Her songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Mary Black, Jennifer Warnes, Stephen Bishop, Trisha Yearwood and more. She wrote a #1 song for Yearwood's debut album called "The Woman Before Me” and her songs also appeared on eight other Yearwood CDs. She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash's 1997 Grammy winning album "Unchained." Jude has released 7 CDs of her own, her latest, "A Woman's Work" is a raw and unapologetic study of love, loss and sacrifice as seen through a female lens. She is currently recording her eighth CD at her home in East Nashville.


   
     

Sunday 10th


Jason Blume USA Song Critique

Session 2
10am-12noon

Many diverse artists have had hits with Jason’s songs which have sold on more than 50,000,000 CDs! He has had singles on Billboard’s Pop, Country, and R&B charts. Most recently, three of his songs have been top-10 singles and "gold" records in Europe, and he had a song that debuted on iTunes as the #2 selling album in the world

 

Jason will spend this session listening to one verse and chorus of your song and give you feedback.

 

Please bring your song on your phone or computer, on a CD, or you can sing it live if you prefer. And bring the lyrics written on paper, not digitally.


 

Breathe Life into Your Lyrics
James Elliot,
Belmont University Nashville

12.15pm-1.15pm

James Isaac Elliott, ASCAP & GMA Award winning songwriter/Chair of Songwriting at Belmont University.

 

Learn techniques used by professional songwriters in lyric writing to capture the listener and keep them engaged in your song.


Live Sound For Songwriters
Michael Janas,
Belmont University Nashville

2pm-3pm

Michael Janas, Chair of Audio Engineering Technology for Belmont University, talks about how to get the most out of a singer-songwriter performance with a sound system.

 

What do you need to bring or not bring?

How do you best communicate with the sound engineer?


 

Seeing Your Song:
Video For The Songwriter/Performer
Robin Foster,
Belmont University Nashville

3.15pm-4.15pm

Robin Foster, Lecturer and Head of Cinematography in the Belmont University Motion Pictures programme, is a veteran of over 30 years in the film industry and survivor of hundreds and hundreds of music videos!

 

He will talk about using the basic tools and techniques of filmmaking to help singer/songwriters introduce themselves to fans and potential fans. The rise of

social media and platforms such as YouTube allows artist and audience to connect more easily than ever before.

 

Come and learn how to maximize the impact of video using the tools available to you.


Why You Should Write Bad Songs
Drew Ramsey,
Belmont University Nashville

4.30pm-5.30pm

Drew Ramsey, Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer and Belmont University Songwriting Instructor will talk about how the craziest ideas in the writer’s room can often be the ones that resonate.

 

Writing what we might think of as a ‘bad song’ will do one of two positive things; either help us get past that idea and on to a better one or it might just turn into our biggest song.