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13th Panarts Song Writing Convention

Fri 3rd Starts 15.00 with PRS for Music Dropin – Ends 21.00

Sat 4th Starts 10.30am – Ends 20.00


All Sessions in Pretoria Room, Academy Conference Centre

2nd Floor, Clayton Hotel Belfast (except Dropins)


Friday 3rd March

15.00-17.00     PRS for Music Dropin

                          Stuart Fleming in Academy Conference Centre Welcome Area, 2nd Floor


17.00-18.00     Poets as Prophets – Leading the Way to Great Lyrics

                           James Elliot (USA), Chair of Songwriting, Belmont University Nashville


18.30-19.30     Funding...Whats Out There?

                           Colin Magee Panarts, Stuart Fleming PRS for Music, Declan Legge

                           Help Musicians NI


20.00-21.00    Kickstarting Your Co-write; Stop Getting In Your Own Way! 

                          Drew Ramsey (USA), 2 Time Grammy winner & Belmont University Nashville


Saturday 4th March


10.30-12Noon IMRO Dropin,

                           Keith Johnson, IMRO, Academy Conference Centre Welcome Area


10.30-11.30     Audio Techniques for Music and Video

                          Kelly Ford (USA), Belmont University Nashville


12.30-13.30     So Why Write Songs?

                           Darrell Scott (USA)


13.40-14.30     Can Music Make You Sick?

                           Christine Brown, Help Musicians NI


14.45-15.45      Music Industry and Media Panel

                            PR Arts Council NI, Keith Johnson IMRO, Tina Calder Excalibur Press


16.00-17.00      To Publish or Not To Publish...A Case Study

                            Wendy Jack Music


17.30-18.30       Playing the Press Game...How to Win at Online and Offline PR

                            Tina Calder, Journalist/Owner Excalibur Press


19.00-20.00       Real Vs Not Real


                             Mac McAnally (USA) Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Member