ARIZONA SONGWRITERS Coming Events and Announcements

April 17, 19, 30, 2005,


ARIZONA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME!
The 1st Annual Induction Ceremony
Sunday April 17, 2005
4:00pm at THE DODGE THEATRE Phoenix, AZ

The AMEHOF will be inducting:

Dyke & The Blazers, Jana Bommersbach, Glen Campbell, Al Casey, Jessi Colter, William Edward Compton, Mike Condello, Lalo Guerrero, Dwight Harkins, Waylon Jennings, Lew King, Michael Lacey, Charles Lewis, Pat McMahon, Jack Miller, R. Carlos Nakai, Floyd Ramsey, Marty Robbins, Fritz Scholder, Wallace & Ladmo, Dee Dee Wood and Dan Zelisko

SCHEDULED TO PERFORM:

Jessi Colter Charles Lewis R. Carlos Nakai

Mark Guerrero The Blazers

Plus members of The Gin Blossoms, The Pistoleros

and special surprise guests!

Tickets $20.00, $15.00 and $10.00

Tickets available at The Dodge Theatre (602) 379-2888

Dodge Theater online: http://www.dodgetheatre.com
Ticketmaster (480) 784-4444 Ticketmaster online: http://www.ticketmaster.com

all proceeds benefit the AMEHOF

an Arizona non-profit 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation

for more information: www.azmusichalloffame.org

Watch for AMEHOF Inductee JESSI COLTER on CH. 3 tv Sunday, April 17, appx. 9:15 AM,

the day of the hall of fame ceremony.

SEE YOU SUNDAY AT THE DODGE!



The 2nd Tuesday Songs in Progress Workshop will be held the 3rd Tuesday in April.

APRIL 19th, Tuesday Night, 7 to 9 pm

The 2nd Tuesday, Songs in Progress Workshop is held the 2nd Tuesday of every month. Hosted by One Foot in the Grave’s Gavan Wieser, this workshop gets you some feedback from peers on your new or partially finished lyrics or songs. You can present your work on CD, cassette, or live. Bring a few lyric sheets. Very casual. Held at 8607 N. 59th Avenue in Glendale, AZ. Call Gavan for more 623-934-8681.

(Due to tax season, the “2nd Tuesday” in April will be held April 19th, which is actually the 3rd Tuesday.)



SATURDAY, APRIL 30th , 2005
2 PM to 5 PM
sign-in starts at 1 PM
at FIDDLERS DREAM

On 17th St.(Dreamy Draw) one block N. of Glendale Avenue.
(S.E corner of 17th St. & Cactus Wren) Just West of the 51 Freeway.
For a map go to fiddlersdream.org



SONGPITCH for FILM and TV
with RODNEY GORDY of OPUS ONE MUSIC LIBRARY
and JEFF FREUNDLICH of WILD WHIRLED MUSIC

admission: $20 members (ASA or NSAI) $25 non members

Looking for master quality recordings to pitch for tv and movies.

Rodney is looking for HIP HOP-- MUSIC TRACKS ONLY (no vocals)

JEFF is looking for TRADITIONAL COUNTRY and LATIN HIP HOP/LATIN RAP

Please bring a lyric sheet for the songs you are pitching to wild whirled.

We’ll have more details soon on the April 30th songpitch.

Arizona Songwriters meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month. (but not always)! (as in April 30th).

The best way to reach us is by E MAIL at azsongwriters@cox.net



NSAI TUCSON STUFF…..

The NSAI Tucson meetings and workshops are held usually one Monday night per month at the Junior League meeting room, 2099 E. River, Tucson, AZ 85718.

For more info contact Denny Ceizyk at D2LCEIZ@aol.com

IBMA Songwriter Showcase Announced

Deadline to Submit Tapes: May 2, 2005

Good songs are the heart and the future of any musical genre and IBMA will once again focus attention on 10 selected songwriters and their material during the World of Bluegrass Convention to be hosted in Nashville, Tenn., October 24-30, 2005. The exact date and time of the Songwriter Showcase, sponsored by ASCAP, will be announced in a future issue of International Bluegrass.

The IBMA Songwriter Showcase is not a contest. Its purpose is to present new, original bluegrass songs to artists, producers and record label reps looking for new material, as well as to other industry reps in the audience. Both veteran and novice songwriters are invited and encouraged to submit tapes. Songwriters who presented original material at past IBMA Songwriter Showcases are not prohibited from submitting a tape again for this year, but they should present different songs.

IBMA Songwriter Showcase Application Procedure:

Submit a cassette or CD of two original songs to: IBMA Songwriter Showcase; #2 Music Circle South, Suite #100; Nashville, TN 37203.

DEADLINE: May 2, 2005. Tapes and CDs will not be returned. It is not necessary to submit a highly produced song demo. A vocal with a guitar is fine. Typed song lyrics are appreciated. There is no form to fill out, and no application fee to submit a tape for consideration for the IBMA Songwriter Showcase.

Selection Criteria:

Songs must be.

*Original works or co-written by the person who submits the tape

*Unpublished, or not previously recorded by a major bluegrass act or a major act from another genre.

Songs will be chosen on the basis of their.

*Representation of the bluegrass genre

*Potential appeal (Are they likely to draw the interest of recording bluegrass artists, and to get airplay by bluegrass broadcasters?)

*Quality of work (lyrics, melody)

*Entertainment value.

The popular Song Demo Listening Sessions will continue at World of Bluegrass 2005, during which a panel of respected industry reps listen to a new bluegrass song and comment on it. To participate in this event, you must be registered for the IBMA Convention. Drop a CDR or cassette of one original bluegrass song into the large box on the long table at the front of the room 15 minutes before the Song Demo Listening Session begins, along with four copies of your lyrics (attached). Songs will be picked at random during the Demo Listening session.

If you have additional questions, contact Nancy Cardwell at the IBMA office: (888) 438-4262, nancyc@ibma.org.

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THANKS TO OUR RECENT NASHVILLE GUEST SPEAKERS DAN HODGES of MURRAH MUSIC, JEFF DAYTON of JEFF DAYTON/GLEN CAMPBELL MUSIC, and STEVE BLOCH of WRITER ZONE MUSIC!


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Mary Lemanski
http://paintedgirl.com
http://marylemanski.iuma.com
http://www.broadjam.com/artists/artist.asp?artistID=9907