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#264329 - 08/21/05 02:49 PM Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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(Please scroll all the way to the end. Lots of good stuff!)


ARIZONA SONGWRITERS Coming Events and Announcements


The August Arizona Songwriters Songpitch Saturday will be

Saturday, August 27

at Fiddlers Dream in Phoenix,
located on 17th street 1 block north of glendale ave. in phoenix.

2 to 5 pm, sign-in from 1 pm
featuring la publisher Jason Dauman.

Jason is looking for songs for Jessica Simpson, Cher and Tim McGraw

admission: $20 members $25 non-members

Dauman Music specializes in representing top songwriters and record producers and placing their songs with recording artists. They also pursue recording offers on behalf of their clients.
Dauman Music has placed a wide variety of songs with such artists as: Celine Dion, Bette Midler, The Pretenders, Barry Manilow, Aretha & Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Ace of Base, Debbie Gibson, George Benson and James Ingram among others.

“Dauman Music is a boutique publishing company that has joint ventures with various record labels. In order to ensure the highest level of service to our clients, we are very selective about taking on new accounts.” says Dauman.

If you have a song you want heard, bring it on CD or Cassette, with a lyric sheet.

Our out of town members will be played first (tucson, prescott, etc).


The 2nd Tuesday Songs in Progress Workshop is held the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Next one: SEPTEMBER 13th, Tuesday Night, 7 to 9 pm

The 2nd Tuesday, Songs in Progress Workshop is 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.


Arizona Songwriters Songpitch for September

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

LA Publisher Jonathan Rosner


Looking for all forms of popular music including Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, Pop.

Bicycle represents a diversified collection of recording artists and writers

from Agent Orange, The Blue Meanies, to Keith Kool, Masters of Illusion,

to Margo Guryan and Neil Diamond.

(Time and place to be confirmed. More details coming soon.)


Arizona Songwriters Songpitch for October (date to be confirmed)

Nashville Publisher Clay Myers (tentative)

After gaining experience with a number of publishers, Clay Myers’ first big success came in 1989 when he was asked to create and build Starstruck Music for Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Entertainment. (Ten years later the company sold for $16 million dollars.) Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents top level talents, noticed Myers’ Starstruck achievement and tapped him to create a publishing division for them in 1998. In three short years the deal yielded a joint venture with Chrysalis Music and over 40 cuts by major artists.

Myers moved to Still Working Music (SWM) in 2002. The company is owned by Barbara Orbison, the widow of Roy Orbison, who controls the legend’s music and some of his masters. Roy Orbison would have turned 70 in 2006 and a number of special events are being planned including a TV special, a duet album, a commemorative stamp and more. (www.royorbison.com). SWM has an eclectic staff writer roster active in pop, rock and country formats.




WCS (West Coast Songwriters)

The following item used w/ permission of JB News, with tons more great info at www.johnbraheny.com

25th Annual West Coast Songwriters Conference
Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA (South of San Francisco)
Two Full Days! 10:30am-6pm daily - Sept. 10-11, (Sat - Sun) 2005.
(Sunset Concert Saturday, 6:30pm)

Picture yourself (with John and JoAnn Braheny and a whole host of music publishers, producers, and industry pros) on a small and friendly college campus, with two full days of classes, workshops, private song critiques and stellar showcase performances, and you're there. About 300 songwriters come from all over to show off their stuff, all styles, all levels.

The West Coast Songwriters Conference <http://secure.ifanz.net/clickthru.php?C=453&M=0000005406&L=http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/conf_howitworks.htm> is one of our favorite events!

Congratulations to WCS Executive Director, Ian Crombie, and the organization, for providing 25 years of superb service to songwriters in the Bay Area and beyond! Call for details:
(650) 654-3996. www.westcoastsongwriters.org formerly NCSA Northern California Songwriters Assoc.

CONFERENCE GUESTS for September 10-11

include (bios to come): Steve Seskin, Hit Songwriter (Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery), Peter Bunetta – Producer (Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Mike Reid), Narada Michael Walden – Producer (Elton John, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin), Dan Hodges, Murrah Music - Nashville (songs for Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire), Steve Bloch, Writer Zone-Nashville, Andre Pessis, Hir Songwriter, Greg Gordon, Pyramind Studios, Todd Brabec, Executive Vice President, ASCAP and Jeff Brabec, Vice President Business Affairs, Chrysalis Music, Merl Saunders Jr, The Recording Academy, Tom Luce (the band LUCE), Eliot Cahn (has managed Green Day, Papa Roach, Primus), Rex Benson Checks2Rex Music, Steve Memel, Dan Kimpel, Scott Urquhart, Michael Eames, Cassie Wickham, Gian Fiero, Jon Duman, Michael Silversher, Patty Silversher, Gary Malkin, Ritch Esra, Jim Dean, Antoinette Olesen, and many more

Check the WCS website above for more about these great guests and the Conference.


Durango Songwriters Expo

October 6-8, 2005

Check their website at durangosong.com

or call jim attebury at 970-259-9747


NSAI Song Camp 102 in Nashville was great! Next time one comes around, try to make it. You’ll be glad you did.

Don't miss your chance to be apart of future Song Camps! Email songcamps@nashvillesongwriters.com or call 800-321-6008, ext. 233 for registration information and details. See also www.nashvillesongwriters.com.

NSAI Song Camps
Member Services and Events Asst. Director
615.256.3354/800.321.6008, ext. 233


Kierland Commons FREE Summer Concert Series

every Saturday night, 7 to 10 pm

check out the schedule on their website.

Free concerts in the plaza by the fountain across from barnes&noble

www.kierlandcommons.com NW Corner Greenway parkway & Scottsdale rd. 480-348-1577


Local record label is looking for Arizona based Christian songwriters for a compilation CD. If you have material you would like to submit for consideration contact Mark Myers at markymo777@yahoo.com. The material should be copyrighted and unreleased.


October 8 - 13, 2005 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Set sail from Galveston, Texas, with stops to shop at Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen on Mexico's East Coast.

Texas Songwriters Cruise <http://secure.ifanz.net/clickthru.php?C=453&M=0000005406&L=http://www.txsongwriterscruise.com/> with John and JoAnn Braheny, Jason Blume, and more - from the website:

The 1st Annual Texas Songwriters Cruise is a combination songwriting conference and 5-Day Caribbean vacation rolled into one. The cruise will leave Galveston, Texas on October 8, 2005, aboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Ecstasy with ports of call in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen/Calica in the Eastern Caribbean. The event was created by songwriters for songwriters, with the focused vision of providing something for songwriters at all levels. It will include opportunities to pitch your songs to publishers and music industry professionals, personal career/music consultations with successful music pro's, and sessions by proven hit makers and artist development pro's regarding the business and craft of songwriting. The songwriting faculty will include Jason Blume, who has written album cuts for Britney Spears, the Backstreet Boys, Collin Raye, the Oak Ridge Boys, John Berry, and others. John and Jo Ann Braheny will also attend as faculty members. John co-founded the legendary Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase which provided exposure and encouragement to an impressive list of later-to-be-successful writers/artists including Stevie Nicks, Lindsay Buckingham, Janis Ian, Warren Zevon, Karla Bonoff, Stephen Bishop, and Diane Warren. John teaches songwriting/music business classes all over the country, including UCLA, Musicians Institute and LA Recording School (Hollywood). Jo Ann Braheny has lectured on Creative Process nationwide as well and has extensive experience in the music industry gained, in part, through stints with Billboard Magazine, CBS Records, Warner Bros, Island Music, ABC-TV, NBC-TV, Dick Clark Productions, and Walt Disney Imagineering.

Of course, you don't have to live in Texas or be a Texan to participate in this event - everyone is welcome!

Please make your reservations ASAP because they've reserved a limited number of cabins and they're going fast!


Some interesting websites:

Looking for open mics to play at or check out in az?

Try Chris Frazer’s site www.azopenmic.com


Dale Kawashima’s www.songwriteruniverse.com

A great resource for all kinds of songwriter info.


Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame (amehof).

Learn about Arizona’s musical heritage and history. The site is under construction, but has some good stuff.

Ken Skaggs of the Glen Campbell band does the website. Check it out www.azmusichalloffame.org


Arizona Songwriters meetings are usually the 2nd Tuesday and 4th Saturday of the month.

(but not always, depending on Holidays and hectic schedules of guest speakers).

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


NSAI TUCSON update…..

Message from Denny:

Dear Songwriters,

Due to personal obligations, I will be unable to host any more NSAI workshops for the remainder of this year. Rather than just cancel the workshops I am extending an invitation for someone else to host the meetings for the rest of 2005.

The only requirement for hosting the meetings is that they be in a "neutral" 3rd party place--meaning they can't be held at an individual's home. I will make arrangements to provide whomever volunteers with all the necessary workshop lesson plans, etc, as well as the e-mail contact list to keep folks up to date on the new workshop time, places & dates.

I hope to be able to resume my role as a more reliable volunteer NSAI coordinator by 2006; however, it is very possible that I may have to end my 5 year run as coordinator of the Tucson NSAI workshops, and am hoping that someone else will be willing and able to keep things going here.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all through the workshops and events we've held, but I don't believe at the present time that I can continue to organize & run them on a consistent basis.

Thank you in advance for your understanding,

Denny Ceizyk
NSAI Tucson Workshop Coordinator

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



A guitar pull, music jam, down home SUNDAY get together!

When: the 3rd SUNDAY of EVERY month, from 1:00 pm till ??? next one Aug. 21.

Where: The home of Jack and Rose Prock, 12211 North 62nd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85304 Phone: 623-792-SONG (7664)

Take Cactus west to 61st Avenue. Turn right (north) at the stop light at 61st. Go two blocks to Charter Oak. Turn left. Go to next street which is 62nd Avenue. You can only turn left. First house on the left is 12211 North 62nd Avenue.

Bring your guitar and/or keyboard and let’s rock this town!!! Optional: bring a covered dish, cans of soda, bottles of water, bags of ice, chips & dip, beer, etc. There will be plenty of FOOD.

Note: You do not have to be a member of NSAI to attend the ROCK WITH PROCK parties! All musicians and songwriters welcome…bring a friend or 2 or 3 or 4 …!!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 2005 Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18

2006 dates: Jan 15, Feb, 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17


From NSAI Nashville:


The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) announces the 6th Annual CMT/NSAI Song Contest. The 2005 Song Contest Grand Prize Winner and the CMT Listeners' Choice Award Winner, along with four finalists, will be offered a single-song publishing contract from one of six major publishers. (Last year's publishers included BMG, SONY, CURB, EMI, Warner Chappell and CAL IV). Winners also receive prizes from Elixir Strings, Gibson Guitars, Fostex, SHURE Microphones, MasterWriter, and others. Entry deadline is November 30, 2005. For more information and an entry form, visit www.nashvillesongwriters.com or call 1-800-321-6008.









JUSTIN WILDE of Christmassongs.com

Mary Lemanski

#264330 - 09/14/05 02:26 AM Re: Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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hello board,

I'm new to Phoenix and thought I might experience the Songs in Progress workshop at Gavan's place. I tried to call Gavan, but he'd left for the day. So, I did a mapquest on the address given "8607 N 59th Ave." in Glendale. I drove there only to find that it was an apartment complex. I had no idea where to go. Needless to say, it was a very frustrating experience. Any help for next month would be appreciated. Thanks.

#264331 - 09/14/05 04:51 AM Re: Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by fishboy:
Needless to say, it was a very frustrating experience. Any help for next month would be appreciated. Thanks.</font>

I'm sorry that you did not have a good experience. Unfortunately, I have never been to Gavan's workshop so I don't know where it is. I just pass along the information...

Mary Lemanski

#264332 - 09/14/05 03:47 PM Re: Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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I just pass along the information...

Thanks for your help Mary!

#264333 - 10/07/05 05:48 PM Re: Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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There hasn't been any activity in nearly a month on this Phoenix board. Is there nothing happening in this town???

#264334 - 10/08/05 04:30 AM Re: Arizona Songwriters - Upcoming Events - SongPitches, Workshops, etc.  
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by fishboy:
There hasn't been any activity in nearly a month on this Phoenix board. Is there nothing happening in this town???</font>

There's PLENTY going on in Phoenix...have you ever checked out the New Times? You can find them at any Circle K or most anywhere around town in the FREE paper rack. They come out on Thursdays. It is Phoenix's (and several other major cities) entertainment newspaper.

Mary Lemanski

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