Who's Online Now
7 members (Sunset Poet, Gavin Sinclair, Calvin, Gary E. Andrews, Roy Cooper, MFB III, VNORTH2), 446 guests, and 201 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
ShoutChat
Comment Guidelines: Do post respectful and insightful comments. Don't flame, hate, spam.
What's Going On
Modern Lovers
by Calvin - 09/25/22 07:07 AM
Kosmo Media, Oceana Theatre
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 05:13 AM
David Reuter, Nashville
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 04:56 AM
Allen & Heath Avantis
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 04:41 AM
Lori's Roadhouse, West Chester, Ohio
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 04:35 AM
Electric Belle - Stovehouse, Huntsville, Alabama
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 04:16 AM
Natalie's Music Hall in Grandview
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 04:12 AM
United House Productions Presents Masteria
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/25/22 03:53 AM
Ada Von Weiss
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 04:40 PM
The Rockwell, Pittsburgh, PA
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 03:33 PM
Town Hall, Seattle
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 03:21 PM
The Venice West
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 03:16 PM
Sp8ce Owl
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 03:11 PM
Hotel Cafe, L. A.
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 02:49 PM
Pegasis
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 02:39 PM
Merchant's Saloon, Oakland, CA
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 02:34 PM
Before The Fall
by IronKnee - 09/24/22 11:31 AM
Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill, Phoenix
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 10:36 AM
Headliners Music Hall
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 10:28 AM
Live At Ted's, Wilmington
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 09:43 AM
Martin's Downtown, Roanoke, VA
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 09:24 AM
Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 08:50 AM
Capitol Ctr For The Arts Bank of NH Stage, Concord
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 08:41 AM
The Rockwell, Somerville
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/24/22 08:15 AM
Maluhia Maluhia
by Travis david - 09/24/22 06:51 AM
Pathological Pretenders.
by MFB III - 09/24/22 03:36 AM
Ninth Out Of Ten Invitations.
by MFB III - 09/24/22 03:34 AM
“Justify”
by Sunny9:) - 09/24/22 01:15 AM
London, KY. Somerset, KY.
by Gary E. Andrews - 09/23/22 11:00 PM
Reunion Song-Pop
by E Swartz - 09/23/22 09:26 PM
Top Posters
Calvin 19,853
Travis david 12,193
Kevin Emmrich 10,938
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,649
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,991
glynda 8,683
Mike Dunbar 8,574
Tricia Baker 8,318
couchgrouch 8,070
Colin Ward 7,909
Corey 7,357
Vicarn 6,811
Mark Kaufman 6,588
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
ben willis 6,113
niteshift 5,827
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,725
Linda Sings 5,608
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Neil Cotton 4,909
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,667
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,389
Roy Cooper 4,268
Fdemetrio 4,260
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Tom Shea 4,195
Cindy Miller 4,178
TamsNumber4 4,130
nightengale 4,096
MFB III 4,042
Caroline 3,865
beechnut79 3,845
Kolstad 3,844
E Swartz 3,727
Dan Sullivan 3,710
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
Sunset Poet 3,411
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,890
Harriet Ames 2,870
Nigel Quin 2,868
MidniteBob 2,761
Nelson 2,616
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,244
Judy Hollier 2,232
Wendy D 2,226
Erica Ellis 2,202
JAPOV 2,198
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,041
maccharles 2,014
DukeWill 1,988
floyd jane 1,985
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Iggy 1,652
Noel Downs 1,633
Rick Heenan 1,608
Cal 1,574
GocartMoz 1,559
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
RogerS 1,473
Tom Franz 1,473
Chuck Crowe 1,441
Ralph Blight 1,440
Rick Norton 1,429
Kenneth Cade 1,429
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,409
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Deej56 1,377
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,294
Gerry 1,268
DakLander 1,265
lane1777 1,260
PeteG 1,242
Ian Ferrin 1,235
Glen King 1,214
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
summeoyo 1,174
Diane Ewing 1,158
IronKnee 1,153
joro 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
9ne 1,015
argo 986
peaden 984
90 dB 964
Wolvman 960
ckiphen 925
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 829
ant 798
Juan 797
TKO 784
Dayson 781
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
Andy K 749
Andy Kemp 741
tbryson 737
Jackie444 731
3daveyO3 704
Dixie 701
Irwin 697
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
Moosesong 668
Pat Hardy 667
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
R&M 612
NaomiSue 601
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 566
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
BonzaiWag 523
Roderic 522
BB Wilbur 513
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
dmk 442
Rob L 439
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
VNORTH2 390
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
Ann_F 379
iggyiggy 378
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
Alek 369
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Z - man 350
JamesDF5 348
John K 348
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 294
markus-ky 292
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Top Likes Received
JAPOV 13
MikeW 3
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Serious Contributor
OP Offline
Serious Contributor
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Here's the latest update that's gone out to the ASC mailing list. I know there are a few people here who are interested, so I hope you don't mind me posting the information here too.


Australian Songwriters Conference:
Event Update!
28th February 2008

Hi there everyone,

It's been 12 long months in the planning, with lots of challenges and excitement here at ASC headquarters as we speed towards our first annual ASC - in just 14 weeks time! I'm so looking forward to meeting you all in June!

Here's the latest...


PUBLISHER PITCHING (No, you're not allowed to throw them!)
I've confirmed some AMAZING Publishers for you to pitch your songs to. This is it folks! If you have ever wanted the chance to put your bestsongs in front of the people who actively seek material for artists, bands, films and TV, this is where you need to be! Have you got the right stuff? Great! Now all you need is to be heard, right? Here is the list of Publishers we've confirmed so far - and I believe we are incredibly fortunate to have the best in the business for our event:

Matthew Donlevy - Peer Music
Keith Welsh - Rough Cut Music
Peter Paterson - Shock Music Publishing
Ralph Carr - Standard Music Publishing
Simon Moor - Sony/ATV
John Clifford - Vitamin A (Production arm of Universal MP Aust.)

...and there are more Publisher confirmations on the way. Bios and photos will hit the website soon but I recommend you start doing your research online NOW. Get to know who these power brokers of publishing are, and get your absolute BEST songs ready for pitching. Demo CD's will be the preference for the song pitch sessions during the event. A separate email will be sent out soon to the Attendees mailing list with information about the pitching process.


PRO SPEAKERS AND MENTORS
Wow! I'm so excited about the wonderful positive response I get when speaking with prospective Faculty members. We have some incredibly talented and generous songwriters and industry professionals joining us, and I know their experience, knowledge and wisdom will benefit all of us as we strive to become better at our craft.

I'm still confirming Speakers and Mentors, but those I've confirmed so far are:

Jason Blume - US Hit Songwriter (Pop, R&B, Country) Author, Teacher
Phil Buckle - Hit Songwriter (Rock, Pop, Production)
Mystery Guest TBC - Hit Songwriter (Country)
Gary Pinto - Hit Songwriter (Pop, R&B/Urban, Christian)
Bill Chambers - Pro Songwriter, Producer (Blues, Roots, Folk)
Ray Burton (Mentor) - Hit Songwriter
Mystery Guest TBC (Mentor) - Hit Songwriter
Adrian Hannan - Hit Producer
Di Torossian - Publishing/A&R Expert
Jules Munro - Music Industry Lawyer

Photos and bios for all the new confirmations will hit the website soon.


SONG CONTEST
Now that the majority of Faculty is in place, I will be announcing the Song Contest shortly. I'm still working on the prizes, but it will be short and sweet and for attendees only, so sign up for the conference ASAP to be part of the song contest in a few weeks time. The prize for the best song overall will include a full refund of your conference
package fee! Wooo Hooo!


MEDIA
All being well, there will be a few articles and interviews coming up in the trade and street magazines and also on radio about the ASC, but our advertising budget is extremely tight, so I need your help to make this event the best it can be. Please tell your friends about it, call your local radio station, drop an email to your local newspaper or music organisation - and ask them to let songwriters in your area know about the Australian Songwriters Conference. This event is the first of its kind to be held in Australia and I want all our songwriters around the country to have the opportunity to be part of our wonderful
inaugural event.

Media can be directed to the ASC website at:
www.australiansongwritersconference.com.au

or directly to me:
Mobile: 0412 149 094
Email lisa@australiansongwritersconference.com.au.

I really appreciate your help with this, so thanks in advance!


SIGNING UP
There are still a few Early Bird Specials available, so if you'd like extra song pitch opportunities and a personal, one-on-one critique session with US Hit Songwriter, Best Selling Author and international teacher, Jason Blume, sign up soon at the website. Oh - and don't forget about the 15% discount off conference packages for members of selected organisations. Check out the website for details and contact me if you have any questions.

See you in 14 weeks!



Warm regards,
Lisa smile


Lisa Butler
Founder/Coordinator
Australian Songwriters Conference

PO Box 122
Woy Woy NSW 2256
Australia

Phone within Australia: 02) 43443260
From outside Australia: +61 2 43443260 (GMT +11 hours)
Mobile: 0412 149 094

E-mail: lisa@AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au
Website: www.AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 116
C
Serious Contributor
Offline
Serious Contributor
C
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 116
Looking forward to seeing you there Lisa

Cliff


How many song writers does it take to change a light bulb ?

Change !!!! WTF ....

I Ain't changing nuthin ....
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Serious Contributor
OP Offline
Serious Contributor
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Hi Cliff,

I'm looking forward to meeting you too! FYI, late last week I confirmed Brooke McClymont, who will give a talk about writing songs for the Australian Country music market, and today I confirmed Barbara Hannan, one of Australia's top hit Rock songwriters. I'm really excited about both confirmations! Barb and Phil Buckle have worked together numerous times and they will probably give a talk together as well.

Less than 12 weeks to go! I'm finalising the song contest arrangements now so you'll get an email about that in the next week or two.

Take care and keep in touch!

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 15
Casual Observer
Offline
Casual Observer
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 15
I was just in Sydney last week.I have a cd being played in Tamworth,on a private radio station.I am new to just plain folk ,so i didn't know about you or i would have looked you up.I play classic country,30+yrs.I am presently doing a single act locally here i Kamloops B.C. Canada...Carl

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Serious Contributor
OP Offline
Serious Contributor
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
ASC UPDATE: 9th April 2008

Hi there everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know about the new Media Page we've put together at the ASC website.

Publicity is about to kick in hard with an ad campaign going to air on NBN television in the next few days, which will cover the region from the Central coast of NSW right up to the QLD Gold Coast and inland to New England and the Northern Tablelands.

In the meantime, there are already a few press articles that have been placed in the Media Pages, PLUS my very first radio interview which went to air live from Coast FM 96.3 yesterday. So check that one out! It went for 20 minutes, so we've broken it up into three sections for easier download.

Only nine weeks to go, and the event is starting to book up fast, so if you haven't yet signed up, PLEASE don't wait any longer or you will miss out!


Warm regards,

Lisa Butler
Founder/Coordinator
Australian Songwriters Conference

PO Box 122
Woy Woy NSW 2256
Australia

Phone within Australia: 02) 43443260
From outside Australia: +61 2 43443260 (GMT +10 hours)
Mobile: 0412 149 094

E-mail: lisa@AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au
Website: www.AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au


ASC SPONSORS:
Ettalong Beach Club & Mantra Resort: www.ettalongbeachclub.com.au
The Lean Thinking Company: www.thinklean.com.au
RAW Music & Media Group: www.musicinmedia.com
Macron Music: www.macronmusic.com.au
Taxi: www.taxi.com
Imaginotion Songs: www.imaginotionsongs.com
Songsalive!: www.songsalive.org
Imagi-Notes Magazine: www.imagi-notes.imaginotionsongs.net

Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Serious Contributor
OP Offline
Serious Contributor
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 157
Hi there everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know that the deadline to register for your place at the Australian Songwriters Conference is 8th May 2008 (AEST) - less than a week away - so if you are planning to join us, please go to the website at www.australiansongwritersconference.com.au and sign up ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Warm regards,

Lisa Butler
Founder/Coordinator
Australian Songwriters Conference

PO Box 122
Woy Woy NSW 2256
Australia

Phone within Australia: 02) 43443260
From outside Australia: +61 2 43443260 (GMT +10 hours)
Mobile: 0412 149 094

E-mail: lisa@AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au
Website: www.AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au


ASC SPONSORS:
Ettalong Beach Club & Mantra Resort: www.ettalongbeachclub.com.au
The Lean Thinking Company: www.thinklean.com.au
RAW Music & Media Group: www.musicinmedia.com
Macron Music: www.macronmusic.com.au
Taxi: www.taxi.com
Imaginotion Songs: www.imaginotionsongs.com
Songsalive!: www.songsalive.org
Imagi-Notes Magazine: www.imagi-notes.imaginotionsongs.net

------------------------------------------------------

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 116
C
Serious Contributor
Offline
Serious Contributor
C
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 116
I've been guilty of not posting earlier than this , but I've been busy writing over the last week or so since the conference finished ....:)
.

Lisa , thanks for organising it.

It was fantastic . Deninitly something that any one in Australia who is serious about song writing should attend . The education side was great . Any one who hasn't seen Jason Blume should see him . He is really aiming at letting you know where the bar is if you want to be a commercially successful song writer .

The standard of the writing of the attendee's was higher than at any other songwriting function I've been too .

There were some people who attended the S3 APRA summit as well and the feed back I got from them was that the ASC was much better at providing songwriter education than S3 .

Probably the best aspect was the opportunity to network with other people who are serious about their songwriting and I've made several contacts which I will be following up with over the next months . The other great opportunity was the chance to talk and network with the mentors who were only to willing to talk about their experiences .

Cliff


How many song writers does it take to change a light bulb ?

Change !!!! WTF ....

I Ain't changing nuthin ....

Link Copied to Clipboard
Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Newest Members
Sixth_Sense, kieranmartin6223, idadalton, cecileemusic, uwehuber1988
21,364 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics122,732
Posts1,149,182
Members21,364
Most Online37,523
Jan 25th, 2020
Just Plain Quotes
"The music industry is filled with risk takers, but not so filled with people who educate themselves before taking the leap." –Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
There are no members with birthdays on this day.
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5