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  • Elizabeth C. Axford
    Apply now for PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS A Barbara Cloyd Songwriting Workshop THURS FEB 26 through SAT FEB 28 to be held at THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, NASHVILLE TN with Scott
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 8, 2009
      Apply now for
      PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS

      A Barbara Cloyd Songwriting Workshop
      THURS FEB 26 through SAT FEB 28
      to be held at
      THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, NASHVILLE TN
      with
      Scott Gunter - Universal Publishing
      Rusty Gaston - This Music
      Tim Hunze - Stage Three Music Publishing
      Melanie Howard - Harlan Howard Songs
      Megan Galbraith - Crosstown Songs
      Shannon Myers - One Music Group
      (See publishers bios at www.barbaracloyd.com/workshops.htm)

      Started in 2002, these workshops have led to single-song contracts for
      several writers and the offer of a staff-writing deal for two. Many
      participants now have open doors on Music Row with publishers they met
      at the workshop. Even more have found fruitful cowriting relationships
      and lasting friendships. And all the writers who attend a Play for
      Publishers workshop come away with a deeper understanding of what the
      demands of the market are and how to bring their songwriting to the
      next level.

      This three-day event is for songwriters with a desire to write for the
      commercial Country market. Writers are invited to apply (see details
      below) and sixteen applicants will be selected for their originality,
      creativity and craftsmanship. These writers will have a chance to be
      heard by six established publishers - successful professionals who get
      songs cut by major-label artists and sign staff writers. They are not
      paid for their time - they are there because they are genuinely
      interested in finding talented new writers.

      During the workshop there are three different listening sessions, each
      attended by two of the publishers. The sixteen writers selected
      present one song at each session (live or a recording), and the group
      listens to the publishers and Barbara give feedback on the craft and
      commercial potential of the writing.
      This gives every writer who is selected a chance to spark the interest
      of six different publishers, and, equally important, by listening to
      the feedback on all the songs, it gives them valuable insight into
      what qualities a song needs to have in order to get cut. The workshop
      also introduces the participants to other talented writers who are
      serious about their careers.
      To add to the experience, those who want to can play at R'ichard's
      Cafe, a popular local music venue, and attend a show with hit writers
      at The Bluebird Cafe.
      Writers who are not selected to present songs to publishers are
      invited to attend and audit the workshop. Auditors participate in
      every way except to play songs for publishers. On the last day of the
      workshop there will be time for each auditor to present a song to the
      group and get feedback from Barbara and the other participants.
      APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
      The deadline is MON JAN 19th.. All applications received by 5 PM will
      be considered.

      To apply send -
      1. Three songs
      2. Lyrics
      3. Contact info including phone number and email address
      4. A $15 non-refundable application fee
      If applying by mail:
      Send the songs on cassette or CD, lyric sheets and a check or money
      order to:
      Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop
      PO Box 121497
      Nashville, TN 37212
      Please makes checks payable to Barbara
      Cloyd.

      If you need to send your package over-night, please use the US Postal
      Service and send it to the PO Box address. If you need to use Fed Ex
      or UPS, please call or email for the street address as they will not
      deliver to a post office box.
      If applying on line:
      Email an mp3 of each song to barbaracloyd@.... To avoid
      delivery problems, please send each mp3 in a separate email. Also,
      please type or paste the lyrics into the body of the email. Be sure to
      include your phone number. Pay on line with Pay Pal at
      http://www.barbaracloyd.com/workshops.htm#payonline
      RECEIVING NOTIFICATION:
      All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been
      accepted. Notice will be sent by email no later than 5 PM on Friday
      Jan 23rd. Those without email will receive a letter.
      TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK:
      Applicants who would like to receive feedback on their songs instead
      of just a "Yes" or "No" can pay an additional $30 for a total of $45.
      Feedback will be sent within 3 weeks of the close of the application
      process.
      AUDITING:
      Because the workshop is such an incredible learning experience, any
      writer who is not among the sixteen chosen to present songs is allowed
      to sit in and "audit" the workshop. Those who audit participate in
      every way except for presenting their songs to publishers. On the
      final day of the workshop, all auditors will have a chance to present
      one song to the group of participants and get feedback from Barbara
      and the other writers. Applicants who would like to audit should make
      that known after the selection process is finished on Sept 12th.

      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
      * It's okay to submit co-written songs

      * The demos can be fully produced studio demos, work tapes sung into a
      hand-held tape recorder, or anything in-between. Songs will be judged
      on the quality of the writing, not the quality of the demo. Just be
      sure the vocals and chords can be heard.

      *At the workshop you do not have to be able to perform your songs live
      - you can play a demo recording.

      * Feel free to submit your very best songs in any genre, even if they
      may not fit the Country market - we are looking for songwriters with
      personality, creativity and originality who want to apply their
      talents to the Nashville market - not just those who already write
      Country songs. However, if you are not interested in writing for the
      commercial Country market, this is not the workshop for you.

      * If co-writers ask to participate as a team, taking only one of the
      sixteen spots, there is a $150 fee for each additional co-writer.
      WORKSHOP DETAILS:

      Location: Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Rd, Nashville TN 37215
      Cost: $275 (Financial assistance available)
      The fee to audit is $150.
      Lodging: Writers secure their own lodging. A list of options will be
      provided to those who request it.
    • Elizabeth C. Axford
      Apply now for PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS with Scott Gunter - Universal Publishing Rusty Gaston - This Music Jennifer Chaffin - Curb Music Publishing Kos Weaver -
      Message 2 of 3 , May 2, 2009
        Apply now for
        PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS
        with
        Scott Gunter - Universal Publishing
        Rusty Gaston - This Music
        Jennifer Chaffin - Curb Music Publishing
        Kos Weaver - Disney Music
        Jennifer Johnson - Golden Vault Music
        Greg Gallo - Greg Gallo Music

        (See publishers bios at www.barbaracloyd.com/workshops.htm)

        Started in 2002, these workshops have led to single-song contracts for several writers and the offer of a staff-writing deal for two. Many participants now have open doors on Music Row with publishers they met at the workshop. Even more have found fruitful cowriting relationships and lasting friendships. And all the writers who attend a Play for Publishers workshop come away with a deeper understanding of what the demands of the market are and how to bring their songwriting to the next level.

        This three-day event is for songwriters with a desire to write for the commercial Country market. Writers are invited to apply (see details below) and sixteen applicants will be selected for their originality, creativity and craftsmanship. These writers will have a chance to be heard by six established publishers - successful professionals who get songs cut by major-label artists and sign staff writers. They are not paid for their time - they are there because they are genuinely interested in finding talented new writers.

        During the workshop there are three different listening sessions, each attended by two of the publishers. The sixteen writers selected present one song at each session (live or a recording), and the group listens to the publishers and Barbara give feedback on the craft and commercial potential of the writing.

        This gives every writer who is selected a chance to spark the interest of six different publishers, and, equally important, by listening to the feedback on all the songs, it gives them valuable insight into what qualities a song needs to have in order to get cut. The workshop also introduces the participants to other talented writers who are serious about their careers.

        To add to the experience, those who want to can play at R'ichard's Cafe, a popular local music venue, and attend a show with hit writers at The Bluebird Cafe.

        Writers who are not selected to present songs to publishers are invited to attend and audit the workshop. Auditors participate in every way except to play songs for publishers. On the last day of the workshop there will be time for each auditor to present a song to the group and get feedback from Barbara and the other participants.

        APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
        The deadline is MON MAY 18th.. All applications received by 5 PM will be considered.

        To apply send -
        1. Three songs
        2. Lyrics
        3. Contact info including phone number and email address
        4. A $15 non-refundable application fee

        If applying by mail:
        Send the songs on cassette or CD, lyric sheets and a check or money order to:
        Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop
        PO Box 121497
        Nashville, TN 37212
        Please makes checks payable to Barbara Cloyd.

        If you need to send your package over-night, please use the US Postal Service and send it to the PO Box address. If you need to use Fed Ex or UPS, please call or email for the street address as they will not deliver to a post office box.

        If applying on line:
        Email an mp3 of each song to barbaracloyd@.... To avoid delivery problems, please send each mp3 in a separate email. Also, please type or paste the lyrics into the body of the email. Be sure to include your phone number. Pay on line with Pay Pal at http://www.barbaracloyd.com/workshops.htm#payonline

        RECEIVING NOTIFICATION:
        All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted. Notice will be sent by email no later than 5 PM on Friday May 22nd. Those without email will receive a letter.

        TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK:
        Applicants who would like to receive feedback on their songs instead of just a "Yes" or "No" can pay an additional $30 for a total of $45. Feedback will be sent within 3 weeks of the close of the application process.

        AUDITING:
        Because the workshop is such an incredible learning experience, any writer who is not among the sixteen chosen to present songs is allowed to sit in and "audit" the workshop. Those who audit participate in every way except for presenting their songs to publishers. On the final day of the workshop, all auditors will have a chance to present one song to the group of participants and get feedback from Barbara and the other writers. Applicants who would like to audit should make that known after the selection process is finished on May 22nd.

        ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
        * It's okay to submit co-written songs

        * The demos can be fully produced studio demos, work tapes sung into a hand-held tape recorder, or anything in-between. Songs will be judged on the quality of the writing, not the quality of the demo. Just be sure the voc als and chords can be heard.

        *At the workshop you do not have to be able to perform your songs live - you can play a demo recording.

        * Feel free to submit your very best songs in any genre, even if they may not fit the Country market - we are looking for songwriters with personality, creativity and originality who want to apply their talents to the Nashville market - not just those who already write Country songs. However, if you are not interested in writing for the commercial Country market, this is not the workshop for you.

        * If co-writers ask to participate as a team, taking only one of the sixteen spots, there is a $150 fee for each additional co-writer.

        WORKSHOP DETAILS:

        Location: Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Rd, Nashville TN 37215
        Cost: $275 (Financial assistance available)
        The fee to audit is $150.
        Lodging: Writers secure their own lodging. A list of affordable options will be provided to those who request it.

        SCHEDULE:
        Thurs June 25
        9 AM to 2:30 PM Introduction to writing for Music Row by Barbara Cloyd (lunch break at noon.)
        2:30 to 4 PM Q&A session with a working writer
        7 PM Writers Night at R'ichard's Cafe - all writers attending the workshop are welcome to play..

        Fri June 26
        8:30 AM Listening session with 2 publishers
        12:00 Lunch break (Lunch provided.)
        1 PM to 4 PM Listening session with 2 publishers
        6 :30 PM Show at The Bluebird Cafe with hit writers

        Sat June 27
        9 AM Listening session with 2 publishers
        1:30 PM to 4:30 PM Auditors present songs and get feedback from the group
        7 PM Party and song swap

        (For more information visit www.barbaracloyd.com or email barbaracloyd@... .)

        ***
      • pianopress2001
        Applications are open now through Sept 14th for PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS a Barbara Cloyd Songwriting Workshop THURS OCT 22 through SAT OCT 24 to be held at THE
        Message 3 of 3 , Sep 3, 2009
          Applications are open now through Sept 14th for
          PLAY FOR PUBLISHERS

          a Barbara Cloyd Songwriting Workshop

          THURS OCT 22 through SAT OCT 24
          to be held at
          THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, NASHVILLE TN
          with
          Scott Gunter - Universal Publishing
          Mike Doyle - Major Bob Music
          Shane Barrett - ole Music
          Freeman Wizer - Universal Publishing
          Nate Lowery - Cornman Music
          and one more publisher TBA
          (See publishers bios at www.barbaracloyd.com/workshops.htm)

          This three-day event is for songwriters with a desire to write for the commercial Country market. Writers are invited to apply (see details below) and sixteen applicants will be selected for their originality, creativity and craftsmanship. These writers will have a chance to be heard by six established publishers - successful professionals who get songs cut by major-label artists and sign staff writers. They are not paid for their time - they are there because they are genuinely interested in finding talented new writers.

          During the workshop there are three different listening sessions, each attended by two of the publishers. The sixteen writers selected present one song at each session (live or a recording), and the group listens to the publishers and Barbara give feedback on the craft and commercial potential of the writing.

          This gives every writer who is selected a chance to spark the interest of six different publishers, and, equally important, by listening to the feedback on all the songs, it gives them valuable insight into what qualities a song needs to have in order to get cut. The workshop also introduces the participants to other talented writers who are serious about their careers.

          To add to the experience, those who want to can play at R'ichard's Cafe, a popular local music venue, and attend a show with hit writers at The Bluebird Cafe.

          Writers who are not selected to present songs to publishers are invited to attend and audit the workshop. Auditors participate in every way except to play songs for publishers. On the last day of the workshop there will be time for each auditor to present a song to the group and get feedback from Barbara and the other participants.

          APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
          The deadline is MON. SEPT. 14th.

          To apply send -
          1. Three songs
          2. Lyrics
          3. Contact info including phone number and email address
          4. A $15 non-refundable application fee

          If applying by mail:
          Include:
          1. The songs on CD or cassette (If possible, put all three songs on one CD or cassette.)
          2. Lyric sheets
          3. Your phone number and email address (use street address if you don't have email.)
          4. Check or money order

          Mail to:
          Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop
          PO Box 121497
          Nashville TN 37212

          Please make checks payable to Barbara Cloyd. If you need to send your package over-night, please use the US Postal Service and send it to the PO Box address. If you need to use Fed Ex or UPS, please call or email for the street address as they will not deliver to a post office box.

          If applying on line:
          1. Email an mp3 of each song to barbara@... . To insure delivery, send each one in a separate email.
          2. Type or paste the lyrics into the body of the email. (No Word or pdf attachments, please.)
          3. Be sure to include phone numbers.
          4. Pay with Pay Pal

          RECEIVING NOTIFICATION:
          All applicants will be notified whether or not they have been accepted. Notice will be sent by email no later than 5 PM Central on Friday Sept 18th. Those without email will receive a letter.

          TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK:
          Applicants who would like to receive feedback on their three songs instead of just a "Yes" or "No" can pay an additional $30 for a total of $45. Feedback will be sent within 2 weeks of the close of the application process.

          AUDITING:
          Because the workshop is such an incredible learning experience, any writer who is not among the sixteen chosen to present songs is allowed to sit in and "audit" the workshop. Those who audit participate in every way except for presenting their songs to publishers. On the final day of the workshop, all auditors will have a chance to present one song to the group of participants and get feedback from Barbara and the other writers. Applicants who would like to audit should make that known after the selection process is finished on Sept 18th.

          FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
          1. Q. Can I submit co-written songs?
          A. Yes
          2. Q. What kind of demos should I submit?
          A. You can send anything from a fully-produced studio demo to a work tape sung into a hand-held cassette. Submit your best
          songs, regardless of the quality of the demo. Songs will be judged on the the writing, NOT on the demo.
          3. Q. What if I can't perform my songs??
          A. Then you can play recordings of your songs at the workshop.
          4. Q. What if I don't write Country songs?
          A. The publishers who attend are looking for great writers who WANT to write for the commercial Country market, not necessarily ones who already do. If they see great potential they may want to give writers an open door and help them develop. You are welcome to submit songs in any genre when you apply. However, if you are not interested in writing Country songs, this is not the workshop for you.
          5. Q. Can cowriters enter as a team?
          A. Yes - they are then asked to pay one fee for attending ($275) plus one fee for auditing ($150).
          6. Q. If I am selected, do the songs I present to the publishers have to be the same songs I sent in to apply?
          A. If you want to present different songs, you have to get them approved before the workshop.
          7. Q. If I can't attend the workshop can I still submit my songs to be presented to the publishers?
          A. No - the publishers aren't really looking for songs to pitch - they are looking for songwriters they may want to develop relationships with. They want to meet you. Plus the focus of the workshop is giving writers information and contacts that will help them progress towards their goal of success in the commercial market.

          WORKSHOP DETAILS:

          Location: Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Rd, Nashville TN 37215
          Cost: $275 (Financial assistance available)
          The fee to audit is $150.
          Lodging: Writers secure their own lodging. A list of options will be provided to those who request it.

          SCHEDULE:
          Thurs Oct 22
          9 AM to 2:30 PM Introduction to writing for Music Row by Barbara Cloyd
          2:30 to 4 PM Questions/answer session with guest songwriter Jane Bach
          7 PM Writers Night at R'ichard's Cafe - all writers attending the workshop are welcome to play..

          Fri Oct 23
          8:30 AM Listening session with 2 publishers
          12:00 Lunch break
          1 PM to 4 PM Listening session with 2 publishers
          6 :30 PM Show at The Bluebird Cafe with hit writers

          Sat Oct 24
          9:00 AM Listening session with 2 publishers
          1 PM to 4 PM Auditors present songs and get feedback from the group
          7 PM Dinner and song swap at Barbara's house
          (For more information visit www.barbaracloyd.com
          or email barbara@...)

          --
          Barbara Cloyd
          www.barbaracloyd.com
          www.cowriterconnection.com

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