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Saturday, January 19, from 10 AM-4:30 PM.
23rd Annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering
Glendale Public Library -- 5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ  

The sounds of acoustic music fill the air as dozens of musicians, songwriters
and audience members come to Glendale Main Library for an all-day
celebration of creativity and performance.

Highlights of the 2019 event include the induction of ASA President,
Jon Iger, into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame during a
special ceremony and concert. Additionally, there will be over 45 live
musical performances on two stages all day, plus music and entertainment
workshops on a variety of topics. Song crafting, music licensing, and
“breaking down the door” to get through to the people that matter are
just a few of the subjects being presented. A popular returning program
is a Q&A session with music and entertainment attorneys.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from
Into the Fire Pizza & Catering


This event is held in partnership with the Arizona Songwriters Association
and is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records,
a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute
of Museum and Library Services.



-------------Full Schedule of Event and Performers-----------------------

http://www.azsongwriters.net/2019_schedule.pdf

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Some of the Activities and Workshops are:

SONGWRITING DYNAMICS 10:00 – 11:30 AM.  AUDITORIUM
Arizona Songwriters Association President, Jon Iger, and accomplished
members Randy Brown, Rhonda Hitchcock-Mast, Shelly LaBash, and Steve
Parrish will offer a panel discussion on the basics of writing songs and
lyrics.  They will also share some resources available to writers to help
further their quest for writing great songs.  Bring your questions!

HOW TO KEEP YOUR DUKES UP IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
10:00 – 11:30 AM. LARGE MEETING ROOM
Ms. Krystle Delgado will talk about the usual legal pitfalls that independent
musicians encounter in the industry. She will go through the steps that you
should take to protect your rights and to advocate for yourself. After her
presentation, Ms. Delgado and Mr. James Marovich will be on hand to answer
questions about licensing, copyright, releases, trade names, trademarks, and
protection of your ideas and works.  

BEING CREATIVELY PRODUCTIVE LIFE-LONG...
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM. LARGE MEETING ROOM
JoAnn Braheny will provide an overview (with some practical exercises) of
how to stimulate and manage your creative process, whether you are an
amateur or highly accomplished. The inner critic, how ideas are formed,
successful collaboration work-styles, career-path patterns, and more.  

BREAKING DOWN THE DOOR:
GET THROUGH TO THE PEOPLE THAT MATTER

11:30 – 12:45 PM. AUDITORIUM
Veteran music publisher/producer Les Scott will offer invaluable insight on
how to get your music into the right hands, and how to make a good
impression from the start.  At this workshop you will learn: how and
where to meet the gatekeepers and decision makers; how to research
a company prior to approaching them; how to compose strong introduction
letters; how to create & present a strong project proposal; how to create
a positive web-presence; and the current range of monies being paid to
creators for their various types of work.  If time permits, Mr. Scott will
show a royalty earnings flow chart and give a brief overview of the newly
passed “Music Modernization Act.”  

SONG CRITIQUE SESSION 1:00 – 3:00 PM. LARGE MEETING ROOM
Publisher/producer Les Scott and songwriter Randy Brown will offer positive,
constructive feedback on your songs.  Bring your song preferably on CD or
perform live.  Lyric Sheets are mandatory (bring 2 copies).  Songs selected at random.   

LISTEN & PITCH WITH FERVOR RECORDS 12:45 – 2:00 PM. AUDITORIUM
David Hilker and Jeff Freundlich have led Fervor to international prominence
with the prolific licensing of their diverse catalogs. With music from the
1920s forward the highly sought after indie label achieves literally tens of
thousands of song placements annually across all media platforms. Hilker,
Freundlich and Fervor A&R man Jacob Nathan will play a few of the label’s
most successful songs, then listen to your music! Bring your song on CD
with lyric sheets. Songs selected at random.  

CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL SONGWRITER - LIVE!
2:00 – 3:15 PM. AUDITORIUM
Hit songwriter Shelly Peiken started out in this business as a wide-eyed
20-something.  Many years later, she was the same age as the 20-something’s
mothers and having hot flashes while they programmed “backing tracks.” 
With the realization and acceptance that change is inevitable, Shelly made
some adjustments and found that there is still purposeful work to be done and
room for her after all.  And then she wrote a book about it! 
Shelly will share her journey through song & monologue.   

JON IGER:
ARIZONA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY

3:30 – 4:30 PM. AUDITORIUM
Jon Iger's contributions to the Arizona music community include 40 plus
years as president of the Arizona Songwriters Association, 23 years
co-producing the annual Arizona Songwriters Gathering, and 10 years
on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall
of Fame, where he still serves on the Advisory Council. Jon is also a
former Capitol recording artist, songwriter and publisher whose songs
have been placed in numerous television shows and movies. Among
his other fun, musical escapades are…taking first place honors in the
prestigious, national Rocky Mountain Songwriting Competition with
long-time co-writer, Craig Griffin; singing background vocals on
Bobby Bare’s Down & Dirty album on CBS along with Lacy J. Dalton;
working with songwriting legend Jimmy Webb in L.A, before he had
any hits; co-writing the first single (with Kacey Jones) for Ethel &
the Shameless Hussies on MCA Records Nashville! 
And best of all…there are a great many songwriters who attribute a
portion of their success to Arizona Songwriters and Jon Iger's support
and commitment to the craft of songwriting. He will be honored
during an induction into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of
Fame for his impact on music and songwriting in Arizona. 
Presentation by AMEHOF President Mark Myers, Board Member
Ralph Black and inductee J. David Sloan. 



HIT SONGWRITER, SHELLY PEIKEN: IN PERSON...
Tues, January 22, 6:00PM @ Fiddlers Dream 
"CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL SONGWRITER LIVE! "

NSAI Phoenix welcomes hit songwriter Shelly Peiken for an intimate look
into her songwriting and success! Tues Jan 22, 6:00pm Fiddlers Dream

*If you are interested, please email me at kalee@nashvillesongwriters.com

Fiddler’s Dream is located at 1702 E Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85020.
There will be light refreshments and plenty of new friends. Come out and enjoy!
Non-NSAI members are welcome so bring friends!


shellypeiken.com
shelly peiken

  


      3rd SATURDAY "SONGS IN PROGRESS" WORKSHOP

         SATURDAY, February 16th, 1pm to 4pm


        Glendale Public Library
         (In the LARGE meeting room)
        5959 W. Brown St., Glendale, AZ 85302  
 (Southwest corner of 59th Avenue & Brown Street, between
        Olive Avenue and Peoria Avenue)

        Hosted by
        RANDY BROWN and JON IGER    
          
    Randy Brown    Jon Iger
                
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Meet with Arizona Songwriters Association members and hosts
Jon Iger and Randy Brown, to get constructive feedback on your song,
finished or not, BEFORE you go into the studio!
Perform it live or bring a CD or work tape.
This is a FREE opportunity and a laid back atmosphere.
Randy and Jon have taught songwriting classes at the MIM
(Musical Instrument Museum), and have had songs placed
in many movies and TV shows.
Jon has also had major label cuts on MCA and Capitol Records.

If you are bringing a song to be reviewed,
please bring extra copies of your lyric sheet (10 to 20). 

There's a better chance for more feedback when everyone
can see the lyrics.

Monthly Workshop Dates for 2019

February 16th -- March 16th -- April 20th -- May 18th
June 15th -- July 20th -- August 17th -- September 21st 
October 19th -- November 16th -- December 21st

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         For more info email Jon at:  Jon@IgerMusic.com

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