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Winter Workshops part 1 - City Showcase: Session

Tuesday 18.01.2011 19:00

Venue : The Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL

Category : music workshop


Working in partnership with SongLink, the PRS For Music and ASCAP to host a series of two masterclasses for City Showcase Members.
This year the first of the series will be on 18 January 2011 and the second on 15 February 2011. They will both be held at The Apple Store in Regent Street in the upstairs theatre from 7pm – 9pm.
In the first session the panel of experts (Sean Devine – ASCAP, Jules Parker – songwriter and PRS for Music, David Stark – SongLink and Bill Padley – producer and songwriter) will give a hands-on songwriting and production masterclass with examples. Subjects that will be touched upon include song structure, lyrics, how songs work on radio, the production process what to expect from a producer, co-writes - how to organise the songwriting process, pitching a song, performance - getting the most out of your song.  The sessions will be extremely 'muso' albeit we will touch on the business of music also.  The aim is to help get a better understanding of the craft and how to progress a career in music.
After the first session, Members will be encouraged to use what they have learned by writing new works either alone or, ideally, collaborating.  We will be inviting all genres of musician to the event and encourage cross pollination of ideas and creativity.
At the second session, Members will be invited to perform these new works and discuss them with the panel.  We would strongly encourage people signing up to attend BOTH sessions.
Everyone is invited to attend these workshops for free.  However, please note that Members only will be invited to collaborate and perform at the second session. 

If you want to become a member of City Showcase – please see HERE for more information.

About City Showcase

City Showcase is the year-round festival of new music that is unique in offering aspiring musicians a stage to play on and a live network of professionals to socialise with.

As well as the annual Spotlight London event, City Showcase runs regular open mic nights (City Showcase: Rising), masterclasses with big names providing their expertise for free (City Showcase: Sessions) and real live social networking, face to face, at the City Showcase: Club.

City Showcase is a non-profit making venture.

City Showcase Festival 2011

This year's festival is taking place from 4-8 May 2011.  Check out HERE on how to apply.


Line Up:

Bill Padley

Bill Padley’s mission is to write and produce great, radio-friendly pop tunes.

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David Stark

David Stark has worked in the music business for over thirty years,

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Jules Parker

Jules joined PRS for Music in 2007.

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Ralph Murphy

Born in England; raised in Canada, the well-travelled Ralph Murphy has worked extensively on both sides of the Atlantic during his music career.

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Seán Devine

Seán Devine is Vice President, Membership, UK/Europe of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

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