Author: sdsongwriters

Music Business 101 for Songwriters with Special Guest Jerimaya Grabher August 28th

Jerimaya Grabher

On August 28, 2016 the San Diego Songwriter’s Guild is honored to welcome Jerimaya Grabher, Founding Partner and Manager of Global Positioning Services (GPS), a full service music management company. At this event .Jerimaya will share his insight on how the business actually WORKS for writers and artists and discuss tangible issues and strategies that writers of all levels will be able to leverage as they navigate the complex business of music and songwriting. We will also plan to have an extensive Q&A exchange where attending members and guests will be able to seek expert guidance on any number of varying concerns regarding the challenge of blending the commercial and artistic aspects of the craft.

Richard Harris – Robert Tepper Listening Session

Richard and Robert

SDSG presents Richard Harris – Robert Tepper Listening Session. Monday, July 25th, 2016 from 6PM-9PM at Legend Building at Petco Park Social Lounge & Rooftop Deck. Date: Monday, July 25th, 2016.

Time 6PM-9PM

Venue: Legend Building at Petco Park Social Lounge & Rooftop Deck

Address: 325 7th Avenue San Diego CA 92101 SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT, AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. To reserve your tickets see the end of this post. Richard and Robert will be sharing their experiences and prospective in the music industry. SDSG members and attendees will have the opportunity to present one original song to Richard and Robert for evaluation, critique, and feedback.

Guest Speaker – Nolan Sipe: “Pop Music- What Works”, June 18th 7-9 pm.

Nolan Sipe

On June 18th 7-9 pm Nolan Sipe will present his views on the current and future pop music trends, and tips on how to get your music on the radio- one of the best paying music gigs left in the industry. Nolan has success as a composer; and as a producer and engineer with multiple gold and platinum awards. He’ll be giving valuable suggestions on both composition and production techniques in today’s Pop music world.

Workshop: “Writing Songs for Money”

Jeff Paris

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Get ready for this workshop by Platinum & BMI Award Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist & Vocalist, PolyGram / Mercury Artist Jeff Paris. For this workshop, Jeff will walk participants through his experience as a staff and independent songwriter. He will guide the group through his workflow and skill development, which will include some active exercises and composition steps.

24th Annual Song Contest Results

Song Contest

San Diego Songwriter’s Guild 24th Annual Song Contest was held Monday, November 16, 2015 at the La Jolla Brewing Company. The contest is a popular tradition for San Diego writers, and offers a unique opportunity to hear a tremendous cross section of local work by San Diego songwriters. Prize winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals, During the evening song entries were played for both judges and audience to hear. After all the songs were listened to, winners were announced, and prizes awarded. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 24th annual song contest. All the songs entered were amazing. San Diego definitely has a lot of talent. Here is an overview of the song contest…