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Larry Beaird – Arranging the Hit – September 21st, 2014 – Deadline Extended

Larry Beaird, owner and operator of the Beaird Music Group Studios in Nashville is taking his songwriter workshop, Arranging the Hit, on the road! He’s headed to San Diego, CA to talk with songwriters about how to make their songs more commercial. The date for the workshop is September 21st, 2014 from 6-9pm. This will be a co-op event with SDSG and the NSAI San Diego chapter.

SDSG Event: Speed Dating For Writers, Performers and Engineers

This is a MEMBERS only event. Admission is Free to current SDSG members. Please note you must RSVP, as openings are limited.

Note: If you would like to participate in this event and your membership has expired you will need to renew your membership. To join or renew your annual membership dues please go to the If you need to know your membership status please contact us.

Jim Attebery of Durango Songwriters Expo Listening Session

SDSG begins our 32nd year with a chance to meet with and have your songs heard and critiqued by Jim Attebery, the co-founder and President of The Durango Songwriter’s Expo, a premier national singer-songwriter event since it was founded in 1996. The meeting will be held at one of San Diego’s finest recording facilities, Studio West, thanks to the studio’s support for SDSG.

Submit Your Songs
Online Submission Extended to Sunday January 12th, 2014 at 3:00PM

22nd Annual Song Contest Results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 22th annual song contest. All the songs entered were amazing. San Diego definitely has a lot of talent. Here is a review of the song contest..Thanks and appreciation to the judges for their time and willingness to be a part of this event. They did an excellent job. Thank You for the contest sponsors for their generosity and support. great appreciation for the volunteers who gave their time and effort to make this event happen. Get your songs ready for next years song contest.

SDSG’s 22nd Annual Song Contest November 4, 2013

For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page.

SDSG’s 22nd Annual Song Contest will be held Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Country Inn & Suites in Sorrento Valley. For complete detail on how to enter and contest rules go to the song contest page. The contest is a popular tradition for San Diego writers, and offers a unique opportunity to hear a tremendous cross section of local work. Prize winners are to be selected by a panel of industry professionals in this exciting event on November 4, during which song entries recorded on CD are played for both judges and audience to hear. Songs will be heard, winners will be announced, and prizes awarded on this jam packed night, an exciting prospect indeed. If you are a songwriter, or a producer or artist looking for some new material, please join us at Country Inn & Suites, 5975 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego 92121 on November 4th!

Support ‘San Diego Handmade’ For Anchorman 2!

For the San Diego Songwriter’s Guild May event, we held an informal “Work In Progress” workshop where our members presented songs that were in various stages of production, for ideas as to how they could better prepare them for commercial use. Mark Hattersley, Diane Waters & Tim Mudd sat on the panel and moderated the open discussion.

Toward the end of the night, one of our members and…

Work in Progress – Event

We all know the feeling of uncertainty that can accompany creative efforts, and the challenges that arise when a work is in progress. At SDSG, we often hear from members who are hesitant to present a song that is unfinished…

SDSG’s Summer Jam at Rancho Bohemia Saturday, June 29th.

SDSG Summer Party and Jam

SDSG’s Summer Jam at Rancho Bohemia Saturday, June 29th.

Join us for a gathering of friends at Rancho Bohemia, the country estate maintained by Mark & Barby Hattersley, for an extended afternoon into the wee hours escapade of camaraderie and celebration accompanied by extemporaneous melodic and rhythmic improvisation, food, laughter and libations.