Listening Session with Guest Speaker Mark Mazzetti

Sunday, April 10th, 2016


Legend Building at Petco Park Social Lounge & Rooftop Deck

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.

Mark Mazzetti is an internationally respected music A&R executive and producer with a long history of creating Grammy Award winning records which have sold over 40 million copies world-wide. Mark has held positions as Executive VP of A&R at A&M Records and Executive VP and Special Assistant to the Co-Chairman and President of A&M Records, Jerry Moss.

Most recently Mark has been in the studio in LA producing young artists that include:

  • Mary Bee
  • Zach Gospe
  • Sidney Loraine
  • Kerry Fenster
  • Taylor Poe
  • Eric Eden and
  • Josh Tazman.

Mark has served as A&R executive for many artists including

  • Sting
  • Janet Jackson
  • Amy Grant
  • Dishwalla
  • Aaron Neville
  • Bryan Adams
  • Simple Minds
  • Madonna
  • John Mayer and
  • Elton John

Mark continues to develop young artists who release indie and major label records while also creating masters for placements in film, TV and video games.  Finding artists and assisting in creating the best music they can create are part of Mark’s work at RECORD COMPANY IN A BOX.

Mark will guide songwriters on how to recognize the level of their craft and then move forward to develop that craft – taking their music and lyric writing to higher levels of excellence and commercial appeal.  He will also discuss how to approach collaborations in writing and what to look for in other writers.  Attendees can look forward to Mark sharing his experience and prospective as an A&R executive at A&M Records as well as his latest endeavors.

Members and attendees will have the opportunity to pitch one original song to Mark for evaluation, critique, and feedback.   Mark is looking for songs and writers to sign to his publishing company -Pop /rock /alternative/ rhythmic/dance/EDM.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT, AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY.  All attendees will be required to pre-register on the SDSG website. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Registration deadline is midnight, Thursday, April 7th. 

Bring song on CD, track marked on CD if necessary, and several copies of lyric sheets.

It is not necessary to bring a song to critique to benefit from the workshop.  You will be able to watch, listen, participate and meet fellow peers. It’s all part of learning. In fact, if you are not chosen to present, please understand that the workshop provides value in so many ways.

Song critique is provided by the Guest Speaker, and if time, comments from the floor. It is at the Guest Speaker’s discretion as to how much of the song he/she wishes to hear (when to fade song) before he is ready to provide a valuable, educated, and expert critique.

There is no parking available at the Legend  Building.  Street parking is available (Free Sunday) or garage parking is $1/Hour at 6th and K Parkade

Online registration for this event is closed

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