SDSG opens the decade and our 29th year with a chance to meet and have your songs heard and critiqued by Jim Attebery, the co-founder and President of The Durango Songwriter’s Expo, one of the nation’s premier singer-songwriter events for over 15 years.
The Expo is held twice a year, once in Santa Barbara Wine Country, (this year’s event is February 24-26) and again in October in Boulder, Colorado. With over 40 music industry pros and hit songwriters present and registration limited to 200 attendees, the Expo is an unparalleled networking opportunity and one of the few songwriters’ events where participants get their music heard extensively by established industry vets.
Jim is a songwriter, producer, and studio owner who has worked with a variety of bands and artists and has written music for film and tv for many years. Says Jim, “We all need to be inspired to create. Few things are more inspiring than spending quality time with smart, talented, like-minded people who understand what you do… and are passionate about it, in fact.” He will be joined on the dais by SDSG’s Diane Waters, the winner of many songwriting awards including Country Grand Prize Winner from the 2010 Durango Songwriters Expo. Jim and Diane will offer critiques on submissions, and Pitch attendees will, we’re sure, find the meeting enjoyable and informative.
In addition to offering his insights about your music, Jim will be selecting two songs from SDSG’s Pitch for free entry in Durango Songwriters Expo’s 2011 “Write With A Hit-Maker” Song Contest. Please mark your song pitches as either “Pop/Rock”, “Country” or “Film and TV” (Note: Film and TV category submissions should be broadcast quality). For more info about Durango, visit them at www.durango-songwriters-expo.com
We are excited to bring the flavor of Durango to San Diego with our January 24 Pitch and look forward to seeing you at the Country Inns and Suites in Sorrento Valley, 5975 Lusk Boulevard, San Diego 92121 (858) 558-1818
Monday, January 24, 2011
Registration Opens at 6:00 PM
SDSG Memberships available here or at the door. Admission is free to SDSG Members, $10 for non-members. Pitch fee is $5 per song, two song maximum per writer or writing team.