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Attending producer's at this year's conference...

We are so fortunate to have heavy hitters in the Producer department at this year’s Conference.  As well as sharing their production techniques they will also review artists and songs.  SIGN UP NOW to take advantage of lower priced registration…

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Kevin Beadles grand prize winner!

Congratulations to our International Song Contest Grand Prize Winner Kevin Beadles from Berkeley with his song “This Might Get Loud.”  The same song had won the American Song Contest and picked out of 11,000 songs.  Kevin will be performing his…

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25 Years at the Freight and Salvage, Berkeley

It’s hard to believe 25 years have passed since we first moved our East Bay Songwriter’s Competition (previously known as Open Mic and the organization as NCSA) to the Freight & Salvage.  Marla Bodi and Peter Lamson were our managers…

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Three Good Reasons to Love Your Song

With compliments from Cliff Goldmacher, Educated Songwriter 

Introduction 

In order to suffer the slings and arrows which are an inevitable part of trying to generate income from your songs, it’s a good idea to love them first. I’m…

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How to be a powerful songwriter

Power up 

Knowledge is power, and we live in the information age. So why are so many songwriters still in the dark about some of the most important tools of the trade? 

There are great resources out there…

Songwriter Competition Winners 2014

What a night last Friday!  The eleven Playoff Winners from our chapters competed in the Grand Finals at the Freight & Salvage for the three performance spots at the Sunset Concert.  Our judges, Andre Pessis, Monica Pasqual and Steve Horowitz…

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Nicole Maguire's Amazing Conference Experience

Last week was a crazy week for the Crombies, but, even more crazy for the past two weeks for Nicole Maguire.  After meeting a lot of interested parties at the Conference, Nicole decided to do a quick turn around to…

Rocket21 Brings Cimorelli to the Conference

Youth Innovation Platform Rocket21 is bringing Teen Choice Award Winners and YouTube breakout artists CIMORELLI to share their insights & lessons learned about engaging fans through social media. 

CIMORELLI:  Leveraging Social Media for Inspiration and  Engagement 

Who better…