Previous events

Online Song Evaluation with Andre Pesisi

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Andre has had 16 hit songs and been on 7 number one albums including the Bonnie Raitt “Luck Of The Draw” multi platinum CD that won 3 Grammys, and a song on the HBO Movie “Grey Gardens” that won 6 Emmies and 2 Golden Globes. He has 13 Platinum records and one Diamond album (ten platinum) and won 4 ASCAP awards. He has been recorded by: Huey Lewis and The News, MR Big, Tim McGraw, Waylon Jennings, Journey, The Dead, Ratdog, Southern Pacic, Glenn Medeiros, Ann Wilson of Heart, Gregg Rolie, Paul Carrack, Ben E King, The Stylistics and Laura Branigan and Bigbird. He and Eric Martin wrote a song recorded by MR Big and all the royalties were donated to the Tsunami victims in Japan. The song raised over 300 thousand dollars in a few months and was voted “Song Of The Year” in 2011. He has 10 songs on the latest 2 Mickey Hart Albums co-written with Mickey and Robert Hunter and 10 songs on the MR Big CD released October of 2014 and entered the Japanese charts at number 6.

SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org Only 10 Spots Available WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Andre Pesis Evaluation Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than March 26th. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

What To Do After You've Written a Great Song with Mira Goto

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So you wrote some great songs, now what? Let’s talk about what happens next: do you record them, or are you pitching them to other artists? Do you want to release this by yourself, or as part of a label? How do you get people in the industry to care about what you’re doing? What’s the best social media platform to use? How do you know which marketing services are right for your release? It’s overwhelming, and hard to know where to start. I don’t know everything, but I’ll share my experience with you.

Mira Goto www.miragoto.com

20 spots only

To help out our members during this stressful time, Mira has offered to do a PAY WHAT YOU CAN, YOU SET THE PRICE option.

PURCHASE YOUR SPOT HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/store

MEMBERS ONLY, JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

PLEASE EMAIL poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org once you've purchased your spot.

The Show Goes On...Line with Mike Annuzzi

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The Show Goes On...line

West Coast Songwriters encourages building community and collaboration between songwriters, industry professionals, and musicians to share their talents and develop a network. Now that members are sheltered in their homes, we are finding ways to build creative outlets and keep the music playing.

Online concerts, writing sessions, and remote studio work are just a few ways we have made the show go on, online.

Led by West Coast Songwriters member and TV host of the Palo Alto Chapter, Mike Annuzzi, please join us in discussing ways to stay inspired, tips for online performances, and gather in a creative collaboration. Discussion, input, and participation between members involved is encouraged.

Members need access to a computer or cell phone with video/audio capabilities to participate.

Space is limited to 15

Members Only Join or Renew Here: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

Sign Up - email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org

Richard Harris Screening FULL

Online Screening, Wherever You Are, Your Town

Richard is a #1 Billboard songwriter, producer, artist and mentor. Transplanted from the UK over a decade ago to LA, Richard quickly signed a staff writer publishing deal with Peer Music landing multiple major label song cuts all around the world. With several #1's, top ten singles and platinum records he continues to have hits including two #1 Billboard dance singles. Richard has landed hundreds of TV, Film and Ad song placements through Peer and the major music libraries he has composed for. Hit shows including "Empire", "Nashville", “Pretty Little Liars”, “The Bold Type”, “Good Trouble”, "One Tree Hill", movies "This Means War" and "Single Moms Club", commercials for eBay and Vivo and trailers for The NFL and Fox TV are among a few of the highlights. Richard is also a songwriting mentor and recently launched a new company SongWriterCamps (www.songwritercamps.com) with long-time collaborator, Pam Shayne.

Pitch: Any, please let us know what you would like Richard to focus on for your song.

SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org Only 10 spots available. WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Richard Harris Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than March 20th. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

Online Peer Evaluation

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Online

Time to get creative!

What do members most love about WCS? They love the community. Well, in these crazy times I fully intend to keep our community connected. Each member will be allowed to perform 1 song live online. Attendees will give feedback via the "chat box" which I will relay to the performing member. The meeting will be recorded and sent to each participant.

Members only, join here: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

Please email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org to participate in this online peer feedback experience. Only 10 spots available so please contact me quickly.

Stay well! Poppy

San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Artboutiki, 44 Race St., San Jose

First Wednesday of the month except January. Location: ArtBoutiki 44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) Managers TK Tran and John Ribovich

Jonathan Rosner Online Screening

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JONATHAN ROSNER: President of Waterslide Music www.waterslidemusic.net and presi- dent of http://www.fundamen- talmusic.com/crew. At Waterslide, he's signed up and coming band Fever The Ghost and singer songwriter Dylan LeBlanc in addition to administering the catalogs of Margo Guryan,The Tokens and Dave Frishberg along with managing the estate of jazz great Maynard Ferguson. At Funda- mental, Jon is in charge of growing and exploit- ing the catalog among other duties. Formerly, Jon was a partner/co-President at The Bicycle Music Company, where he worked for two decades and was responsible for signing writers, catalog acquisition and catalog exploitation. Among Jon’s signings are The Dickies, Kool Keith, The High & Mighty, Marshall Goodman, The Smut Peddlers, Wesley Willis, Linus Of Hollywood, producer Don “One Eye” Saunders, the Oglio Records publishing catalogs, Ozomatli, Jorge Santana and Money Mark. He also worked with the Neil Diamond catalogs.

Pitch: Rock, hip hop, pop, indie pop, Americana

SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org Only 20 spots available. WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Jonathan Rosner Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than February 24th. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

Online Melody Workshop with Rachel Efron

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Rachel Efron will be hosting an online workshop focused on writing melodies February 20th from 6PM-7PM. Only 25 spots available so be sure to sign up! Member price is $50, non-member price is $65. Please be sure your membership is current. Join or renew today!

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/store

JOIN OR RENEW HERE:

https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/become-a-member

More often than not, writing better songs means writing better melodies. Yet for all of our focus on lyrics and chord changes, we rarely stop and take a look at what writing better melodies really means. In this workshop, Rachel will help you demystify the process of melody writing, and offer some specific tools for finding the catchy, emotive, and fresh melodies to make your songs come alive.

Rachel Efron is a singer/songwriter, producer, and songwriting coach living in Oakland, California. After years of studying classical and jazz piano, Rachel began her journey with songwriting by not only writing one song after the next, but also by transcribing whatever songs she heard that most moved her. She realized that her backgrounds in classical and jazz music theories could be re-imagined to apply directly to the project of songwriting, and without exactly intending to do it, designed a course of study for songwriters — inspired and accessible, based equally in a hunger for sophisticated knowledge and a passionate quest for authenticity.

Over the past 10 years Rachel has taught countless songwriting classes and workshops, mentored nearly a hundred songwriters, and has worked as the music producer for many acclaimed albums of original songs. She teaches the songwriting course at California Jazz Conservatory’s Jazzschool, and hosts a weekly songwriting salon for songwriters out of her own studio.

http://www.rachelefron.com/

Email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org once you've purchased your spot. You may submit questions to Poppy prior to the workshop for Rachel to review. She will do her best to address questions during the session.

Portland Songwriters Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

FOURTH Monday of the month EXCEPT FEBRUARY will be on the 17th Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 6:30pm

Manager - Doug Henderson

San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Artboutiki, 44 Race St., San Jose

First Wednesday of the month except January. Location: ArtBoutiki 44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) Managers TK Tran and John Ribovich

Portland Songwriter's Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

FOURTH Monday of the month EXCEPT FEBRUARY will be on the 17th Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 6:30pm

Manager - Doug Henderson

Redwood City Works in Progress

Mo Music, 1514 Stafford St., Redwood City

Songwriters!   Time to dust off those old tunes and/or get feedback on new ones. Play your song (live or recorded) in a casual supportive environment. Please join us and receive honest thoughtful feedback from our talented local songwriting community.  If you’d like participants to have access to your lyrics, please email Mona (mona@momusic.org) by 2:00pm day of WIP and she will make them available to the group. Street parking available Contact Moderator Mona Dena at mona@momusic.org 650-483-1347

Song Evaluation with Jen Adan

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JEN ADAN: WCS Member who had the #1 Hit – “She Wouldn’t Be Gone”with Blake Shelton. My journey began in San Mateo, CA, when I was about 10 years old. I wrote my rst song in history class and back then, I never knew that someone could make a ca- reer out of songwriting; I thought it was just a hobby. I never told anyone I wrote songs. I nally told my parents on their 25th wedding anniversary, when I was about 15 years old. I wrote a song for them and played it at their party. I told them that I had about 100 more songs that I had written. I entered contests and continuously won. I found out about the West Coast Song- writers Association (WCS), and I joined. WCS has given me tons of contacts and taught me so much about songwriting and the music business. SUBMIT YOUR SONG to poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org WCS Members only, one song only, attach your MP3/song file and paste your lyric into the body of your email. In subject line put: Jen Adan Evaluation Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. Deadline to submit is no later than January 20th. RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP OR JOIN HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership

San Francisco Songwriter's Competition

Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street, San Francisco, CA

LAST Monday of every month EXCEPT JANUARY will be Monday the 20th. Location: The Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street San Francisco, CA 94121 SIGN-UP: 6:30pm; event begins 7:00pm, 20-song limit. Sign-up on a first-come basis, maximum 20 songs for the night, get there early if you want to perform. COST: One Item Minimum Purchase - to help support the cafe. This event is totally acoustic with no sound system, so please plan accordingly. There is an upright piano. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience participation is encouraged.. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Kenny Schick Production Workshop Online

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Online Workshop, Wherever You Are, Your Town

Kenny Schick will be hosting an online production workshop January 19th from 10AM-11AM. Only 25 spots available so be sure to sign up! Member price is $50, non-member price is $65. Please be sure your membership is current. Join or renew today! Email poppy@westcoastsongwriters.org once you've purchased your spot.

SIGN UP HERE: https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/store

JOIN OR RENEW HERE:

https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/become-a-member

Berkeley Songwriter's Competition

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm. Start time: 7:00 pm. Tickets $7 at the door for competing members, $15 for guests If you join or renew the night of the competition, ticket is $7 Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers - Curt Ingram, Margo Fleming, Tina Dinha