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West Coast Songwriters Annual Conference

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Blue Bear School Of Music, Landmark Building C, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco

The 2019 Conference will be held on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday the 15th at Blue Bear School Of Music, Fort Mason. With a special kick-off social event Friday night the 13th in San Francisco., it’s your chance to meet fellow conference attendees as well as the many and varied industry leaders instructing the full weekend of seminars. Our “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” event means just that – industry leaders are always available to chat throughout the weekend to musicians, media and those interested in a career in the music industry.

West Coast Songwriters GRAND FINALS

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

Tonight come celebrate the BEST SONG winners from all locations who are competing for BEST SONG OF THE YEAR and a chance to perform at the WCS Music Conference, Sunset Concert in front of a house full of industry leaders.

Tickets $21 in advance or $23 at the door.

Aug21

PLAYOFF Petaluma Songwriters Competition

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St , Petaluma

Winners of Best Song For the current season will compete for a place at the Grand Finals at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on September 6th.

PLAYOFF Cotati

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance. Prizes are awarded at each location along with an invitation to compete in the Location Playoffs for Best Song of the Year. Year end location winner competes at the Grand Finals in August for a chance to perform at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders and fellow attendees.

Petaluma Songwriters Competition

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St , Petaluma

3rd Wednesday of the month Aug. 21st (Playoffs) Location: Aqus Cafe, 189 H St Petaluma, CA SIGN-UP: Start time 7:00PM 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 - Dave Hamilton & Jay Gottlieb

Songscreening with Monica Benson

Online Screening, Wherever You Are, Your town

Monica Benson owner of BOK Music, an independent music publishing company with all styles of music made available for licensing to lm, television, commercials, trailers, video games, etc. as well as artist placement. With over 20 years in the business, they have had songs in numerous TV shows, movies and recording artists. She had a #1 song on radio Selena Gomez's GOOD FOR YOU. Other cuts are Rita Ora single in the UK POISON, Selena Gomez's single SLOW DOWN, Cash Cash single SURRENDER, cuts on Demi Lovato, Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Halestorm single I GET OFF, Little Mix, Hunter Hunted single LUCKY DAY

Pitch: Pop

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: Monica Benson Screening Please do not send links as we have to upload the songs. First 25 songs will be screened.

Songs MUST be submitted by July 11th no exceptions.

JOIN OR RENEW HERE https://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/membership If you don't have a WCS membership or if it's not current

Napa Songwriter's Competition

Feast it Forward, 1031 McKinstry Street, , Napa

2nd Thursdays of the month SIGN-UP: Start time 6:30PM 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 - Gary Koehler & Jay Gottlieb

SONGWRITING COMPETITION PRIZES

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

Best Performance of the Month A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in August to determine Napa Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.

Jul10

PLAYOFF San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose

Winners of Best Song For the current season will compete for a place at the Grand Finals at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on September 6th.

Vallejo Songwriter's Competition

Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, CA

2nd Monday of the month Location: The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:30PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers - Liza Marie Sparks and Amber Snider.