The Secrets of Hit Songwriters

Now... learn the secrets that legendary songwriters - ones who have written for Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez and more - use to reliably and consistently create hit songs... the kind that have powerful impact on millions of listeners for years and years!

Decades of secrets, experience and wisdom have been packed into one super-sized program that can drastically shortcut your learning curve and change the way you write music forever

Nancy Kelel Nancy Kelel

Believe me, you don't want to miss one single word from any of these fifteen amazing songwriters. I'm almost through the segments but have found SongCamp beyond my expectations. It's professionally run too, as the host, Renato, is quick to answer my email questions about SongCamp. I highly recommend this SongCamp Workshop and the All-Access Pass option.

William Topper William Topper

SongCamp has been a fantastic experience. The extensive content from the presenters is even more wonderful by using the All-Access Pass, facilitating anytime review of each session. Being able to go back to specific sessions is a bonus!

Imagine hearing a song you poured blood, sweat and tears into and painstakingly crafted over sleepless nights be performed by a hit band at a huge concert or played on the radio.

“It’s an experience you’ll never forget - when it first comes on, when people realize it was you, and when you and your friends sing it together as it’s playing.”

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Recently Tony has released ‘Let It Drown Me’, an album by Tony Conniff % Band, and in October 2017 will be releasing a followup solo album, ‘Tight Leash’.

In addition to writing, producing, and performing his own songs, Tony produces many other artists; owns and operates Tony Conniff Songwriting Workshops, teaching and coaching Songwriting and Music Production; and continues to work regularly as a bassist (recently inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame).

Founder/Chairperson of New York Music Producers group and former member of NARAS’ New York Producers & Engineers Wing Committee, he also writes and produces for film and television (including scoring ‘Bowery Dish’, on the Sundance Channel and producing a song for the upcoming Emelia Clarke movie, ‘Above Suspicion’).

Tony ConniffMelody: The Key To Great Songwriting

Recently Tony has released ‘Let It Drown Me’, an album by Tony Conniff % Band, and in October 2017 will be releasing a followup solo album, ‘Tight Leash’.

In addition to writing, producing, and performing his own songs, Tony produces many other artists; owns and operates Tony Conniff Songwriting Workshops, teaching and coaching Songwriting and Music Production; and continues to work regularly as a bassist (recently inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame).

Founder/Chairperson of New York Music Producers group and former member of NARAS’ New York Producers & Engineers Wing Committee, he also writes and produces for film and television (including scoring ‘Bowery Dish’, on the Sundance Channel and producing a song for the upcoming Emelia Clarke movie, ‘Above Suspicion’).

Shelly Peiken

Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.”

Other notable recordings include “Who You Are”/Jesse J, “Almost Doesn’t Count”/Brandy, “Human”/The Pretenders, “Stumble”/Natasha Bedingfield, “The Only High”/The Veronicas, “I Wanna Be With You”/Mandy Moore, “Map To My Heart”/Celine Dion, “Under My Tree/NSYNC, “I’m Not Your Girl”/Reba, “ Whenever I Run”/Keith Urban

Her songs have appeared in many TV shows and films such Glee, Disney’s Descendents, Music Of The Heart, Center Stage, What Women Want, Saving Grace, The Good Girl, Dear God, Blue Streak, Bring It On, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, EDtv, The Next Best Thing, The Princess Diaries, See Spot Run, A Walk To Remember, What A Girl Wants, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Raising Helen, Bourne Identity, Orange Is The New Black and Orphan Black.

Shelly’s experiences, accomplishments and the circles in which she has traveled give her a unique perspective on the music business: that of a professional woman who fought her way into a highly competitive industry, found a way to succeed, balanced a thriving career and a family, and who has witnessed firsthand the changes that have turned that industry upside down. All the while, Shelly has stayed true to her first true love: the often elusive but always immensely satisfying act of writing a great song.

Shelly’s book, Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter is a humorous pop culture memoir about her journey: from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional, writing hits of her own. It’s about growing up, the creative process, the highs and the lows, the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success, the divas, the celebrity egos and schemers but, most of all, the remarkable people she’s found along the way.

Shelly blogs for Huffington post about songwriting culture and is a fierce advocate of creators rights on Capitol Hill. She lives in LA with her husband, daughter and 2 cats.

Shelly PeikenConfessions of a Serial Songwriter

Shelly Peiken

Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.”

Other notable recordings include “Who You Are”/Jesse J, “Almost Doesn’t Count”/Brandy, “Human”/The Pretenders, “Stumble”/Natasha Bedingfield, “The Only High”/The Veronicas, “I Wanna Be With You”/Mandy Moore, “Map To My Heart”/Celine Dion, “Under My Tree/NSYNC, “I’m Not Your Girl”/Reba, “ Whenever I Run”/Keith Urban

Her songs have appeared in many TV shows and films such Glee, Disney’s Descendents, Music Of The Heart, Center Stage, What Women Want, Saving Grace, The Good Girl, Dear God, Blue Streak, Bring It On, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, EDtv, The Next Best Thing, The Princess Diaries, See Spot Run, A Walk To Remember, What A Girl Wants, and The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Raising Helen, Bourne Identity, Orange Is The New Black and Orphan Black.

Shelly’s experiences, accomplishments and the circles in which she has traveled give her a unique perspective on the music business: that of a professional woman who fought her way into a highly competitive industry, found a way to succeed, balanced a thriving career and a family, and who has witnessed firsthand the changes that have turned that industry upside down. All the while, Shelly has stayed true to her first true love: the often elusive but always immensely satisfying act of writing a great song.

Shelly’s book, Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter is a humorous pop culture memoir about her journey: from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional, writing hits of her own. It’s about growing up, the creative process, the highs and the lows, the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success, the divas, the celebrity egos and schemers but, most of all, the remarkable people she’s found along the way.

Shelly blogs for Huffington post about songwriting culture and is a fierce advocate of creators rights on Capitol Hill. She lives in LA with her husband, daughter and 2 cats.

ALEX FORBES

With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. As an active member of New York’s music community, Alex serves as a vital source of referrals for artists, producers, and other writers.

Songwriting Coaching

Alex is the founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com, which features free resources for up-and-coming writers who are ready to take their creativity and skills to the next level. Also the author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex is committed to nurturing the next generation of great songwriters. She leads courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation, Gotham Writers Workshop, and many other organizations. 

Alex’s speciality is giving songwriters in-depth, constructive feedback on their material with an eye towards increasing its emotional impact and commercial viability. She works with writers worldwide in person and via Skype, and also adjudicates for the YoungArts Foundation and other competitions. Alex offers all committed songwriters a free 20-minute Song Chat to see how coaching and critiques work.

Selected Credits

Alex’s numerous TV and film placements include Dance Moms, Nurse Jackie, and the Denzel Washington film Déjà Vu. Earlier hits include Don't Rush Me (#2 Pop, #6 Dance, #3 AC, ASCAP Pop Award), Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix (#19 Pop), Too Turned On (#6 Dance), and In A Dream (#6 Dance, #72 Pop). New Zealand superstar Hayley Westenra's recording of You Are Water appeared on her Classical/Pop album which spent over a year on the Billboard charts. Her song, Brothers was on the #1 album in South Africa by Elvis Blue.

High points also include collaborating with Cyndi Lauper on a film soundtrack song, and co-producing Martha Wash, whose powerhouse voice was featured in the Weather Girls and C+C Music Factory, and who recorded Alex’s Leave a Light On

In a more political vein, Alex’s anti-poaching anthem, Where Will the Giants Roam, won first prize in the Global March For Elephants and Rhinossongwriting competition: a $30,000 photo safari in Africa. And Meant To Be Free, co-written with Steven Wise, is the theme song for Steven’s NonHuman Rights Project, subject of the recent Chris Hegedus/DA Pennebaker documentary, “Unlocking the Cage.”

Several of Alex's most recent songs are "on hold" or recorded and awaiting release dates with established artists and producers in a wide variety of styles.

For more info and free resources for songwriters, contact Alex:
https://CreativeSongwriter.com

Special Offer: Mention “SongCamp” and you’ll receive a free excerpt of Alex’s Ebook,
Write Songs Right Now!

Alex ForbesBreakthrough Songwriting: Make Your Music & Lyrics Hit... HARD!
ALEX FORBES

With numerous Billboard-charting singles, over 150 releases, and millions of album sales under her belt, Alex Forbes exudes a contagious passion on the subject of songwriting. Her material has found a home on major and indie labels, feature films and TV in the U.S., Europe and Asia. As an active member of New York’s music community, Alex serves as a vital source of referrals for artists, producers, and other writers.

Songwriting Coaching

Alex is the founder of the top songwriting coaching site CreativeSongwriter.com, which features free resources for up-and-coming writers who are ready to take their creativity and skills to the next level. Also the author of the inspirational guide Write Songs Right Now, Alex is committed to nurturing the next generation of great songwriters. She leads courses and workshops for NYU Steinhardt, the ASCAP Foundation, Gotham Writers Workshop, and many other organizations. 

Alex’s speciality is giving songwriters in-depth, constructive feedback on their material with an eye towards increasing its emotional impact and commercial viability. She works with writers worldwide in person and via Skype, and also adjudicates for the YoungArts Foundation and other competitions. Alex offers all committed songwriters a free 20-minute Song Chat to see how coaching and critiques work.

Selected Credits

Alex’s numerous TV and film placements include Dance Moms, Nurse Jackie, and the Denzel Washington film Déjà Vu. Earlier hits include Don't Rush Me (#2 Pop, #6 Dance, #3 AC, ASCAP Pop Award), Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix (#19 Pop), Too Turned On (#6 Dance), and In A Dream (#6 Dance, #72 Pop). New Zealand superstar Hayley Westenra's recording of You Are Water appeared on her Classical/Pop album which spent over a year on the Billboard charts. Her song, Brothers was on the #1 album in South Africa by Elvis Blue.

High points also include collaborating with Cyndi Lauper on a film soundtrack song, and co-producing Martha Wash, whose powerhouse voice was featured in the Weather Girls and C+C Music Factory, and who recorded Alex’s Leave a Light On

In a more political vein, Alex’s anti-poaching anthem, Where Will the Giants Roam, won first prize in the Global March For Elephants and Rhinossongwriting competition: a $30,000 photo safari in Africa. And Meant To Be Free, co-written with Steven Wise, is the theme song for Steven’s NonHuman Rights Project, subject of the recent Chris Hegedus/DA Pennebaker documentary, “Unlocking the Cage.”

Several of Alex's most recent songs are "on hold" or recorded and awaiting release dates with established artists and producers in a wide variety of styles.

For more info and free resources for songwriters, contact Alex:
https://CreativeSongwriter.com

Special Offer: Mention “SongCamp” and you’ll receive a free excerpt of Alex’s Ebook,
Write Songs Right Now!

Larry Dvoskin is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer. He is the President of Cool Guy Music and Miracle Music Inc.

Dvoskin has worked with artists including Robert PlantSammy HagarSean LennonBad CompanyRobin Zander (Cheap Trick), Joe Lynn TurnerMeredith BrooksUli Jon RothDesmond Childthe MuppetsAnnabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Paul O’Neill (Transiberian Orchestra), Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine, MGMT, and Neal Schon (Journey).

In 1992, Dvoskin co-wrote Sony’s Deborah Blando’s “Innocence,” a 12-week Number One in Brazil. He performed additional production and remixing duties for Bad Company on "Walk Through Fire," from their double platinum-selling Holy Water album on Atlantic Records. The song rose to number one on the Billboard AOR Chart and was nominated for the Grammy for Best Rock Song. Dvoskin co-wrote “My Only One” for Bad Company’s Here Comes Trouble collection, which went on to be certified gold.

Dvoskin signed to Famous Music. His song “Animal Heart” was released by pop sensation Glass Tiger on Capitol Records and spent six weeks at number one in Canada, with its parent LP Simple Mission being certified quadruple platinum, signifying sales of four million units. Dvoskin also received a Best Rock Song award from the Canadian Music Publishers Association.

After working on original material with Robert Plant and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Dvoskin teamed up in 1993 with Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and co-wrote and produced “Car Sex,” a dance hit in England. He co-wrote “Naturally” on 4 P.M.’s 1995 album Now’s The Time album for London/Polygram Records. The album, including the Number One single “Sukiyaki”,[15] went gold and platinum in Canada, England, and Japan.

In 1997, Dvoskin co-wrote three songs on Meredith Brooks’ Blurring The Edges album, which sold over six million copies worldwide and was nominated for two Grammy awards. Dvoskin signed with Warner-Chappell Music and co-wrote Kim Sozzi's Billboard Dance Chart Top Five hit "Feeling Me." In 1999, Dvoskin co-wrote Sammy Hagar's “The Love” and “Returning Of The Wish” for Hagar's album Red Voodoo. “The Love” was also co-written by Journey guitarist and co-founder, Neal Schon. The next year, Hagar also released the Dvoskin co-penned “A Deeper Kinda Love” on his Ten 13 album.

In June 2013, Dvoskin conceived, produced and sang on an a cappella remake of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic peace anthem "Give Peace A Chance" with Sean Lennon and Al Jardine for www.one.org, the charity organization founded by U2 frontman Bono to fight global poverty.

Since 1997, Larry Dvoskin has been a professor of songwriting at New York University’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, teaching courses on “Songwriting,” “Advanced Songwriting,” and “Four Week Fast Track To Songwriting Success.” He also gives lectures and master classes around the world.

Dvoskin is the author of the personal growth memoir and songwriting textbook Do What You Love: Songwriting.

Since 2014, Dvoskin has written on music and travel for the Huffington Post.

Larry DvoskinThree Secrets to Writing Great Pop Songs

Larry Dvoskin is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer. He is the President of Cool Guy Music and Miracle Music Inc.

Dvoskin has worked with artists including Robert PlantSammy HagarSean LennonBad CompanyRobin Zander (Cheap Trick), Joe Lynn TurnerMeredith BrooksUli Jon RothDesmond Childthe MuppetsAnnabella Lwin (Bow Wow Wow), Paul O’Neill (Transiberian Orchestra), Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine, MGMT, and Neal Schon (Journey).

Dvoskin was signed by Martin Bandier and Charles Koppelman to The Entertainment Company publishing firm and was mentored by Clive Davis, Jimmy Ienner, Richie Cordell, and Neil Portnow.

In 1992, Dvoskin co-wrote Sony’s Deborah Blando’s “Innocence,” a 12-week Number One in Brazil. He performed additional production and remixing duties for Bad Company on "Walk Through Fire," from their double platinum-selling Holy Water album on Atlantic Records. The song rose to number one on the Billboard AOR Chart and was nominated for the Grammy for Best Rock Song. Dvoskin co-wrote “My Only One” for Bad Company’s Here Comes Trouble collection, which went on to be certified gold.

Dvoskin signed to Famous Music. His song “Animal Heart” was released by pop sensation Glass Tiger on Capitol Records and spent six weeks at number one in Canada, with its parent LP Simple Mission being certified quadruple platinum, signifying sales of four million units. Dvoskin also received a Best Rock Song award from the Canadian Music Publishers Association.

After working on original material with Robert Plant and Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, Dvoskin teamed up in 1993 with Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and co-wrote and produced “Car Sex,” a dance hit in England. He co-wrote “Naturally” on 4 P.M.’s 1995 album Now’s The Time album for London/Polygram Records. The album, including the Number One single “Sukiyaki”,[15] went gold and platinum in Canada, England, and Japan.

In 1997, Dvoskin co-wrote three songs on Meredith Brooks’ Blurring The Edges album, which sold over six million copies worldwide and was nominated for two Grammy awards. Dvoskin signed with Warner-Chappell Music and co-wrote Kim Sozzi's Billboard Dance Chart Top Five hit "Feeling Me." In 1999, Dvoskin co-wrote Sammy Hagar's “The Love” and “Returning Of The Wish” for Hagar's album Red Voodoo. “The Love” was also co-written by Journey guitarist and co-founder, Neal Schon. The next year, Hagar also released the Dvoskin co-penned “A Deeper Kinda Love” on his Ten 13 album.

In 2012, Dvoskin co-wrote and produced Beach Boy Al Jardine’s “Waves Of Love” for his debut solo album A Postcard From California, released via UMe. He also co-produced Alec Baldwin’s spoken word performance on “Tidepool Interlude” from the same album. In July 2013, MGMT lead vocalist Andrew Van Wyngarden tapped Dvoskin for additional production and remixing on "Plenty Of Girls In The Sea," and "I Love You Too, Death" from their self-titled third Sony Records album. In February 2014, Dvoskin remixed "Love is a Curious Thing" from Spacehog's album As It Is On Earth, the latest Spacehog album.

In 1999, Dvoskin released a collection of artist demos entitled Beside Me, under the moniker “Larry D.” on his own Cool Guy Records imprint, distributed by The Orchard distribution company.[7]

On November 26, 2009, Dvoskin released his second solo album Life Is Strange. Chicago co-founder and keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago appeared as a guest vocalist on the track "Journey Through Life.” [5]

In June 2013, Dvoskin conceived, produced and sang on an a cappella remake of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic peace anthem "Give Peace A Chance" with Sean Lennon and Al Jardine for www.one.org, the charity organization founded by U2 frontman Bono to fight global poverty.

In April 2014, Dvoskin began recording his third solo album with Billy Joel drummer Chuck BurgiSpacehog frontman Royston Langdon, and Sam Kogon.

Since 1997, Larry Dvoskin has been a professor of songwriting at New York University’s School of Continuing Education and Professional Studies, teaching courses on “Songwriting,” “Advanced Songwriting,” and “Four Week Fast Track To Songwriting Success.”[21] He also gives lectures and master classes around the world.[3][22]

Dvoskin is the author of the personal growth memoir and songwriting textbook Do What You Love: Songwriting.

Since 2014, Dvoskin has written on music and travel for the Huffington Post.

In 2011, Dvoskin co-wrote and co-produced the single "The Tough Go Shopping" for former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley. The single was released in conjunction with Kressley's reality television series Carson Nation on the Oprah Winfrey channel OWN.

In 2011, Dvoskin’s song “Dancing Over The Edge” became the official charity song for “Artists Charity Night”—the biggest AIDS relief organization in Switzerland. The song was performed live from Zurich on Swiss television, with Dvoskin joining the gala finale performance with an array of music stars. A single and concert album were released on EMI Records and is available via iTunes in Europe.

Jeff Franzel

Jeff has been writing songs for over 35 years and started in the music business as pianist accompanying artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr. and Mel Torme.

Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, ‘NSYNC, Hayley Westenra, Dianne Reeves, Clay Aiken, The Temptations, Shawn Colvin, Taylor Dayne, and Raven Symoné. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages.

He currently has a single by Rhys Lewis (Decca Records) "Be Your Man", Elvis Blue (Universal South Africa), Persons of Interest (London), Hayley Westenra, Filipa (South Africa),  Elyar Fox (London) and Peppina (Finland).

Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. In the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way, and a #1 Contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant to Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium, South Africa and Poland.

Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the Classical Billboard charts in 2008. His song When You Know is the title track to Dianne Reeves' Warner Bros. 

Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matter, Fort McCoy and Married Young.

Jeff's song The Gift Is You was performed at Carnegie Hall last December with The New York Pops Orchestra featuring Will and Anthony.

As an educator Jeff has been conducting workshops and performance classes in Houston for the last 7 years and will be heading up the Songwriting Academy here in NYC. Jeff was a mentor for the London based Academy in Malaga Spain this past June. Jeff also holds master classes at Cal Arts which is his alumni.

For more info you can visit www.jefffranzel.com

Jeff FranzelThe Secret of Writing Hit Songs From Your Own Voice

Jeff Franzel

Jeff has been writing songs for over 35 years and started in the music business as pianist accompanying artists such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy David Jr. and Mel Torme.

Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, ‘NSYNC, Hayley Westenra, Dianne Reeves, Clay Aiken, The Temptations, Shawn Colvin, Taylor Dayne, and Raven Symoné. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages.

He currently has a single by Rhys Lewis (Decca Records) "Be Your Man", Elvis Blue (Universal South Africa), Persons of Interest (London), Hayley Westenra, Filipa (South Africa),  Elyar Fox (London) and Peppina (Finland).

Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. In the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way, and a #1 Contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant to Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium, South Africa and Poland.

Jeff has a song that Placido Domingo and Josh Groban recorded with lyrics adapted by Pope John Paul II which was #1 on the Classical Billboard charts in 2008. His song When You Know is the title track to Dianne Reeves' Warner Bros. 

Jeff has also had a number of his songs in film and TV. He has had songs in Runaway Bride, Serendipity, Dawson's Creek, Deja Vu, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Barbershop 2, Go Figure, Dear God, Gray Matter, Fort McCoy and Married Young.

Jeff's song The Gift Is You was performed at Carnegie Hall last December with The New York Pops Orchestra featuring Will and Anthony.

As an educator Jeff has been conducting workshops and performance classes in Houston for the last 7 years and will be heading up the Songwriting Academy here in NYC. Jeff was a mentor for the London based Academy in Malaga Spain this past June. Jeff also holds master classes at Cal Arts which is his alumni.

For more info you can visit www.jefffranzel.com

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the top artists in the business as a singer and as a songwriter, appearing on over 50 million records. I can be heard all over the world on radio, television, in film, jingles and games.

After recording deals with Virgin and Universal records, I began writing songs for other artists and landed my first cut with *NSYNC which went on to sell over 5 million records.

In 1999 I signed with Notation Music Publishing, writing songs for acclaimed international artists and winning more gold and platinum awards with Bad Boy Records artist DREAM and country singer JESSICA ANDREWS.

In 2004 I began working with B.O.K. Music Publishing and The Royalty Network. In 2007 my song “CRASHED” appeared on the highly successful, Grammy nominated DAUGHTRY debut, which sold almost 6 million records word-wide. The song was a hit at rock radio, was licensed repeatedly for commercials and TV sports events and was used in the Super Bowl. In 2010 my hit single “I GET OFF” put Atlantic artist, HALESTORM, on the map and was one of the top 10 rock singles of the year.

I recently added more gold records to my collection with SHINEDOWN’s “AMARYLIS”, HALESTORM’s debut album, “HALESTORM “and “THE STRANGE CASE OF ….”.

Other recent rock and pop collaborations include TRAIN, CASH CASH, SKILLET, WE AS HUMAN, COURAGE MY LOVE, American Idol’s JASON CASTRO, Brushfire Records alumna ZEE AVI, and Latin Grammy Award winners JESSE & JOY.

In addition to writing songs, I have sung background for numerous artists and written and sung on jingles for every product imaginable, including Folgers, Coke, and Pillsbury.

I co-wrote the current theme song to WINDY CITY LIVE, a daily talk show out of Chicago, have had songs in numerous other TV shows and am the voice of American Idol Barbie.

Dana CalitriWriting Your Signature Song

I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the top artists in the business as a singer and as a songwriter, appearing on over 50 million records. I can be heard all over the world on radio, television, in film, jingles and games.

After recording deals with Virgin and Universal records, I began writing songs for other artists and landed my first cut with *NSYNC which went on to sell over 5 million records.

In 1999 I signed with Notation Music Publishing, writing songs for acclaimed international artists and winning more gold and platinum awards with Bad Boy Records artist DREAM and country singer JESSICA ANDREWS.

In 2004 I began working with B.O.K. Music Publishing and The Royalty Network. In 2007 my song “CRASHED” appeared on the highly successful, Grammy nominated DAUGHTRY debut, which sold almost 6 million records word-wide. The song was a hit at rock radio, was licensed repeatedly for commercials and TV sports events and was used in the Super Bowl. In 2010 my hit single “I GET OFF” put Atlantic artist, HALESTORM, on the map and was one of the top 10 rock singles of the year.

I recently added more gold records to my collection with SHINEDOWN’s “AMARYLIS”, HALESTORM’s debut album, “HALESTORM “and “THE STRANGE CASE OF ….”.

Other recent rock and pop collaborations include TRAIN, CASH CASH, SKILLET, WE AS HUMAN, COURAGE MY LOVE, American Idol’s JASON CASTRO, Brushfire Records alumna ZEE AVI, and Latin Grammy Award winners JESSE & JOY.

In addition to writing songs, I have sung background for numerous artists and written and sung on jingles for every product imaginable, including Folgers, Coke, and Pillsbury.

I co-wrote the current theme song to WINDY CITY LIVE, a daily talk show out of Chicago, have had songs in numerous other TV shows and am the voice of American Idol Barbie.

Jai Josefs is a world renowned songwriting coach who has has taught songwriting at UCLA and at dozens of seminars and conferences throughout North America. Many of his students have gone on to successful careers in the industry and secured major label record deals, publishing deals and placements in film and television. His book “Writing Music For Hit Songs” has been endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren and is used as a text on contemporary music composition worldwide.

Jai has also had a successful career as a songwriter/producer in the music industry working with such artists as Jose Feliciano, Little Richard, and Pam Tillis, and doing projects for such companies as Universal, RCA, Motown, and Disney. His original songs have been featured in over 70 TV shows on every major network including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, and Showtime as well as in over 20 major motion pictures with such stars as Harrison Ford, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, and Denzel Washington.

He currently coaches songwriters privately and leads workshops both live in the San Francisco Bay Area and online. To find out more, visit his website at http://jaijomusic.com

Jai JosefsHow to Write (and Re-Write!) Melodies like the Pros Do

Jai Josefs is a world renowned songwriting coach who has has taught songwriting at UCLA and at dozens of seminars and conferences throughout North America. Many of his students have gone on to successful careers in the industry and secured major label record deals, publishing deals and placements in film and television. His book “Writing Music For Hit Songs” has been endorsed by hit writers including Diane Warren and is used as a text on contemporary music composition worldwide.

Jai has also had a successful career as a songwriter/producer in the music industry working with such artists as Jose Feliciano, Little Richard, and Pam Tillis, and doing projects for such companies as Universal, RCA, Motown, and Disney. His original songs have been featured in over 70 TV shows on every major network including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, and Showtime as well as in over 20 major motion pictures with such stars as Harrison Ford, Billy Bob Thornton, Jessica Lange, Mark Wahlberg, and Denzel Washington.

He currently coaches songwriters privately and leads workshops both live in the San Francisco Bay Area and online. To find out more, visit his website at http://jaijomusic.com

Brent Baxter is a hit songwriter who helps other songwriters turn pro. He teaches the art, craft and business of songwriting through two main avenues: his website, SongwritingPro.com and his co-hosted podcast, The C.L.I.M.B.

Baxter's first cut came in early 2004, as “Monday Morning Church” was recorded by Alan Jackson. The song went on to become a top five hit, honored as one of NSAI’s ten “Songs I Wish I’d Written.” It also received an ASCAP airplay award.

In early 2005, he signed his first publishing deal, becoming a staff songwriter for Major Bob Music. That deal yielded cuts by Lady Antebellum, Randy Travis, and Lonestar, among others.

In 2009 and 2010, Baxter wrote for a joint venture of Peer Music and RPM Music. That deal yielded cuts by Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Charles Billingsley, Randy Kohrs and others.

From 2010 through 2012, Brent was the flagship writer for Infinity Music Group. This deal yielded cuts by Canadian star Gord Bamford (the #1 hit and CCMA Single of the Year "When Your Lips Are So Close"), as well as comedy legend Ray Stevens, blues guitar legend Steve Cropper, Andy Griggs, Buddy Jewell, and Curb artist, Ruthie Collins, among others.

Baxter currently writes for his own publishing company, Cowboy Chords Music. He lives just outside of Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their four children, Ozzy, Ruby Jean, Wren and Quill.

Brent BaxterFinding & Focusing Great Song Ideas

Brent Baxter is a hit songwriter who helps other songwriters turn pro. He teaches the art, craft and business of songwriting through two main avenues: his website, SongwritingPro.com and his co-hosted podcast, The C.L.I.M.B.

Baxter's first cut came in early 2004, as “Monday Morning Church” was recorded by Alan Jackson. The song went on to become a top five hit, honored as one of NSAI’s ten “Songs I Wish I’d Written.” It also received an ASCAP airplay award.

In early 2005, he signed his first publishing deal, becoming a staff songwriter for Major Bob Music. That deal yielded cuts by Lady Antebellum, Randy Travis, and Lonestar, among others.

In 2009 and 2010, Baxter wrote for a joint venture of Peer Music and RPM Music. That deal yielded cuts by Joe Nichols, Ray Stevens, Charles Billingsley, Randy Kohrs and others.

From 2010 through 2012, Brent was the flagship writer for Infinity Music Group. This deal yielded cuts by Canadian star Gord Bamford (the #1 hit and CCMA Single of the Year "When Your Lips Are So Close"), as well as comedy legend Ray Stevens, blues guitar legend Steve Cropper, Andy Griggs, Buddy Jewell, and Curb artist, Ruthie Collins, among others.

Baxter currently writes for his own publishing company, Cowboy Chords Music. He lives just outside of Nashville with his wife, Emily, and their four children, Ozzy, Ruby Jean, Wren and Quill.

Harriet Schock wrote the words and music to the Grammy-nominated #1 hit, "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" plus many songs for other artists, TV shows and films, including “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking,” and PBS children’s series, “Jakers, the Adventures of Piggley Winks.” She has had over 100 songs recorded and released. As a solo artist, she has seven released albums. She and her band were featured in Henry Jaglom’s film “Irene In Time” performing 4 of Harriet’s songs. She also scored three other Jaglom films. She wrote the book Becoming Remarkable, for Songwriters and Those who Love Songs. She performs with her band in Los Angeles and teaches songwriting in person, in classes and online around the world. She has taught at USC, at the Songwriters Guild of America, NSAI and now privately. She hosts a highly acclaimed showcase for top-notch singer/songwriters and is always looking for new talent..
Harriet SchockThe 4 Often Overlooked Ingredients in a Great Song

Harriet Schock wrote the words and music to the Grammy-nominated #1 hit, "Ain't No Way To Treat A Lady" plus many songs for other artists, TV shows and films, including “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking,” and PBS children’s series, “Jakers, the Adventures of Piggley Winks.” She has had over 100 songs recorded and released. As a solo artist, she has seven released albums. She and her band were featured in Henry Jaglom’s film “Irene In Time” performing 4 of Harriet’s songs. She also scored three other Jaglom films. She wrote the book Becoming Remarkable, for Songwriters and Those who Love Songs. She performs with her band in Los Angeles and teaches songwriting in person, in classes and online around the world. She has taught at USC, at the Songwriters Guild of America, NSAI and now privately. She hosts a highly acclaimed showcase for top-notch singer/songwriters and is always looking for new talent..

NINA OSSOFF has been a professional songwriter for over 20 years.  She is a multi genre and multiplatinum writer with many successes to her credit.  Releases include DAUGHTRY (#1 selling, grammy nominated multiplatinum cd), ORIANTHI, SHINEDOWN (mutiplatinum), HALESTORM (top 10 Rock single, grammy nominated, multiplatinum cds), THEORY OF A DEADMAN, EMPHATIC, THE TEMPTATIONS (on their MILESTONE #50 cd), PATTI AUSTIN, THE MAINE, SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES, JONATHAN BUTLER (intl grammy winning artist) LIZZIE CARTER, KUMI KODA (#1 SELLING ARTIST IN JAPAN), many, many more domestic and international artists.  Her songs have been placed in movies and television shows such as MISS CONGENIALITY, BRING IT ON, THE POWDERPUFF GIRLS, THE BARBIE DIARIES, THE BRATZ, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, ALL MY CHILDREN, LIZZIE MCGUIRE, THE CHEETAH GIRLS, BARBERSHOP, SOULFOOD,CADET KELLY, THE LETTERMAN SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, AND ENTERTAINMENT TONITE to name a few.

She is a fixture in the NYC and LA songwriter community and has been a panelist for NEW MUSIC SEMINAR, WOMEN IN MUSIC, SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, AND MERCY IDOL.

 Her teaching and mentoring venues include, THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, MERCY COLLEGE,SLEEPY HOLLOW HS (songwriter-in-residence), NYU, WESTCHESTER ARTS CAMP, and the INTERNATIONAL CREATORS CONFERENCE in Singapore.

Recent releases and collaborations are with COURAGE MY LOVE (single), WILL AND ANTHONY, and DIAMANTE.

Nina OssoffThe Realities of Being a Songwriter

NINA OSSOFF has been a professional songwriter for over 20 years.  She is a multi genre and multiplatinum writer with many successes to her credit.  Releases include DAUGHTRY (#1 selling, grammy nominated multiplatinum cd), ORIANTHI, SHINEDOWN (mutiplatinum), HALESTORM (top 10 Rock single, grammy nominated, multiplatinum cds), THEORY OF A DEADMAN, EMPHATIC, THE TEMPTATIONS (on their MILESTONE #50 cd), PATTI AUSTIN, THE MAINE, SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE ASBURY JUKES, JONATHAN BUTLER (intl grammy winning artist) LIZZIE CARTER, KUMI KODA (#1 SELLING ARTIST IN JAPAN), many, many more domestic and international artists.  Her songs have been placed in movies and television shows such as MISS CONGENIALITY, BRING IT ON, THE POWDERPUFF GIRLS, THE BARBIE DIARIES, THE BRATZ, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, ALL MY CHILDREN, LIZZIE MCGUIRE, THE CHEETAH GIRLS, BARBERSHOP, SOULFOOD,CADET KELLY, THE LETTERMAN SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, AND ENTERTAINMENT TONITE to name a few.

She is a fixture in the NYC and LA songwriter community and has been a panelist for NEW MUSIC SEMINAR, WOMEN IN MUSIC, SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, AND MERCY IDOL.

Her teaching and mentoring venues include, THE SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME, MERCY COLLEGE,SLEEPY HOLLOW HS (songwriter-in-residence), NYU, WESTCHESTER ARTS CAMP, and the INTERNATIONAL CREATORS CONFERENCE in Singapore.

Recent releases and collaborations are with COURAGE MY LOVE (single), WILL AND ANTHONY, and DIAMANTE.

DAVID WOLFERT

David is a Grammy and Emmy nominated  songwriter, composer, educator, arranger, orchestrator, producer and instrumentalist who has worked in all areas of music, including records, film, advertising and television.

David's songs have been recorded by Whitney Houston , Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Murphy, the Four Tops, Cher, Lynn Anderson, Julio Iglesias Jr. and many others, and appear on the Greatest Hits collections of Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, and Dolly Parton. David has also worked as a producer, arranger and guitarist with many icons of the music business, including Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Peter Criss, Jimmy Cliff. Johnny Cash, Harry Nilsson, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Brenda Russel, Don Covay, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Dr. John and many others.

David has written and produced music for thousands of Television and Radio commercials for virtually every major advertiser and has won 2 Clios for his work. His scores have appeared in numerous documentaries, television shows, and independent films.

David  teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Songwriting at the Steinhardt School of New York University and  a founding member of the Council of Music Creators and Musicanswers, advocacy groups for composers, songwriters, performers, producers, and engineers.

David lives in New York and has studios in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island. 

David WolfertFinishing Your Song - a Songwriters Checklist

DAVID WOLFERT

David is a Grammy and Emmy nominated  songwriter, composer, educator, arranger, orchestrator, producer and instrumentalist who has worked in all areas of music, including records, film, advertising and television.

David's songs have been recorded by Whitney Houston , Barbra Streisand, Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Dolly Parton, Dusty Springfield, Eddie Murphy, the Four Tops, Cher, Lynn Anderson, Julio Iglesias Jr. and many others, and appear on the Greatest Hits collections of Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, and Dolly Parton. David has also worked as a producer, arranger and guitarist with many icons of the music business, including Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Peter Criss, Jimmy Cliff. Johnny Cash, Harry Nilsson, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Judy Collins, Brenda Russel, Don Covay, The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Dr. John and many others.

David has written and produced music for thousands of Television and Radio commercials for virtually every major advertiser and has won 2 Clios for his work. His scores have appeared in numerous documentaries, television shows, and independent films.

David  teaches Undergraduate and Graduate Songwriting at the Steinhardt School of New York University and  a founding member of the Council of Music Creators and Musicanswers, advocacy groups for composers, songwriters, performers, producers, and engineers.

David lives in New York and has studios in New York City and Bridgehampton, Long Island. 

Credits: Anthony Hamilton, Big Time Rush, Leona Lewis, Kat De Luna, Joe Budden, Taeyeon.

Pascal grew up in a small village in the french countryside. He was mentored by elite jazz, classical and latin musicians in Europe and trained like not many do (practising piano and analyzing music 10 hours/day for years).

Pascal started his professional career as a mixing engineer in a venue at 17 and was asked to come and teach classical and jazz piano by 19 in 2 french conservatories while performing with various bands.

After developing a strong presence online, he was contacted by some of the most famous american music production teams, which led to his very first song placements with famous artists while still living in the french countryside ( Timbaland’s artist DOE, top Kpop boy band TVXQ ).

Shortly after, Pascal got invited in the United States by Walter A, one of the biggest songwriter and producer of all times ( Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Kenny G… ). Within his first 2 weeks in Los Angeles, Pascal worked on 2 albums which got 3 Grammy Nominations and sold over 10 million copies worldwide ( Leona Lewis “Spirit “ and Anthony Hamilton “The Point Of It All” ). He ended up signing a publishing deal with Michael Jackson’s former publisher Dale Kawashima and Hori Pro.

Since then, Pascal kept making music for elite artists all over the world as well as for edgy Major brands (Raheem Devaughn, Rostrum Records, Wynter Gordon,  Jane Zhang “The Dolphin Princess”,  Taeyeon from Girls Generation, HyperloopTT, Anthem song for Turks And Caicos Island) and also got short listed for a latin Grammy with legendary cuban violin player Alfredo De La Fe.

Pascal has been a mentor for the most prestigious education companies and music schools around the world (National Superior Conservatory Of Paris, Berklee College Of Music, Leap Foundation, Vistamar School).

Pascal is also invested in other fields such as trading stocks and crypto currencies, coding, and started making video games. His unique adventures led to grow a real and large online following ( twitter.com/pascalguyon ) allowing to develop more relations with brands in alignement with his values and trigger new adventures...

Pascal GuyonHow to Develop a Worldwide Acclaimed Music Career From Scratch by Using Outside of the Box Strategies and Leveraging Technology

Credits: Anthony Hamilton, Big Time Rush, Leona Lewis, Kat De Luna, Joe Budden, Taeyeon.

Pascal grew up in a small village in the french countryside. He was mentored by elite jazz, classical and latin musicians in Europe and trained like not many do (practising piano and analyzing music 10 hours/day for years).

Pascal started his professional career as a mixing engineer in a venue at 17 and was asked to come and teach classical and jazz piano by 19 in 2 french conservatories while performing with various bands.

After developing a strong presence online, he was contacted by some of the most famous american music production teams, which led to his very first song placements with famous artists while still living in the french countryside ( Timbaland’s artist DOE, top Kpop boy band TVXQ ).

Shortly after, Pascal got invited in the United States by Walter A, one of the biggest songwriter and producer of all times ( Mariah Carey, Barbara Streisand, Kenny G… ). Within his first 2 weeks in Los Angeles, Pascal worked on 2 albums which got 3 Grammy Nominations and sold over 10 million copies worldwide ( Leona Lewis “Spirit “ and Anthony Hamilton “The Point Of It All” ). He ended up signing a publishing deal with Michael Jackson’s former publisher Dale Kawashima and Hori Pro.

Since then, Pascal kept making music for elite artists all over the world as well as for edgy Major brands (Raheem Devaughn, Rostrum Records, Wynter Gordon,  Jane Zhang “The Dolphin Princess”,  Taeyeon from Girls Generation, HyperloopTT, Anthem song for Turks And Caicos Island) and also got short listed for a latin Grammy with legendary cuban violin player Alfredo De La Fe.

Pascal has been a mentor for the most prestigious education companies and music schools around the world (National Superior Conservatory Of Paris, Berklee College Of Music, Leap Foundation, Vistamar School).

Pascal is also invested in other fields such as trading stocks and crypto currencies, coding, and started making video games. His unique adventures led to grow a real and large online following ( twitter.com/pascalguyon ) allowing to develop more relations with brands in alignement with his values and trigger new adventures...

Andre Pessis

I have 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. I have 13 Platinum records and one Diamond album (ten platinum) and won 5 ASCAP awards.

I have been recorded by: Huey Lewis and The News, MR Big, Tim McGraw, Waylon Jennings, Journey, The Dead, Ratdog, Southern Pacific, Glenn Medeiros, Ann Wilson of Heart, Gregg Rolie, Paul Carrack, Ben E King, The Stylistics, Laura Branigan, Bigbird , Erica Jayne one of the housewives from Beverly Hills and the new Ronnie Montrose CD.

I had songs on major Motion pictures including the theme song from “Pink Cadillac” (Clint Eastwood), a song on “I Love you Phillip Morris (Jim Carrey) as well as numerous TV shows including: Sesame Street”, the theme song for the CBS Prime time reality show “There Goes the Neighborhood” as well as the Theme song for “Pride Fighting”

I had 2 songs on Sega Genesis Daytona USA.

Eric Martin and I 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.

I have10 songs on the latest 2 Mickey Hart Albums co-written with Mickey and Robert Hunter. I have 10 songs on the MR Big CD released October of 2014 and entered the Japanese charts at number 6.

I was President of the San Francisco chapter of “The Recording Academy” for two years and a Governor for more than eleven years.

I taught the business and craft of songwriting at WCS, Sonoma State and UCSF.

My hit song “Anyway The Wind Blows” from the Clint Eastwood movie – “Pink Cadillac”, won a BMI award for over one million plays

I have 4 songs on the new MR Big CD to be released in June 2017
I have the lead track on the Ronnie Montrose CD to be released 9 /29/17

Andre PessisHow to Write Hits - Plain and Simple

Andre Pessis

I have 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. I have 13 Platinum records and one Diamond album (ten platinum) and won 5 ASCAP awards.

I have been recorded by: Huey Lewis and The News, MR Big, Tim McGraw, Waylon Jennings, Journey, The Dead, Ratdog, Southern Pacific, Glenn Medeiros, Ann Wilson of Heart, Gregg Rolie, Paul Carrack, Ben E King, The Stylistics, Laura Branigan, Bigbird , Erica Jayne one of the housewives from Beverly Hills and the new Ronnie Montrose CD.

I had songs on major Motion pictures including the theme song from “Pink Cadillac” (Clint Eastwood), a song on “I Love you Phillip Morris (Jim Carrey) as well as numerous TV shows including: Sesame Street”, the theme song for the CBS Prime time reality show “There Goes the Neighborhood” as well as the Theme song for “Pride Fighting”

I had 2 songs on Sega Genesis Daytona USA.

Eric Martin and I 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.

I have10 songs on the latest 2 Mickey Hart Albums co-written with Mickey and Robert Hunter. I have 10 songs on the MR Big CD released October of 2014 and entered the Japanese charts at number 6.

I was President of the San Francisco chapter of “The Recording Academy” for two years and a Governor for more than eleven years.

I taught the business and craft of songwriting at WCS, Sonoma State and UCSF.

My hit song “Anyway The Wind Blows” from the Clint Eastwood movie – “Pink Cadillac”, won a BMI award for over one million plays

I have 4 songs on the new MR Big CD to be released in June 2017
I have the lead track on the Ronnie Montrose CD to be released 9 /29/17

Molly-Ann Leikin (rhymes with bacon) was born in Ottawa, Canada and defected with her baritone ukulele to California during a 58 below zero blizzard. The Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles seemed to think she’d be a good Emergency Intake worker.

Yeah, right.

But it was a day job. And all of Molly’s clients claimed the father of their babies was a rock star, so it was Molly’s job to go after the alleged deadbeat dads for child support. However, instead of Molly helping the underprivileged get off welfare, they got her into the music business.

As a staff writer at Almo Music (A & M Records), then Interworld Music and Chappell Music, over the next ten years, Molly got her songs recorded by almost every pop and country artist on the Billboard charts. Now she has a house full of gold and platinum records, plus an Emmy nomination. She has also written themes and songs for dozens of TV shows and movies, including “Violet,” that won an Oscar.

As successful as she is getting her own songs recorded, Molly is also an international songwriting consultant to developing artists. Twelve of her clients are Grammy winners, fourteen more are Grammy nominees, and so far, with Molly’s help, 7459 other writers/artists just like you have placed their work in movies, TV shows, on CD’s, in video games, commercials, and their tracks are downloaded all over the web.

The author of “How to Write A Hit Song” and “How To Be A Hit Songwriter” and producer of the best-selling MP3 CD “Molly-Ann Leikin’s Master Class in Songwriting”, and “Sliced Bread”, a CD of her hot AC and country songs, Molly practices yoga, collects contemporary art, flosses and lives in Central California.

Molly-Ann LeikinHow To Be A Hit Songwriter

Molly-Ann Leikin (rhymes with bacon) was born in Ottawa, Canada and defected with her baritone ukulele to California during a 58 below zero blizzard. The Department of Public Social Services in Los Angeles seemed to think she’d be a good Emergency Intake worker.

Yeah, right.

But it was a day job. And all of Molly’s clients claimed the father of their babies was a rock star, so it was Molly’s job to go after the alleged deadbeat dads for child support. However, instead of Molly helping the underprivileged get off welfare, they got her into the music business.

As a staff writer at Almo Music (A & M Records), then Interworld Music and Chappell Music, over the next ten years, Molly got her songs recorded by almost every pop and country artist on the Billboard charts. Now she has a house full of gold and platinum records, plus an Emmy nomination. She has also written themes and songs for dozens of TV shows and movies, including “Violet,” that won an Oscar.

As successful as she is getting her own songs recorded, Molly is also an international songwriting consultant to developing artists. Twelve of her clients are Grammy winners, fourteen more are Grammy nominees, and so far, with Molly’s help, 7459 other writers/artists just like you have placed their work in movies, TV shows, on CD’s, in video games, commercials, and their tracks are downloaded all over the web.

The author of “How to Write A Hit Song” and “How To Be A Hit Songwriter” and producer of the best-selling MP3 CD “Molly-Ann Leikin’s Master Class in Songwriting”, and “Sliced Bread”, a CD of her hot AC and country songs, Molly practices yoga, collects contemporary art, flosses and lives in Central California.

“Mark Winkler is a musical marvel and a true original! At last, in the jazzy tradition of Bobby Troup, Hoagy Carmichael, Matt Dennis and Dave Frishberg, a writer who sings and a singer who swings!”
—Rex Reed

Mark Winkler is a platinum award winning singer/lyricist who has had over 250 of his songs recorded and/or sung by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, Liza Minnelli, Bob Dorough, Steve Tyrell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lea Di Lauria and Britain’s Claire Martin. He also has charted high on the Jazz Week charts with his last 4 vocal releases, as well as being named a 2017 ”Rising Star” Male Jazz Vocalist in Downbeat Magazine.

He released his new CD “The Company I Keep” in June of 2017. His last recording “Jazz And Other Four Letter Words” got him a Four Star Downbeat Review, A five star All About Jazz Review and was named the best Jazz vocal CD of 2015 in Jazziz Magazine who did an article on him. This CD once again finds Mark mixing his own originals with songs by the likes of Prince, Donald Fagen and The Gershwins. This time he is joined by 22 stellar musicians including Cheryl Bentyne, Steve Tyrell, Sara Gazarek, David Benoit, John Clayton, Claire Martin, Jeff Hamilton and John Beasley.

Last year, four of his lyrics were featured on the new David Benoit/Jane Monheit CD “2 In Love” which just received a four star rating from All Music Guide. This comes on the heels of more and more of his songs being recorded by the best singers in Jazz.

He has played in clubs in Los Angeles, in New York at the Blue Note and Birdland and has sung in London, Tokyo and Australia. As part of “West Coast Cool” with Cheryl Bentyne he has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival and in Tuscon, Arizona, Toronto, Canada and Madison, Wisconsin among many other cities.

As an educator he’s in his 11th year teaching lyric writing “Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriters Workshop” at UCLA extension and at the Los Angeles School of Songwriting. He writes columns for Music Connection magazine and does interviews and reviews for LA Jazz Scene.

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Mark WinklerIt's The Lyrics, Stupid!

“Mark Winkler is a musical marvel and a true original! At last, in the jazzy tradition of Bobby Troup, Hoagy Carmichael, Matt Dennis and Dave Frishberg, a writer who sings and a singer who swings!”
—Rex Reed

Mark Winkler is a platinum award winning singer/lyricist who has had over 250 of his songs recorded and/or sung by such artists as Dianne Reeves, Jane Monheit, Liza Minnelli, Bob Dorough, Steve Tyrell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lea Di Lauria and Britain’s Claire Martin. He also has charted high on the Jazz Week charts with his last 4 vocal releases, as well as being named a 2017 ”Rising Star” Male Jazz Vocalist in Downbeat Magazine.

He released his new CD “The Company I Keep” in June of 2017. His last recording “Jazz And Other Four Letter Words” got him a Four Star Downbeat Review, A five star All About Jazz Review and was named the best Jazz vocal CD of 2015 in Jazziz Magazine who did an article on him. This CD once again finds Mark mixing his own originals with songs by the likes of Prince, Donald Fagen and The Gershwins. This time he is joined by 22 stellar musicians including Cheryl Bentyne, Steve Tyrell, Sara Gazarek, David Benoit, John Clayton, Claire Martin, Jeff Hamilton and John Beasley.

Last year, four of his lyrics were featured on the new David Benoit/Jane Monheit CD “2 In Love” which just received a four star rating from All Music Guide. This comes on the heels of more and more of his songs being recorded by the best singers in Jazz.

He has played in clubs in Los Angeles, in New York at the Blue Note and Birdland and has sung in London, Tokyo and Australia. As part of “West Coast Cool” with Cheryl Bentyne he has performed at the Syracuse Jazz Festival and in Tuscon, Arizona, Toronto, Canada and Madison, Wisconsin among many other cities.

As an educator he’s in his 11th year teaching lyric writing “Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriters Workshop” at UCLA extension and at the Los Angeles School of Songwriting. He writes columns for Music Connection magazine and does interviews and reviews for LA Jazz Scene.

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