The Songwriters Association of Canada with Music BC and The National Music Centre embarks on the annual Songposium tour. Presented in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver this intensive one-day seminar for aspiring and emerging songwriters is not to be missed. If you are interested in learning more about the art, craft and business of songwriting, come and hear from some of the foremost international talent in the music industry as they share their experience and knowledge in helping you get your songs heard. Take advantage of this great opportunity to network with songwriters in your area.
Date & Location
Saturday, October 27th, 2012.
Vancouver Community College, 1155 East Broadway in Rm 1233, Building B
Registration – click on link below
About Our Panelists:
Rob Wells - Acclaimed Producer/Songwriter
Jeff Dalziel – Producer/Songwriter
Amy Fritz – Music Supervisor
8:00 am – Registration
9:00 am – Anatomy of a Song: Breaking down the art of creating a great song. – Rob Wells*
10:45 am – Publishing and Licensing – Jeff Dalziel*
12:00 pm – Lunch
1:15pm – Songs on the Screen: What it takes to get your songs in Film and TV- Amy Fritz*
2:45pm – Demo Evaluations: Get your song critiqued by two professional local songwriters.
*Talks live-streamed from Toronto
2. Songwriters Name and City
3. I write songs for (please select all that apply): Self interest or hobby, To perform them myself, To have other artists perform them, For Film/TV
4. Please comment on (please select all that apply): Songwriting, Performance, Demo Quality
Note: If you would prefer an alternative payment method, please call the SAC office at: (416) 961-1588 Tickets are NOT refundable
About the Panelists:
Rob Wells is an award-winning producer/songwriter based in Toronto. He has worked with numerous multi-platinum selling artists, with songs landing on millions of award winning records. His work has appeared in major release films, network TV shows and video games worldwide. Rob has appeared as a music producer on E!’s “House Of Carters” & YTV’s “The Next Star”. Awards include first place in numerous songwriting competitions, SOCAN #1 awards, gold, platinum & multi-platinum certifications.
SELECTED ARTIST CREDITS
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Nick Lachey, Katherine McPhee, Big Time Rush, Miranda Cosgrove, Backstreet Boys, Paloma Faith, Cyndi Lauper, Olivia Newton John, Corey Hart, Daisy Dares You, Kiana Brown, Rachel Crow, Boyzone, Mika, Matt Dusk, Victoria Duffield, Keshia Chante, Marie-Mai, Shiloh, RyanDan, Amie Miriello, Ry Cuming, Clement Marfo & The Frontline
SELECTED TV CREDITS
So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, The View, One Tree Hill, Laguna Beach, The O.C., Eurovision, House Of Carters, Canadian Idol, The Next Star, Degrassi, Instant Star, The Next Star, Big Voice, Late Night with David Letterman
SELECTED FILM CREDITS
One For The Money, Street Dance 3D, Flicka
Whether writing chart-topping singles with established artists or developing up and coming independent acts, Jeff “Diesel” Dalziel is among the busiest professionals in the Canadian music industry. As in-house producer for Sony Music Canada from 1999-2006, Jeff developed and produced numerous platinum and gold artists such as The Philosopher Kings, Prozzak, B4-4, Adam Gregory, Tom Wilson, and Edwin to name a few. As owner and operator of Dieselmusic, the Sony/ATV published producer/songwriter continues to develop both major label and independent acts. Working with artists such as Thornley, Alyssa Reid, Tupelo Honey, Adriiana, Jesse Labelle, Age of Daze and Ten Second Epic, as well as burgeoning groups like Mad June and The Flash Jam, Dalziel’s work knows no stylistic boundary. With a strong focus on developing art for placement in film and television, Dalziel’s commitment to creative innovation has his work virtually omnipresent in contemporary media.
Amy Fritz has worked in the Entertainment Industry since 1990 and as a Music Supervisor since 1997. Her past experiences as a campus radio DJ, music producer, sound engineer (studio and location film), published songwriter/performer, and artist manager, all contribute to her unique sensibilities and expertise as a Music Supervisor. Prior to forming RADAR Music Group in 2006, Amy was the Director of Music Supervision at Canada’s leading music management company/agency, representing such Artists as: Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello and Jesse Cooke. Amy has music supervised and produced soundtracks for over 70 film & TV productions. Some recent projects include: ‘Call Me Fitz’ (HBO Canada), ‘Metal Evolution’ (VH1), The Samaritan (starring, Samuel L. Jackson), Splice (starring, Adrien Brody & Sarah Polley). Amy has been a voting member of: The Mariposa Folk Foundation, The Khyber Arts Society, The Academy of Canadian Film & Television, Metronome Canada, SOCAN, Association MSF-Canada & A jury and panel member, chair for: The Gemini Awards, The Great Canadian Music Dream, MIANS, World Wide Short Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Saskatchewan Recording Industry Association, NXNE, CMW, SOCAN International Symposium, Banff Media Awards, Juno Awards.
Demo Critique Panelists
Laurell Barker - WINNER of POP ALBUM OF THE YEAR at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards and nominated for two Canadian Radio Awards and Pop Artist of the Year at the 2011 “INDIES”, Laurell’s recent successes include TWO top 10 radio singles, winning the Billboard World Song Contest, being named Bell Mobility’s Indie Artist Search Winner, placing as a top finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and having songs featured on MTV’s “The Real World”, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”, CMT’s “Meet The Wilson’s”, and Muchmusic’s “Degrassi” and “Life With Boys”. Laurell lights up the room when she performs, sharing songs and stories as though she were old friends with her audience, engaging listeners with a voice and talent that gives one the sense this is only just the beginning!
Kevin Gau - THE LEFT, hailing from Langley, a vibrant community located in southwest BC that borders the USA. These Langleroos have been working together trying to write hit music since 2002. It may be cliché but the band is inspired by greats like the Beatles and Coldplay and any band where the focus is on the melody. Their approach to songwriting is ultimately the melody must be catchy and memorable for every song. The songs feature stalwart group vocals and four-part harmonies lead by Kevin or Josh. THE LEFT’s upcoming full length album release, “Cycles” have already had tremendous support prior to the release on January 10, 2012. The songs are currently receiving airplay in over 20 retail chains across the world. The band was recently added to ‘Eddie Bauer’ Emerging Artist Series. Hit singles, “Cellophane” (#9 Best new download on amazon.com) and “Love Don’t Work” have over 10 new radio adds in Canada and 15 across the US. Former 99.3 The Fox Vancouver Seeds, Vancouver Summer Sessions and 100.5 Peak Performance Project winners. Their performance credentials include over 300 shows across North America and opening spots for 54-40, Hedley, The Trews, Tal Bachman, Blind Melon and a featured performance at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Success with local television as well as CTV licensed all songs from their last album for their primetime drama, “Whistler”. Watch for THE LEFT as they will be touring North America in support of their new release, “Cycles” with plans to visit Europe, Australia and Japan in 2012.