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Welcome to Hollywood!

Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Berkeley Chapter.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please follow the link below to email the Hollywood Managers. 

Please make sure that you membership is current.  Non-members are ineligible to win.  RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP.

A NOTE FROM THE HOLLYWOOD CHAPTER MANAGER: Sept 4th, 2012

Hello West Coast Songwriters Hollywood!

Ready for the 2012/13 Season?! It's here!! And we've got several slots OPEN for you to come play next week at Genghis Cohen!! So far we've got Kevin Laurence, Billy Lawler, Laura Brunkala and Christiann Adams playing this Wednesday...add your name to the list and let's make it a party!



Come join us for our First Showcase of the 2012/23 Season at Genghis Cohen!!


WHERE: 
Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel 323-653-0640
DATE/SET TIME: Wednesday, September 12th -- 7:00-8:45pm
Event Check In is 6:45 -- Show starts at 7:00 sharp.
 
SIGN UP: Pre-Event Only HOLLYWOOD@WESTCOASTSONGWRITERS.ORG 
(RENEWED RESIDENCY! for WCS Hollywood for the 2012/13 Season @ Genghis Cohen is the same SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month 7-8:45p time slot!!...Now Accepting SEPTEMBER signups...)Several Slots OPEN!! NEED TO FILL THESE BY THIS WEEKEND SO PLEASE SIGN UP NOW. Due to the nature of the residency required draw and set time allowance, we have a finite # song slots available during our show time. Member performers receive priority roster placement. There will be a limited number of non-member slots available to prospective members each showcase. If you are not able to sign up in time for any given month - please email to get on the back-up list + come out and support your fellow WCS songwriters! Bring friends! A lot of great music + good-times happening this season. Don't miss it!
 

JUDGE:  September's special Industry Guest will include WCS favorite, JOHN BRAHENY!!


PRICE: Flat $8 Audience, Member and Non-Member Performers
 
***If you're new to WCS or haven't joined us in awhile, please be sure to check out all details new to the Hollywood Chapter -- listed @ bottom of this email...We have some new competition rules + offerings...including...
 
Acoustic BANDS + DUETS Now WELCOME to compete at  our monthly Genghis Cohen competitions!!
 
U P C O M I N G   
W E S T   C O A S T   S O N G W R I T E R S   

E V E N T S   &   N E W S

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PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM WEST COAST SONGWRITERS HEADQUARTERS AT:WWW.WESTCOASTSONGWRITERS.ORG -- SIGN UP FOR THE SEPT. 7-9 2012 WCS CONFERENCE TODAY!!
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****WCS HOLLYWOOD: LOOKING TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THE WCS HOLLYWOOD CHAPTER?****
AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO WCS, CATHARINE IS STEPPING DOWN TO MAKE WAY FOR A NEW WCS HOLLYWOOD MANAGER...WCS is a Volunteer-Run, Non-Profit Organization that relies on its volunteers to put on 
events and build community for Songwriters in Hollywood...BE THE NEXT HOLLYWOOD MANAGER! THIS IS A TERRIFIC OPPORTUNITY!
Contact Catharine at hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org for further details...
We have several volunteer positions we are filling right now.
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WORKS IN PROGRESS!! 
What is it? An opportunity to collaborate, receive constructive comments on your finished, unfinished, new + old pieces - have a musical afternoon with your WCS peers. A fun, relaxed creative time -- come check it out!
FALL DATE TBA
ADMISSION: FREE
WHERE: The Home of Chas Castell
YES RSVPs will receive address and further details via email.
 
WCS HOLLYWOOD SONG SCREENINGS!
What is it? An opportunity to pitch your music to Publishers, Song Shoppers
and Music Supervisors (depending on who's joining us)...in a relaxed, supportive setting...
Further event specifics will go out to "Yes" RSVP list closer to the date. 
**Limited space. Pre-event sign-up required.**
FALL SCREENING TBA
ADMISSION: $5 Members, $20 Non-Members
WHERE: TBA
RSVP: hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org
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CURRENT HOLLYWOOD EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

* Gold Award winning Motown Songwriter & Producer 
Clay Drayton is available for Professional Songwriting 1 on 1s
For details please visit http://www.claydrayton.com

* Trained in Opera, Standards and Brazilian Jazz...Los Angeles songwriter, 
alt-pop recording artist and session singer Jonelle Vette is available for 1 on 1s 
at WCS-friendly rates...for Live Performers, Indie Artists in the studio or anybody 
who'd like some help with their songs, vocal performance or recording technique. 
Email vettemusic@gmail.com for further info.
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• Please look for an update later next month for further UPCOMING SEASON EVENT INFO....

• WCS Hollywood is on Facebook...as "West Coast Songwriters Hollywood"...Swing by + say hi!!

IF YOU HAVE HOLLYWOOD GIGS - PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR WCS HOLLYWOOD FACEBOOK 'WALL' AND MAIN WCS FACEBOOK + PLEASE POST YOUR GIGS THERE!! 
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO!

This hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org
 is your main contact email for all WCS Hollywood inquiries. 

Look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Catharine
--
Catharine Wood
Manager, Hollywood Chapter 
Regional Director, Southern California
WEST COAST SONGWRITERS
http://westcoastsongwriters.org/

WHERE: 

Genghis Cohen
740 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel 323-653-0640

DATE/SET TIME: Wednesday, September 12th -- 7:00-8:45pm

Event Check In is 6:45 -- Show starts at 7:00 sharp.

SIGN UP: Pre-Event Only HOLLYWOOD@WESTCOASTSONGWRITERS.ORG 

(RENEWED RESIDENCY! for WCS Hollywood for the 2012/13 Season @ Genghis Cohen is the same SECOND WEDNESDAY of each month 7-8:45p time slot!!...Now Accepting SEPTEMBER signups...Several Slots OPEN. Due to the nature of the residency required draw and set time allowance, we have a finite # song slots available during our show time. Member performers receive priority roster placement. There will be a limited number of non-member slots available to prospective members each showcase. If you are not able to sign up in time for any given month - please email to get on the back-up list + come out and support your fellow WCS songwriters! Bring friends! A lot of great music + good-times happening this season. Don't miss it! 

JUDGE:  September's special Industry Guest will include WCS favorite, JOHN BRAHENY.

PRICE: Flat $8 Audience, Member and Non-Member Performers

***If you're new to WCS or haven't joined us in awhile, please be sure to check out all details new to the Hollywood Chapter -- listed @ bottom of this email...We have some new competition rules + offerings...including...

Acoustic BANDS + DUETS Now WELCOME to compete at  our monthly Genghis Cohen competitions!!

U P C O M I N G W E S T C O A S T S O N G W R I T E R S E V E N T S & N E W S

PLEASE CHECK OUT ALL THE LATEST NEWS FROM WEST COAST SONGWRITERS HEADQUARTERS AT: WWW.WESTCOASTSONGWRITERS.ORG

WCS HOLLYWOOD: LOOKING TO GET MORE INVOLVED WITH THE WCS HOLLYWOOD CHAPTER? WCS is a Volunteer-Run, Non-Profit Organization that relies on its dedicated volunteers to put on events and build community for Songwriters in Hollywood... Contact Catharine at hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org for further details...We have several volunteer positions I am filling right now.

SONGWRITERS' SUNDAY!! What is it? An opportunity to collaborate, receive constructive comments on your finished, unfinished, new + old pieces - have a musical afternoon with your WCS peers. A fun, relaxed creative time -- come check it out! SUNDAY JUNE 24th 1-4PM ADMISSION: FREE WHERE: The Orange Grove Studio RSVP: hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org YES RSVPs will receive address and further details via email.

WCS HOLLYWOOD SONG SCREENINGS! What is it? An opportunity to pitch your music to Publishers, Song Shoppers and Music Supervisors (depending on who's joining us)...in a relaxed, supportive setting... Further event specifics will go out to "Yes" RSVP list closer to the date. **Limited space. Pre-event sign-up required.** FALL SCREENING TBA ADMISSION: $5 Members, $20 Non-Members WHERE: THE HOME OF CATHARINE WOOD RSVP: hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org

CURRENT HOLLYWOOD EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES * Gold Award winning Motown Songwriter & Producer Clay Drayton is available for Professional Songwriting 1 on 1s For details please visit http://www.claydrayton.com * Trained in Opera, Standards and Brazilian Jazz...Los Angeles songwriter, alt-pop recording artist and session singer Jonelle Vette is available for 1 on 1s at WCS-friendly rates...for Live Performers, Indie Artists in the studio or anybody who'd like some help with their songs, vocal performance or recording technique. Email vettemusic@gmail.com for further info.

Please look for an update later this month for further UPCOMING SEASON EVENT INFO.... • WCS Hollywood is on Facebook...as "West Coast Songwriters Hollywood"...Swing by + say hi!! IF YOU HAVE HOLLYWOOD GIGS - PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR WCS HOLLYWOOD FACEBOOK 'WALL' AND MAIN WCS FACEBOOK + PLEASE POST YOUR GIGS THERE!! LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO! This hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org is your main contact email for all WCS Hollywood inquiries. Look forward to seeing you at our next event! Catharine -- Catharine Wood Manager, Hollywood Chapter Regional Director, Southern California WEST COAST SONGWRITERS http://westcoastsongwriters.org/ ***General Details For WCS Hollywood Showcase + Events: 1) Each Genghis Cohen showcase event will be a "1 song" night - EXCEPT past "Best Song" winners from the 2011/2012 Season will have the opportunity to reserve 2 line-up slots; performing TWO SONGS. 5 minute slot limit. We are confirmed with Genghis Cohen for the entire 2011/12 season: 7pm-8:45 set slot (2011/12 will be SECOND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH @ Genghis Cohen). THIS SEASON: SHOWCASE "BEST SONG" WINNERS WIN 2 HOURS FREE STUDIO TIME AT THE ORANGE GROVE STUDIO -- TO DEMO EITHER THEIR WINNING SONG OR RECORD INST/VOCAL FOR A NEW TUNE. 2) "Best Song" winners from the 2011/12 Season with 2 Winning Songs over the course of the season (eligible to win for Best Song 1x per showcase each 3 months) - will be eligible to compete to go on to the Finals with BOTH songs at the Playoff event in July 2012@ Genghis Cohen. Winners of the Playoffs go on to the Grand Finals up in Berkeley, competing against all 19 other WCS Chapters (we extend up into Oregon) for a chance to play at the Sunset Concert @ the WCS September 2012 Conference --- to a concert hall FULL of industry vets, award-winning pros + active songwriters, publishers and producers from all over the U.S. 3) Geared towards our "Best Song" winners - past and current - but open to a limited # of members per gathering, we will be hosting advanced songwriter "Work In Progress" aka "Songwriters' Sunday" afternoons in 2011/12 for the Hollywood Chapter coordinated by our volunteer Works In Progress manager, Pat Nicholson. 4) We have re-introduced the Hollywood Song Screenings...please look for further details in upcoming blasts! 5) New this season at WCS Hollywood: Acoustic BANDS and DUETS WELCOME!!...if you're in a band or duet and your song is WRITTEN by a WCS Member...you are welcome to play + compete at our monthly Genghis Cohen Competitions! 6) Please make sure you're set with current membership this season. Non-members are ineligible to win for "Best Song"... http://www.westcoastsongwriters.org/ 7) If you are confirmed for a roster slot and are unable to perform for any reason, as a courtesy to your fellow songwriters, advance notice is MANDATORY so that back-up performers who wish to play may be notified.

Songwriting Competitions

The Hollywood Chapter Song Competitions are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7-8:45PM.  There is a flat $8 Audience, Competing Member-Performers, Non-Member Performers

Due to the nature of the residency required draw and set time allowance, we have a finite # song slots available during our show time. Member performers receive priority roster placement. There will be a limited number of non-member slots available to prospective members each showcase. If you are not able to sign up in time for any given month - please email to get on the back-up list + come out and support your fellow WCS songwriters! Bring friends! A lot of great music + good-times happening this season.

We have some new competition rules and offerings, including: Acoustic bands and duets competing in the competitions~

WCS Songscreening:

Get your foot inside the music industry door!  As a member of WCS, you have the opportunity to play your finished or unfinished piece for prominent publishers, producers and recording industry representatives in search of outstanding material and musicians. And, should you not get your song picked up this time around, it is a great opportunity to become better acquainted with industry needs and requirements for the next screening.

  • Songs will be played in the order they are submitted.
  • $5 cover charge .
  • Non-Members are welcome, but only WCS members may submit songs.  However, should you wish to join at the door, you will be able to participate the same evening.
  • Submit one song per person on CD with a typed lyric sheet showing member’s name/address/phone attached to back with a rubber band.
  • The deadline for CD submission is the sign-up closing time as stated for each location.
  • All songs are played in the room, with the music industry guest critiquing each song so that everyone can hear each song and his/her comments.
  • If interested, the guest will pick up the song for further consideration.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Song Screenings are open to WCS Members Only.  SIgn Up Now and enjoy the priveleges.

Wed; March 21st from 8-10pm with Josh Young, Atrium Music Group.   Admission: $5 Members;  $20 Non-Members  at the home of Catharine Wood.  RSVP: hollywood@westcoastsongwriters.org

Songwriters' Sunday

What is it?  An opportunity to collaborate, receive constructive comments on your finished, unfinished, new and old pieces.  Have a musical afternoon with your WCS peers.  A fun, relaxed creative time, come check it out!  SUNDAY MARCH 25th 1-4pm

Admission FREE at the home of Grace Woods.  RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/259675357451919/.    Yes RSVP's will receive adress and further details via email.  Please RSVP by March 22nd.

Current Hollywood Educational Opportunities:

Trained in Opera, Standards and Brazilian Jazz...Los Angeles songwriter, alt-pop recording artist and session singer Jonelle Vette is available for 1 on 1s at WCS-friendly rates...for Live Performers, Indie Artists in the studio or anybody who'd like some help with their songs, vocal performance or recording technique. Email vettemusic@gmail.com for further info.

Former Asst. Prof. of Songwriting at the Berklee College of Music teaching Lyric Writing 1, 2, and Advanced Lyric Writing...KC is here in Hollywood + available to WCS Hollywood for 1-on-1 services. Please visithttp://kcsongstudio.com or email KC Song Studio at kcsongstudio@gmail.com for further information.

Gold Award winning Motown Songwriter & Producer Clay Drayton is available for Professional Songwriting 1 on 1s. For details please visit http://www.claydrayton.com

WCS Hollywood is on Facebook...as "West Coast Songwriters Hollywood"...Swing by + say hi!!

IF YOU HAVE HOLLYWOOD GIGS - PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR WCS HOLLYWOOD FACEBOOK 'WALL' AND MAIN WCS FACEBOOK + PLEASE POST YOUR GIGS THERE!! LET US KNOW WHAT YOU'RE UP TO!

CD Mail-In Service

  • If you are unable to attend any monthly songscreening, you may mail in one song for that month’s screening series as long as it is received by the 15th of the month.
  • CDs will not be returned,
  • You will receive a Publisher’s Response form giving you written feedback on your song.
  • Please include a $5 check and a SASE.
  • On the outside of the envelope, write the guest screener’s  name.
  • Mail your CD and lyric sheet (one song only) plus your $5 fee (please NO cash!) to WCS, 1724 Laurel Street, Suite #120, San Carlos, CA  94070.

Works in Progress:

Geared towards our "Best Song" winners - past and current - but open to a limited # of members per gathering, we will be hosting advanced songwriter "Work In Progress" evenings in 2011 for the Hollywood Chapter.

 

 

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