COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI update for the Los Angeles area Workshop

October-November-December, 1997


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On Saturday, November 22, hit songwriter Steve Seskin will lead us in an all-day seminar. Steve is one of Nashville’s top songwriters, although he resides in California and has never lived in Nashville. He has written such hits as “Daddy’s Money”, “Life’s a Dance”, “I Think About You”, “No Man’s Land”, and “For a Change”. He’s co-written over 400 songs with such writers as Gary Burr, Bob DiPiero, Jon Bonjovi, Allen Shamblin, and Pam Tillis.

If you attended the seminar that Steve conducted for us last year, you know that Steve is also one of the finest songwriting teachers around. This seminar will complement last year’s event, which had lyric writing as the primary focus. This time, Steve will share some of his formidable knowledge on writing music, as well as other music business topics of interest to the participants.

Steve stresses the importance of co-writing, not just for the creative energy, but also for political reasons. “When you are writing with a staff writer from Warner Bros. Music, you are in business with Warner Bros. Music.”

The Steve Seskin Songwriting Seminar will be held on Saturday, November 22 at Musician’s Institute. Steve will share his insight into the craft and business of songwriting from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and will give us valuable song evaluations from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The all-day seminar is open to fifty people, and the song critiques are limited to the first twenty people who sign up. The critique session will be a valuable learning experience whether or not your song is being evaluated, so don’t miss it!

Admission to this exciting event is: a) Full Seminar With Critique of Your Song - $35.00 in advance, $45.00 at door; b) Full Seminar Without Critique of Your Song - $25.00 in advance, $35.00 at door. To sign up, send a check to Vickie Vining at P.O. Box 1168-881, Studio City, CA 91604. Be sure to include your phone number on your check. You can call Vickie at (818)752-7484 to see if openings are still available. 


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October-November-December '97 Workshop Schedule

Workshop Location
Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 4-7p.m. at Musician's Institute, 1655 McCadden Place, just off Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. Admission is free for NSAI members and NAS members, $10 for non-members. For more information, call Bev Nelson at (714) 733-2717 or email Seth Jackson at webmaster.hitmeister@mindspring.com. 
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Member News

  • Marty Axelrod and Cathy Carlson won the Song of the Year award for the CCMA Los Angeles region for their song “Whoop De Do”.
  • John LeGrande signed his song “Attention Shoppers”, co-written with Seth Jackson, with Cavet-Vanderpool Publishing, Nashville.

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    NSAI LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS

    EDITOR:
    Seth Jackson
    WORKSHOP COORDINATORS:
    Bev Nelson
    Seth Jackson
    MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR:
    Vickie Vining
    EVENT COORDINATORS:
    Cathy Carlson
    Craig Lackey
    COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
    Lisa Blue Fasman
    Cliff Nelson

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