COUNTRY NOTES

The NSAI update for the Los Angeles area Workshop

October-November, 1996


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STEVE SESKIN SONG SEMINAR

On Saturday, November 9, hit songwriter Steve Seskin will lead us in an all-day seminar. Steve has written such hits as “No Doubt About It”, “Life’s a Dance”, “I Think About You”, “No Man’s Land”, and “If You’ve Got Love”. He’s co-written over 400 songs with such writers as Gary Burr, Jon Bonjovi, Allen Shamblin, and Pam Tillis.

We’ve all heard a thousand times that we need to be living in Nashville to achieve any great success in songwriting. Seskin has proven that wrong. He’s been living in San Francisco for the past twenty-four years, and has never lived in Nashville. He goes to Music City four or five times a year and stays for a couple of weeks each time. When he’s there, he spends twelve to fifteen hours a day writing with various collaborators.

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 9 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 with Amy at NAS (213)463-7178. Even if your song is not being evaluated, you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to learn from the critique session.

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.


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OCTOBER-NOVEMBER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Workshop Location

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held from 5-8 p.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 Craig Lackey at (310)439-4069.


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NSAI LOS ANGELES WORKSHOP VOLUNTEERS

EDITOR:
Seth Jackson

WORKSHOP COORDINATORS:
Craig Lackey
Bev Nelson

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR:
Vickie Vining

EVENT COORDINATOR:
Cathy Carlson


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