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Songsalive! Songnotes Monthly Newsletter - February 2019 - Performance Showcases R Us

Welcome to another edition of Songsalive! Songnotes >  our newsletter for everything you need to know about the craft and business of songwriting. Quick summary of February 2019 @ Songsalive! 
  • Next - Tonight! ---- Chicago Showcase Thurs Feb 7
  • New - Long Beach, CA  Songsalive! Songwriters Showcase KICKOFF on Sat Feb 9
  • Next - Orange Country Showcase Tuesday February 12, and looking for artists for future showcases.
  • Next - Los Angeles Songwriting Critique Workshop, Sunday Feb 17 features Matthew Moran,"Do It Yourself Recording” Using Reaper for Songwriters. 
  • We’re looking for great songs and songwriters to fill some pitches.  
  • All the details below. Read on...
 Thank you for being part of our community. 
gilli moon
President Songsalive!, and songwriter.

TONIGHT! - Songsalive! in Chicago

Showcase Hosted by David Keeney. Taste the talent! Our Songwriter events happen globally and in Chicago we have an awesome Open Mic featuring some of our brightest and newest singer/songwriters on the block. Come on out and support our performers, and if you are a singer/songwriter come show us your stuff. Many performers get selected for featured spots and opportunities by Songsalive!
What: Songsalive! and Jesse's Tavern Songwriters open MIcWhen: First Thursdays of the MonthNext: Thursday February 7Where: @Jesse's Tavern - 10501 S. Ridgeland , Chicago Ridge, IL. 60415 
Time: 8:30PM 'till close 

Acoustic Singles up to full bands, full backline & keyboard provided. 
Under 21 OK until 10:00 PM

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Featured Event: New Long Beach, CASongsalive! Songwriters Showcase

 Songsalive! is now in Long Beach, California! Long Beach has been a center of creativity for many years with its many coffee houses and cool musical venues. We are very excited to announce that Songsalive! will now be a part of this vital artistic community.
In keeping with the Songsalive! twenty-year tradition, up and coming and veteran singer-songwriters/musicians can showcase their talent now in Long Beach as well as support our national and international live events. The Songsalive! Long Beach Songwriters Showcases will now be able to bring quality entertainment in a comfortable and supportive environment. All members are eligible to perform at our new venue and selections will be made based on availability, scheduling and talent. I look forward to meeting you! - Laura Suarez, Showcase Host. 
What: Songsalive! Long Beach Songwriters Showcase
When: Second Saturday of the Month
Next: Saturday February 9Where: Fox Coffee House - 437 W. Willow St. Long Beach, CA 90806   (562) 912-4200 (for directions and parking only)
Time: Featured acts at 6:00 and 6:30 / Open mic at 5:00 and 7:00 (sign-ups 4:30)

FEBRUARY PERFORMING ARTISTS: Hildreth Avenue: Eddie Lopez (known as Hildreth Avenue) has been a fixture in the Long Beach original music scene for many years. His music is arresting and insightful. Eddie describes Hildreth Avenue as a “beacon of honesty which strives to show the lonely that they are not alone.” His music is sure to touch your heart in a meaningful way. // Ernando: A gifted performer with a collection of great music
 RSVPMeetup / Facebook
 Seeking Singer/Songwriters To Perform Future Showcases

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Los Angeles Song Critique Workshop - with Matt Moran

With Guest Speaker MATTHEW MORAN on "Do It Yourself Recording” Using Reaper for Songwriters. On Sunday February 17th at 12PM, Songsalive! continues their monthly songwriter’s workshop series with Matthew Moran. Matt is a technology consultant, author, and songwriter. He is the author of two books on careers for IT professionals, articles on social media, technology, and DIY tools for musicians, and he is the founder of the rock band, Arrogant Sage. This mini-workshop will demonstrate using Reaper, a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) to record a short song. We will start with a basic click/rhythm track, a song scratch track, and then record guitars, vocals, and possibly some percussion. At the end we will create an Mp3 file of the final product. (Reaper is a full-featured recording software, similar to Pro Tools and others with a large community of musicians, engineers, and enthusiasts to help you learn and use the product.)
Are you a songwriter willing to take your songs to the next level?  Workshop your songs to be the best they can be, and get them out to the world. Hosted by Rik Lawrence, of Songsalive!, the largest global songwriters squad, the Songsalive! Workshops are open to all songwriters, composers, lyricists and musicians. First half song critique. Second half industry session, with invaluable guest speakers from the music business.  Goals of our Workshops:     1) the SONG and making it the best it can be .     2) providing a community for our members to gather, network, collaborate and learn. Come prepared for song critique (see below)
What: Songsalive! Los Angeles Song Critique WorkshopWhen: 3rd Sundays of the MonthNext: Sunday February 17, 2019Where: @ Music Space Studios  - 14725.5 Oxnard St. Van Nuys Ca. 91411
Time: Starts 12:00pm sharp. Ends at 3pm
Cost: Free for Songsalive! PRO Members and $10 for everyone else. RSVP is mandatory. No-shows and late arrivals will not be invited back. 
 How to find us:Our new fab venue is just East of Kester Ave, and West of Van Nuys Blvd, just West of Cedros, on Nth side of Oxnard St. Actual Street sign shows 14723 Oxnard. Drive in to driveway and it's 2nd gray door on right behind Glass shop. Text 818-324-3731 if lost. Look for the Songsalive! Banner. Plenty of street parking or turn in for off-street parking.
RSVP A Must!: Walk Ups may be turned away. Let us know you are coming : 
Members can also RSVP backstage: go Events

First half song critique. Second half guest speaker talk.
1. Only Pro Members can receive a song critique2. First come first serve. We randomly choose (draw) from Pro Members who arrive on time but we cannot guarantee everyone will get an opportunity due to time.3. First timers can only audit the class (watch).4. Late arrivals will forfeit ability to receive song critique.
 ~ COME PREPARED ON THE DAY ~- Where applicable, bring 20 typed copies of your lyric sheet (with full contact details).- Perform live, or bring song on CD, iPod, phone. Hook up to Stereo provided. This is not a "performance" but a presentation of song.
 REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE: This venue is not a lunch spot so either bring a packed lunch or donate to Songsalive! on the light snacks and refreshments.

All Songsalive! Events 

 or go to  Los Angeles Meetup - more info for LA and OC events

Got Songs? We’re looking for great songs and songwriters to fill some pitches.Songsalive-songshop-febsongnotes.png

Log In to Backstage. Tap on MENU (top right), Tap on Topics, Tap on SONGSHOP


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Featured Songsalive! benefit: SongShare

You can get your songs critiqued any day of the week at Songsalive! musical_scoreheadphones It’s like a daily feedback party. 
What is Songsalive! SongShare? Be in the comfort of your living room and post your song so other members (songwriters, and music professionals) can provide the feedback you are looking for. Receive critique, give critique and INSPIRE. Other members and music business professionals are ready to give your songs critique and feedback ON A DAILY BASIS.
How to get involved in SongShare? Log in and tap SongShare under Menu > Topics. Post your song name, full lyrics, the online url to listen to the song, and what kind of feedback you are looking for.  Wait for the feedback to come as comments to your post.

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Backstage community

Welcome new members

 You could land here if you are a member, and are active backstage.






 Well that wraps up another Songsalive! Songnotes for the month.
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