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Denver Area Meet and Greets Next Week! Deadlines Loom!
August 19, 2011
Denver Area Meet and Greets Next Week! Deadlines Loom!Join Expo Co-Founder Jim Attebery and other famous (and infamous!) Durangonians at our annual Meet and Greets in the Denver/Boulder/Broomfield area as we get ready for our Fall Colorado Expo, OCT 6-8, 2011!
Monday Aug 22, 6-10pm at one of our favorite watering holes, The Walnut Room Pizzeria in Denver!
Tuesday Aug 23, 6-10pm at our friend Lydia Fiore's FANTASTIC Globalsound Studio and Music Academy!
Never any cover charge and FUN FOR ALL AGES! COME PLAY WITH US AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS YEAR'S EXPO!
Don't Get Locked Out of Your Hotel Room!The Expo's special rates with the Omni Interlocken Hotel -- and room availability -- for our upcoming October Event are guaranteed only until September 3rd! Don't get left out of staying where the action is! Click here to make your room reservation NOW!
Good News! We've Added Film/TV to WWAHM!ONLY ABOUT 30 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER OUR 2011-2 WWAHM CONTEST! DON'T MISS THIS FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO WRITE WITH A HIT-MAKER OR GET YOUR SONGS PLACED IN FILM OR TV!
"In October of 2010 I won the Durango Write With a Hit-Maker songwriting contest in Colorado. It was an exciting phone call that I received from Jim Attebery the day I won. He informed me that out of all the great songs that were submitted, a song I wrote with my co-writer Diane Waters won ["Not Really Mine"]. I won a co write with Danny Myrick, writer of the recent hit "She's Country" by Jason Aldean, "International Harvester" by Craig Morgan, "How Far Do You Wanna Go" by Glorianna, among many many others. He is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville...The day of the write I came in with many ideas in my head and I had my hook book and computer ready to go. Danny and I sat down to get to work and I pitched an idea that he liked. I had the idea for a while and had worked it into rough version of a song. I sang and played it for him and we ran with it. He is such a seasoned writer, doing it for years every day, words pour out of him. It was really fun to bat lines back and forth and within and hour or so we had hammered out a song called "The Ride." He recorded the vocals and guitar to a work tape. He has an incredible voice and can rock the guitar to splinters! It was a great experience to write with him. I am so grateful to him for giving me the chance to write. I am also grateful to Durango Songwriters Expo for the opportunity they have provided to me and countless other writers and artists who chase the muse." J Morley, Niwot, CO
Good News! We have added a Film/TV category to the 2011-2 WWAHM Contest. Two prominent music supervisors will be judging your songs and picking a winner. Of course, they are also looking for songs for projects!
Jessica Garey is the head of Firefly Music, a Nashville-based film/tv pitching company. Prior to that she worked in film/tv music supervision with Lindsay Wolfington (One Tree Hill, Smallville). One of her artists, Adam Agin, placed a song in Vampire Diaries at the Durango Film/TV Expo in May 2011. She's getting traction!
Mike Swartz is the head of Denver/Nashville-based film/tv pitching company, One Louder Creative. Prior to that he worked at Universal Music Publishing in LA and Songs Music also in LA. He has an extensive background in film/tv and music publishing.
NOTE: YOU MUST ENTER YOUR SONG(S) IN EITHER THE POP OR COUNTRY CATEGORY. THEN EMAIL JACK@DURANGOSONG.COM WITH WHICH SONG(s) ARE TO BE MOVED INTO FILM/TV SECTION.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE SUBMIT THEM USING THE FAQ FORM HERE SO THAT EVERYONE CAN GET THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED IN A TIMELY MANNER. THANK YOU!
OK songwriters we are now LIVE WITH WWAHM 2011-2!
Just a few preliminary notes:
--There are THREE CATEGORIES, POP, COUNTRY, and FILM/TV for this contest.
Note--You must create a login name and password to enter any of our contests. (We make a workspace in the cloud for all entrants. You can start a submission, save it, and come back to it later to finish--without finalizing payment.) This is important because many times entrants wish to change their song or category before submitting. It's a very unique and helpful feature!
We are extremely excited about the two hit songwriters who have agreed to co-write with our winners. Keith Follese (over 200 cuts with major artists!) is one of the most successful songwriters in Nashville and Vince Melamed is an iconic country/rock piano player and songwriter. He's played with everyone including Dylan, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffet and many more, and co-authored the legendary duet by Don Henley and Trisha Yearwood, "Walkaway Joe" (written with Greg Barnhill, also a past Expo participant). As usual the Expo has attracted top mentors to co-write with the winners!
Essential Reading for the Serious Songwriter
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