What's in the Members Only BackStage?

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Our list of Programs in the Members Only BackStage is constantly growing. The following is not a complete list of the content in the BackStage. But it will give you an idea of what you can look forward to as a DurangoSong.com Member— hours and hours of information that can help further your career as a songwriter.

"The [Durango Songwriters] Expo is the most beneficial conference I've been to in terms of quality interactions and connections..."Jonathan Kingham

BackStage Panel Discussions

Independent Promotion Panel Discussion
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara 2005)
Mike Lembo - Artist Management
Al Moss - Indie Radio Promotion
Jeff Biederman - Music Attorney
Dan Kimpel - Music Journalist

Film and TV Panel Discussion
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara 2005)
Mark Ferrari - Mastersource Film Library
Chris Tyng - Film and TV Music Composer
Alissa Moreno - Songwriter, Film and TV Composer
Rich Goldman - Riptide Music

Derek Sivers (CDBaby)— Getting Noticed
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara 2005)

Alternative Usage - Film & TV
(Recorded Live at Santa Barbara Expo 2004)
Molly Leiken - Songwriting consultant, author
Maureen Crowe - Music supervisor, MGM Pictures
Steve Dorff - Written nine #1 film songs
Mark Ferrari - Master Source Music Library
Barry Kolsky - Music supervisor, editor

Music Publishing 2004
(Recorded Live at Santa Barbara Expo 2004)
Greg Dorschel - Ash Street Publishing
Bruce Burch - EMI Music Publishing
Steve Markland - Windswept Pacific Music Publishing
Bob Fead - Burt Bacharach Music Group

A&R 2003
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2003)
Michael Laskow - Founder of Taxi (Los Angeles)
Jimmy Bralower - Atlantic Records (NYC)
Steve Smith - Aware Records (Chicago)
Mike Lembo - Mike's Management (Tucson)
Tony Furguson - Interscope Records (Los Angeles)
Marshall Altman - Columbia Records (Los Angeles)

Do Your Own Thing (Independent Promotion)
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2003)
Jack Hayford - DurangoSong.com
Stessie Cottrell - Oasis CD
Derek Sivers - CD Baby
David Nevue - MusicBizAcademy.com

PROs/Publishing— Linda Lorence of SESAC and Gabrielle Vitellio (Music Attorney)
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2002)

A&R 2002
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2002)
Michael Laskow— Founder of Taxi (Los Angeles)
Curtis Green— Famous Music (Nashville)
Marshall Altman— Columbia Records A&R (Los Angeles)
Steve Markland— Windswept Music (Nashville)
Greg Dorschel— Ash Street Music (Nashville)
Scott Gunter— Almo/Irving Music (Nashville)

Independent Music Panel
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2001)



BackStage Songwriting Workshops

Songwriting Workshop— Walt Aldridge and Gary Baker
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara - 2005)

Songwriting Workshop— Mark Selby and Tia Sillers
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Telluride - 2004)

Words and Music— Jeffrey Steele
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2003)

Writing For Radio— Ralph Murphy
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2002)

Gary Nicholson Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo 2001)



BackStage Interviews

Walt Aldridge
(Recorded Live in Nashville, January 2005)

Americana— The New Home of Roots Music
(Interview with Steve Garvan - Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Telluride 2004)

Tia Sillers
(Recorded Live in Telluride, October 2004)

Jimbeau Hinson
(Recorded Live in Cheatham County, TN, November 2003)

Steven McClintock— Still at it after "All This Time."
(September 2003 Interview with Jack Hayford)

No Shel Game: True Stories about the Enigmatic, Multi-Talented American Treasure Shel Silverstein
(August 2003 Article by Drew Reid)

Mark Selby
(Recorded Live in Nashville, December 2002)

Kostas— A True (20 Year) Overnight Success
(October 2002 Interview)

Michael Laskow (TAXI) and Marshall Altman (Columbia Records)
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriter's Expo 2002)

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