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Editors Note: In the early years of the DSE (Since 1996!) we recorded a number of Workshops, Panel Discussions and Interviews. With the advent of Youtube we rarely make audios anymore but we believe these archives are still of great value to our organization. Enjoy! If you have questions or problems, email jack@durangosong.com.


2008

Moderately Priced Winos — "Excess in Moderation"
(Also see FastBall's
website)

Chuck Cannon — "Strange"


2007

Editors Note: Sometimes at the Expo things have to get done pretty hastily. Like at Expo 2007 in Santa Barbara we had inexplicably booked FastBall's Songwriting Workshop in a tiny room at the SAME TIME as Chuck Cannon was doing HIS workshop (see below). But we think you'll like what Tony Scalzo and Miles Zuniga have to say about FastBall's classic,"The Way."

Tony and Miles Perform "The Way" [2:50]

"The Way" Workshop (Part 1) [6:24]

"The Way" Workshop (Part 2) [4:26]

Chuck Cannon Songwriting Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)
Part 1 [26:07]

Part 2 [49:27]

Bob DiPiero and Brett James Songwriting Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Park City, UT. Introduced by Steve Markland, Windswept/Nashville)
Part 1 [59:56]

Part 2 [28:59]


2006

Film & TV Publishing 2006 Panel Discussion
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)
Mary Beth Maziars - Published Songwriter
Rich Goldman - Riptide Muics (Los Angeles)
Steve Dorff - Hit Songwriter, Nine #1 Film Songs
Alissa Moreno - Published Songwriter
Frankie Pines - Veteran Music Supervisor
Mark Ferrari - Mastersource Film Library

Part 1 [13:40]

Part 2 [34:18]

Part 3 [36:50]

A&R 2006 Panel Discussion
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)
Michael Laskow - Founder of Taxi (Los Angeles)
Tony Furguson - Interscope Records (Los Angeles)
Steve Smith - Aware Records
Kevin Williamson - Warner Records
Steve Melrose - Virgin Records
Marshall Altman - Independent Record Producer

Part 1 [31:54]

Part 2 [36:50]

Steve Dorff and Bobby Tomberlin Songwriting Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)

Listen to this COOL Workshop [57:18]

Ralph Murphy (VP, ASCAP)—Writing for Radio Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)

The venerable, funny, and no-nonsense Ralph Murphy in an intimate presentation of "How to Write for Radio!"

Click on the icons below to listen to this program. [1:17:53]


2005

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

Part 1 [62:48]

Part 2 [15:45]

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

Part 1 [12:45]

Part 2 [15:25]

Part 3 [68:40]

Derek Sivers—Getting Noticed Workshop
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Santa Barbara)
Derek Sivers, founder of CDBaby, is one of the true innovators and "marketing gurus" in the music industry, and has helped propel sales of "indie music" through CDBaby's unique distribution system. CDBaby has paid out millions in retail dollars to indie artists and is now the biggest seller of independent music on the Internet. This guy knows a lot of secrets and he teaches them in this great workshop!

Click on the icons below to listen to this program. [72:39]

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

Walt Aldridge — What do Tim McGraw and Lou Reed, Alabama and Peter Cetera or Reba McEntire and Bill Haley have in common? Walt Aldridge. Since 1977, he has worked as a producer, writer, artist, engineer, session singer and player on hundreds of albums in a variety of genres that have touched lives the world over.

"To me, the greatest challenge in our business is finding and developing raw ideas and talent" says Aldridge. "It's what gets me to work early every day and keeps me there after everyone else goes home."

Even though Gary Baker earned a Grammy Award and created two of the music industry’s best-selling crossover hits ("I Swear" and "I'm Already There"), the multi-talented singer, songwriter and producer from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, prefers focusing on future projects and fresh musical horizons.

"I have one goal – to keep it all going and keep writing from the heart," says Baker, who garnered a gold Grammy statuette for 1994’s multi-million-selling smash "I Swear," co-written with Frank J. Myers.

Walt and Gary have been staples at the Durango Songwriters Expos since the beginning. Their songs are inspiring. Their wisdom is invaluable.

Part 1 [30:24]

Part 2 [59:52]


2004

Americana—The New Home of Roots Music Interview
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Telluride)
DS.com's Jack Hayford and Steve Garvan discuss this exciting new genre of music. For 30 years, Steve Garvan has been managing and promoting artists now commonly referred to as "Americana." This informative discussion covers the development of the "genre," its present and future as a radio format, and offers creative ways for independent artists to promote their particular brand of Americana music!

Click on the icons below to listen to this program. [37:03]

Tia Sillers Interview
(Recorded Live at Durango Songwriters Expo - Telluride)
While Tia Sillers is most famous perhaps for having co-written (with Mark D. Sanders) Lee Ann Womack's mega-selling (and multi-award winning) "I Hope You Dance," you'll find no "one-hit-wonder" here. She also co-wrote (with husband Mark Selby and KWS) Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Blue On Black," which holds the record as the longest number one in rock chart history: a whopping 17 weeks. Tia is no stranger to the country charts either, having written Pam Tillis's number one "Land of the Living" and the Dixie Chicks' (again with Mark Selby) smash "There's Your Trouble." Recently, Alan Jackson made the charts with "That'd be Alright," yet another Siller's co-write.

Click on the icons below to hear this program. [33:24]

Tia sings "What's A Fool To Do," accompanied by her husband and co-writer, Mark Selby:

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

Mark Selby and Tia Sillers seem to be living a charmed life. The happily wedded songsmiths continue to find success together...and separately. The couple co-wrote the mega-selling "There's Your Trouble" for the Dixie Chicks and crossed over with the huge rock-radio Kenny Wayne Shepherd smash, "Blue On Black." Mark continues his successful recording and touring career for Vanguard Records while Tia sneaks off and writes hit after hit with some of Nashville's finest - like Mark D. Sanders who she hooked up with to pen the monumental "I Hope You Dance" for Lee Ann Womack. They know what they're doing, these two. If you want to make it as a songwriter, the Mark and Tias of the music world are the ones to look for...and follow.

Listen to their great Workshop now. [1:20:00]


2003

Jeffrey Steele Songwriting Workshop

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

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