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West Coast Songwriters Conference
August 24, 2009

West Coast Songwriters Conference

Hey Everybody we have several very important announcements to make...yes, the Expo is getting close, Write With A Hit-Maker Contest winding up watch for a little flurry of emails! But we wanted to make sure that you see this message about the West Coast Songwriters group. They are awesone, they participate in our Expos...and they are GREAT FRIENDS to the songwriting community.

Please check out their website and their upcoming event. Thanks Durangonians!


The 29th Annual West Coast Songwriters Music Conference is coming September 11-13 to Foothills College in Los Altos Hills, CA.

Each year WCS brings in an impressive line up of about 60 industry guests to screen songs, listen to developing artists and bands, teach seminars on vocalizing, recording, publishing, marketing, performing, etc. They call it Up Close and Personal because attendees interface directly with the guests, making contacts and developing relationships.

The guest list this year includes multi Grammy winning writer, producer and innovative artist Narada Michael Walden, renowned engineer and producer Enrique Gonzalez Muller (Dave Matthews, Kronos Quartet), cofounder of the Moody Blues, keyboardist and vocalist Mike Pinder, publisher and two time Grammy winner Robert Cutarella (Joss Stone and Eric Clapton), artist vocal coach Raz Kennedy (Adam Duritz, Bobby McFerrin), career builder and performance coach Steven Memel (Adam Levine-Maroon 5), multi gold and platinum record producer Scott Matthews and a long list of Nashville, Los Angeles and SF Bay Area publishers, producers, TV & Film placement companies, music lawyers and A&R reps.

Registration is now open at NARAS and partner songwriting organization members attend at WCS member prices.

For up to date developments on seminars and guests, sign up on the West Coast Songwriters myspace, facebook, twitter or meetup.

About Our Listening Room Durango Nite

From mrJack: We very fortunate to have as our monthly Durango Nite host the very popular live music venue The Listening Room Cafe, located in Cummins Station. Owner Chris Blair and staff have made a fabulous new listening room (just as the name suggests!). Terrific people, sound, service, food, drinks and MUSIC!

The next Durango nite at The Listening Room is Monday, September 14th 8-10pm. No Cover, $8 PER PERSON MINIMUM.

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