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Very Important Update RE: OCT 8-10 EXPO!
August 28, 2009

Very Important Update RE: OCT 8-10 EXPO!

Hey Everybody, Jim Attebery here with a VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding the next Expo coming up Oct. 8-10 in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.

Our Next Expo is Oct 8-10th, 2009 in Colorado Springs, CO at the Doubletree World Arena Colorado Springs).

NOTE: THIS IS A LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE due to a scheduling conflict. If you have already made a reservation at the Marriott (original venue), your reservation has been changed to the Doubletree but your credit card information is not on file with the Doubletree. To avoid any availability issues, contact the Doubletree Colorado Springs immediately at 800.222.8733.

We apologize for the inconvenience and we assure you that the Expo will not miss a beat as a result of this change. The new location has beautiful rooms and they are actually $10 cheaper ($109 per nite) than the Marriott rooms. The Doubletree is everything we expect in location, amenities and service!

If you have any problems, call me directly at 970.259.9747.

Write With A Hit-Maker Contest Deadline Extended

Due to the last minute change of venue and because we have been experiencing a few problems with our new contest registration process, the deadline to submit to our contest has been extended until September 8th, 2009!

Register here.

If you have any problems, email mrJack at

West Coast Songwriters Conference

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 Nashville 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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