Seminars and Workshops
The Tunesmith Songwriting Seminar: Biannual, four-day seminar with hit writers, publishers, musicians, pluggers, and entertainment attorneys. Features include classes, a song contest, publisher critiques, a showcase, and a guitar pull. Entrants receive two written critiques.
NSAI Songcamp: A three- to four-day writing intensive program with big time pros like Hugh Prestwood, Angela Kaset, Skip Ewing, and Chuck Cannon in group and one-on-one settings.
Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop: Traveling workshop limited to fifteen participants per event, picked by CD submissions, usually two or three really big publishers there to listen and give advice, run by hit writer Barbara Cloyd; three-day event, cost around $180; the publisher time alone is worth it. Barbara Cloyd's Songwriting Workshop, PO Box 121497, Nashville, TN 37212.
Berklee Summer Songwriting Workshop: 1140 Boylston St., Box 34
Boston, MA 02215 email@example.com
NashCamp: PO Box 210396
Nashville, TN 37221 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRO Sponsored Workshops
Your PRO probably sponsors great workshops and seminars, some of which may be free. Contact them to find out more. Also, some PROs have started opening up regional offices in places like Miami and Chicago, find out if there's one near you.
ASCAP (212) 621-6000
BMI (212) 586-2000
SESAC (615) 320-0055