Songwriters – Mystic World http://mystic-world.net/ Wed, 18 May 2022 20:06:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mystic-world.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/icon-2022-02-02T190213.216-1-160x160.png Songwriters – Mystic World http://mystic-world.net/ 32 32 Colin Cutler’s songwriters in the round | News https://mystic-world.net/colin-cutlers-songwriters-in-the-round-news/ Wed, 18 May 2022 18:38:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/colin-cutlers-songwriters-in-the-round-news/ Hello, Greenboro. Seven years ago, while at UNC-G, I started a songwriter showcase on Tate Street, which later moved to Gibb’s Hundred Brewing – the idea was to showcase the creative songwriters here in the Triad area. YES! Weekly was also kind enough to sponsor this project. The Army took me overseas in 2016, and […]]]>

Hello, Greenboro.

Seven years ago, while at UNC-G, I started a songwriter showcase on Tate Street, which later moved to Gibb’s Hundred Brewing – the idea was to showcase the creative songwriters here in the Triad area. YES! Weekly was also kind enough to sponsor this project.

The Army took me overseas in 2016, and I stayed in Europe for a few years afterward, studying in England and teaching on a Fulbright in Romania.

The pandemic brought me back to North Carolina, and eventually to Greensboro in September 2020. Part of the reason I came back here was the wealth of fantastic fellow songwriters and musicians here in this area, and I was welcomed with open arms.

My album 2021, Hot Pepper Jam, was a throwback to the old-time/bluegrass clawhammer-banjo sound I started out with, and it was recorded in Greensboro with friends from Black Rabbit Audio, the UNCG Oldtime Ensemble and the Piedmont Oldtime Society. Since then it’s played on public radio here in North Carolina and Virginia, as well as WUAG, WQFS and WKNC, and taken me to the stages of the NC Folk Festival, Fiddle and Bow’s Art and the Arboretum, and the Martha Bassett Show; this year I will be performing with the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival, the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society and the Antlers and Acorns Songwriters’ Festival in Boone. And, of course, tons of breweries and other venues in the area.

And there is another album in preparation: I extend the one of 2018 Peacock Feathers EP into a full album of songs based on short stories by Flannery O’Connor, with their oblique view of the world of a South in transition.

Songwriting and storytelling have always been important to me, and I do my best to combine them in my music. I also want this showcase to be an opportunity to bring some of the best songwriters I’ve met in the region together on stage to share them with you.

They span a multitude of genres, experiences and perspectives, from David Childers’ acoustic folk-rock to SunQueen Kelcey’s R&B, Aaron Pants’ electric rock and Emanuel’s electric violin funk and blues. Winter. My goal for this series is to feature a diverse mix of locally, regionally and nationally acclaimed songwriters sharing their songs, stories and ideas. Each show, to be held at the Crown at the Carolina Theater, will feature a few Triad performers and at least one traveling performer, including some from neighboring states. Come and welcome them warmly and listen to what they have to sing!

—Colin Cutler

Crossing borders, connecting worlds

Billie Feather is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who divides her time between Durham and Winston-Salem, with regular trips to her family farm in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Her approach to music is as diverse as the instruments she plays – guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. She tours with bands, writes music for a folk band and a punk band, helps organize music festivals, is a luthier and guitar technician, has two undergraduate degrees in guitar and jazz and has just completed her master’s degree from UNC School of the Arts in guitar. , with a certificate in recording technology.

His early years were spent moving around the country as his father worked in the thriving manufactured home business, until they moved to North Carolina in the mid-1990s when he took a general management position in a manufacturing plant. Her parents bought her a toy keyboard and promised to pay for lessons if she practiced. She did not practice.

When Feather was 11, she wanted a guitar and was “mowing all the lawns in the neighborhood” to earn money for one – she spent the first year learning on her own until her parents agreed to take her lessons. Local jams and gigs shaped his sense of music. “Dad would drag me to anything free in the area and quiz me about the harmonies on my Beach Boys tape.” Inspired by the music around her and the jams in the mountains, she eventually started writing songs when “I couldn’t find music for the songs I wanted to play”.

Eventually, she began taking classes at the Community Musical School at Catawba Community College, then set her sights on UNC School of the Arts. She did her undergrad there and spent the next 10 years “running with bands.” Later, she went to North Carolina Central for a second degree in jazz, and this year completed her graduate degree in guitar, with a certificate in sound engineering from UNCSA.

His musical background is vast. After playing with Bo Stevens, John Howie and the Sweethearts, the Holland Brothers and Charles Latham, she now plays with Hank Patti and the Current (she wrote two of the songs on their upcoming album “Letters”), leads his folk project, Billie Feather and the Hallway Waltz, and a punk band, the P-90s. All three have albums coming out in the next few months.

Feather is a study in balance and crossing boundaries. “For a long time, I had two sides of my musical self: acoustic musician and classical musician. And I had the rock band, where I was shouting and swearing and talking politics. But all these worlds are colliding now.

His thoughts are similar for academia. “It got me thinking about the purpose of college, as I dealt with high school, undergraduate and graduate students, and seeing everyone’s hopes and dreams at different stages. I would really like to empower artists to enter the art world with more open eyes so that they are not exploited. »

Some say the world was made for fun and frolic

In my mind, David Childers is what would happen if Doc Watson played rock and roll or Bruce Springsteen played folk. When I first heard him, I thought of him as a folk artist, rooted in lyrical storytelling. When I saw him with his band, the Serpents, it had all that, plus the energy and attitude of a rock show.

“I’m very lucky to be playing music in a way that isn’t stale for me,” he said. This is partly due to its combination of solo, duo and group shows, but there is also the wide range of venues. He plays regularly at breweries around the state, but also opened for the Avett Brothers at Greensboro Coliseum in May and played Merlefest last month. Either way, he says, “we felt like it was right where we belonged. Just like when you play Free Range Brewing or Foothills or Little Brother.

Regardless of the venue, he believes in providing the best show possible. “I’ve done a lot of records, I’ve played stuff on the radio, but it’s live for me, seeing people smile and bring out the best in themselves.” Although he lives in Mt. Holly, he has deep ties to Greensboro. Watson has a Masters in Creative Writing from UNCG and lived here for years, rising in the music business with Greensboro stalwarts such as Bruce Piephoff.

“I was lucky to grow up in a time when a lot of good music was being produced and discovered – Dean Martin, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, John Prine. My mother and a relative from Colorado showed me a lot of good music, and Bob Dylan was also the real kick in my pants.His music, from the ageless acoustic meditation of “fat dollar“on the rocker”Camp Latta Shuffle», displays the fruit of all these roots.

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Sarz, YouTube partner to train new producers and songwriters | The Guardian Nigeria News https://mystic-world.net/sarz-youtube-partner-to-train-new-producers-and-songwriters-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ Tue, 17 May 2022 16:58:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/sarz-youtube-partner-to-train-new-producers-and-songwriters-the-guardian-nigeria-news/ By Oreoritse Tariemi May 17, 2022 | 4:58 p.m. Sarz Academy has collaborated with YouTube Music to train emerging producers and songwriters in Nigeria under the 2022 Future Insiders program. The three-day training series included in YouTube’s Future Insiders program will help up-and-coming producers and songwriters develop their skills and abilities through hands-on training from […]]]>

By Oreoritse Tariemi

May 17, 2022 | 4:58 p.m.

Sarz Academy has collaborated with YouTube Music to train emerging producers and songwriters in Nigeria under the 2022 Future Insiders program. The three-day training series included in YouTube’s Future Insiders program will help up-and-coming producers and songwriters develop their skills and abilities through hands-on training from famous music and industry leaders. Sarz, whose real name is Osabuohien…

Sarz. Photo: Wikipedia

Sarz Academy has collaborated with YouTube Music to train emerging producers and songwriters in Nigeria under the 2022 Future Insiders program.

The three-day training series included in YouTube’s Future Insiders program will help up-and-coming producers and songwriters develop their skills and abilities through hands-on training from famous music and industry leaders.

Sarz, real name Osabuohien Osaretin, founder of the Sarz Academy, explained the motive for the academy.

“We founded Sarz Academy in 2015 to help creatives thrive in the creative and entertainment space.”

“Our aim has always been to help transform the huge potential that exists in the music creation space into real achievements. We recognize that while many young Nigerians possess the capabilities needed for the industry, many are unable to create a successful music career due to a lack of understanding of business and production fundamentals,” he added.

YouTube previously announced that a series of activities commemorating Africa Month would take place throughout May.

The initiatives, including the Future Insiders Workshop, aim to bring attention to and show appreciation for the artists and creatives who are driving Africa’s music business forward.

“We are thrilled to be working with Sarz Academy to present the Future Insiders program,” said Addy Awofisayo, YouTube Music Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa.

“At YouTube, we’ve always been committed to supporting the next generation of music creators outside of Africa, and we’re excited about the opportunity to connect the impactful work of the YouTubeBlackVoices Fund with Sarz Academy’s efforts to support artistic aspirations of Nigerian music makers.

Future Insiders is a component of the music community pillar of the Black Voices Fund, which provides exposure and learning opportunities for young people around the world. Future Insiders has collaborated with community groups in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Rio de Janeiro, Houston, Atlanta, London, Lagos, Accra and now Memphis.

In addition to production and business technical sessions, selected participants will access one-on-one sessions with YouTube to learn how to connect and use the platform to generate the best engagement, as well as learn all the essential tips such as creating and developing their brands, self-marketing, building positive relationships between artists and producers, and revenue streams to consider.

The #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund is a multi-year, $100 million fund dedicated to amplifying and expanding the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories.

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Award-winning songwriters and artists Will Diehl and Anders Wihk release upbeat new single “Springtime In My Heart” https://mystic-world.net/award-winning-songwriters-and-artists-will-diehl-and-anders-wihk-release-upbeat-new-single-springtime-in-my-heart/ Mon, 16 May 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/award-winning-songwriters-and-artists-will-diehl-and-anders-wihk-release-upbeat-new-single-springtime-in-my-heart/ Springtime single In My Heart performed by Anders Wihk and Will Diehl and written by Will Diehl, Andrew Rollins and Anders Wihk is now available worldwide on all digital music sites Award-winning musician Anders Wihk from Sweden US-based singer-songwriter and producer Will Diehl in concert The international songwriting collaboration of Will Diehl, Andrew Rollins and […]]]>

Springtime single In My Heart performed by Anders Wihk and Will Diehl and written by Will Diehl, Andrew Rollins and Anders Wihk is now available worldwide on all digital music sites

Award-winning musician Anders Wihk from Sweden

Award-winning musician Anders Wihk from Sweden

US-based singer-songwriter and producer Will Diehl in concert

US-based singer-songwriter and producer Will Diehl in concert

The international songwriting collaboration of Will Diehl, Andrew Rollins and Anders Wihk results in an upbeat love song with a memorable and infectious melody.

We hope this song will spread optimistic feelings and spread the message of the importance of love in these trying times.

—Will Diehl

MANASSAS, VA, USA, May 16, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Award-winning songwriters and artists Will Diehl and Anders Wihk are pleased to announce the worldwide release of their new single, Spring in my heart. The international songwriting collaboration between Will Diehl, Andrew Rollins and Anders Wihk resulted in an upbeat love song, with a memorable and infectious melody. Springtime In My Heart is available worldwide on all major digital music platforms, including Amazon Music, You Tube Music, Spotify and Apple Music.

Wihk and Diehl teamed up with Emmy-winning songwriter Andrew Rollins via Zoom this year to collaborate on writing the song. Andrew Rollins is an accomplished composer, songwriter and musician, he’s a master of acoustics – whether he’s playing guitar, keyboards, mixing, orchestrating or editing. Andrew has an innate ability to capture the essence of a mood and this has been key to his contributions to various well-known songs, as well as film and television music.

Rollins’ discography includes All is By My Side, several songs from the ABC series Nashville, such as This Town, Surrender and Disappear, among others, and the theme song to the award-winning comedy The Hughleys. His songs have been featured on Happily Ever After: A Fairy Tale for Every Child, Three Little Pigs and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and other feature films for network and cable productions including General Hospital, The Ranch, At Any Cost, Mr Musique, Shake, Rattle & Roll, Hendrix, Free of Eden, My Own Country, Live Through This, Jailbait, Star Trek Voyager, The Amazing Race, Level 9 and the Broadway production It Ain’t Nothing But the Blues – which was nominated for four Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Andrew Rollins has worked with well known recording artists including Andre Benjamin, BB King, Chaka Kahn, Marc Anthony, Chante Moore, Charles Esten, Ronnie Dunn, Terrance Trent D’arby, Graham Nash, Billy Ray Cyrus, Blink 182 , Dan Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Jose Feliciano, Johnny Lang, Dicky Barrett, K-Ci & Jo-Jo, Deana Carter, Carole King, Joe Walsh, Gary Allen, Saison, IV Xample and En Vogue, among many others.

In 2018, Andrew Rollins was nominated and won an Emmy Award for “Who I Am,” which he wrote for General Hospital. Other awards he has received include 3 SISA International Music Awards for Album of the Year, Producer of the Year and Song of the Year for I Believe, a Telly Award and the Axion Award for musical excellence.

Anders Wihk is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and has extensive experience in many musical genres. He combines his talent in his melodic arrangements and his live performances as a soloist and accompanist. Anders has worked on two jazz projects with legendary drummer Steve Gadd and performed at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics in Nagano. Wihk has toured Sweden, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States and performed for the Princess of Thailand and the President of Singapore. Additionally, Anders has recorded and produced over thirty albums with several international artists.

Anders Wihk Trio formed in the 1990s and toured with Lena Maria, including follow-up gigs with ABBA’s songs from the Same Tree Different Fruit project.
Anders started the FCGC and NCGC Gospel Choir project and collaborated with gospel singers from Sweden, South Africa and the United States. In Japan he also worked with opera singer Shinichiro Maeda and jazz guitarist Tom Kanematsu with Anders Wihk Trio. Songwriting has always been an important part of his musical career and he wrote many songs for Lena Maria during their 15 year collaboration. 2-19, Anders released his song “This World Is Ours” featuring talented young singer Eva Jumatate.

Will Diehl is a US-based and touring international singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who has released hundreds of songs as a solo artist. Diehl’s music spans Americana, rock, pop, jazz, environmental, meditation, and instrumental. Diehl began his career in New York while working for a music publisher. Early in his career he played the streets and later performed at clubs in Greenwich Village such as Folk City, The Bitter End, The Other End and CBGB. While in New York, Diehl met director George Giglio and they co-wrote The Amazing Musical Adventures of Herbert, a musical produced by the Boston Children’s Theater. Diehl and Giglio also worked together on the recent award-winning documentary Arapaho Truths, which aired on PBS.

Diehl has contributed music to short films/documentaries and has written an original piano piece for a production of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Boston. Diehl and his band opened for Todd Rundgren and Greg Kihn. Diehl toured and performed at folk festivals, clubs and cafes as a solo artist.

The new single “Springtime In My Heart” as well as music from all these artists can be found under their respective names on all major music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, Pandora, YouTube – and on all social media such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

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Disney songwriters wrote Ringo Starr’s last #1 song https://mystic-world.net/disney-songwriters-wrote-ringo-starrs-last-1-song/ Mon, 16 May 2022 05:30:02 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/disney-songwriters-wrote-ringo-starrs-last-1-song/ Many Ringo Starr songs have been written by other musicians. For example, one of Ringo’s greatest hits was written by a pair of writers behind many Disney songs. The songwriters wanted the track in question to give listeners something they had never heard before. Ringo Starr in the Beatles cartoon | American broadcasting companies via […]]]>

Many Ringo Starr songs have been written by other musicians. For example, one of Ringo’s greatest hits was written by a pair of writers behind many Disney songs. The songwriters wanted the track in question to give listeners something they had never heard before.

Ringo Starr in the Beatles cartoon | American broadcasting companies via Getty Images

The songwriters behind some Disney films wrote “You’re Sixteen”

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, also known as The Sherman Brothers, were a pair of professional songwriters. They wrote the songs for some of Walt Disney’s latest films such as Mary Poppins and The jungle Book. They also wrote songs used at Disneyland such as “It’s a Small World (After All)”. The Sherman Brothers also wrote pop singles.

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The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival is growing again in 2022 https://mystic-world.net/the-palm-coast-songwriters-festival-is-growing-again-in-2022/ Sat, 14 May 2022 23:40:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/the-palm-coast-songwriters-festival-is-growing-again-in-2022/ by: Garry Lubi PCSF Chair The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, which kicked off in 2018 with nine songwriters, this year showcased 35 of the best songwriters with more than 125 No. 1 hits under their belt, not to mention hundreds of additional songs charted. With attendees from 16 different states, multiple cities within a 200-mile […]]]>

by: Garry Lubi

PCSF Chair

The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival, which kicked off in 2018 with nine songwriters, this year showcased 35 of the best songwriters with more than 125 No. 1 hits under their belt, not to mention hundreds of additional songs charted. With attendees from 16 different states, multiple cities within a 200-mile radius of Florida, and many residents of Flagler, St. Johns, and Volusia counties, the festival, held April 28 through May 1, was enjoyed its greatest success.

On Friday, April 29, the festival raised over $8,400 for the Gold Star Mentors Foundation with the auction of a guitar autographed by major artists such as Collin Raye, Billy Currington, Daryl Worley, Aaron Tippin and Sammy Kershaw. The mission of Gold Star Mentors is to donate and teach guitars to children and young adults who mourn the death of a military loved one. To visit https://goldstarmentors.com.

Then, on Sunday, May 1, festival organizers raffled off another autographed guitar during the amphitheater show, raising $3,000 for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library/Early Learning Coalition for Flagler and Volusia counties. The second guitar was autographed by all the songwriters who performed at the four-day festival.

Additionally, the festival helped raise $8,100 for the Daytona State College Foundation in November 2021 in conjunction with the Plantation Bay community, ICI Homes, Flagler County Insurance Agency, and Total Comfort during a fundraiser/dinner/songwriters Round held at Plantation Bay Country Club.

For more information on the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival and tickets for the 2023 festival, May 4-7, visit www.palmcoastsongwritersfestival.comand connect with the Festival at PalmCoastSongFest on Facebook, PalmCoastSongFest on Instagram and @PalmCoastFest on Twitter.

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Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange provides collaborative space for local musicians https://mystic-world.net/greenpoint-songwriters-exchange-provides-collaborative-space-for-local-musicians/ Sat, 14 May 2022 00:50:01 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/greenpoint-songwriters-exchange-provides-collaborative-space-for-local-musicians/ GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (PIX11) – The Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange is a group of musicians who come together in Brooklyn to help each other write music, offering support and feedback on each other’s work. “When you’re writing a song, you can get so lost you don’t know what to do,” said Lorraine Leckie, who started the Greenpoint […]]]>

GREENPOINT, Brooklyn (PIX11) – The Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange is a group of musicians who come together in Brooklyn to help each other write music, offering support and feedback on each other’s work.

“When you’re writing a song, you can get so lost you don’t know what to do,” said Lorraine Leckie, who started the Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange in 2018.

Leckie, who is the lead singer of Lorraine Leckie and Her Demons, says she brings all of her songs to the group.

“You need encouragement. You need people to keep going, you know, it’s a tough racket,” said Fire Dean, one of the band’s songwriters.

Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn (PIX11)

Fellow member Erik Richmond says he has never written so many songs so quickly. “I think feedback is extremely important,” Richmond said. During the pandemic, the group only met online and helped Richmond stay in touch with friends. “It helped my mental health,” Richmond said.

“Songwriting can be such a lonely process, so it’s a really great way to connect with other people,” said band manager Eve Blackwater.

“It’s about artists helping artists,” Leckie said.

The Greenpoint Songwriters Exchange hosts weekly Zoom workshops where musicians can get help writing when they get stuck. On the second Monday of the month, the group holds a showcase at Pete’s Candy Store where the artists perform what they have been working on. The showcase is free and open to the public. If you want to join the group, you can send them a message on Facebook and application for membership.

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Leitrim’s Aspiring Songwriters: Ability to Record and Film Your Song https://mystic-world.net/leitrims-aspiring-songwriters-ability-to-record-and-film-your-song/ Fri, 13 May 2022 18:08:21 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/leitrims-aspiring-songwriters-ability-to-record-and-film-your-song/ Aspiring songwriters in Leitrim are encouraged to enter the Night and Day Song Contest in association with Lensmen Photography and Video Production. The pre-selected songs will be displayed on www.nightandday.ie the winning artists receiving a range of prizes from studio and video recording time to performance at the inaugural Night and Day festival. The Zutons, […]]]>

Aspiring songwriters in Leitrim are encouraged to enter the Night and Day Song Contest in association with Lensmen Photography and Video Production.

The pre-selected songs will be displayed on www.nightandday.ie the winning artists receiving a range of prizes from studio and video recording time to performance at the inaugural Night and Day festival.

The Zutons, Villagers, John Grant and Orla Gartland will headline the two-day camping festival taking place on the grounds of Clonalis House, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon on September 24-25.

The winner will have the choice of three studios to spend a day recording the winning song.

Lensmen Photography and Video Production will provide two days of shooting and two days of editing to produce a music video

The four finalists will have the opportunity to play a set at the festival during which the final decision on the winning song will be made.

Applications will be reviewed by a listening committee who will select twenty songs to send to the judges who will then select the four finalists.

The jury is made up of: Emma Langford (singer-composer-performer), Ed Smith (Today FM) and Brain Lally (RTE).

Production value will not be considered when selecting finalists.

Applications are open now and will remain open until 31 August 2022. Submissions can be made by email only to declan@nightandday.ie

The preferred format is: WAV (.wav), AIFF (.aiff) or FLAC (.flac) files. You can also send a link to your song on bandcamp/soundcloud etc. However, please make sure that the download option is enabled so that we can download the song. All entries will be posted on a bandcamp page integrated into the Night & Day website.

The winner will receive:

– Choice of three recording studios in which to record their winning song.

– Two days of shooting and two days of editing a music video by Lensmen Photography and Video Production.

– The opportunity to play a set at the festival in 2023 if it were to take place.

– Free entry to the “Night and Day Festival” 2022

Second place:

– Second choice of recording studio for a recording day.

– Free entry to the Night and Day Festival 2022

Third place:

– Third choice of recording studio for a recording day.

– Free entry to the Night and Day Festival 2022.

Fourth place:

– Free entry to the Night and Day Festival 2022.

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Songwriters Association welcomes Kresgepalooza for student musicians https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-association-welcomes-kresgepalooza-for-student-musicians/ Fri, 13 May 2022 01:33:50 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/songwriters-association-welcomes-kresgepalooza-for-student-musicians/ Annie Xia, Associate Arts and Entertainment EditorMay 12, 2022 Last term, communications junior Eddie Ko was walking through Kresge Hall when an idea occurred to him: what if classrooms along a hallway were transformed into intimate music rooms? Shortly after, Kresgepalooza was born. Ko, the co-chair of Northwestern’s Songwriters Association, said he wanted to create […]]]>

Annie Xia, Associate Arts and Entertainment Editor

Last term, communications junior Eddie Ko was walking through Kresge Hall when an idea occurred to him: what if classrooms along a hallway were transformed into intimate music rooms? Shortly after, Kresgepalooza was born.

Ko, the co-chair of Northwestern’s Songwriters Association, said he wanted to create an event that would be a comfortable, relaxed space for students to perform their original music.

“There are so many talented students on campus who are singer-songwriters, composers, arrangers, producers,” Ko said. that there is a lack of talent or interest.”

SWAN will host Kresgepalooza on Friday as its main spring show. More than 20 acts are programmed, all are students of NU. Five classrooms will be color-coded with stage lights to indicate the type of music: Yellow Room for bands, Blue Room for singer-songwriters, Red Room for all genres and Dark Room for DJs.

Some students, like McCormick junior Huma Khan, will be performing their music for the first time. Khan said she hadn’t told people about her songs until recently, but she sees SWAN and Kresgepalooza as low-stakes opportunities to share her music.

“I had ultimately wanted to play in cafes or find gigs,” Khan said. “I just didn’t have the means to do it. But then they ended up creating this club.

SWAN officially started during the Winter Quarter, and Kresgepalooza will be the club’s first major event. McCormick’s sophomore Donny Batts, who will perform as a DJ, said the organization doesn’t have the barriers that even non-major orchestras and ensembles can.

He described the club’s general meetings as welcoming jam sessions for musicians of all levels and from all academic backgrounds.

“I’m McCormick – it’s like the furthest you can be from Bienen,” Batts said. “I have a SWAN meeting for five or six hours, but the rest of the day I do calculations. For an hour, I work on the music, so it’s a good break.

In addition to creating space for songwriters, Weinberg’s sophomore Joy Fu said SWAN also fosters a meaningful community for people who enjoy listening to the singer-songwriter genre.

For her Kresgepalooza set, Fu said she deliberately included songs with Mandarin lyrics. As a linguistics major, she said she sees music as a way for people to learn about cultures and languages.

“I grew up bilingual and listened to a lot of East Asian songs.” Fu said. “I hope I can be that kind of representation, or at least get people to hear the music of this country for the first time.”

As a new organization, SWAN is still experimenting with what the club wants to be, Ko said. He said people should keep an eye on the group as they have a lot of ideas for the future. Possibilities include pairing students to form bands and transforming SWAN into a music label for NU students.

But for now, Ko said he hopes Kresgepalooza allows musicians to see people react to their own work.

“It’s so cool to see something you wrote on your bedroom floor resonating,” Ko said. “I just want to help facilitate that.”

E-mail: [email protected]

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Zach Bryan reaches No. 1 on Billboard country songwriter chart https://mystic-world.net/zach-bryan-reaches-no-1-on-billboard-country-songwriter-chart/ Thu, 12 May 2022 19:32:44 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/zach-bryan-reaches-no-1-on-billboard-country-songwriter-chart/ Oklahoma country star Zach Bryan continues his meteoric rise ahead of the release of his Warner Records debut album American Heartbreak on May 20. HERE. The 26-year-old is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s prestigious country songwriter chart and continues to grow his streaming presence, landing several songs on top country playlists. The new single “Something […]]]>

Oklahoma country star Zach Bryan continues his meteoric rise ahead of the release of his Warner Records debut album American Heartbreak on May 20. HERE. The 26-year-old is currently No. 1 on Billboard’s prestigious country songwriter chart and continues to grow his streaming presence, landing several songs on top country playlists.

The new single “Something in the Orange” is currently No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Country charts and is the 18th worldwide streaming track overall. The track has commanded nearly 8 million streams and has become a fan favorite, along with previously released tracks “Highway Boys”, “From Austin”, as well as recently released tracks “Late July” and “Open The Gate”, each encapsulates what makes Bryan’s music so special: a hard-earned authenticity and an innate gift for writing soulful songs. These songs offer only a glimpse of the emotional power of American Heartbreak.

Bryan captured radio and media attention in the most organic way possible. His dazzling debut with Stagecoach was the most commented set of the festival. Every show on his first major U.S. tour found him connecting with fans in a Springsteen music video through simple, undiluted, authentic, captivating music and attitude.

Ahead of the release of American Heartbreak, Bryan continues to impact a devoted following that is growing by the millions every week via Spotify, TikTok, YouTube and Bryan’s live magnetic broadcasts. Upon its release, “Something in the Orange” debuted at #11 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, #4 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, and #55 overall. “From Austin” earned the No. 1 Country Song on Apple Music, debuted at No. 4 on Spotify’s Global Country Chart, while making a spectacular first-day impression at No. 38 Overall Song on Spotify US Top 200 and 63rd overall song on Apple US. .

“From Austin” has been added to many top streaming playlists, including Spotify (All About Country, Hot Country and Just Good Music); Apple Music (Today’s Country, Country Risers and Future Hits); and Amazon Music (fresh countries). With its deeply personal story, the track has garnered over 34 million global streams. To date, Bryan has nearly a billion combined global streams with 4 million monthly Spotify listeners.

With that kind of chart and a slew of new songs on the horizon, Bryan’s dominance of the country charts and streaming platforms has only just begun.

Tour dates

May 21 – Denver, CO – Empower Field at Mile high
May 25 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s
May 28 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
May 29 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
June 04 – Seattle, WA – Lumen Field
June 19 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
July 15 – Canby, OR – Wild Hare Music Festival
July 15-17 – Whitefish, Montana – Under The Big Sky Music & Arts Festival
July 23 – Columbus, OH – Buckeye Country Superfest
July 29 – Fort Smith, AR – Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival
July 30 – Atlanta, Georgia – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
August 04 – Chicago, IL – Windy City Smoke Out
August 12 – Gilford, NH – NH Pavilion Band
August 13 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center
August 14 – Darien Center, NY – Lake Darien Amphitheater
September 17 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 23 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
September 24-25 – Bridgeport, CT – Sound On Sound Festival

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The Next Generation of Songwriters Demand Fair Compensation at the BMI Pop Awards https://mystic-world.net/the-next-generation-of-songwriters-demand-fair-compensation-at-the-bmi-pop-awards/ Wed, 11 May 2022 16:54:00 +0000 https://mystic-world.net/the-next-generation-of-songwriters-demand-fair-compensation-at-the-bmi-pop-awards/ The 70th annual BMI Pop Awards took over the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday. Hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Global Creative Barbara Cane, Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller were honored as BMI Icons for their contributions as songwriters; their many credits include such classics […]]]>

The 70th annual BMI Pop Awards took over the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday.

Hosted by BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill and Vice President, Global Creative Barbara Cane, Carole Bayer Sager and Mike Stoller were honored as BMI Icons for their contributions as songwriters; their many credits include such classics as “Don’t Cry Out Loud” and “Hound Dog”, respectively. Both are members of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and have enjoyed successful careers in their craft for decades, as noted in their BMI presentations. In their honor, Ledisi performed Bayer Sager’s “Nobody Does It Better” and Anderson East delivered a moving rendition of Stoller’s “Stand By Me.”

Mike Stoller and Carole Bayer Sager (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BMI)
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Additional honors went to Omer Fedi (pictured top, with Blake Slatkin to his right) and Michael Pollack for pop songwriter of the year, and Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group for publisher of the year, each representing 28 of the 2021 most performed songs.

But in a room full of other songwriters, composers and music publishers, one question preoccupied BMI members: when will today’s songwriters see fair compensation for their work and contributions?

Songwriter and producer Oak Felder, who worked on Demi Lovato’s “I Love Me,” shared his thoughts on the subject with Variety. “Songwriters don’t get paid enough and that’s something we need to address — period, point blank,” Felder said on the red carpet. “Songwriters come together and they help create these works – and if they’re not used or they don’t perform well, you don’t get paid. Ultimately, I want all songwriters to be able to earn a living wage. It’s something I’m definitely focusing on to make sure it happens.

Jozzy, who co-wrote Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road,” and is currently working on Diddy’s new project (which was recently announced as a Motown project with Love Records), said, ” You know how they treat songwriters. The elephant in the room is that they really don’t give songwriters the same love that they give producers. But I’m helping that change with Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels; we are all part of the change. Songwriters certainly don’t get the respect they deserve financially and vocally.

When asked what needs to happen, Jozzy added, “We need to make artists feel comfortable writing with songwriters. The stigma, especially in rap, is that you’re not believable, but you have to show it to the fans. Fans should know that we don’t write these guys’ verses. It’s collaboration, but it starts with the fans to teach them, because everyone doesn’t know what a songwriter is. It starts with the business. The business is more writers need front-ends, as all producers do.

SlimXX, writer, producer and hype-man for Machine Gun Kelly, revealed that he was part of a committee similar to the 100 Percenters, which defends the rights of songwriters. “We are all fighting for the same thing,” he said. “Over the past week, over the next term, we will see a 32% increase. We are doing very good work. It’s a new term they do every five years, but we fought hard and now songwriters will get an additional 33% raise next year. SlimXX was referring to ongoing negotiations with the Copyright Royalty Board.

Michael Pollack, who worked on “Holy” and “Anyone” for Justin Bieber, described the current situation as the “wild, wild west.”

“The most pressing issue is that songwriters are not able to defend themselves and it’s not their fault,” Pollack said. “Songwriters would fight back if there was the opportunity, and that’s not the case right now. Some people try to make that happen, but until there’s movement made from rooms you can’t be in, songwriters are waiting to all come together And they’re ready, they just can’t now Everything needs to be more organized and structured for the songwriters -composers, in my opinion.

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Courteney Cox and Johnny McDaid (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for BMI)
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As for the artists most exciting the industry in 2022, Lil Nas X, Jack Harlow and The Weeknd topped the lists.

Pollack, who spent two days working with Lil Nas X, offered his take. “He’s an icon,” Pollack said. “He sees so much beyond what he has already done and what he is going to do. He is a visionary. I don’t think there’s a song he could do that wouldn’t feel authentic to him because he’s music. He is so stupid.

As a gay man, Pollack added that he identifies with the post. “[Nas] gets pushed back because he crosses lines that should have been crossed a long time ago,” Pollack said. “He’s brave enough to cross them and it’s really dope.”

Producer, engineer and mixer Roy Lenzo, who worked on Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby,” among other projects, agreed. “He pushes the boundaries,” Lenzo said. “He does what people have never done before in our generation. He is the leader of all these new people who are going to be up and coming. He inspires everyone.

Added Daniel Baptiste, half of the Take A Daytrip production team, who also worked on “Montero” and “Industry Baby”: “He’s fearless. This is the most important thing when creating, just to be fearless. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is like that.

When asked about his favorite song of 2022, Lenzo replied, “Probably ‘First Class’ by Jack Harlow. I hear it everywhere. I hear it everywhere and I have to support my mate Jasper who worked on it.

The Weeknd was named a dream collaborator for several people in attendance.

David Stewart, who worked on BTS’s ‘Dynamite,’ said, “Look, you’ve got the Weeknd coming out naturally, coming out and being ambitious. Getting into concept ideas, whether it’s albums, outfits, everything To me, that sounds groundbreaking.

Iann Dior, who was honored for pop song of the year – 24kGoldn’s “Mood” – sharing the recognition with Omer Fedi, KBeaZy and Blake Slatkin, also sang the Weeknd’s praises: “What he’s doing in this time is amazing.” said Dior. “I’m still looking forward to what’s coming out next.”

Despite the lingering unease about COVID, the BMI Pop Awards drew a number of notable celebrities, including Courteney Cox, who accompanied her significant other, songwriter Johnny McDaid, and Addison Rae, portraying the girlfriend of Omer Fedi.

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Omer Fedi and Addison Rae (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BMI)
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