1. Welcome to our Songsalive! Songcraft Video Series - Learn the songwriting craft through watching our select master teachers share their secrets. More about Songcraft at http://www.songsalive.org go Programs. Our Songcraft Videos are only available for our Pro Members. Join today on our website and grab the “Watch Video” Code in Backstage.

    SONGCRAFT VIDEO TOPIC: How to write picturesque verses - Learn the art of painting pictures with words to captivate your listeners.

    Platinum Album Motown Hit Songwriter, Clay Drayton has been involved in the music industry for the past forty years. In the late seventies he toured in and out of the U.S. as Music Director for Dee Dee Warwick (sister of Dionne Warwick). He performed in major venues that included Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theatre and the Stardust Lounge in Las Vegas. He was a songwriter on staff at Motown Records/Jobete Publishing for seven years. While at Motown he wrote, arranged, produced and played on songs for Diana Ross, The Supremes, the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson, David Ruffin, Ta Ta Vega, G.C. Cameron, High Energy and others; he also wrote the opening jingle for radio station KDAY. He has earned gold & platinum records to his credits on Diana Ross, The Jackson 5, High Inergy, and Lenny Williams (lead singer for Tower of Power). Clay’s song “The Life of the Party” is included on the CD entitled “Michael Jackson’s 50 Greatest Songs.” After leaving Motown, Mr. Drayton signed with 20th Century Fox Music. Clay has been president of his own music publishing companies; Claytam and Troytiaco. He is a member of ASCAP, the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) and a voting member for the Grammy Association. Clay is currently teaching a Professional songwriting class in Los Angeles, CA, he speaks at music schools and conducts Professional Songwriting seminars nationwide.

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    ALAN ROY SCOTT Speaks on - How Music Publishing Has Changed, and Global Songwriting Opportunities.

    As a professional songwriter for over 25 years, his songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin (Menudo), Anne Murray, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles among many. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such as “Top Gun”, “Coming To America”, “Karate Kid III,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Summer School”, “Fame”, “Fame/LA”, “Santa Barbara”, “Guiding Light”, “Melrose Place”, & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others. He was an exclusive staff writer with EMI Music and Jobete Music (Motown) for a combined 11 years, having his own independent Kyushu Boy Music Publishing since 1990.

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  3. Intro lecture/dialogue about songwriting and the art of being yourself

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  4. Welcome to our Songsalive! Songcraft Video Sessions - Learn the songwriting craft through watching our select master teachers share their secrets. More about Songcraft at http://www.songsalive.org go Programs. Our Songcraft Videos are only available for our Pro Members. Join today on our website and grab the “Watch Video” Code in Backstage. (Link: http://www.songsalive.org/songcraftsessions.htm).

    JOE SOLO speaks on Songwriting and Producing for Universal Appeal.
    Record Producer, Songwriter, Composer • Credits Include: Fergie, Macy Gray, Atlantic, MTV, Epic, HBO, Paramount, NBC, Universal, Sony, Apple, Famous Music Publishing, CBS, Killer Tracks, Fox Sports Music, BMG, Hasbro Games; • Seasoned Film / TV Composer & Songwriter; Songs heard on One Tree Hill, The OC, Major League Baseball, Dancing with the Stars, and many others • Past speaking engagements include ASCAP's "I Create" Expo, The Songwriter’s Guild of America, Expression College of Digital Arts, Billboard's Film & TV Conference, The Producer's Conference, UCSB, and The National Assoc. of Record Industry Professionals. • Endorsements include Gibson, Apogee, Spectrasonics, Yamaha, Propellerheads, RME, Seymour Duncan, Overloud, MOTU, and Antares. Currently Joe is helping artists and music industry pros to become successful through his "Music Success Workshop", instructional videos, hands-on career coaching, and of course... songwriting & producing records

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    Lauded songwriter, author and songwriting business guru, Paul Zollo is a wonderfully creative chameleon. In the span of a day he may go from being one of the most respected rock journalists (interviews with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, etc., author of many books) to hanging his wonderful street photography in a gallery to crafting songs that range from Angelyne to UFO's to Halloween. A longtime journalist who has contributed to the L.A. Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Variety, Billboard and many other publications, he's the former editor of SongTalk magazine, and current Senior editor of American Songwriter magazine. He's also the chief editor of Bluerailroad (http://www.bluerailroad.com) and the author of several books, including Songwriters On Songwriting [Da Capo],Conversations with Tom Petty [Omnibus] and Hollywood Remembered [Taylor Press], which is an award-winning narrative and oral history of Hollywood. But his music, performance and songsmithing, we think, takes the cake and that is why we are honored to hear his words of wisdom. http://www.myspace.com/paulzollo

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    The largest international non-profit organization supporting, promoting and educating songwriters and composers worldwide since 1997.
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Learn the songwriting craft through resources and lessons with our select master teachers.

Songsalive! Pro Members, you can now watch videos of our Workshop Guest Speakers' talks online FREE. Topics include songwriting structure, lyric writing, songwriting…


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Learn the songwriting craft through resources and lessons with our select master teachers.

Songsalive! Pro Members, you can now watch videos of our Workshop Guest Speakers' talks online FREE. Topics include songwriting structure, lyric writing, songwriting opportunities overseas, publishing, producing, getting songs placed in Film and TV, and so much more. Miss a workshop, or don't live near one of our chapters? Now you can listen to some of our Guest speakers wherever you live in the world, at the time that's convenient to you. More about this Program for newbies: http://www.songsalive.org/songcraft.htm. Each video requires a password which, if you are a Songsalive! Pro Member, you can get it here http://www.songsalive.org/songcraftsessions.htm (log in required). If you want to join, go to http://www.songsalive.org/join.htm

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