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ED COHEN - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE
WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 2017 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

Starting in Connecticut, Ed & his wife founded Miriam Cohen Productions, the largest independent music management /booking agency in New England, working with people like: Jerry Greenberg (later President of Atlantic Records) Craig McGregor (Foghat), Bobby Torello (Edgar Winter), Michael Bolton, and many others. Relocating to Southern California in 2008, at a chance meeting poolside at a Palm Springs resort, he met Robin McCauley, the lead singer of Survivor (now with the Michael Schenker Group). After a two-hour conversation, Robin said, ”You know what I’m most grateful about in life? That, at my age, I’m still privileged to perform and entertain audiences.“ Ed realized that as these artists aged, their valuable musical legacy could be lost forever. He began to revive and restore the 200 plus tapes from the groups he had worked with in Connecticut, and save them to digital media. During the process, he met other like-minded artists & producers. Pooling resources & experiences, they created “Rock Garden Conspiracy”, an all-encompassing music conglomerate covering management, a music label, publishing and music placement working to insure artists will receive fair and honest royalties and promotional efforts.

With over 50 years in the industry you can be sure he'll have some great advice & stories to tell, & with a company run from a true artist's perspective.

Bring your BEST on CD & lyric sheets for review! Priceless information, and tonight it’s FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

COMING UP - 12TH ANNUAL SONGNET AWARDS NIGHT 2017

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15 2017 , 7:30-10:00pm

SHOWCASE: Songwriters Show at the Coffee Gallery. March 15th 2017 marks the 12 year of the SongNet Awards night, celebrating those in our community who released a PHYSICAL CD in 2016.

Releasing a physically recorded collection is one of the biggest milestones in an artist’s career. It is a validation that they have created something tangible that is worthy of being shared anywhere in the world.

SongNet recognizes the amount of effort, time & resources required to actually get that project to market, so the SongNet Awards nite has become an opportunity for artists to be recognized for their achievement at a special showcase in March, honoring artists who released a PHYSICAL CD in the previous year. To be recognized, artists need to email Jimi directly (jimi@songnet.info) no later than March 1st, & be available to perform 2 or 3 songs live @ the March showcase. Bringing some discs to sell is also important.

Congratulations to those of you that made it!

COFFEE GALLERY
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

 
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COL. DARRYL HARRELSON - TONI KOCH - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2017 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

 

Col. Darryl Harrelson has had almost every possible job in the industry promoting, producing, engineering, recording, eventually becoming the Executive Director of the California Country Music Association, while winning a producer of the year award & being commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel for his artist development work. His company, MLE Studios specializes in artist development, recording, producing, mastering & replication. Teaming up with companies like Big Fish Music, The Colonel brings out the best in emerging and established artists to further their careers.

Toni Koch’s career spans over 3 decades working with artists like Bonnie Raitt, K.D. Lang, Melissa Etheridge, Men at Work, The Hooters, Sophie B. Hawkins and many other artists coordinating concert & street team promotion focused on break out and guerilla marketing for all styles of music, visual art and authors. She is known for her work as a street team pioneer (Evening Star Productions, Clear Channel), earning Indie Promoter of the Year, with a platinum record from Columbia Records for club and radio promotion (The Hooters “And We Danced”) and continues to be on the cutting edge as owner/director of TK Promotions and music placement vehicle Pitch-A-Song, bringing music placement pro’s together with the music makers. 

Harrelson and KochBring your BEST on CD & lyric sheets for review! Priceless information, and tonight it’s FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

SHOWCASE

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2017 , 7:30-10:00pm

SHOWCASE: Songwriters Show at the Coffee Gallery. The SongNet Songwriter's Showcase is hosted by Jimi Yamagishi and Melissa Thatcher. The Showcase features many different songwriters from local talent to internationals passing through Los Angeles. Sign up early if you want to play- 2 songs or 10 minutes per artist! No fee, no cover, in other words, FREE. (But buy some great coffee and a snack) RSVP to showcase@songnet.info .

COFFEE GALLERY
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

 
JOANNE LEDESMA - PITCH NIGHT WITH JOANNE LEDESMA - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 4, 2017 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

JOANNE LEDESMA. Joanne now has one of the largest music libraries around, and is always looking for new music! 

We do these a couple times a year, & every time it’s a full house, because not only is it an opportunity to have YOUR work heard by an industry pro, it’s also a great way to meet others, hear what’s out there competing for the same spots, and getting great real-world response from both Joanne and the crowd. Her full cred is listed several places so you can just go there if you want, or justcome with your BEST on CD (lyric sheets too) & see why she is always welcomed back again & again to talk about what it takes to make it & how YOU can make it happen…and maybe have YOUR stuff go home with her!

FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

JUDY STAKEE - SPECIAL GUEST - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 7, 2016 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

JUDY STAKEE !

With over 30 years in the music industry, 20 of them as Senior Vice President of Creative at Warner Chappell Music, Judy Stakee can help provide the insight and tools to fully develop your career. After signing & working closely with artists like Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, Michelle Branch and many others, Judy wrote the award winning Songwriter's Survival Guide & created her own full-service artist development and entertainment company.
Encouraging songwriters to develop a greater sense of self, she inspires artists to create their best works while providing the proper tools for navigating the music industry. Her integrated development approach serves as a launchpad for both entry level & recognized songwriters like The Voice's Raelynn (Big Machine/Universal), Gina Schock (The Gogos), Shaun Shankel (producer/writer), Femke Weidema (singer songwriter) and others.
The Songwriter's Survival Guide is your opportunity to benefit from Judy's extraordinary success in the music industry, explaining how to: handle meetings confidently with music executives; achieve a creative and financially rewarding cowrite, how to be the CEO of your own company & more. Judy will help take your career to the next level! Bring your notepads demos & dreams!
Opportunities to have your work reviewed by a pro like Judy are rare & sometimes costly, this priceless opportunity is FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

RONAN CHRIS MURPHY- SPECIAL GUEST - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2016 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

RONAN CHRIS MURPHY!
Eclectic, versatile producer/engineer Ronan Chris Murphy is involved with everything from alternative rock and punk to prog rock and Latin music. In the early '80s, he sang with a punk band called Freak Baby, but soon shifted his focus from performing to working behind the scenes embracing everything from Afro-Cuban music with Irakere to progressive rock with Robert Fripp, & remixed some of King Crimson's classic '70s albums. He's has also worked with drummer Terry Bozzio & former Dixie Dregs guitarist Steve Morse, Steve Stevens Tony Levin, Martin Sexton, Jamie Walters, Ulver, The California Guitar Trio, Joan LaBarbara & many more. In 2003 Ronan founded the Recording Boot Camp, an intense one week recording school. It attracts students from around the globe & helps everyone from home recording hobbyists to major label producers make great recordings & stop making Lame Records!From lush singer songwriter productions to jaw dropping virtuoso albums, Ronan has helped some of the greatest artists in the world push the envelope and take their music visions to the next level.His life in recording has focused on the art and craft of making records, creating great works that will stand the test of time, rather than chasing the latest fad. His productions have been featured in films and television, won awards and and hit the top ten around the world. Bring your notepads demos & dreams!
Priceless information...FREE!

www.venetowest.com

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

HARRIET SCHOCK - SPECIAL GUEST - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 2016 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

HARRIET SCHOCK !
Grammy-nominated, Hit songwriter (“Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady”) Harriet Schock is also a recording artist with seven solo albums, an actor, a performer, a songwriting consultant, teacher and lecturer as well as an author of the popular book, Becoming Remarkable, For Songwriters and Those Who Love Songs. Her songs have been recorded by such diverse artists as Smokey Robinson, Roberta Flack, Helen Reddy, Lee Greenwood, Johnny Mathis, Nancy Wilson& many more, and feature film and TV credits include “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking,” “Delta Force II,” ABC’s “The Secret Garden,” Motown’s “The Last Dragonand more, and "Irene in Time," which featured Harriet and her band on camera performing four of her songs. Henry Jaglom’s film “The M Word” features Harriet’s song “Bein’ a Girl” performed on camera. Harriet was one of the stars of Henry Jaglom's recent film "Just 45 Minutes from Broadway." & was the lead in "Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road" at the Doolittle Theatre. Harriet wrote 5 songs Karen Black's play, "Missouri Waltz" and recently written the songs for a brand new musical, book by Diane Ladd. As a songwriting consultant Harriet has been teaching for 3 decades, starting at USC, the Songwriters Guild and privately. In demand by professional and pre-professional songwriters in person, and on line, this is an opportunity to get your work reviewed by someone who's been there, done that and is still doing it in a big way! Notepads, lyrics, demos & dreams are all you need, cuz this PRICELESS information is FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

REGINA ZERNAY - SPECIAL GUEST - SEMINAR AND SONG CRITIQUE

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 , 7:30pm -10:00pm

REGINA ZERNAY ROBERTS!
As the Bassist for Cee Lo Green's backup band Scarlet Fever, Regina Zernay Roberts has played Saturday Night Live, Leno, Letterman, Ellen, Kimmel, & opened for Prince, Foo Fighters, The TingTings & more. She's performed at Wembly, Madison Square Garden, BBC studios, the Superdome, been on the cover of Bass Quarterly, featured & interviewed in several publications & done hundreds of dates & USO military tours with Cowboy Mouth, and appeared with Pharrell in a Smirnoff commercial. Previously involved with Daisy Rock & currently endorsed with Gibson, Regina is one of those artists who is respected by all the A-listers, but low-key & humble enough to not be hounded by TMZ. The feature interviews with her you'll find in magazines & online show a real person who knows a lot more then she lets on, yet is gracious & generous with her knowledge & time. Of course you'll want to ask her all kinds of questions & find out how she does what she does, & get her opinions on your music. But she also really wants to share her unique method for writing "charts", something important & critical if you're gonna play nice with others.
This is a really special opportunity to GET SOMETHING VALUABLE and connect with someone who's been there, done that & is still doing it with a smile, & get PRICELESS tips & pointers on what you need to do for getting those gigs & endorsements...FREE!

COFFEE GALLERY : BACKSTAGE
2029 Lake Ave. Altadena, 91101 (map)
626-398-7917

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Previous Appearances: Guests, Friends, and Events

All Regular Meetings and Showcases held at:
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ShowcasePHOTOS. Showcases are usually held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Once in a while we reschedule due to conflicts or holidays, so check the website for the latest schedule. Showcases are held at our regular meeting location (see above).

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Past Guests List

Previous Guests:Michael Anderson..Moses Avalon...Dave "Rainman" Banta ... Bobby Borg......John Braheny...Samm Brown ...Jenny Bruce ..Derek Sivers (CDBaby.com)...Daisy Rock Guitars...Dr. Demento.. Tess Taylor ..Barry Coffing, Gael MacGregor, Julius Robinson ..Samm Brown ...ROB CASE ... David "Cat" Cohen..Ritch Esra...Jon Flanagan...Matt Forger...LYNNE ROBIN GREEN ... Randy Hale...Barrett Hansen...Karie Hillery...Gerald Ishibashi...Dale Kawashima... Kenny Kerner ... .Dan Kimpel ...Joanne Ledesma...Ted Lowe ...Mandi Martin...Sheena Metal...Kenny Metcalf .. Billy Mitchell.. Gilli Moon...Vernon Neilly...Pete Luboff ...Deborah Holland... Tommy Honles ... Guy Marshall...Corrinne May...Ben Mc Lane ...Steven Memel ...Sheena Metal...Jeannie Novak ... Brett Perry.. Brett Perkins....David Quan...Ronny Schiff...Songwriter's Co-Op...TASCAM... Terry Wollman.. . Richard Barron..... Chuck McKay....Ben McLane ... Andy Olyphant.. Alex Reed..Jon St. James.. Phil Kim..Alan Roy Scott ... Bob Stane....TAXI 2003.2004.2005.2006.2007. Harriet Schock...Ryan Vinson... Zander Schloss. .. ..

Bob Stane's Rant Part 1 - Bob Stane's Rant Part 2
Showcase appearances: Dave Strauss, Maggie Moline, Jack Thyme,CJ Littlepage,David Serby,Pam Maclean,SWAMP,Dennis Buddemeyer,Frankie Hernandez, Kenny Metcalf, Dean Acevedo, Tommy Honles,Vic Gutierrez..Tom Stauffer, Sean O'Keefe, Che Zuro, Jim Potkey, Jeannie Willets ..Jimi Yamagishi, Vic Gutierrez, Leilani Villamore,Tom Golden,Hilde Sevens, Rex Poindexter ..LaRombè, Kia Hamm, Doreese Norman, LaRombe,Lowell Edwards,Marquise Woods, ..

SHOWCASE GALLERY

We have a showcase every month on the 3rd Wednesday, and when we can, we post photos of showcase performers. Not all performances are photographed, and not all the photos are on the website. If you have photos from a performance at SongNet showcase that you would like to have us share on our website, please contact us and send us your photos. JPG format is preferred (which is what most cameras use) and photos may be emailed to webmaster@songnet.info, or may be uploaded to the Files section of our YahooGroups site.

The most complete showcase gallery can be found HERE (click).

USA Songwriting Competition

USA SongwritingWinners are selected by a Blue Ribbon committee of music industry judges including record label publishers, producers, A&R from Universal Music, Warner, EMI, Sony Music, and other distinguished professionals.

Independent Music Conference

The 12th Independent Music Conference in eight years, our third in beautiful Los Angeles, and the second time at MI, we're very happy to be coming home to California once again! Please join us for 3 days of intensive independent music education. If you're serious about the business of music, then the IMC is a must-attend event.

Please join our YahooGroup to stay updated on the event as plans progress:
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IMC2011 web site officially launched! Registration for the Los Angeles conference now open. Purchase now for the lowest price.

Independent Music Conference, Los Angeles - IMC/LA
October 21 - 23, 2011
Musicians Institute - 6752 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
http://www.IMC2011.com

Bob Stane gets a guitarAutographed Guitar Presented to Coffee Gallery Backstage Owner Bob Stane

Bob Stane, founder of the legendary Ice House, & booking agent for The Coffee Gallery Backstage. Bob has a "boilerplate" of advice on our site for artists wanting to book a gig.

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