Workshops

MASTERCLASS

SONG SURGERY
with Alan Roy Scott

Grammy Award-winning songwriter and international songwriting teacher, Alan Roy Scott, returns to present a Song Surgery online Masterclass on Saturday, 5th September at 1pm!

In the two hour virtual session being held on Zoom, the 'Master of Contrast' will ‘surgically enhance’ six songs presented by participants, share tips and answer questions from the audience. This is a 'must do' for every songwriter wanting to learn how to make their songs the best they can be.

Hosted by ASC, the popular Song Surgery Masterclasses are well-known to attendees of the Australian Songwriters Conference. Participants play their song live to Alan, who then offers a detailed evaluation, suggests revisions on-the-spot and explains the reasoning behind the changes. Aimed at improving your existing songs, the Song Surgery sessions truly transform a song from “meh” to WOW!  Now we bring this extraordinary Masterclass to you online!

You don't have to submit a song to be part of this Masterclass.  Book as an audience member and you'll be amazed how much you'll learn regardless of whether you're a seasoned songwriter or a novice.

DATE:  Saturday 5th September
TIME:  1pm - 3pm
WHERE:  Online/Virtual Session

BOOK NOW

Audience only
ASC Members: $7.50
Non-members: 10.00

Submit a song for surgery
ASC Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00

ABOUT ALAN ROY SCOTT

Alan Roy Scott is an LA-based professional songwriter and international songwriting teacher with over 35 years of experience in the music industry. 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, Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, Ray Charles and more.

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.

Alan attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in Music Composition. He has won top prizes in the John Lennon Song Contest, The American Song Festival, and numerous awards in International Music Festivals around the world, competing as composer and/or artist, representing the USA in such diverse locales as Kazakhstan, Turkey, Romania, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Finland, Holland, Ireland, Czech Republic, & Indonesia among others.

He has been a private songwriting coach for more than 10 years, and has taught classes and has led workshops and seminars domestically through UCLA Extension, The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, Musician's Institute, Songu.com, ASCAP, as well as the “Grammy-In-The-Schools” program for the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS.

Additionally, as the founder of “Music Bridges”, he has created many renowned songwriting collaboration events around the world, most notably “Music Speaks Louder Than Words” (USSR/1998), “Country & Eastern” (Romania/1994), “Pacific Harmony” (Indonesia/1995), “Celtic Harmony” (Ireland/1997), the controversial “Music Bridges...Over Troubled Waters” (Havana, Cuba/1999), and “Music Bridges/Expo 2000 as part of Expo 2000 (Hannover, Germany). Future “Music Bridges” events are planned for The Middle East, China, India , Peru, Jamaica, & South Africa. In conjunction with his “Music Bridges” projects, Scott also created and organized “Unisong International Song Contest,” as an annual search for budding songwriting talent.

Internationally, he has taught songwriting and music workshops in Australia (through APRA), Ireland (through IMRO), and Denmark (through KODA) among others. Alan has been the Main Seminar Facilitator for the Australian Songwriters Conference since 2016.

MusicBridges.com


MASTERCLASS

POP/R&B: BUILDING YOUR SKILLS & INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
with Gary Pinto

Session details coming soon

DATE: Thursday 24th September
TIME:  7pm - 8pm
WHERE: Online/Virtual Session

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ASC Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00

ABOUT GARY PINTO

Aria Award winning and multi platinum selling recording artist, Gary Pinto has reunited with R&B pioneers CDB to release a record in April 2017 through Warner Music. Gary has received accolades from soul legends Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson and was invited to sing at Stevie Wonder’s Daughter Sophia’s 16th birthday.

Gary's musical background includes fronting the multi platinum selling band, CDB, widely regarded as pioneers of R&B music in Australia.

Gary has also written songs for a number of Australian artists including Guy Sebastian, Mr Timothy, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu, Jimmy Barnes, Jade Mcrae, and American soul singer Taylor Dane. He has co written the World Youth Day Anthem for 2008 with Guy Sebastian. Gary also wrote the song "Mary McKillop", for Australia's first Canonised Saint, which was used throughout the world to commemorate the event.

Gary has mentored many of Australia's Recording Artists and has also worked as X Factor Australia's Vocal Director for the past 6 years. Gary recently helped Australia's highest placed Eurovision participant Dami Im with her performance by arranging and coaching Im for the event as well as mentoring Isaiah Firebrace for his 2017 Eurovision performance.

Gary is currently in Jimmy Barnes, Tina Arena and Guy Sebastian's touring bands.

www.garypinto.com


 

APRA AMCOS: SERVICES AND INFORMATION SESSION
with Glenn Bennie

Details coming soon

DATE: Tuesday 6th October
TIME:  7pm - 8.30pm
WHERE:  Online/Virtual Session

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This is a FREE event.

ABOUT APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS is a music rights organisation representing over 103,000 members who are songwriters, composers and music publishers.  The organisation licenses organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their members’ music, and they distribute the royalties to their members.

APRA AMCOS is affiliated with similar collecting societies around the world. So when Australian and New Zealand songs and compositions are performed overseas, Australian and New Zealand writers get paid. It also help music customers in Australia and New Zealand access music from the rest of the world.

It also advocates on behalf of music creators' rights and the Australasian music industry locally, nationally and internationally.

APRA, the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) was established in 1926 to manage the performance and communication rights of its members. This covers music that is communicated or performed publicly including on radio, television, online, live gigs in pubs and clubs etc.

AMCOS, the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (AMCOS) was established in 1979 to manage “mechanical royalties”, that is, the reproduction or copying and storage of music in different formats. This covers copying of songs and compositions by record labels or other parties to sell them on CD, DVD, online, for use as production music and for radio/TV programs. 

Now one organisation, APRA AMCOS covers all these rights and uses of music, for both local and international songs, for the benefit of music creators and music customers.

apra-amcos.com.au