Online Pro Session with Matthew Griswold
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm
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If you've ever thought about getting your original music in TV and film, this is for you.
Twin Cities' own, Matthew Griswold, has gone from soldier to songwriter and done very well.
Some of his accomplishments are:
· Top 50 artist ranking on Apple Music "Alternative Folk" charts.
· Over 600 Playlist features on Spotify.
· Over 300 song placements in TV & Film productions.
Matthew recently passed the 300 TV/Film placement milestone with Highlight placements in:
· New Amsterdam
· The Walking Dead
· Old Man and the Gun (Robert Redford’s final film).
Is he living the dream you’d like to explore? Now is your chance to ask a soldier turned songwriter and is killing it by gigging locally all the way to New York, getting his original music into media the world is watching.
To attend our free event, register by e-mail no later than 12:00 noon CDT on Tuesday, May 19. Please include:
1. Your full name.
2. Telephone number.
3. E-mail address (in the body of the e-mail).
4. How you heard of this event.
Send your registration to: email@example.com with “MAS Pro Session registration” in the subject line.
We will then send you the information to join into this online Zoom professional workshop.
"As much as I love living in Utah, the offerings for songwriters here are nearly non-existent. So I just want everyone to recognize and use the opportunities that MAS leaders have developed for you! It is seriously amazing - just think how hard it would be to get the workshop opportunities and performance opportunities without all their work!"
- Trish Painter
This page also contains a variety of workshop and other informational material resulting from past workshop meetings at McNally Smith College of Music, various resources available online and/or special visits with songwriting professionals.
Berklee College of Music songwriting professor Pat Pattison (a Minnesota native) has presented numerous songwriting workshops to MAS members since the mid-1990s. The notes provided here were taken by MAS member Tim Zbikowski at a workshop with professor Pattison in October of 2008.
This "paper" exercise shows you how to use the structure of an existing song to help you create an entirely different song of your own.
This one-page document provides a set of tips that will help you prepare for a successful performance at an MAS showcase or any other live appearance.
This is a brief discussion of elements that might be found in most successful songs.
Here is a 31-page document about the Business of Music from Berkleemusic.com. Berkleemusic is "the award-winning online extension school of Berklee College of Music, the world's premier institution for the study of contemporary music for over 65 years. Berklee's faculty and alumni have won over 150 Grammy Awards and sold over 400 million records."
The document contains information on the following topics:
- Unpaid Royalties by David Kusek
- CDs vs Downloads by Eric Beall
- Sponsorship by John Czajkowski & Jeff Dorenfeld
- Copyright Law by Allen Bargfrede
- Releasing an Album by Jon Vanhala
- Entrepreneurship by Peter Gotcher
- Using Fan-Funding Techniques by Mike King
Listen to a 16-minute radio conversation in 2012 between MAS President Wayne Hamilton and radio DJ Carl Unbehaun, whose weekly Minnesota Homebrew show focuses on original music from Minnesota songwriters. The segment also outlines the benefits of MAS membership for both new and experienced songwriters.
Songwriting articles by James Linderman
James Linderman teaches guitar, piano and music theory and coaches songwriting, in studio and over Skype to students from all over the world from Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of an international, off campus, academic advisory board for The Berklee College of Music in Boston known as Berkleemusic Ambassadors and is Berklee’s Worship Music Advisor.
James has had 4 top 10 singles on Canadian Christian radio and songs published in Nashville. He is a guest presenter at music conferences all over Canada and writes songwriting articles for music magazines all over the world. James has a Canadian University (York) and American College (EOSC) education in music theory, composition, and journalism.