SESAC Hosts 6th Annual Songwriters Bootcamp at LA’s Skirball Cultural Center
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SESAC drew over 300 attendees to the 6th Annual Songwriters Bootcamp on July 26, at LA’s Skirball Cultural Center. The event, devoted to educating on all aspects of the music industry through panels, lectures and discussions, featured an impressive array of renowned songwriters, composers and industry professionals.
Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, Rico Love, was the Keynote Speaker, and delivered an inspiring and informative presentation on his career and advice to creative artists on establishing and prospering in an ever-changing business. Love was also on hand for a Q&A session with noted music journalist Jessica Herndon. Love, one of music’s most in-demand talents, has been named SESAC’s Pop Awards Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years and works with the likes of such superstars as Beyoncé, Nelly, Usher, ASAP Rocky, Lil Wayne, The Wanted, Michelle Williams and Chris Brown among many others.
SESAC Songwriters Bootcamp also featured such panels as The Secret Life of Music Supervisors, which offered information on getting started as a music supervisor and how to get your music noticed in the highly competitive field, Ask The Experts: Advice From Publishers, Music Libraries & Attorneys which addressed various aspects of publishing and negotiating music libraries with insight from top level publishers and lawyers. The Get The Word Out symposium offered attendees information from top level publicists and press personnel on creating effective publicity plans in a Do It Yourself approach. Take Your Shot: Song Critiques From the Experts featured a panel consisting of professionals giving their feedback on songs that were submitted for evaluation.
Other panels included Mix It Up: Making Your Tracks Pop, Intro to Scoring to Picture: How To Get Started in the Film, Television & Game Industries and Advance Scoring to Picture: Practical Notes & Tips From the Top. SESAC Songwriters Bootcamp 2013 concluded with a festive cocktail reception at the Skirball courtyard and featured live music.
The SESAC Songwriters Bootcamp was sponsored by M Magazine and event partners included Icelandic Glacial Water, Shure, Propellerhead, Monster, tc electronic, McDSP and Ableton.