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Published: 12/3/2014

SESAC Supports Its Songwriters At Song Arts Academy 5 Week Workshop

SESAC along with the other two major Performance Rights Organizations banded together to support 18 of their writers in a one-of-a-kind collaborative Songwriters Workshop Intensive run by Billy Seidman's NY based Song Arts Academy.

The five week SAA Workshop focused on the introduction & practice of Songcraft techniques used by the worlds elite Pop Songwriters to create songs that reach the top of today's music charts.

Maddy Bowes, a 16 year old Songwriter and star of Broadway's 'Billy Elliot" had this to say of her Workshop experience.   "I have a deeper appreciation for story telling though song from Billy's Song Arts program.  Where to best place phrases and how to build the song dynamically in an organized way.  How to use my originality to deliver the message most powerfully, and how to re-write!  The eighteen writers who participated from SESAC, ASCAP, & BMI, worked on a series of weekly writing assignment, and song collaborations. "Deep dive" critiques of each writers songs as well as current and classic Pop hits lead to a deeper appreciation of how those songs were written and re-written.  SESAC writer Kelly King added; "What a cool, awesome opportunity to dig deeper and be pushed further than ever before. As a former recording artist/songwriter and now manager, the Workshop was influential, inspirational, and hugely beneficial. The techniques, strategies, and critiques are perfectly executed and widely understandable. This is a fantastic experience for songwriters at any level!"

"People are under a lot of illusion these days about how great Pop songs are written and produced," says Billy Seidman, Founder of Song Arts.  " They overlook the vetting and re-writing process songs undergo long before they hit our ears ar Radio." "I help writers become their own best "Gate keepers" by showing them how to write stronger and more focused early in the writing process, I also introduce techniques to conceive of songs though Song titles that major writers use all the time  that win a huge audiences for their music.
Song Arts Academy begins a new, five week Workshop on Tuesday, January, 13th. Sitting is limited. To Apply or for more information about Song Arts Academy, visit:ww.songartsacademy.com" target="_blank">www.songartsacademy.com