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01 Nov Posted by in Announcements, NWME | Comments

Music Aid Northwest Music Education Charity to Partner with Northwest Music Experience Convention/Expo

Music Aid Northwest Music Education Charity to Partner with Northwest Music Experience Convention/Expo

Songwriters in Seattle, Seattle WAVE Radio, and Music Aid Northwest are happy to announce a partnership to boost the educational component of the 2013 Northwest Music Experience (NWME) convention and expo. The three day NWME event will bring together our multi-genre music community for educational programs, music industry networking, and creative inspiration. Musicians and those ...

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Northwest Music Experience Partners With Benaroya Hall

Northwest Music Experience Partners With Benaroya Hall

Songwriters in Seattle is proud to announce an exciting partnership with Benaroya Hall that will bring the inaugural Northwest Music Experience (NWME) conference and expo into their beautiful downtown venue.   Benaroya Hall is the place to be August 16-18, 2013 for this multi-genre music education, expo, and performance event. There is currently nothing like ...

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14 Oct Posted by in Blog, Music Biz, NWME | Comments

NWME IndieGoGo Seedfunding Campaign Launched!

NWME IndieGoGo Seedfunding Campaign Launched!

After 9 months of planning, anticipation, and building excitement, we are very happy to announce that we are ready to make the big push to bring the Northwest Music Experience convention and expo to life! Our grassroots effort to create a major multi-genre event which educates, connects with music industry, and creatively inspires in Seattle ...

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The NW Music Experience Convention and Expo

The NW Music Experience Convention and Expo

Songwriters in Seattle is proud to be planning the 2013 Northwest Music Experience convention and expo. Teaming up with other key organizations in the community such as Seattle WAVE Radio and Music Aid Northwest, SiS member volunteers have played a large part in getting this exciting project underway. There is a lot in progress right ...

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07 Mar Posted by in Blog, Tips | Comments

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them

Song Critiques: Why You Need Them, Why You Should Do Them There are two crucial steps that many amateur songwriters overlook in their quest to improve their craft and take their songs to the next level. First, they fail to subject their songs to a critique by other songwriters, and second, they fail to critique ...

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04 Mar Posted by in Blog, Review | Comments

Review of Jabi Shriki’s CD and Release Party “Puzzle Pieces”

Review of Jabi Shriki’s CD and Release Party “Puzzle Pieces”

  CD Release Party at The Gypsy Cafe in Fremont featuring Jabi Shriki, with special guests Eric Haber and Roo Forrest Eric Habér, who also helped on the CD Puzzle Pieces opened the show with a mellow acoustic set warming us up for the rest of the evening. Eric’s sound seems reminiscent of late 60’s ...

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23 Feb Posted by in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments

bach and beauty and bureaucracy.

bach and beauty and bureaucracy.

Johannes Brahms once wrote about Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne in D minor for violin in a letter to Claire Schumann –   ‘On one stave, for a small instrument, the man writes a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings. If I imagined that I could have created, even conceived the piece, I am ...

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06 Feb Posted by in Announcements | Comments

Official 501(c)(3) Recognition

Official 501(c)(3) Recognition

After almost a year of paperwork and back and forth with the IRS, Songwriters in Seattle has received official approval for recognition of tax exempt 501(c)(3) and public charity status beginning Feb. 23, 2011. While we have been working under the assumption that this would be achieved for tax years 2011 forward, we are happy ...

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22 Dec Posted by in Blog, Links, Music Biz | Comments

Night Out Radio – Part 2 (Interview)

Night Out Radio – Part 2 (Interview)

Interview with Mark & Linda Gordon of My Seattle Night Out and Seattle Wave Radio With a website containing an online radio station focusing on local, Greater Seattle (and really the State of Washington) bands and singer/songwriters, Linda and Mark Gordon have jumped on a current trend that seems to be replacing the way we ...

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15 Dec Posted by in Blog, Links | Comments

NightOut Radio – Part 1

NightOut Radio – Part 1

Over three years ago I began meeting with a successful podcast producer in hopes to start an Internet radio station. The station was to feature Seattle bands with an emphasis on Songwriters in Seattle. The Internet had become a major player in the broadcasting of music and this trend was only going to increase. The ...

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