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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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13 Dec Posted by in Blog | Comments

No. 8056: The Search for the Perfect Piano – Part 1

No. 8056: The Search for the Perfect Piano – Part 1

So this has nothing to do with social networking or recording ideas or songwriting tips.  It is just a story some fifteen years or so in the making of the search – a journey of sorts – for the perfect piano. Maybe someone coming across this can relate. Of finding that one instrument on which ...

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30 Nov Posted by in Music Biz, Podcast | Comments

SiS Podcast: Jennifer Cadence

SiS Podcast: Jennifer Cadence

November, 2011 Jennifer Cadence “Sapphire Blues” pop artist Jennifer Cadence is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. They discuss the origins of her unique pop sound, her new EP “Mr. Universe,” and she gives 5 music business tips all musicians should follow. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Click the play icon above to ...

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SiS Merchandise on CafePress!

SiS Merchandise on CafePress!

There are many ways to support Songwriters in Seattle – with your time by attending events or volunteering, and financially through the purchase of music or direct donation. Now there is another easy, fun and stylish way to give back to the creative community: Songwriters in Seattle merchandise! We are proud to announce the launch ...

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24 Oct Posted by in Blog, Tips | Comments

Songwriting Lesson: Matching Melodies and Lyrics

Songwriting Lesson: Matching Melodies and Lyrics

I would like to start off our little coaching session with a tip that is crucial for good song development. It’s sad but true that many songwriters ignore this skill I am about to tell you resulting in underdeveloped songs. It’s also a skill that’s not easy…I suppose that’s why many overlook it. Here it goes! ...

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Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Aug/Sept 2011 Songwriting Contest Results!

Thanks to everyone who sent in entries to the Songwriters in Seattle contest and thanks to Brian Nelson of Paintshaker Music for providing the grand prize: 8 hours of studio time at Elliot Bay Recording Company. Congratulations to the winner of our August/September 2011 Songwriting Contest… CHARLIE HEINEMANN For his song “LA Is Totally Awesome” ...

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