LA SONGNET Hosts a Joint Workshop with SONGWRITER'S CO-OP.
What really makes a hit song work? (besides hype & money).
Were talking about timeless classics that are so memorable, your grandkids will be humming along. The Songwriter's Co-Op gets deep into the heart of the issue, examining the craft involved in writing a truly great song, and works with each person to be the best songwriter they can be.
Producer, composer, and John Lennon awardee Franklin Spicer and Original Woodstock '69 opener Alex Del Zoppobegin each session with Anatomy of a Hit where a current "top forty" song is dissected and discussed, to get a better understanding of how and why it works. Next, attendees bring their current work up for evaluation. This special joint workshop is a great introduction to the other side of this industry, and will get you thinking about what really matters.
Like SongNet, The Co-Op workshops are FREE, and are just as serious about the CRAFT as we are about the BUSINESS. This is one night where YOUR songs take center stage, so in addition to your demos, bring 20 copies of your lyrics to get good feedback from those your peers, and business cards, cuz you may meet the collaborator for your next hit song too!
@ The Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N. Lake Ave
2 miles N. off the 210 fwy
Their website is www.songwriterscoop.com
A Little About The Hit and the Gold Record...
The following gold record awards are the original awards presented to the band member or the record company at the time the album went gold. The first six are the white-matte style, so named because of the white linen background used in the construction of the award. These types of awards were produced from 1963 to 1974. They are by far the rarest style of all gold record awards, be it for The Who or any other artist. Depending on the artist and album title they were produced in extremely limited quantities, usually between 6-12 pieces. The Who had six albums that achieved the designation of "gold" during this time period. All of them are represented here. After 1974 the awards were produced in a different style referred to as the floater style. They were now in a gold painted wooden frame with a gold disc seemingly suspended over a black background. These awards are American awards presented under the guidelines of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). There were also awards presented in England under the guidelines of the BPI (British Phonographic Institute).
image borrowed from http://www.whocollection.com