saturday songwriting sessions
Apr 28-29, 2023
Connect and co-write with signed songwriters!
During your first meeting with a publisher, do you know what question he or she will ask you? Who do you cowrite with?
Your answer needs to include songwriters signed to publishing companies.
Why? Because publishers know that great songwriters write with other great writers.
But once a songwriter is signed to publishing company, it's hard to get in that camp!
We started the Saturday Songwriting Sessions to create the connections unsigned songwriters need to level-up their career.
This program is for you if…
Every week you put in the effort co-writing, or
You have lots of indie artist cuts, or
A songplugger believes in your music enough to pitch your songs, or
Your songs have high streaming counts, or high social media views, or
Signed songwriters consistently invite you to play in their rounds
About The Organizers
This program will be held at a private gated location in Mt. Juliet, TN location just outside of Nashville, Tn. Over 2 days you will...
Connect with 6 songwriters signed to major publishers
Have 2 cowriting sessions (1 signed writer and 2 unsigned writers/session)
Meet 11 awesome unsigned songwriters
Participate at a writers round and guitar pull
Have plenty of time for connection and conversations
Be in-person (no Zoom)
Stay at the Mt. Juliet location for an additional fee (limited space)
Friday Apr 28 Commodore Grille/Holiday Inn Vanderbilt
6pm Meet & Greet
7-10pm Writers round
Saturday Apr 29 at Mt Juliet, TN location
9-10am Meet for "Coffee & Convo"
10am-1pm Cowriting Session #1
1-2:15pm Catered Lunch provided on site
2:15-5:15pm Cowriting Session #2
5:30pm Light Dinner provided on site
7pm Guitar Pull & Hang
meet The Signed Songwriters
Ashland Craft’s “When a Cowboy’s Heart Breaks". Signed to Chromatic (Topher Brown) and Concord
Saving Jane's Gold Single "Girl Next Door", "Super Girl", Prevously with BMG, Signed to Kobalt
Overnight stay available on a limited basis.
Private, gated, secluded estate farm on over 85 acres! This peaceful stay offers a heated pool, outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining, grilling area!
Location: Mt Juliet, TN (address 1 week before event)
Save These Dates:
Early bird Application Deadline/Selection Notification
Sunday Mar 12 / Mar 20
Full Price Application Deadline/Selection Notification
Sunday Apr 2 / Apr 10
Participant Orientation, Q&A
Tue Apr 24 (5-6pm central)
Participant Meet and Greet & Writers Round
Apr 28 evening 7-9pm central (location tbd)
Saturday Songwriting Sessions
Apr 29, 9am - 5:30pm central
Early Bird: $797
Full Price Registration: $1097
Friday-Sunday AirBnB Stay: Additional $200 (Room for 5)
Pay by Zelle or credit card. If you choose to pay by Zelle, there will be no additional fee. However, if you choose to pay by credit card, a 3% fee will be added to your total payment amount.
1. Prepare a link to 3 songs on SoundCloud, Songspace, Dropbox, etc. OR If you're in Sooner's Community: use your Music List.
3. Receive email with your acceptance status 7 days before the program begins. If selected, you'll receive additional details and a payment link ($).
Which signed songwriters will I write with?
On the application form, you can enter your top 3 picks. We will do our best to give you 2 you have requested.
Can you tell me more about the location accommodations? I'm hoping to stay.
Check in Friday at 3pm, check out 11am Sunday. You'll share a room with other participant(s) and have your own bed (see pics). Full kitchen and nearby stores. Cost: $200.
I don't live in Nashville, when will I know if I'm selected?
Sign up by the Early Bird deadline. Notifications 7 days after deadline (March 20). Another thought is, just plan to come to Nashville that weekend no matter what happens.
Upon selection notification, what does it mean to be "waitlisted"?
If there's not enough room in this group, you'll be invited to the next group with no need to apply again.
What is orientation about?
Some dos and don't, pitfalls to avoid, as well as answer any question you might have.
What if I can't pay by Zelle?
If paid by credit card, a 3% fee will be added.