Category: Songwriter’s Beat

Songwriter’s Beat * Dec 14, 2016 @ 7pm * w/ Richard Barone, Valerie Ghent, Mary Lee Kortes & Steve Addabbo – LIVE from Shelter Island Sound

We are thrilled to announce our first streaming Songwriter’s Beat,
with acclaimed performing songwriters Mary Lee Kortes, Steve Addabbo, Richard Barone & Valerie Ghent.

December 14, 2016 at 7pm


and listen via Concert Window!


4 Songwriters. New songs. Streaming live straight to your ears!

December 2016 is the 16th anniversary of Songwriter’s Beat.
Since our founding we have featured hundreds of songwriters, hundreds of new songs, bringing new songs to life and artists to new audiences.

Special thanks to The ASCAP Foundation.


Songwriters Beat – bringing new songs to life!

“Making Records, Making Hits” with Steve Addabbo

Rare opportunity! Register today for our master class with GRAMMY nominated producer Steve Addabbo – singer, songwriter, musician, producer, engineer, and studio ace extraordinaire.


WHAT: Making Records, Making Hits – Master Class w/ Steve Addabbo
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017
TIME: 1pm-5pm
WHERE: Shelter Island Sound

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Songwriter’s Beat/ASCAP “Unfinished Masterpieces” Workshop – July 18, 2015


Songwriters Beat & The ASCAP Foundation Present

“Unfinished Masterpieces”
A Workshop For Songs-In-Progress with Alex Forbes

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Unfinished masterpieces….we all have them… lurking in computer files, closets, sock drawers and recording devices. They’re those musical and lyrical gems that hold so much promise… but have never seen the light of day­.

If you’ve lost all objectivity about your unfinished masterpieces, this workshop is a great opportunity to present two of your best and boldest works-in-progress to a group of like-minded souls who are rooting for your success. Find out if they fly or die!

All committed writers are invited to join hit songwriter and songwriting coach Alex Forbes & host Valerie Ghent on Saturday, July 18th, from noon to 5:00pm.

Geared for Advanced & Intermediate Songwriters
FREE for ASCAP members • $100 for non-ASCAP members
Manhattan location
Workshop limited to 16 participants — Register SOON!
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Alex Forbes has placed numerous tunes on the Billboard Pop, Dance and Adult Contemporary and International charts, including the smash singles “Don’t Rush Me,” “Nothin’ My Love Can’t Fix,” and “Too Turned On.”  Others have appeared on gold and platinum albums, TV and feature film projects including the Denzel Washington movie Déjà Vu. She leads workshops for songwriters through numerous organizations, and is the author of Write Songs Right Now and SongLab. Alex also coaches songwriters one-on-one through her website,



Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation – where music grows

Songwriter’s Beat/ASCAP Song Accelerator Workshop * Dec 6. 2014

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Songwriter’s Beat/ASCAP Song Accelerator Workshop with Alex Forbes!

Saturday, Dec 6, 2014
Manhattan Location

Join Songwriter’s Beat & hit songwriter Alex Forbes for this one-day workshop designed to kick your songwriting process into overdrive. Each participant will present 3 recent works-in-progress to the group and receive in-depth, practical insights about how to take them to the next level. Hosted by Valerie Ghent.

This is a great opportunity to:

• Put your best Song Starts on the fast track to completion
• Get valuable feedback in a rigorous-yet-supportive environment
• Meet colleagues & collaborators whose talents complement your own
• Gather referrals to professional studios, musicians, singers & producers

All committed songwriters welcome to apply! FREE for ASCAP members • $100 for non-ASCAP members


Thanks to The ASCAP Foundation – where music grows

Songwriter’s Beat – May 15, 2014

14.05.15.SWB-flier.webThis month’s Songwriter’s Beat features outstanding songwriters Judy Kass, Janie Barnett, Rhonda Denet and Moses Patrou.

Hosted by NYC singer-songwriter Valerie Ghent.

Join us!

Coffee House at St. John’s
81 Christopher Street
NYC NY 10014

7pm doors, 7:30 show

$10 door – proceeds to artists

Our special thanks to the ASCAP Foundation!

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