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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 Production Workshop with Steve Addabbo * Jan 24, 2015


Songwriter’s Beat/ASCAP production workshop with GRAMMY nominated producer Steve Addabbo

We’re delighted to offer the first of a new series of creative workshops in record production:

WHAT: Songwriter’s Beat/ASCAP Production Workshop w/ Steve Addabbo
Saturday, Jan 24, 2015
TIME: 2pm-5:30pm
WHERE: Shelter Island Sound

In this 3+ hour workshop, we will explore the process of bringing a song to a full production. Along the way we will discuss the process of working with an artist/writer from the initial demo stage through to the final mix of a master recording. We will dissect a finished mix and show the various stages a production goes through. Comparisons with old school analog techniques and the state of the art digital world will help illuminate what remains important in production, and what has and hasn’t changed. Workshop will be held in Continue reading

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

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