Six-time Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe, Soul Train nominated
award-winning songwriter and record producer for Classic hit
RUN TO YOU- WHITNEY HOUSTON
OVER 65 MILLION RECORD SALES
(Chaka Khan-Toni Braxton- Rod Stewart- LeAnn Rimes- Barbara Streisand- TinaTuner)
Intensive Songwriting Workshop
CANADA January 2020
March 2020- Two full days
Join us on our next Intensive Songwriting workshop
in a beautiful Florence, Italy
Sponsored by Carlo Bellotti publishing.
MATHLAB RECORDING STUDIO
Via Teresio 56
with a top engineer on site.
We will be recording a demo of your workshop song!
via our affiliate, Song Heroes we are offering inclusive of our fee
*Distribution through Universal
*Three months of promotion
for one of your original songs
(valid for 3 months after the workshop date)
Host: Dee James A&R MANAGER UK
Our workshops are unique in that we spend time working with and developing each individual. If you'd like to take your career as a songwriter or an artist to another level
WE ARE NOW ALSO OFFERING
JUD FRIEDMAN INTENSIVE ONE ON ONE STUDIO SESSIONS
An intensive one-day private studio session in which Jud will work on both the writing and/or the recording of one or more of your songs, you will decide to what extent and how much time you want to focus on one or the other of those goals! Ultimately it is your session and we want to make sure you get out of it as much as possible.
Jud will be spending a full day in the studio with you!
mentoring every aspect of your songwriting, offering advice and guidance throughout the production of your vocal and track recording.
Our studio sessions also include radio plugging via our affiliate Song Heroes- distribution through Universal and three months promotion for one of your original songs
(valid for 3 months after your studio date).
for availability and costings please contact:
or fill out the contact form below.
please note all payments are non-refundable.
Write that hit song!
Take your songwriting to another level!
.Collaborating songwriting sessions
Expert feedback and critique from our mentor and group sessions
.Learn how to take your songwriting and your career to the next level
.Network and make some serious music business connections
More Info on Jud
The Grammy museum ran a special night in honor of the 25-year songwriting partnership of Jud and his longtime writing partner Allan Rich. celebrating there long and successful careers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_4GZPaBQI0
SUBJECTS COVERED ON OUR SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS
1. For whom or what are you writing: yourself as an artist, other artists (and if so, which ones?), film, TV, music libraries, etc.? Do you want to be a rock star or hit songwriter, a "hobby" writer, or something in between? Your answers will significantly affect your approach as a writer.
2. Song critiquing and feedback: Are you writing hits? If not, what's missing? Or are you aiming for another type of material/market and if so, are you hitting that mark? What makes a song "popular" and what is the connective tissue - if any - between all popular songs in various eras? How do your songs compare to the ones you love?
3. What makes a great song demo and how do you make one?
4. The differences between “song” versus “production” oriented music, ie. writing "organically"/"in the room" vs. making or writing to a track.
5. Collaboration: why/why not? Collaborating in the room versus online. Splits issues.
6. The real role and importance - or lack thereof - of classically "linear" lyrics in songs of various genres. The influence of hip-hop with its more abstract, stream of consciousness approach.
AND MORE...BIZ STUFF
1. What do you really need to know about the "business" side of music, and what do you absolutely need to do/not do to have the best chance of getting your music heard in the modern world? Strategies, good and bad? Tools - e.g. social media?
2. What do publishers and performing rights organizations do and can they help?
3. How important are record labels right now?
4. What about music streaming companies like Spotify, and playlists?
5. How are songwriters actually making - or not making - money these days? How can you best use your interests and talents to be able to pay the rent and hopefully have a little pizza money left over?
6. What kind of person, personality and work ethic/approach is required to break through? How do you deal with and even learn from rejection? Are you well suited to be a songwriter...or should you be in the music business in some other capacity?
7. What about "developing" an artist other than yourself and/or starting your own music company? Potential rewards and pitfalls?