THE CANADIAN SONGWRITER CHALLENGE
Second Annual Songwriting Camp for professional songwriters in Alberta.
The Second Annual Songwriting Camp for professional songwriters in Alberta from July 14-17 2016! Alberta Music will be returning to OCL Studios, just outside of Calgary, to conduct a three-day songwriting camp. Nine candidates will be selected and organized into groups of three to collaborate on two to three demo-ready songs. The camp will also provide an opportunity to network and establish permanent collaborative partnerships.
OCL Studios Western Canada's only commercial-grade residential recording studio, and our Studio A features a Neve 88R Console. Artists come to OCL to immerse themselves in a picturesque setting while working with some of the most advanced technologies available. Built from the ground-up and managed by industry leaders, OCL is a living amalgamation of intensive sound technology, commercial design, and creature comforts. We cater to musicians hailing from all walks of life, from independent artists to prominent musicians and engineering teams.
- Must be a current Alberta Music member.
- Must agree to be photographed/videotaped.
- Must be willing to sign co-writing agreements specific to each song.
THE THREE DAYS
Day One - 1:00PM to 6:00PM
(is in partnership with the Songwriters Association of Canada – SAC Songworks).
Days Two & Three - 11:00AM to 7:00PM
(will make up the Alberta component of the Canadian Songwriter Challenge – Sponsored by Bell Media)
SONGWRITER/MENTOR: MIKE PLUME
I was born at a very young age in Moncton, New Brunswick in the year of the White Album (1968). I moved to Alberta in 1985. I hit the road in 1987 in my first of many cover bands, all of which suffered dreadfully due in large part to the fact that they’d hired a lead singer (me) who, by all accounts, couldn’t sing. In November 1993, I released my first album “Songs From A Northern Town”. From then until now I’ve released 11 albums. I even sang a song at Stompin’ Tom’s funeral. Along the way, I learned what makes a song tick. There is nothing I enjoy more than writing songs. I love the craft of writing songs. I love that they come out of the air. One minute, there’s nothing there. The next, you’re on to a new song. Amazing. I’m fascinated by the process.
Travel expenses will not be covered but accommodations for songwriters will be provided at the studio.
Meals and refreshments will be provided during the sessions.
There is no cost to members for the camp.
***SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 4PM, Friday, May 27, 2016***< Previous Post Next Post >