Write. Record. Release.
This very special 3 month project took 5 participants of various levels of musical experience, through the process of releasing a professionally written & recorded single.
The program covers all the elements to be ready to release new music, from branding, marketing and entertainment law, to writing, rehearsing, and recording. The program ended with a sold out show and 5 new songs.
Thank you again to Alberta Music and The Alberta Government for your support of this exciting and hugely rewarding program.
Contact me for information on Write Record Release Round 2!
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About the Program:
The pragram starts with a songwriting retreat where you'll be able to fully craft and fine tune your song. You can work on something that you already have in progress or start from scratch. You'll get one on one feedback and guidance to make sure that your song is ready for the rehearsal phase as well as the opportunity to share it with the group and get valuable feedback from your peers.
We will get you ready for your recording session by firstly setting you up with a guided rehearsal either with the provided backing band or by fine tuning your solo performance.
Depending on the sound you are working towards, we also have a backing band or instrumentalists who can work with you during the rehearsal phase should you require someone to play for you or to have a band back you.
We will work with you to prepare the best set up so you are ready to confidently hit your session at MCC Recording Studio.
Every musician needs to understand at least the basics of the music business. That's why we have invited entertainment lawyer and musician Kurt Dahl to host a workshop on Monday February 21st at 6pm MST via zoom that will cover the necessary elements that you need to know to successfully release music while covering all your bases regarding copyright, streaming, co-writing, royalties and more.
Following that you'll work with Emma who will help you with branding and setting up your streaming platforms. You'll create your bio, one pager and EPK, while fine tuning your "Brand" as an artist. We will prepare you for releasing updates to media and making the right connections to get your music heard. You'll set up the necessary platforms to stream your music and GET PAID!
You will also have the opportunity to perform live at the official release party (Date and venue TBD - prepare for online stream depending on restrictions)
Important Dates (Past Project):
Participants are required to attend the following sessions:
Group Welcome & Program Outline
Tuesday Feb 1st 7-8pm MST
Marketing Strategy Workshop.
Tuesday Feb 8th 7-8pm
Songwriting Workshop - In Person
Sunday February 13th 3pm - 6pm in Calgary.
Exact location TBD.
Tuesday 15th February.
Band / Music Rehearsal:
You will get an allocated rehearsal time during the day of February 20th.
Location Calgary, Exact location to be provided once registered.
Entertainment Law Workshop:
Monday February 21st 6-8pm
Individual time slots will be allocated.
February 26th & 27th.
MCC Recording Studio.
March 30th Blind Beggar Smokehouse