Co-writing webinar for songwriters from IBMA

Becky Buller and Mark BrinkmanAs part of their ongoing mission of professional development, the International Bluegrass Music Association has scheduled a songwriters webinar for July 11 entitled “How to Co-Write Songs (and still remain friends).”

Even songwriters with many years of writing behind them can be a bit apprehensive about entering into writing partnerships. How does the process work? What can I expect?

These are the hurdles this online seminar is designed to help you leap. It will be taught by Becky Buller and Mark Brinkman, who are both noted bluegrass songwriters, and we would presume, friends. The pair will present their thoughts on a number of topics, and entertain questions from participants before performing a song they wrote together.

Expected to be covered are:

  • Setting the ground rules
  • The first writing session (how to fight fair)
  • Brainstorming ideas
  • Tapping into images and emotions
  • Synergy: Two heads are better than one
  • Forms of co-writing
  • Demos & Pitching

Attendance is by online video access, with a registration fee of $20 for IBMA members and $40 for non-members. The number of attendees will be capped so early registration is recommend for the July 11 presentation beginning at 7:00 (EDT).

For more details and registration, contact Taylor Coughlin at IBMA by email or phone (615-256-3222).

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