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The Songwriter’s Network hosts an industry speaker on the first Wednesday of each month and a Showcase (live performances) on the third Wednesday of each month. Please see below for our 2020 events and in Archives for previous events and speakers.

SongNet presents Ben McLane

WEDNESDAY, March 4th, 2020, 7:30-10:00 pm

How often have you heard “Get it in writing”, followed by “GET AN ATTORNEY”? if the wrong things are written, getting it in writing isn’t enough! Ben McLane is one of the most active attorneys in the music industry. You’ll find his name in almost every issue of Music Connection magazine, helping to get someone a deal.

His website has some of the best free FAQ resources around. He gets it, & gets it done. As the former head of business affairs/CFO for JWP-USA/BMG Records, working legal and business affairs at Rhino Records, Priority Records and as a talent scout for Sire Records, Ben is one of the few attorneys who know both sides of the table well. With Attorney of the Year & more gold & platinum record awards than any wall can handle, his cred list reads like a Billboard top 40 chart.

We suggest reading the articles on his site prior to coming so you don’t ask redundant questions. Then, you’ll have some serious specific questions to bring. The kind that usually cost money. Bring your demos & lyric sheets too. If he likes what he hears, you might be next on that client list! Anyone that can afford to give this much away is someone you NEED on YOUR side! “Music Business In 10 Easy Lessons” is his latest e-book, full of great information you need to know! He’s coming to share his knowledge, answer your questions & listen to your stuff… FREE!

Ben McLane at SongNet
March 4th, 7:30 PM
@ The Urban Homestead
631 Cypress ave, Pasadena, CA.
Near Orange Grove & Fair Oaks

February SongNet SHOWCASE!

WEDNESDAY , February 19, 2020, 7:30-10:00pm

One of the most comfortable stages in Southern California to showcase your music! A place to “test drive” your new material and connect with other creatives; songwriters, artists, and performers! Sign
up early if you want to play, 2 songs or 10 minutes per artist! No fee,
no cover, in other words, FREE. RSVP using the Contact Form .

February 19th, 7:30 PM
@ The Urban Homestead
631 Cypress ave, Pasadena, CA.
Near Orange Grove & Fair Oaks

SongNet presents Kenji Nakai of Miyabi Music Publishing

WEDNESDAY, February 5th, 2020, 7:30-10:00 pm


February 5th is a really special night at SongNet.


Renowned engineer/mixer/producer Kenji Nakai who’s engineered Grammy winning projects for legends like Tom Petty & Celine Don, and 40 year industry veteran Jimi Yamagishi have teamed up to start up a new publishing company, Miyabi Music Publishing LLC.


With connections both here in the USA and in Japan, they have options that other companies do not have, and some creative ways to help songwriters move their careers forward.


They also are aligned with other publishers to do co-publishing deals that benefit the entire community.


One of the first artists they are working with just finished her first CD at 82 years of age. Her story is compelling and inspiring, and because of this, she is a great example of how to “work outside the box” to build a solid career in a changing environment.


Kenji & Jimi will be sharing many of the secrets they use to develop artists when artist development is not even a term in the industry anymore. You will learn how to look at stuff you may never have considered to help build YOUR careers, and resources to generate revenue NOW.


Stuff like this usually costs a lot to attend, but for February 5th, it’s FREE!


Miyabi Music Publishing @ SongNet
February 5th, 7:30 PM
@ The Urban Homestead
631 Cypress ave, Pasadena, CA.
Near Orange Grove & Fair Oaks

SHOWCASE
WEDNESDAY January 15, 2020, 7:30-10:00pm

One of the most comfortable stages in Southern California to showcase your music! A place to “test drive” your new material and connect with other creatives; songwriters, artists, and performers! Sign
up early if you want to play, 2 songs or 10 minutes per artist! No fee,
no cover, in other words, FREE. RSVP to showcase@songnet.info .

WHERE: URBAN HOMESTEAD
The SongNet At Urban Homestead

631 Cypress Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

PITCH NIGHT WITH JOANNE LEDESMA!
WEDNESDAY January 8, 2020, 7:30pm-10:00pm

Joanne-Ledesma

Joanne Ledesma

PITCH NIGHT WITH JOANNE LEDESMA!

Joanne now has one of the largest music libraries around, and is always looking for new music!

We do these a couple times a year, & every time it’s a full house, because not only is it an opportunity to have YOUR work heard by an industry pro, it’s also a great way to meet others, hear what’s out there competing for the same spots, and getting great real-world response from both Joanne and the crowd. Her full cred is listed several places (including links on our website & social media) so you can just go there if you want, or just come with your BEST on CD (lyric sheets too) & see why she is always welcomed back again & again to talk about what it takes to make it & how YOU can make it happen…and maybe have YOUR stuff go home with her! FREE!

Ledesma Music

WHERE: URBAN HOMESTEAD
The SongNet At Urban Homestead

631 Cypress Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
Near Fair Oaks and Orange Grove