_In addition to the regular songwriting workshops and one-on-one meetings, we are happy to be able to provide a number of "Informational Workshops" to help working musicians and songwriters in other important ways. All attendees are welcome to attend any or all of the workshops. Except for special cases that might be announced, you do NOT need to sign-up in advance... just show up!
This year, we will be presenting two very special workshops sponsored by the State of Hawaii, DBEDT, Creative Industries Division:
"Everything You Need to Know About the Business of Placing Your Music in TV & Advertising" (Chris Jackson, Comcast Entertainment Group)
This class will demystify the process of pitching your songs for TV shows and in television advertising. You’ll learn about Music Supervisors, Music Production Libraries, the types of songs that work best, the permissions you’ll need, “Source” music, Metadata, Stems, Sync Licenses, Performance Royalties, Retitling, Work-for-Hire Agreements, Tip Sheets, and more.
"Everything You Need to Know About the Business of Placing Your Music in Film & Cinema" (David Trotter, Studio 51))
Music for Film & Cinema falls into three distinct categories: 1) underscore, 2) pre-existing songs, and 3) songs written specifically for the film. Each of these three distinct types of music in film involve very different negotiations, contracts and considerations, and produce very different backend royalties once the film is released. This workshop will cover the business aspects of negotiating appropriate contracts, and tracking and getting paid the proper royalties for these three types.
Many other workshops will be announced soon.
As in previous years, the 2014 Workshops* will cover a broad range of topics, presented by some of the industry's best professionals. Many more workshops will be announced soon.
*Please note: Workshop topics and presenters are subject to change.