This is a schedule for the 2012 Austin Songwriter Symposium Jan 5 – 8.  Registration is now open. Please go to www.austinsongwritersgroup.com for more info.

Thanks…. See you there!!

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 2011

3:00 REGISTRATION OPEN

SIGN UP FOR CONFERENCE

PICK UP SCHEDULE AND WRIST BANDS

SIGN UP FOR THE ONE ON ONE WITH THE PUBLISHER OF YOUR CHOICE

4:00 “The Art of Attending a Conference”

Paul Barker

7:00 KICK OFF PARTY

Meet and greet the instructors, staff, panelists, publishers and special guests

8:00 CONCERTS

Come and hear the instructors perform their favorite songs for you!

SONG CIRCLES WILL FOLLOW THE CONCERTS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012

9:00 Registration

10:00 – 11:15

PUBLISHERS PANEL

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

SONGWRITING

Gary Burr & Georgia Middleman

PERFORMANCE

Jim Photoglo

11:15 – 12:30

PERFORMANCE RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS PANEL

Thomas Cain BMI

John Mullins SESAC

Jesse Willoughby ASCAP

PITCH TO PUBLISHER SESSIONS

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

CO-WRITING

Kimmie Rhodes & Sonny Throckmorton

12:30 – 1:30  LUNCH ( ON YOUR OWN)

1:30 – 2:45

TEXAS STATE OF MIND

Casey Monahan, Governor’s Office State of Texas

Rose Reyes, Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

Nancy Coplin, Austin Bergstrom International Airport

SONG CRITIQUES

Thomas Cain, BMI

Jesse Willoughby, ASCAP

John Mullins, SESAC

Talli Giles, NSAI

ONE MAN BAND

Matthew Santos: Simple Looping Techniques and use of effects pedals to enhance your live performance.

2:45 – 4:00

PITCH TO PUBLISHER

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

BI-LINGUAL SONGWRITING

Louie Ortega

FINANCING, BRANDING & MARKETING YOUR NEXT PROJECT

Benji Rogers, Founder CEO of Pledge Music

Charlie Faye, Independent Artist

Ed Bailey, Austin City Limits

SONGWRITING

Will Sexton & Ruth Ellsworth Carter

4:00 – 5:15

PITCH TO PUBLISHER

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

TOURING PANEL

Michael Fracasso

Amanda Mora Jones

Charlie Faye

Zoe Cordes Selbin

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Marvin Dykhuis

MENTORING SESSIONS

Talli Giles, NSAI

Jim Photoglo

Gary Burr

Georgia Middleman

Jesse Willoughby

Thomas Cain

John Mullins

Stephen Doster

5:15 to 7:00 Dinner (on your own)

7:00 – 8:00

Spend an hour with Texas Legend, Joe Ely

8:00 – 9:00

CONCERT: Matthew Santos & Jim Photoglo

9:00 – 11:00

SHOWCASES

SONG CIRCLES DIRECTLY FOLLOWING SHOWCASES

Marvin Dykhuis

Joe Manuel

Will Sexton

David Halley

SATURDAY,  JANUARY 7, 2012

8:00 – 9:00

Sonny in the MorningCoffee & War Stories with Sonny Throckmorton

9:00 – 10:15

PITCH TO PUBLISHER

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

SONGWRITING

Jim Photoglo

ALTERNATIVE TUNINGS FOR GUITAR

Gabe Rhodes

10:15 – 11:30

SONG CRITIQUES

Thomas Cain, BMI

Jesse Willoughby, ASCAP

John Mullins, SESAC

Talli Giles, NSAI

SERIOUS ABOUT MUSIC – BOOKING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS PANEL

K T Gardner, Nancy Fly Agency

Jennifer Hargraves, Kinetic Entertainment

Jean Spivey, Old Settlers Music Festival

Zoe Cordes Selbin, Music Consultant

PRE-PRODUCTION

Marvin Dykhuis & Stephen Doster

MUSICAL HOOKS

David Halley & Joe Manuel

12:00 LUNCH ON US!!

KGSR’s Roger Allen interviews Jody Denberg

AWARDS CEREMONY

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

2:30 – 3:45

SONGWRITING

Gary Burr & Georgia Middleman

PITCH TO PUBLISHERS

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

SOCIAL MEDIA PANEL – Interactive Communications

Doug Freeman, Austin Chronicle

Greg Roberts, AustinMusicCity.com

Paige McGuire, Austinist

Cash Edwards, Cash Edwards Music Services

RADIO TODAY PANEL – Get your song on the radio

Roger Allen, KGSR & Lone Star State Of Mind

Ted Branson, KOOP Radio

Dallas Wayne, Sirius XM Satellite

John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music & FAR

Dave Maisano, Radio Free Texas

David Cotton, Cotton Austin

3:45 – 5:00

PITCH TO PUBLISHER

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

ONE MAN BAND

Matthew Santos: Simple Looping Techniques and use of effects pedals to enhance your live performance.

A LAWYER CAN HELP: HOW MANY ROYALTY STREAMS ARE THERE ANYWAY?

Mike Tolleson, Mike Tolleson & Associates

Tiffany Walker, Haynes & Boone, LLP

PITCH TO PRESS – THE TIMING OF A CAMPAIGN

Richard Skanse, LoneStarMusic.com

Margaret Moser, The Austin Chronicle

John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music

Sandra Greaney, Country Line

David Cotton, Cotton Austin

Tim Basham, Paste Magazine

5:00 – 7:00 Break for Dinner ( on your own)

7:00 – 9:00 CONCERTS

9:00 SHOWCASES

SONG CIRCLES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE SHOWCASES

SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 2012

8:00

SONNY IN THE MORNINGCoffee & War Stories with Sonny Throckmorton

9:00 – 10:00

Gospel Music Jam: Hosted by Sonny Throckmorton & Thomas Cain

BRING YOUR INSTRUMENTS AND FAVORITE GOSPEL SONGS

10:00 – 11:15

PITCH TO PUBLISHERS

Bobby Rymer, The Writer’s Den

Chris Oglesby, Oglesby Writer Management

Mike Molinar, Effusion Entertainment

RECORDING TECHNIQUES

Marvin Dykhuis

SONGWRITING AND PERFORMANCE

Jim Photoglo

CO – WRITING

Georgia Middleman & Gary Burr

11:30 to 1:00

CLOSING CONCERTS

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