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SCL Songwriter SING OUT LIVE - Call for Submissions

The Society of Composers & Lyricists

SongArts LA presents:
***Call for Submissions***
Deadline: 12:00 midnight, Monday, October 10, 2016

With Music Publishers

PEN Music Group

Secret Road Music


Saturday, October 29, 2016: 2pm - 6pm

Announcing our Los Angeles SCL Songwriter SING OUT LIVE, open to Los Angeles SCL Songwriters (members only) to submit one song.

You are invited to perform your song “LIVE” in front of two music publishers. You can perform your song yourself, or invite a singer and/or accompanist, but the performance needs to be “live.” A keyboard will be present, and mics will be available for voice and guitar.


The Sing Out Selection Committee will choose 12 songs. Those selected will be announced on Wednesday, October 19. Venue information will be provided at that time, but it is located in Studio City. If your song is not chosen, you will still be invited to attend.


Apply by submitting ONE mp3 to: no later than 12:00 midnight, Monday, October 10, 2016. Please provide the following:


- Your full name
- Email address and phone number
- Name of song

- Style of song: pop, rock, rap, country, theater, film/TV or other
- An mp3 of the song
- How you’d like to present your song:
  1. You alone with keyboard or guitar
  2. You + your accompanist
  3. Your singer + you on keyboard or guitar
  4. You singing accompanied by your mp3 track
  5. Other: Please describe

Two music publishers will be joining us. While they listen to all styles, visit their website links below to see what kind of music they’ve been publishing.

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Songwriter Sing Out! - Cindy Badell-SlaughterMichael Eames is a trained composer, songwriter and pianist with experience in film scoring who studied music at Cornell University and UCLA Extension; Michael also secured a minor in Business Management from Cornell.  As President of PEN Music Group, Michael oversees all aspects of the operation as well as focuses on pitching the catalogue to all media and business development.  Prior to starting PEN, Michael oversaw the international activities and film and television department of Don Williams Music Group, where he was responsible for song catalogues such as those by Jimi Hendrix, Chicago and Roy Orbison among numerous others. He also worked previously for Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and the management and music supervision firms The Derek Power Co and Seth Kaplan Entertainment.

 Michael is currently the President of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) and proudly serves on the Independent Publishers Advisory Council (IPAC) of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).  He is also a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS).  Michael recently co-authored a book entitled Five Star Music Makeover: The Independent Artist’s Guide for Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Producers and Self Publishers (Hal Leonard) and is a frequent guest speaker in classrooms and panel discussions nationwide.  

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Songwriter Sing Out! - Thomas Golubic

Jerome Spence is the V.P. of Film, Television, Advertising Markets and Business Development at Secret Road Music Services. Based in Los Angeles, Spence has many years of experience in licensing, A&R, and management with previous positions at Peermusic, Position Music and Arista Records. He oversees all aspects of the licensing team as well as new development ventures.


In his previous position as Senior Creative Director of Film and Television at Peermusic, Spence was responsible for the day-to-day oversight of sync licensing and promotion for film, TV, trailers, video games, apps and merchandise. One of his most successful catalog placements to date is the usage of "Cups" (From AP Carter's work, "When I'm Gone') in the award-winning film, Pitch Perfect.


“I am ecstatic about my new role at Secret Road. For the last ten years, they have been quietly growing as one of the premier licensing companies in the business, while hosting an amazing writer/artist roster,” said Spence. “It’s all about the music at Secret Road. The roster may be filled with many independent artists, but you can bet you’ve heard their music all over TV, Film, and Ads. I am looking forward to advancing that growth and working with such a dynamic team and roster.”


Secret Road has placed songs in successful television shows such as "Girls," “Nashville,” and "Pretty Little Liars," and in such films as “Edge of Tomorrow,” “The Last Witch Hunter,” and “This Is Where I Leave You." Additionally, Secret Road artists and writers have provided music in commercials for Cricket, T-Mobile, TOMS, and Google, among others. Through the efforts of the licensing and publishing divisions, the company is expanding its reach into all genres of music. Secret Road currently has representation in Nashville, New York, and the UK, and agents throughout the world.


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.

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