PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE WORKING MUSICIAN

If you want to sharpen your skills, but have limited time, consider LACM’s Weekend Xperience workshops throughout 2015. Designed for those with busy schedules, programs run Friday – Sunday and are designed to offer music industry professionals, independent artists and music enthusiasts an opportunity to develop skills and enrich their knowledge with intensive workshops in a variety of relevant subjects. Weekend Xperience 2015 will offer two sessions with four program options, which will cover Songwriting, Music Production, Composing for Film & Television and Artist Development.

Workshops are led by a faculty that includes LACM faculty and staff, but also working professionals from major record labels, professional artist development agencies, recording studios, publishing and licensing companies, and more. Each workshop has a pre-scheduled structure of events, but the itinerary allows for “open counseling” sessions where participants can book additional time with faculty members to discuss their existing projects, review material, or receive career advice on topics including artist branding, marketing, tour strategy and more.

2015 Registration is now closed.

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*Minimum participant age is 15. Those younger than 15 may apply for an exception based on merit, or extraordinary talent. Email [email protected] for more information.

 
> Composing for Film & Television
> Songwriting – The art & business of writing a hit song

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR WEEKEND 1

 
> Artist Development
> Music Production / Artist Production
> Music Production / DJ Techniques & Beatmaking

PROGRAM DETAILS

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Weekend 2: Option 1 – Artist Development, is designed to help you find your unique “voice” creatively, while introducing aspects of the music industry that are essential knowledge for any independent artist. You’ll be challenged to open up vocally on stage and in the studio, bring more exciting dynamic to your live performances, create a more engaging connection with your original material, and understand how to develop your unique image and brand as an artist. You’ll have the opportunity to record in the Los Angeles College of Music’s state-of-the-art studios and will perform live with a professional backing band. A live DVD of your performance and the ProTools files from your studio session will be yours to take away from this valuable and intensive program.

Faculty Includes:
Erin Workman (LACM Songwriting & Music Business Department Co-Chair. Songwriter/Artist Development/Publisher: Drake Bell, Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdayle, Emma Roberts, etc)
Rico Csabai (Founder – Intelligent Noise (Artist Development – Grizfolk, Joshua James, Lyla Foy, etc. Formerly A&R for American Recordings)
Kasia “KC” Livingston (LACM Songwriting Department Faculty. Songwriter/ Producer: Jessie J, Flo Rida, Whitney Houston, David Guetta, Jordin Sparks, Will.I.Am, Britney Spears, etc.)
Marko De Santis (LACM Songwriting Department Faculty. Songwriter/Guitarist: Sugarcult, The Ataris, Nerf Herder, etc)
Stephanie St. Gal de Pons (Music publishing and licensing Warner/Chappel, Activision. A&R: Paramore, Plain White Ts, Sara Bareilles, etc)



MUSIC PRODUCTION
Weekend 2: Options 2 & 3 – Music Production (Artist Production & Beatmaking/DJ Techniques) immerse participants in both the creative and business aspects of building a career as a Music Producer. Two separate tracks address the varying aspects of learning how to pursue a career as a producer of your own material or that of another artist, or how to accomplish a career in the field of EDM/DJ/Beatmaking. Each track features intensive hands-on workshops in the state-of-the-art computer lab and recording studio facilities at LACM. Faculty is comprised of Los Angeles College of Music’s world-class Production and Recording instructors, along with guest Producers/DJs and top members of LA’s music industry. Each day, you’ll learn the art and business of music production and will have the opportunity to network with working professionals in the industry.

Faculty Includes:
Andre Knecht (LACM Music Producing & Recording Department Chair. Producer: Warner Bros Records)
Mark Browne (LACM Music Producing & Recording Department Faculty. Has produced and composed with Melissa Etheridge, Paula Cole, Emmylou Harris, Sarah McLachlan, KD Lang, etc)
Andrew “Mudrock” Murdoch (LACM Music Producing & Recording Department Faculty. Has produced records for Godsmack, Avenge Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, etc)
Troy Wallace (LACM Music Producing & Recording Department Faculty. A&R/Marketing/Distribution for MCA/Universal & Warner Brothers/Rhino Records. Has worked with and overseen projects for Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, The Pixies, New Order, The Who and more)



COMPOSING FOR FILM & TELEVISION
Weekend 1: Option 1 – Composing for Film and Television, is comprised of hands-on instruction in LACM’s state-of-the-art computer labs and recording studios, seminars and workshops with top veterans in the Film/TV/Video Game music industry, along with opportunities to score direct to picture and exit the weekend with new material for your reel. You’ll be learning from the renowned LACM faculty, along with industry guests who will present “real world” aspects of the creative and business elements of a career in media composition. This will be an unparalleled intensive immersion into the demands and exciting opportunities of this thriving and competitive side of today’s music industry.

Faculty includes:
Martin Davich (LACM Composing for Visual Media Department Chair. Composer: ER, Trinity, Beverly Hills 90210, Mad Money, Touching Home, etc. Conductor: Burt Bacharach, Anthony Newley, etc)
Brett Perry (Film/TV Composer: That 70’s Show, Sid the Science Kid, etc)
Lisa Harriton (LACM Songwriting Department Faculty. Keyboards for The Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Lambert, etc. GRAMMY-nominated Songwriter for “Everything is Awesome!!!” from The Lego Movie)
Mark Cross (LACM Music Producing & Recording Faculty. Engineer: Oscar-nominated/GRAMMY-winning Cars, Meet the Parents, ER and more. Composer: Last Comic
Standing, Curb your Enthusiasm. Producer/Performer: John Legend and others)



SONGWRITING
Weekend 1: Option 2 – Songwriting, is designed as an intensive program consisting of creative workshops, business seminars, industry panels, co-writing sessions, one-on-one mentor counseling, recording and live performance opportunities. Each participant will be assigned to two separate groups of songwriters for an interactive co-writing experience. Each group will write a song, record that song in the LACM state-of-the-art recording studio, and perform that original song with the backing of professional musicians. Seminars will be held on topics including publishing, music supervision and licensing, A&R and music business. Throughout the weekend, participants will be able to sign up for private mentoring sessions to address their unique professional development needs. Topics can include marketing, publishing, song critique, A&R review, EPK and promotional materials development, Film/TV/Video Game music placement and more. In addition, open mic and live performance sessions offer the ability to test out new original material and build a network with fellow songwriting colleagues.

Faculty Includes:
Erin Workman (LACM Songwriting & Music Business Department Co-Chair. Songwriter/Artist Development/Publisher: Drake Bell, Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Selena Gomez, Ashley Tisdayle, Emma Roberts, etc.)
Rico Csabai (Founder – Intelligent Noise (Artist Development – Grizfolk, Joshua James, Lyla Foy, etc. Formerly A&R for American Recordings)
Kasia “KC” Livingston (LACM Songwriting Department Faculty. Songwriter/ Producer: Jessie J, Flo Rida, Whitney Houston, David Guetta, Jordin Sparks, Will.I.Am, Britney Spears, etc.)
Marko De Santis (LACM Songwriting Department Faculty. Songwriter/Guitarist: Sugarcult, The Ataris, Nerf Herder, etc)
Stephanie St. Gal de Pons (Music publishing and licensing Warner/Chappel, Activision. A&R: Paramore, Plain White Ts, Sara Bareilles, etc)