To succeed at any type of songwriting, it is very important to understand the fundamentals, the delicate balance of collaboration, and the professional expectations of today’s music industry. This summer online intensive will cover: why songs work, structures and approaches to songwriting, home studio set-up, live songwriting sessions, the importance of tracking royalties, studio expectations, and creative collaboration.
Students will interact with UCLA faculty (Professor Robert Fink, Chair of Music Industry) working songwriters, and guests from the music industry (Jackie Winkler, Director of A&R at Island Records). During the program students will work collaboratively and with instructors to create unique recordings that showcase their songwriting.
To cap the experience, a program playlist of student recordings is posted on The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music YouTube channel for participants to share with friends and family!