MSA's Monthly Meetings (Every 2nd Monday of the Month)

MSA Monthly meetings are held every second Monday of the month.
 

February 13, 2017 Meeting    
Angela Green, Licensing music for TV/Film/Media
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)   
7pm  
Angela Green is an entertainment attorney in Memphis and Founder/CEO of Positioned For Millions: Entertainment Business Affairs Service. Ms. Green also currently serves as Chairperson of the On Location Memphis: International Film and Music Festival where they have hosted industry professionals such as Robert Townsend, Vivica Fox, Sonja B. Norwood, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Isaac Hayes, Tom Berenger, Cybill Shepherd, Brely Evans, Leon Robinson and others. 
Ms. Green is in the middle of developing a program specifically for songwriters and publishers and is taking the opportunity to share it with MSA. The discussion will focus on licensing music for TV/Film/Media.


January, 2017 Meeting   
Nancy Apple, the Princess of Twang
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)     
7pm
Nancy Apple sings and writes songs… plays guitar, drums, accordion and harmonica. She's a back up singer. She owns her own independent record label, Ringo Records and has released 6 albums and one DVD of her own, and albums on 6 other Memphis artists. She manages her own career, books herself, designs her own posters and album covers and works her own promotions. Her album Shine was recorded at Sun Studios and reached #24 on the Americana charts in the United States and #16 in Europe. She has also hosted a popular weekly radio show on WEVL in Memphis for 20 years and taught the songwriting course at the University of Memphis for 11 years.


December, 2016 Meeting  
Christmas Party
Christmas Carols, Dirty Santa, Christmas treats! Yall come!
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)    
7pm


November, 2016 Meeting 
Mark Edgar Stuart
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)   
7pm
...The story you’ll hear over and over again as people discover Mark’s debutl CD, Blues for Lou, (and a collection of songs so effortlessly poignant will be discovered and rediscovered for a long time) is how it was triggered by [this] period of sickness and sorrow. While that’s essentially true, a record like this was inevitable. As his richly-described stories of everyday life and yard sale weirdos suggest, Mark soaks in details like a sponge, and spending so much time in the company of strong songwriters, it was only a matter of time before these humble, humorous and, and sometimes heartbreaking stories found a way to get out. 

- Chris Davis, Memphis Flyer

October 10, 2016 Meeting
Andrew Cabigao, Writing Towards a Title
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm
A workshop-type meeting where we'll work on songwriting, so make sure to bring whatever you need to work on songs (i.e. pencil, notebooks, guitars, etc.) for the meetings! Andrew has been a full time Artist for the past 10 years. He was a contestant on the third season of NBC's hit TV Show "The Voice". In the past year, he has taken on a Co-Owner Partnership with 2 Time Grammy Award winner Mark Goodman with his entertainment group Mark Goodman Productions (MGP) which currently has a Recording Studio, a Record Label, a Publishing Company, and an Artist Development Group called "The Artist Initiative" that Andrew started.

September 12, 2016 Meeting
Bryan Hayes of Farmhouse Studio
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm
Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist's eye and a poet's polish. In addition to writing, performing, and touring extensively, Bryan owns and operates Farmhouse Recording Studio (www.farmhouserecordingstudio.com) in Moscow, TN. Hear him talk about writing, performing, and touring. And hear his great songs.

August, 2016 Meeting  
Kerry Kernan on Mixing
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm

July, 2016 Meeting 
Jack Simon on EPK
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker) 
7pm

June, 2016 Meeting 
Michael Porter on the Wagon Wheel Method of Songwriting
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker) 
7pm

May 9, 2016 Meeting
Matt Lyles on Branding
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)
7pm
For over 15 years, Matt Lyles has helped national, regional and local brands tell their story.  Today, Matt helps protect, evangelize and advance one of the world’s most recognized brands – FedEx.  Matt writes, speaks and coaches others on branding their organization or personal branding. He teaches people and organizations how to stand out from the crowd.

April 11, 2016 Meeting
How to Pitch Your Music: Moriah Drinkard of The Consortium, MMT
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)
7pm
Moriah Drinkard  is the Director of Operations at David Porter's Consortium MMT's Talent Development Complex where she assists aspiring music business professionals with advice, resources, and educational opportunities for growing and improving their careers.

March, 2016 Meeting
Stephen Haynes Copyright Workshop
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)
Stephen Haynes is a musician, music lover, multi-instrumentalist, philanthropist, songwriter, audio and video producer, writer, and co-owner of local Indie Recording Studio - Space Girl Tunes. He has an MBA and degrees in Computer Programmin, Business Administration, and Music.

February, 2016 Meeting
Guest is Reba Russell
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)
Reba Russell is a local vocal treasure who has earned three Premiere Vocalist Awards from the Memphis chapter of the National Recording Arts and Sciences. She’s done background vocals for John Nemeth, Tracy Nelson, Huey Lewis & The News, Jimmy Thackery, and Jim Dickinson. That’s Reba on background vocals for U2 and B. B. King on “When Love Comes to Town” on Rattle & Hum recorded in 1990 at Sun Studios. And her own solo work is powerful.

January, 2016 Meeting
Guest is Barbara Blue
Barbara Blue is an award-winning songwriter and powerhouse of a vocalist, who has been performing on Beale Street 18 years, 5 nights a week. Barbara has also performed along side various top notch artists such as: Bobby Rush, Taj Mahal & The Phantom Blues Band, Lonnie Brooks, Marcia Ball, Delbert McClinton, Al Jackson, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Tab Benoit, & The Nighthawks, and many others.  From Pittsburgh to Detroit to Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, LA, KC, Hawaii, Memphis, Australia, Canada, England, Norway, Aruba & The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise the journey continues. Be part of it!

December, 2015 Meeting
Guest is Zeke Johnson
If you've seen Zeke Johnson play around town, you'll want to come here him again. If you haven't, you have a new treat in store. He's a one-of-a-kind story teller.

November, 2015 Meeting:
Guest is Cindy Cogbill on music business
Cindy Cogbill  is an expert on music business who is in charge of programming at the Levitt Shell and was conference/managing director for Folk Alliance International. Please come to hear her and then share a song with us - songshare at 7:45.


October, 2015 Meeting
Bryan Hayes and Farmhouse Studio   
will host a Recording Workshop & Open Mic for MSA! The events are FREE & open to the public BUT...you MUST RSVP for the Recording Workshop! We ONLY have 20 seats for this workshop. RSVP: 

https://www.farmhouserecordingstudio.com/

September, 2015 Meeting
Guest is Larry Raspberry
Larry is a rare authentic representation of the Memphis Rock N’ Roll music maker. His style combines the fundamental fire of Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard and the subtle soul sounds of Memphis’ R&B. With a band of some of the most adept and talented musicians available, Larry’s sound and material and his live show remain uniquely current and energy-laden.

August, 2015 Meeting
Guest is Barbara Jenice 
“Her voice - think the folk singer Tracy Chapman - wraps … evocative lyrics in a velvet sound...” - 'The Consortium: MMT/ Soul Stories' Zack McMillin, The Commercial Appeal, November 24, 2013. 

July, 2015 Meeting 
The Pistol and the Queen
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker) 
7pm

June, 2015 Meeting  
Judy Peiser form The Center for Southern Folklore
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm

April, 2015 Meeting  
Danny Green
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm

March, 2015 Meeting  
Marcella Simien, of Marcella and Her Lovers
1015 S. Cooper (corner of Cooper and Walker)  
7pm

 


 

 

 

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