NSAI NYC Chapter is proud to present an evening with hit songwriter Shelly Peiken on Wednesday evening, March 20th from 6-10pm at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Ave., NYC, Room 17-C. Shelly will present to us her presentation “Confessions of a Serial SongwriterLive!” — where she will share her journey through song & monologue.
Two-time Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowermentanthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.”
Her book "Confessions of a Serial Songwriter", a memoire that chronicles her journey from a young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to writing hits of her own, earned her a second GRAMMY nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
Shelly is a fierce advocate of creators’ rights with her grassroots organization, SONA (Songwriters of North America). She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter and 2 cats.
There is heart as well as humor in Shelly’s stories of a modern music business where the creative process doesn’t exist without computers, hit songs list 10 writers, and pop stars compile albums from material written at “song camps.”
Shelly comes out on top however, with the realization that change is inevitable. With acceptance and some adjustment there is still purposeful work to be done and room for her after all. And then she wrote a book about it!
The evening's highlights will include:
-A peek behind the curtain of writing sessions and the stories behind the songs
-Q&A with Shelly
-AND…. Shelly will critique the songs of a few lucky participants, to be chosen at random!
This is a ticketed event and a rare opportunity to learn from a current professional songwriter. Seating is limited , so please register asap. This event is open to both NSAI nembers and non-members and will sell out. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 fornon-members. Available now on Eventbrite, but we will also accept cash on the night of the event if there is space available.
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Nick, Scott, Sandy & Randi
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NSAI NYC coordinators:
Nick Serro / Scott Forman / Sandy Murphy