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In My Spare Time

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As some of you know I serve on the Board of Directors of Songwriter Summit, a not for profit organization dedicated to improving and promoting songwriting in northeast Ohio. The group has been around for over 15 years and I've been associated with them for just over two years. Since I joined I've done more than just show up for the monthly meetings to present original songs and get feedback from respected fellow creators.

One of the things I have enjoyed doing since my college days is documenting events - then on film, now on video. One of the first tasks I assigned myself was capturing the monthly meetings, creating clip reels and posting them on YouTube to give members a way to share their music and to give non-members a way to see what it is that we do, how we do it and maybe even a sense of why we do it. One of those videos is linked here. Feel free to take a look. If you think you could benefit from being a member of a group like this you'll find more information in the link on the first line of this post. We're always looking for new members, new ideas and new songs. Drop in on a meeting sometime and discover how you'd fit in.

In addition to the video project I also took on the task of editing the monthly newsletter, The Bridge. That has really become a labor of love as we have experimented with features that work, like the member profile, and those that don't, like the calendar of events. We have members contributing articles on everything from recording tech to copyright and publishing and we even have an occasional contributor from England. It's a decent little rag that you can check out since back issues are on-line if you're interested. If you'd like to be on the email list use this link to ask to be added to the distribution list. You just might find something that helps you grow as a songwriter.
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