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Thursday, April 19 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Words of Wisdom: Lyrics in Songwriting

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Even the catchiest hook won’t connect unless it’s paired with a great lyric. You can expect more than a few clever turns-of-phrase and bon mots from this panel, in which some of the best songwriters working today talk about what goes into a top-shelf lyric and how lyric writing fits into the songwriting process. Whether you’re looking to fine-tune your lyrical craft or you’re just curious about how words and music can interact, these master wordsmiths will show you how it’s done.


Panelists
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Julie Frost

| Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today’s leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Masterpiece,” a song that she co-wrote with Jimmy Harry and Madonna to play in the end credits of... Read More →
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Siedah Garrett

 Siedah Garrett is an R&B singer and an award-winning songwriter. She has earned Academy Awards and nominations for “Love You, I Do” – sung by Jennifer Hudson in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, – and this year for “Real In Rio” from the 2011 blockbuster animated feature film, Rio. Garrett co-wrote an additional three songs for Rio with Sergio Mendes. Though Garrett has written for a diverse set of artists, she is probably best known for co-writing... Read More →
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Brett James

| From Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw and Rascal Flatts, to Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Daughtry, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna, and Leona Lewis, Brett James has had more than 300 of his songs recorded by some of the biggest artists in the world over the past decade. His songs... Read More →
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Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed \'professional songwriter\' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler, Webb arrived on the scene at a propitious moment and strung together a necklace of hit songs. \'Up, Up and Away\' for the Fifth Dimension, \'By The Time I Get To Phoenix\' and \'Wichita Lineman\' for Glen Campbell followed. The kid some had dismissed as a \'one hit wonder\' went on to create a modern standard repertoire including, \'Didn\'t We\' for Sinatra and Bennett, \'Worst That Could Happen\' for Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge and in 1976, Webb\'s \'MacArthur Park\' went #1 for a month with Donna... Read More →

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Jimmy Webb

 Raised by an ex-Marine Southern Baptist minister father, and a mother who insisted he master the piano by age 12, Jimmy Webb was working the publishing houses of Hollywood at age 16 and was a self-proclaimed \'professional songwriter\' at age 17. Mentored by Johnny Rivers and Lou Adler, Webb arrived on the scene at a propitious moment and strung together a necklace of hit songs. \'Up, Up and Away\' for the Fifth Dimension, \'By The Time I Get To Phoenix\' and \'Wichita Lineman\' for Glen Campbell followed. The kid some had dismissed as a \'one hit wonder\' went on to create a modern standard repertoire including, \'Didn\'t We\' for Sinatra and Bennett, \'Worst That Could Happen\' for Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge and in 1976, Webb\'s \'MacArthur Park\' went #1 for a month with Donna... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Hollywood Ballroom 1 2nd Floor (Mezzanine)

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