There are only two things a songwriter/composer can do… 1- Make Music 2- Sell Music. The songwriter session immerses the student in both and exposes them to the craft and business of Song writing. The course also introduces the student to the worlds of Jingle Writing and Film Scoring. Discusses songwriting and technology, (knowledge of MIDI, DAW, etc.) Lyric and melody writing, point of view, collaboration, hit songwriting machines and teams, writing for yourself vs. writing for others. How do you place a song? How do you write a jingle? How do you sell a jingle? What is film scoring? How do I become a film scorer? Video game composer? Where do I have to live? What steps do I need to take to become a successful songwriter/composer?
Date: April 14, 2018 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Wisconsin Center for Music Education for those students unable to attend in person an online option will be made available.
Registration: $5.00 per person – Register Online by April 7, 2018
Jimmy Brandmeier has early beginnings as a highly talented musician. He’s worked with artists ranging from Jason Mraz, Avril Lavigne, Joss Stone, Dave Matthews and Sarah McLachlan to Eric Clapton, Wynonna Judd, Carole King, Carlos Santana and Burt Bacharach. Along the way he has created an army chest of connections and networks.
Mr. Brandmeier was President of Monarch Records, a division of Tambourine Inc. in San Francisco. He also served as Director of Artist and Repertoire for Tambourine’s three labels (Unison Records in Nashville and Sugo and Monarch Records in San Francisco.) As Director of A&R, he was responsible for product development, artists and music production on all three labels.
Mr. Brandmeier has also written and produced music for numerous television programs, feature films and TV movies… received a Telly award for his soundtrack to the Christmas special “Almost Home”… written, produced and scored national, regional and local radio and TV jingles. Brandmeier debuted his original song The Colors of Love in a joint performance with legendary artist Jose Feliciano at Carnegie Hall. An accomplished jazz flutist, Mr. Brandmeier’s CDs have found loyal audiences in 25 countries worldwide.
Jimmy Brandmeier’s philosophy in business and in life is very simple…
“Be Who You Are… Use your talent to serve”