Has anyone ever told you your songs sound a little bit dated? This year at TAXI’s annual Road Rally, I’ll be offering a totally fun, hour-long look at the history of Pop, Country, and Commercial music. Join me on Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin LAX hotel for clips and videos of today’s hit songs alongside those of earlier decades. Hear the difference and explore the techniques songwriters and producers use to give their songs contemporary appeal.
Afterwards, be sure to come by my booth and say hi or ask a question. I love talking about songwriting and I’m always happy to meet others who are as obsessed as I am. You must be a TAXI member or the guest of a member to attend. The TAXI Road Rally is an amazingly wonderful event. Don’t miss it!
Find out more about all of my print and eBooks on my Author page at Amazon. In each book you’ll find dozens of useful, real-world shortcuts that will show you how to craft songs that work for today’s music market, plus dozens of hands-on exercises to get your creative ideas flowing.
I’ll be at the TAXI Road Rally in Los Angeles, November 4- 6, 2016 with an all-new talk on songwriting tools and techniques for today’s hottest markets. I’ll have video samples from TV series and films showing you how songs like yours are used with picture and we’ll take a look at writing and production ideas that will make your songs work for all markets. For more info, visit TAXI.com. Plus, I’m hoping to have a brand new eBook out in time for the Rally. More on that as I get closer to the finish line. 🙂
I’ll be at the ASCAP Expo again this year, that’s Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of friends and music buddies, so be sure to come by my booth and say hi. I love to hear from you, find out how your songwriting is going, and answer questions. So don’t be shy.
I’ll have all my books for sale at deeply discounted prices, the kinds of prices you won’t find anywhere except the Expo and the TAXI Road Rally. If you’ve been waiting to pick up Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting or Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV, you can get them at the Expo for 25% off. I’ll also be selling download cards for my eBooks. You can get BOTH books – Study the Hits plus The 30-Minute Songwriter as a bonus – for $10 total.
The ASCAP Expo takes place in the heart of Hollywood. The Exhibitor area is open to everyone and it’s FREE. (You’ll need to register if you want to attend the panels and classes.) Best of all, you can get personal feedback on your music from a TAXI screener, and that’s FREE, too! So bring a song on a CD, an iPad, or iPod. It’s always a worthwhile experience.
You’ll find my booth right next to TAXI’s at the top of the escalator, directly across from the event registration desk. No need to register, just come on up and see me!
The event is held at Loew’s Hollywood Hotel. Visit ASCAP’s website for address and directions. Hope to see you there!
In it’s first days of release, “Study the Hits” quickly became the No. 1 selling SOngwriting book in Amazon’s Kindle store and got it’s first customer review… “Simply can’t buy any better! If you’re a musician and need world class information from someone who really knows- this is the place to go. Robin knows what she’s talking about-been there done that.” All that and five stars, too!
Click here to purchase the Amazon version of the eBook.
The “ears-on” hit song guide by author and songwriter Robin Frederick is now available at Amazon.com for Kindle e-readers.
This version of the book includes all of the Shortcuts and Song Guides that are in Special Edition version available via download cards but does NOT contain the bonus section, The 30-Minute Songwriter, which will be available soon as a separate eBook.
Both the Special Edition version and Amazon.com versions feature an active, “hands-on” workbook feel that encourages the reader to listen to hit songs and create their own songs while reading the book.
The price is $9.99 at Amazon.com. Click here to purchase the Amazon version of the eBook.
Study the Hits Plus The 30-Minute Songwriter, the special edition eBook from Robin Frederick will be released at the TAXI Road Rally, Nov. 6 through Nov. 9, 2014. This edition, available only via download cards sold at the TAXI Road Rally, features the 278-page enhanced eBook Study the Hits and an added guide to songwriting in short, intense 30-minute bursts. Both will be available for purchase for $10 at the Road Rally only. (The eBooks are available separately at Amazon.com.)
The Road Rally is free to TAXI members. Robin will be autographing download cards and answering questions every day of the Rally from 11am to 3pm. Come by and say hi! She will be presenting an hour-long look at tailoring your songs for the Film & TV market on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11am PDT.
For more information about the Rally, visit the TAXI web site.