the art of song writing

10th United Airlines Belfast Nashville Songwriters® Showcase

13th March - 19th March 2014 in Nashville Tennessee

Each year for the past ten years, Panarts have organised showcase events and music industry meetings for songwriters in both Belfast and in Nashville Tennessee. With support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and United Airlines, Panarts are able to provide flights, accomodation and transport in Nashville. 

Four amazing local songwriters have been chosen to travel over to Nashville in March to further their song writing career. More than one hundred local artists expressed an interest in being part of the 10th United Airlines Belfast Nashville Songwriters® Showcase,13th March - 19th March 2014 and the following people have been selected:

 

Peter McVeigh
Triona
Stephen McCartney
Wilfie Gilbert

 

A Few Comments....

"The showcase trip to Nashville offered opportunities that some musicians could try for years to achieve" Sara Crockett, Panarts Showcase in Nashville 2013 

 

"Thank you genuinely from the bottom of my heart to everyone who made this dream a reality for us all” Amanda Agnew, Panarts Showcase in Nashville 2013 

 

“An inspirational music trip of a lifetime” Chris Keys, Panarts Showcase in Nashville 2013

 

“When I found out that I was successfully chosen to fly to Nashville and showcase my music I was thrilled...the entire trip was amazing” Gary Quinn, March 2012

 

“Every meeting and showcase set up by Panarts led to other doors opening” Gareth Dunlop, who secured a publishing deal after the Panarts showcase in Nashville 2010  

 

“It is amazing that you have kept such an exchange going for ten years and your hard work has created such a great community of songwriters in our two cities" Tracy Dry Kane, Board President, Sister Cities Nashville, 12th June

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10th Panarts Song Writing Convention

 

Fri 28th Feb – Sun 2nd March 2014

All Events in the Academy Conference Centre

2nd Floor Holiday Inn Belfast, 22 Ormeau Ave, Belfast BT2 8HS

 

Friday 28th February Events

 

1pm-5pm

1-2-1 Advice Session, Musicians Union, 2nd Floor, Academy Reception Area. To book a 30

minute slot with Louise and Michael; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0141 341 2961

 

1pm–2.30pm

Song Critique Session, Jason Blume (USA), 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

3pm-4pm

The Art of Co-writing, James I. Elliot, Chair, Songwriting Program, Belmont University

Nashville Tennessee, 2nd Floor, Syrian Room

 

4.15pm-5.15pm

Chip Taylor On Song Writing, 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

4pm-5.15pm

PRS for Music Drop-in Session, Stuart Fleming , 2nd Floor Academy Café/Bar Breakout Area

 

5.30pm-6.30pm

“All About The Money” Panel Discussion with Stuart Fleming PRS for Music, Keith Johnson

IMRO, Michael Sweeney Musician’s Union, Jason Blume (USA) 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

 

Saturday 1st March Events

 

9.30am-11.30am

1-2-1 Advice Session, Musician’s Union. 2nd Floor, Academy Reception Area. To book a

30 minute slot with Louise and Michael; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0141 341 2961

 

10.10am-11.40am

The Top 5 Pitfalls of Melody Writing: A Melody Master Class with Jason

Blume (USA). 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

12noon-1.00pm (Doors 11.45am)

Donovan on Songwriting, 2nd Floor, Titanic Room

 

1.30pm-3.00pm

Song Critique Session, Jason Blume (USA), 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

3.30pm-4.30pm

Writing Songs for the Gospel and Christian Music Market. James I. Elliot,

Chair, Songwriting Program, Belmont University Nashville Tennessee, 2nd Floor, Syrian Room

 

5.00pm-6.00pm

Advice Clinic Drop-In; Performance Rights, Copyright & Publishing. Simon Aldridge, Senior Executive Writer Relations, Broadcast Music Inc, 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

 

6.30pm-7.30pm

Getting Heard on Television and Radio; Panel with Simon Aldridge, Senior

Executive Writer Relations at Broadcast Music, Inc, Scott Southworth & Heino Moeller,

Presenters of The Music Row Show on WSM Radio USA. 2nd Floor, Venetian Room

 

 

Sunday 2nd March Events

 

11.00am-12.30pm

“How to Get Lucky: the Decisions and Rewrites that Led to 50 Million

Album Sales.Jason Blume (USA), 2nd Floor, Syrian Room

 

12.45pm-1.45pm

Creative Writing Techniques for Songwriters, James I. Elliot, Chair, Songwriting

Program, Belmont University Nashville Tennessee, 2nd Floor, Syrian Room

 

2pm-3pm

Open Tuning For Songwriters, Paul McMordie, Ossia Music School, Venetian Room

in hotel Academy Centre

 

3.15pm-4.45pm

The Top 5 Pitfalls of Lyric Writing: A Lyric Master Class

with Jason Blume, USA, 2nd Floor, Syrian Room

 

 

Special Belnash Tickets

3 Day Song Writing Convention £30

Gold All Concerts Ticket £60

Platinum All Concerts & Song Writing Convention £90