SONGWRITERS ROUNDTABLE (September)

Join us for a songwriters roundtable, where members critique and provide feedback on each other's songs.

The roundtable will be hosted by songwriter/producer Neel Modi at The Central, a Toronto hot spot for musicians, artists and poets in the Bloor / Bathurst area of downtown Toronto, right next to Honest Ed's in the heart of Mirvish Village.

The Central is graciously giving our group the big room upstairs to hold our roundtable.

 

THE ROUNDTABLE

The roundtable is intended to provide a friendly and constructive environment to allow members to get feedback on their songwriting. All musical genres are welcome, including pop, rock, hip hop, country, folk, instrumental, ethnic, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, experimental, spoken word, and any others.

Members who don't have a song for group critique are still encouraged to attend. The more feedback, the better! This will also be a great opportunity for members to get to know each other.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Members will be randomly selected to present their song, which is then followed by discussion and constructive feedback from the group.  Each song will receive 10 to 12 minutes for presentation and critique.  If any members' songs do not get heard, they will be given priority during the group's next roundtable event.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Bring one pre-recorded song, or bring a guitar to perform it live for the group.  A laptop, mixer and speaker are provided so you may bring your recording on a portable player (e.g. iPod) or USB stick. For portable players, anything with a standard headphone jack (1/8") is OK. Unfortunately we cannot play CD's at this meetup.

A TECHNICAL NOTE: If you are bringing a pre-recorded song, please ensure it is a MONO MIX as there is only one speaker in the room.  If you have any questions about this please contact the host.

SONG PROTECTION: To protect your song, it's recommended you record and copyright it before the session. You can easily do this by sending the song in a sealed envelope to yourself via registered mail. When you receive the envelope, don't open it or the proof of copyright will be negated!

 

DETAILS

WHEN: Sunday, September 22, 2013

ROUNDTABLE: 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Central, 603 Markham Street (about one and a half blocks southwest of the Bathurst station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line)

The roundtable will be on the second floor, in the room to your left when you reach the top of the stairs.

EVENT PRICE: No admission fee, but please order a drink and/or a meal to support the venue

 

ABOUT THE CENTRAL

The Central offers a wide selection of inexpensive food items. There is no cover charge, but, if you can, please support The Central by ordering something to eat and drink. MENU.

PARKING: Metered parking is available on Bloor, Bathurst and Markham Streets. A city parking lot is located just north of Bloor on Markham Street. A private lot is located on Lennox Street.

 

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  • Neel

    Great roundtable yesterday! Excellent display of talent and good discussion. Thanks to everyone who attended, and welcome to first-timers Nomi, Rebecca, Ashley, Peter, Nick, and Mila.

    September 23, 2013

  • Sarah W.

    Thanks for another great event- very helpful comments all-round. Bruce, what was that artist you mentioned? I forget her name

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Alon

      Bruce said her name was Maria Muldaur.

      1 · September 23, 2013

  • Ana

    As expected, a wonderful experience...nice people...great talents.

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Domenico DiClemente V.

    September 22nd, and the meet-up was great! Good variety, past acquaintances, new faces and those u who have become regulars. I loved us all!!!! Good on Toronto. Great news with the University station announcement!. Let's do again next month, Dom!! Oh yeah, for some of you who do not know me I sang a Canadian song.

    1 · September 22, 2013

    • Alon

      ^ which was GREAT by the way. Thank you all for coming. If it wasn't my birthday 7 days ago then this would have been the highlight of my month.

      September 22, 2013

  • Deepika

    So sorry for the late notice. Due to gardner closure this weekend I am unable to arrange a transport to the venue!

    September 22, 2013

  • Bojan L.

    Is it happening on the first or second floor? I was told first, but the notes say second. What's the deal?

    September 19, 2013

    • Phil E.

      Hi Belinda - We've been on the first floor for a few months now, due to the larger numbers of people coming out.

      September 19, 2013

    • Belinda

      Phil: I know, but our recent turnouts haven't actually been large enough to justify booking the main floor. That's why I've booked the upstairs room for all of our upcoming roundtables. If the turnouts are bigger in the future, I will certainly rethink this.

      September 19, 2013

  • Dave

    ... And I hope you guys don't look down on sampling.

    September 17, 2013

    • Neel

      Hey Dave all genres are welcome! The more variety the better. The only thing we really discourage is cover songs.

      1 · September 17, 2013

    • Bojan L.

      I don't know how to make music without sampling :)

      September 19, 2013

  • Kash

    Sundays killing me, once again working, well see you guys next time. Good luck

    September 18, 2013

  • Eddy L.

    Hello guys,

    My work schedule does not allow me to attend Sunday roundtables anymore because I have to work between 9:00 AM up to 6:30 PM.
    Should I get an opportunity to join you, I will definitely do it, even if I arrive very late.

    Cheers!

    September 17, 2013

  • Glenn F

    I'm interested in meeting someone with experience with "PrintMusic".

    September 11, 2013

  • Ana

    see you soon :-)

    September 3, 2013

  • Metissia

    *

    September 2, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Looking forward to it!

    September 2, 2013

  • Bruce

    Always a great experience. I love hearing new songs. There's so much talent in Toronto. See you there. Thnaks Neel for hosting.

    September 1, 2013

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