What we're about

This group's purpose is to promote and facilitate the creation of music and collaboration between local amateur and professional musicians. Since this group is just getting off the ground, we are leaving it wide open and will narrow it down as we go based on the needs and desires of the members. All genres and styles are welcome, from acoustic folk solo acts, to full metal bands, to EDM. The vision currently is:
1. Meet regularly (in a private or public setting).

2. Create opportunities for members to share original music and/or covers.

3. Provide members honest feedback if they so wish.

4. Facilitate connection and collaboration between local musicians and songwriters.

5. Support local music.

It's also perfectly acceptable to join this group if you aren't a musician and just want to enjoy some local music and the creation process. Join the group for regular updates and notifications of upcoming events.

To support the vision, there are a few different possibilities for events:

-Song Share: Individual artists/groups take turns performing a song and then receive feedback if they wish. The rest of the group serves as the audience during the performance.

-Collaboration Jam: The entire group present can participate musically. This can be centered around a specific project/genre, or just a good ol' fashioned jam session.

-Workshop: Led by an instructor, this type of event serves to develop a particular set of skills. There may be a fee associated with workshops depending upon the venue and the instructor.

-Inspiration Event: This can be as simple as meeting at a park with a notebook and pen, or attending a singer/songwriter concert. The goal is to spark ideas and feelings

If you use FaceBook, you can find us there as well @NEOMSC and on Instagram @NEOMSC1. We also now have a website www.neomsc.org.

Upcoming events (5+)

CLE Songwriter Series

CLE Urban Winery

The CLE Songwriter Series is the newest offering by NEOMSC to promote and showcase local musical talent. Every third Thursday, a small group of local songwriters/musicians will have an opportunity to perform a 30 minute set of music to the patrons at CLE Urban Winery. The acts will be recorded, and after the event, the artists will be given a recording of their set to use for their own purposes. Come out and support local business and local musicians. ***Please note, RSVPing yes to this event does not reserve you a performance spot. If you or someone you know is interested in performing at the CLE Songwriter Series, please contact NEO Musicians and Songwriters Collaboration on Facebook or at [masked]. FYI, we collect RSVPs for this event through multiple means (Meetup, Facebook, email, etc...) so the actual turnout is likely to be much higher than the RSVPs on this website suggest.

Songwriter Circle and Jam Night

Perkatory Coffee House

This event allows songwriters to share an ongoing or completed project and get feedback if they wish. After everyone has had an opportunity to share we'll open it up to jam and collaborate and see what happens. We strive to be helpful and supportive to all who are interested in the craft of songwriting and the business of music, and we welcome all levels of expertise. We're a friendly bunch: critiques are gentle, and newcomers are always welcome. In fact, we ask that you tell us what you're looking for when sharing a song--feedback, help with a work-in-progress or just a listen. You do NOT need to have a song prepared to attend this gathering. It's perfectly acceptable to just enjoy the company and the music. If you do wish to showcase a song, please bring copies of your lyric sheet for the rest of the group for the critique session, as well as any medium (instrument, cd player, computer, etc.) you may need to present/play your song. Coffee and snacks are available at Perkatory, and if you prefer more substantial food or adult libations, you can get that at Fourk and bring it over. The Matchworks building has an "open carry" policy of sorts as long as it stays in the building. After you enter the front doors and into the lobby, head right. • What to bring Bring around 5-10 copies of lyric sheets if you're able to. It's a supportive environment, but we also aim to critique in a kind, helpful way and lyric sheets help with that. A medium to present your song (instrument, recording, etc...). Some money for food and drink if you'd like. • Important to know FYI, we collect RSVPs for this event through multiple means (Meetup, Facebook, email, etc...) so the actual turnout is likely to be higher than the RSVPs on this platform suggest.

Songwriter Summit

2 Girls' Cafe & Bakery

• What we'll do This event allows songwriters to share an ongoing or completed project with a group of fellow songwriters and get feedback and advice if they wish. We strive to be helpful and supportive to all who are interested in the craft of songwriting and the business of music, and we welcome all levels of expertise. We're a friendly bunch: critiques are gentle, and newcomers are always welcome. In fact, we ask that you tell us what you're looking for when sharing a song--feedback, help with a work-in-progress or just a listen. You do NOT need to have a song prepared to attend this gathering. It's perfectly acceptable to just enjoy the company and some food. If you do wish to showcase a song, please bring around 20 copies of your lyric sheet for the rest of the group for the critique session, as well as any medium (instrument, cd player, computer, etc.) you may need to present/play your song. Food is available for purchase at this venue. • What to bring Copies of your lyric sheet. A medium to present your song (instrument, recording, etc...). Some money for food and drink if you'd like. • Important to know Bring around 20 copies of lyric sheets if you're able to. It's a supportive environment, but we also aim to critique in a kind, helpful way and lyrics sheets help facilitate that process.

Cleveland Songwriters' Meeting

Sachsenheim Hall

• What we'll do This event allows songwriters to share an ongoing or completed project with a group of fellow songwriters and get feedback and advice if they wish. We strive to be helpful and supportive to all who are interested in the craft of songwriting and the business of music, and we welcome all levels of expertise. We're a friendly bunch: critiques are gentle, and newcomers are always welcome. In fact, we ask that you tell us what you're looking for when sharing a song--feedback, help with a work-in-progress or just a listen. You do NOT need to have a song prepared to attend this gathering. It's perfectly acceptable to just enjoy the company and a few drinks. If you do wish to showcase a song, please bring copies of your lyric sheet for the rest of the group for the critique session, as well as any medium (instrument, cd player, computer, etc.) you may need to present/play your song. Food and beverage (adult and otherwise) are available for purchase at this venue. • What to bring Bring around 10 copies of lyric sheets if you're able to. It's a supportive environment, but we also aim to critique in a kind, helpful way and lyrics sheets help facilitate that process. A medium to present your song (instrument, recording, etc...). Some money for food and drink if you'd like. • Important to know FYI, we collect RSVPs for this event through multiple means (Meetup, Facebook, email, etc...) so the actual turnout is likely to be much higher than the RSVPs on this website suggest.

Past events (43)

Cleveland Songwriters' Meeting

Sachsenheim Hall

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