Only ONE WEEK left until the Durango Songwriters Expo at the Omni Interlocken Resort & Hotel in Broomfield (NOT in Durango)! The Expo will be held October 2 – 4, 2014. The DSE will hold a Meet & Greet at the Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut Street, Denver, on Wednesday, October 1st, starting at 6:30 p.m. for anyone who is attending the DSE — or for those who would like to attend! Come early for dinner (yummy, yummy pizza and other dishes) and to get great parking spaces!
Here are some of the VIPs confirmed to attend this year’s DSE. You’ll get to meet them personally – the case of “Not what you know but WHO you know” that will help you get a foot in the door:
Al Anderson, Nashville: Formerly N.R.B.Q. Mega-hit songwriter with #1s “The Cowboy In Me,” “Trip Around The Sun,” “Unbelievable” and many others.
Ross Asher, Nashville: Creative Director, Razor and Tie Music Publishing
Butch Baker, Nashville: V.P. of Creative at HoriPro Entertainment in Nashville.
Gary Bowen, L.A.: Director of Creative Affairs, SQE Music Publishing.
Sarah Buxton, Nashville: Hit songwriter (Stupid Boy; Don’t Let [Me] Be Lonely; Artist; songs on ABC TV hit show Nashville.
Chris Cole, Dallas: President – Main Gate Music Group and Soundbridge PAs.
Linda Lorence Critelli, New York: V.P. Writer/Publisher Relations with SESAC.
Jenee DeAngelis, L.A.: Independent Music Supervisor (Cold Case; Bones; Family Weekend)
Russ Dixon, Nashville: Russ heads up his own Nashville based management company.
Jon Ernst, LA: Music Supervisor/Composer/Songwriter at MTV. He selects the music for MTV shows The Hills, Laguna Beach, etc.
Greg Federspiel, L.A.: Director of A&R – RCA Records LA
Darrell Franklin, Nashville/Franklin: Publishing Writer Management and Con
Steve Garvan, SandPoint, ID: Steve heads up Garvan Management and Consulting.
Richard Harris, LA: Richard is a noted Expo alum, producer, and staff songwriter for peermusic.
Nick Haussling, L.A.: A&R at Warner Bros. Records, L.A.
Jack Hayford, Nashville: Writer, promoter, marketer consultant. Co-founder DurangoSong.com
Steve Markland, Nashville: Formerly V.P. Creative Affairs at Windswept; Presently Director of Creative at Warner-Chappell Music in Nashville.
Loretta Munoz, LA: ASCAP – V.P. of memberships and special projects.
Bobby Rymer, Nashville: V.P. of Music Publishing at Writer’s Den Music Group.
Warren Sellers, Orange County: was a staff writer at Windswept Pacific Music.
Tony Von Pervieux, LA: Manager Music Creative at ABC Television/Disney.
These pros will be presenting workshops, seminars, and panels on various aspects of the business of music, and will also be critiquing your songs with enlightening comments and suggestions to help you make your songwriting the quality that will sell and help you to make a living in the music business!