SONGWRITERS’ CORNER: Time for the Durango Songwriters Expo in Broomfield, CO Again!!!
“Every handshake here is important…” – Meghan Trainor | Here we go again! The fall session of the Durango Songwriters Expo will be held Thursday, October 3rd thru Saturday, October 5th at the Omni Interlocken Hotel & Resort in Broomfield, Colorado – NOT in Durango! The address of the hotel is 500 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021 | Phone: 303-438-6600
Offering mountain views, this upscale spa and golf hotel is 5 miles from the Butterfly Pavilion butterfly sanctuary and 12 miles from Water World amusement park.
Sophisticated rooms feature Wi-Fi (fee), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Some have balconies with mountain views, while suites add separate living/dining rooms and sleigh beds.
Amenities include a refined regional restaurant with a fireplace, plus a seasonal clubhouse restaurant, a lobby cafe, and a pub-style bar offering billiards. There’s also a chic spa, and 27 holes of golf, as well as 2 heated outdoor pools with dining and bar service.
Free Wi-FiFree, parking, Accessible, Outdoor pool, Air-conditioned, Laundry service and more!
Be sure to mention you’re with the DSE to get a special discount for your room(s)!
Song Listening Sessions
Get feedback on your song in person, directly from the pros.
1. You may submit to a maximum of 3 Song Listening Sessions.(Only one selection per time slot.)
2. Along with your registration fee, circle Song Listening Sessions on other side of form.
3. Do not mail CDs for Listening Sessions! Bring CD with you to Listening Sessions. Make sure song selection is clearly marked on CD.
4. ALSO, bring 3 typewritten copies of lyric sheets to each session.
5. We will try to accommodate all suggested preferences, though we can make no guarantees.
6. Song Listening Session assignments will remain posted in Thursday’s sign-in area throughout the event.
We will be selecting performing singer/songwriters for live showcases to be held on Thursday, Oct 3rd and Friday, Oct 4th . Showcase your talent in front of major music industry decision makers.
You will have 4 minutes time to perform 1 song. To submit for this great opportunity, send your CD with up to 2 original copyrighted songs, along with 2 copies of typewritten lyric sheets and select one category. Make sure your song on the CD is clearly marked specifying your selected track.
This is IMPORTANT…
Showcase available to attendees only. (We reserve the right to refuse participation to any individual at our discretion.) Deadline for showcase CDs to be received by Sept 21, 2019.
Selected Singer/Songwriters will be notified on or before Sep 30, 2019. $15.00 fee per category submission
Questions? Call Jim Attebery at 970-259-9747
Download the brochure here:
VIPS at previous DSEs include:
~ 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
~ Bill Attebery, Kelseyville: MC of the Expo and founder of the Recovery Broadcast Network.
~ 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 selected 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.