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Desmond Child & Friends to Host Songwriting Camp This Spring


the Desmond Child & Friends Songwriting Fantasy Camp was announced for April 7-10 at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville.

A top songwriter, Child has written hits for artists like Meatloaf, Kiss and Bon Jovi and has plenty of stories to share with campers during this unique experience, presented by Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp, in collaboration with Sixthman.

Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Marti Frederiksen, Felix Cavaliere, Steve Cropper and Damon Johnson among others will join Child in helping teach aspiring songwriters of all skill levels around the world the art of songwriting.

“I’m so excited to share my passion for songwriting with new talents and upcoming songwriters at the first-ever Songwriting Fantasy Camp!” exclaims Child.

“When the opportunity arose to collaborate with David [Fishof] and the dynamic team of Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp with the iconic Desmond Child and the roster of artists for this camp… the whole Sixthman team said…Just tell us where and when! » says Antoine Diaz, CEO of Sixthman. “It will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience for campers and we couldn’t be more excited to help set the stage for memories that will last a lifetime!”

Songwriting camp topics include discussions ranging from key to writing lyrics before music, writing music before lyrics, co-writing and breaking down hits – where a panel of songwriters guide campers through the process, stories behind and secrets of writing their most popular songs. Campers will participate in discussions on melody and harmony, creative writing and literature where they will learn how to unlock their personal stories, poetry and ideas and turn them into verse.

Additional topics include producing demos, writing songs for film and TV, the songwriting business, and more. Other camp activities include Q&A sessions and clinics where campers will hear exclusive stories and tips, daily open-mic performance opportunities, and the chance to write with other campers in intensive sessions at sides of rising stars seen on american idol and The voice. The final night of camp includes a Songwriters Showcase where songwriters will perform original music for A&R reps, music industry executives, and more.

For more information and registration, Click here.

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