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IMRO Songwriting Collaboration Seminar
November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Every time you pick up your guitar your fingers automatically go through a familiar and comfortable set of chord changes, rhythm patterns and picking styles. Out of these established songwriting patterns come melodies much like those that you have written before. Sound familiar? It’s not uncommon for many writers at some point in their career to find themselves in a creative rut. Exploring the collaborate approach to songwriting could just be the creative spark that you need to take your music to the next level. A significant percentage of the world’s most popular songs are as a result of collaborations. Writing with someone else can help disciple your writing habits and help you avoid musical and lyrical clichés. From a networking point of view alone, the collaborative route can help expose your music to new audiences.
Finding the right songwriting partners, writing with artists and producers, songwriting camps, writing up and online collaboration platforms are just some of the topics that will be discussed at this upcoming seminar from IMRO featuring a number of leading professionals in the world of songwriting collaboration.
Music tech entrepreneur Niclas Molinder is a data flow and rights management innovator within the music industry. After 20 years of songwriting and producing for artists including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Mary J Blige – as well as running his own music publishing company – the Swedish entrepreneur put aside his creative work to focus on establishing greater rights for music creators.
As part of this mission, Molinder founded song data hub Auddly in 2015. The platform soon brought on partners Max Martin, Björn Ulvaeus (ABBA) and Ash Pournouri and gained massive worldwide traction. Auddly is re-defining creator metadata collection by providing a unique data identifier that establishes a transparent and digitized information flow, in order to get everyone involved in a song paid and credited correctly.
In 2016, Niclas Molinder, Max Martin and Björn Ulvaeus also founded the Music Rights Awareness Foundation, which works to increase knowledge of music rights worldwide.
Niclas Molinder’s vision is to create fairness and transparency for all of the world’s music creators, regardless of their economic, geographic and cultural conditions.
Charlie works across management, publishing and records and at the age of 22 became a founding partner in the disruptive and ever-growing London company ‘Tileyard’ (www.tileyard.co.uk). Five years later, Tileyard is the home to over of 80 recording studios, many associated businesses and their own management, publishing company and record label ’Tileyard Music’. Charlie’s management clients include Ella Eyre, Sigala amongst many others and since forming in 2012, Tileyard Music have been leading the charge with over 1.5 billion Spotify streams to date. Kygo’s ‘Stole The Show’ a Tileyard published song and written on one of their famed ‘writing camps’ being a landmark part of that success.
Prior to Tileyard, from the age of 18 Charlie worked as a Junior A&R at Relentless & Virgin Records. While there he signed rock act You Me At Six, who then achieved three gold albums whilst signed to the label. He later moved to a Warner Bros subsidiary B-Unique and there he discovered and co-managed the early career stages of BRIT award winning band Bastille and assisted with the likes of Starsmith, (Writer/Producer of Ellie Goulding’s first album). His recent successes within management have been his client Ella Eyre winning BRIT and MOBO Awards, whilst his client Sigala has clocked over 3.5 million UK sales as well as being named the most played male on commercial radio in 2016.
A musician, mental health advocate, producer, television presenter, songwriter, bestselling author, Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin defies both stereotypes and categorisation. He is multitalented and focused, leading a new kind of conversation on mental health and selling out gigs, managing his own recording studio and presenting acclaimed documentaries. A passionate speaker, advocate, writer, musician, sportsman and campaigner, he is a leading voice in contemporary Irish life.
As the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist with The Blizzards, who were signed to Universal Music Ireland and Island Records, Bressie ushered in a new appreciation for pop-rock radio hits in Ireland, before the band went on hiatus in 2010. As a solo musician signed to Sony Music, he released two albums, with the second Rage and Romance going to number one in Ireland.
Bressie was a coach on the massively successful The Voice Of Ireland television show which aired for 5 seasons, and other television projects have included the documentary series Bressie’s Teenage Kicks.
His social enterprise A Lust For Life is an award-winning national wellbeing movement created to transform how we talk about and treat mental health.
He is co-owner of Camden Recording Studios in Dublin.