IMRO Songwriting Workshop with Alan Roy Scott and Brett Perkins
October 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
Join internationally renowned songwriting pros Brett Perkins and Alan Roy Scott for an information packed workshop designed to provide insights into the craft of songwriting.
Their ‘Songs Up/Hands On’ workshop will focus on assisting participants in making their songs more effective through actively work-shopping the tunes on site, in front of the group – with constructive commentary from Alan and Brett.
The day will also include a ‘State of the Songwriting Market’ opening presentation including Q & A session.
Participants who wish to present a song at this workshop should indicate their interest at the time of registration.
Date: Monday 28th October
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: IMRO, Copyright House, Pembroke Row, Dublin 2
Bookings: This is a FREE EVENT however booking essential. Email
Alan Roy Scott is a leading Hollywood songwriter and music producer, who brings a 40-year career in the music business, began with Screen Gems-EMI Music and a division of Motown, where he was involved with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder.
Artists who’ve recorded his songs include Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Roberta Flack, The Allman Brothers, Sheena Easton, The Neville Brothers, Pat Benatar, Patti LaBelle, The Pointer Sisters and Johnny Mathis.
His TV/Film credits include First Wives Club, Top Gun, Coming To America, Karate Kid II, Fame (TV show), Rags To Riches, Santa Barbara, As The World Turns and Beverly Hills 90210.
Alan is also the founder of “Music Bridges” through which he hosts high profile, humanitarian music events around the world, including “Music Speaks Louder Than Words”, the historic summit of US and Soviet songwriters which included artists Diane Warren, Brenda Russell, Cyndi Lauper and Michael Bolton, “Celtic Harmony”, Dublin which brought together US and Irish songwriters and “Music Bridges…Over Troubled Waters”, in Havana.
Brett Perkins is a Grammy nominated performing songwriter, active consultant and guest teacher. Los Angeles born/Copenhagen based Brett has travelled to 38 countries thus far, working with hundreds of artists as a consultant, workshop leader and guest speaker for groups including the Royal Conservatory of Music/Stockholm, Berklee School of Music, NOPA/Oslo, KODA/Denmark and The Songwriting School of Los Angeles.
He also founded the Listening Room International Songwriter Retreats in 2002, held annually in several countries. Brett’s various workshops on Creativity, Self-Expression and Songwriting are filled with inspiring anecdotes from his four decades of travel as a performing songwriter, presented with a blend of humour and songs.
Additional past roles include Founder: Copenhagen Songwriters Festival. Founder: CEO/National Academy of Songwriters/Hollywood, Publisher/SongTalk Magazine, Producer/Salute To The American Songwriter, Executive Director/Kerrville Folk Festival Foundation, Founding Partner/Unisong International Song Contest, Radio Host: ‘Notes From The Acoustic Underground’, Founding Member/Amnesty International Group 476 Los Angeles, Founding Member/Music Cares Los Angeles.
Given time limits, both Alan and Brett have committed to staying on in Dublin the evening of the workshop and following day for private, one hour song & career consultations, billed at a special IMRO members reduced rate of €50. Sessions can be booked at the workshop as well as in advance* by contacting Brett directly via (*Advance bookings highly recommended given limited availability and historically high demand).