Thursday, September 29, 2011


Pat Pattison is presenting a series of Master Classes* this semester,
Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30.

The series will include presentations on various songwriting topics, some
from Pat, some from other songwriting faculty. In addition, he will be
working with student songs, both one-on-one and even with other
faculty members!

The master classes will be:

Sept 29 – 2E
Oct 6 -- 3F
Oct 13 --3F
Oct 20 – 2E
Oct 27 – 3F
Nov 3 – 3F
Nov 10 – 2E
Nov 17 – 2E
Dec 1 – 3F
Dec 8 3F

*All classes will be filmed

Sunday, September 18, 2011

B.I.T.R. Tuesdays!

The RED ROOM @ Café 939 Berklee College of Music proudly presents:
Berklee-In-The-Round (B.I.T.R.) Tuesdays

7pm-9pm (doors at 6:30pm/FREE)
September 27
October 25
November 29
December 13
January 31
February 28
March 27
April 24

What is B.I.T.R. Tuesdays?
Berkee-In-The-Round Tuesdays is a free acoustic performance showcasing Berklee students, faculty, alumni plus special
guests. Inspired by the world-famous Bluebird Café rounds in Nashville, TN, B.I.T.R. Tuesdays are held on the last
Tuesday of each month during the semester. The writers are seated in the center of the room and perform their original
songs round-robin fashion, creating an intimate listening room vibe, as if the audience was joining the writers in their living

A special chair is reserved in the round for a “mystery” guest. This person could be an established artist who visiting the
college or touring in the area, a hit songwriter, etc. You never know who may show up for a few songs, or join in for the
whole round.

Who can come to B.I.T.R. Tuesdays?
This is a free series, open to the public. It is a chance for the Boston songwriting community at-large to congregate and
network, as well as their friends and fans of great acoustic music.

Playing B.I.T.R. Tuesdays – Information for Performers
At this time, performers are limited to Berklee students, faculty and alumni only.
To be considered for a slot in a round, please submit:
• Three original songs (you must be the performer).
• A short bio with contact information
• Note: Links to your materials are preferred, mp3s are ok.
• Send your submission files and links to

Stan Swiniarski ( do not send to the Red
Room, please.

Selection Criteria
You will be scheduled to perform based on:
• Your songs
• Your Presentation
• Compatibility with other writers being considered for a given round.

Additional Information for performers
Rounds are booked up to 6 months in advance. If you are invited, you’ll be given a date for your round. Please make
every effort to be available for the date. If you cannot make that round, there may be a long wait before another date
becomes available.

The show is two hours. You must be able to perform at least 30 minutes of your own original acoustic music. No

It is more entertaining for the listeners when performers can support each other musically or vocally; rehearsal is
encouraged! Generally you will know who you are teamed with about a month in advance of the performance.

You may bring an accompanist, but the total number of people sitting in the round cannot exceed 6 total, so generally
we can only accommodate one additional accompanist per round.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Independent Filmmaker Needs YOUR Song

Indie Feature Film Looking for Song!

Lightsmith Productions is looking for a featured song for their upcoming movie, “Ai Means Love”. The movie is a romantic comedy based in West Virginia about an American guy and a Japanese girl who fall in love.

We are looking for a “singer/songwriter” acoustic type song that would match well with the other featured songs in the film. For an example of what we are looking for you can go to

To view the scene in which the song will be placed, you can go to (please wait a couple minutes for the movie to load)

In this scene the girl and guy have not met yet and seem to keep missing each other.
The directors take special attention to the lyrics, so please keep that in mind.
Also recording quality will be a factor in which song we choose.

Because this is a small budget film, there will be no financial compensation if your song is chosen, though you will get an end credit.

Deadline for submission is September 23rd

Please send submissions to with the Subject header “AML submission”
Include your name, song title, an attachment of the song (mp3 format ONLY) and the lyrics to your song.

For any further information on the movie and the production company you can visit and

Music & Media Professionals: Opportunity To Gain Industry Exposure, Contacts, and Real-World Experience

NYC-based independent music supervisor Joseph Miller is looking to collaborate with songwriters, film scorers, and composers who are interested in film/TV/web placement opportunities!

If you are interested, email for more information. This is a wonderful opportunity to get your songs heard! He also offers services as a consultant, manager, or agent for breaking into licensing and placement for media."