Song Camps are growing in popularity as a way to introduce writers and pen songs for specific artists or sync placements.
ASCAP will be hosting its third Song Camp in Nashville November 16, 17 and 18. This event will bring together 15 hit songwriters from the Latin, Urban, Pop and Country genres. Scheduled to participate are Alexander Acha, Jessi Alexander, Aureo Baqueiro, Darrell Brown, Leonel García, Ha*Ash, Yoel Henriquez, Brett James, Stevie J., Natalia Lafourcade, Rivers Rutherford, JD Souther, Chris Tompkins, and Craig Wiseman.
It will be the first time that a cross-genre group of ASCAP writers will participate in the three-day series of songwriting, recording and performing. Song Camp was established in 2008 by ASCAP’s Latin Department and has taken place in Miami and Monterrey, Mexico.
Following on the heels of the third annual ole pop+urban songcamp in L.A., four of ole’s top songwriters flew to Berlin last month for an intensive three-day collaborative writing session co-presented with BMG Rights Management. The first-ever international event of its kind hosted by ole was dubbed Euro songcamp.
The European songcamp included ole writers Tebey, Steven Lee Olsen, Rupert Gayle, JC Smith, as well as, ole Chief Creative Officer and songwriter Gilles Godard, and Senior Creative Manager Elizabeth Spear. The writers specifically focused on key commercial projects presented by a number of record label A&R and top music supervisors.