Rock and Load U Offers Music Biz Primer

Dan Shafer’s Rock & Load University will present a music business primer for aspiring artists, songwriters and behind the scenes technicians at Nashville’s Soundcheck Studios on May 7 and 8. Attendees can participate in clinics and workshops with some of the best players, songwriters, engineers and business people in the industry. Among the many classes offered will be Understanding the Business, Vocal Exploration, Songwriting, Drums, Bass and Guitar.

The two-day event kicks off with the Rock & Load U banquet featuring legendary engineer Bill Halverson, who has worked with an array of legendary artists including Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Cream, the Beach Boys and REO Speedwagon. Halverson’s keynote speech will be followed by a writer’s round featuring Larry Weiss (“Rhinestone Cowboy”) and Stan Webb (“I’m From the Country”).

Workshops and seminars take place on Saturday, May 8. Presenters include Halverson, entertainment attorney Phillip Lyon, engineer Neal Cappellino and songwriters Weiss, Webb and Duane Hitchings (“Do you Think I’m Sexy”). Also featured with be drummers Bobby Rondinelli and Carmine Appice, bassist Abe White and guitarists Kent Wells and Charlie Crowe.

On Saturday evening, the teachers will take the stage along with the Rock & Load Band for a grand finale concert. The event is limited to 250 people. Click here for more information.


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