Publishers, Performing Rights Organizations, Producer On Deck to Attend

Hit Songwriter Alan Rhody to Headline Showcase

The Hit Makers '90 songwriting seminar is rounding the bases and heading for home!

Mark November 2nd and 3rd on your calendar now and get your reservations in for the most exciting seminar the LASC has ever assembled.

As of this date, we have confirmations from over a dozen publishing firms, all three performing rights organizations (ASCAP, BMI, SESAC), several other organizations and at least one producer.

Panelists for the seminar include the following people:

Mark Bright, EMI Music; Janet Talbott, Peer-Talbot Publishing; Karen Conrad, AMR Publishing; Russ Zavitson, Sheddhouse Music; Jeff Carleton, Willin' David Music; Maggie Cavender, Maggie Cavender Enterprises; Clarence Spaulding, Moress, Nanas, Golden and Peat; Debbie Hupp, Huptown Music; Jane Martin, Denny Music Group; Pat McMakin, producer of Les Taylor's latest album; Andrea Whittaker, Benson Publishing; Ralph Murphy, past president of NSAI and writer of "Don't Take Me Half the Way;" Daniel Hill, Polygram Music; hit songwriter Lisa Palas; Tom Long, ASCAP; Kurt Denny, BMI; Tom Casey, SESAC; two representatives from the Nashville Songwriters Association, International, plus headliner Alan Rhody. There are one or two others as yet unconfirmed.

Here are details, including the schedule of events:

Songwriter Showcase

The November Songwriter Showcase will be the lead-off event on Friday, November 2, from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 120 W. Broadway, Louisville. This Holiday Inn is downtown at 2nd and Broadway, just off I-65 at the Broadway exit. A brief hospitality hour will precede the Showcase.

The headliner will be Louisville's Alan Rhody, who has been on a hot hitting streak lately with "Wild-Eyed Dream," the title cut of a Ricky Van Shelton album ,and "Train Wreck of Emotion," which was a gold record for Lorrie Morgan. Alan has also co-written with Kevin Welch, whose new album is ripping up the charts.

In addition to Alan, check out the list of songwriters who will be playing their songs on the Showcase. Admission is $5.00.

Songwriting Seminar

The fun and the Hit Makers '90 Seminar will continue the next day at the Holiday Inn. Besides the events during the Seminar, there will be a Trade Room where you can look over the latest equipment, available studios offerings and buy merchandise.

Rooms are available at a special reduced rate of $45 for Seminar attenders who want to stay over.

The Saturday Schedule:

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

The Line-Up: Introductions, Industry Questions & Answers, Critique Assignments.

10:30 - (noon)

Training With The Pros:

Getting To First Base With a

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(includes 10-minute break)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:15 - 3:30 p.m.


Improving Your Performances

Your Chances At Bat. Includes 7th-inning stretch.

The cost for the Seminar is:


Complete package:

Non-members $50

LASC members $40

The complete package includes the Friday night Showcase, the Hit Makers '90 Seminar and the Awards Banquet.

For LASC members only, the complete package and one dinner guest at the Awards Banquet is available for $57.50.

Seminar only

Member/non-member $25

Banquet only

Member/non-member $20


Member/non-member $5

After October 15, add 20%.


Room rates are $45 for a single, $50 for a double. Reservations may be called in to the Holiday Inn at 502-582-2241.

Awards Banquet

The prizes for Songwriting Competition '90 will be awarded at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 3, at the Holiday Inn. In addition to the contest prizes, there will be a number of door prizes. Details about these will appear in later issues of the LASC Letter.