Hit Makers '91

The LASC's November Songwriting Seminar, Hit Makers '91, is on line and on schedule. Once again, we've arranged for many music industry folks to come to town and listen to your original material, as well as tell you what they're looking for. We've added a pitching session to the other activities, so you can have your chance to pitch that tune to a publisher. Here are the details:

The Seminar is scheduled for November 8 & 9, at the Holiday Inn South, 3317 Fern Valley, Louisville, KY 40213. Rates for the Seminar are as follows:

Total Package (Seminar, Showcase, and Awards Banquet)

Members $4500

Non-members $5500

Partials (members and non-members)

Seminar only $3500

Banquet only $1500

Showcase $500

New ProgramAdditions

This year, in addition to "light" education, music business sessions, and song critiques, we've added a pitching session. Now's your chance to toss a tune directly at a publisher and see how you fare.

Here's the current, likely to change, list of panelists

Hit Makers '91 Panelists:

Here are the panelists we've lined up to date. Additional panelists will be noted in future issues of the LASC Letter.

Debbie Hupp, Grammy award-winner for "You Decorated My Life";

Phillip Mitchell, writer of "Starting All Over Again"; Itchiban Records recording artist.

Mark Bright, EMI Music Publishing;

Russ Zavitson, Music Mill, publisher of "Next To You Next To Me"

Lisa Palas, writer of "There's No Way," recorded by Alabama.

Representatives from ASCAP, and BMI, plus Tom Casey from SESAC.

Wolf Spaulding, manages K.T. Oslin, Eddie Rabbit, and Mike Reid.

Maggie Cavender, Maggie Cavender Enterprises. Former NSAI Director.

Sherrill Blackman, Buckhorn Music, publisher of "One Day At A Time"

Alan Rhody, writer of "Trainwreck of Emotion," and "I'll Be True to You."

Andrea Whitaker, Professional Manager with Benson Music Group.

Tony Hazelton, writer of "Momma Knows" and "You Know Me Better Than That."

Representatives from the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Kurt Denny, A&R representative for MCA records.

Debbie Zavitson, w/Doug Johnson Production, producer of Doug Stone's last album.

Walt Aldridge, Fame Publishing, writer of "Simple Man," and "There's No Getting Over Me."

Richard Helms, A&R representative for Warner Records.

Kathy Hyland

Hotel Room Rates

The Holiday Inn has set $5000.as the following special room rate for those attending Hitmakers '91.

For reservations, call (502) 964-3311 and mention Hitmakers '91.

Awards Banquet

The prizes for Songwriting Competition '91 will be awarded at the Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 9, at the Holiday Inn.