Standing Out As An Artist Or Songwriter – The Journey From Good To Great!

With World-Renown Songwriters Benita Hill and Steve Leslie!

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“The seminar yesterday with Benita Hill and Steve Leslie at Indie Connect was one of the best industry events I have ever attended. I can’t believe all the great information they shared. I am already using one of the songwriting techniques they discussed. Getting to hear their insights into the music business was enlightening.  And hearing them perform a few of their own tunes was an added bonus!”  – Mike Coleman

For us “creative types”, there are more ways than ever before to share, give away, and/or sell what we do. In a universe of seemingly infinite choices, what separates the Great from the Good? The intriguing from the mundane? The unique from the same old, same old? Songwriters, artists, and educators, Benita Hill and Steve Leslie, think they’ve found the answer- Authenticity. Being authentic means being true to the only you there is! It means communicating this unique message in everything you do as an artist and entrepreneur, online and

In this amazing workshop, Benita Hill and Steve Leslie shared their journeys of success (and failure), and along the way, revealed:

  • The importance of answering the hard questions about your
  • The do’s and don’ts of being a successful solo artist.
  • How to pitch songs without a publisher.
  • The secrets of effective co-writing.
  • Practical methods for achieving your Authentic Voice.
  • And more!

Jazz great, Miles Davis said, “It takes a long time to sound like yourself.” Attend this workshop and save yourself some time!

About Benita Hill:
Two number one songs by Garth Brooksand she’s not even country!In the world of jazz, Benita Hill’s one-two punch is hitting its mark. The former background singer for the Allman Brothers Band released her first critically acclaimed CD, Fan The Flame, and established herself as a silky-voiced stylist and hit songwriter.In addition to Brooks, Hill’s songs have been recorded by Isaac Hayes and Kirk Whalum, among others. Her live performances regularly receive accolades and Hill has shared the stage with such jazz/pop luminaries as Boney James, Chuck Mangione, Kirk Whalum Michael Franks and Yolanda Adams, to mention a few.

About Steve Leslie
Steve moved to Nashville in 1992. He was signed to a staff songwriting position at EMI Music Publishing shortly thereafter, where he had songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, and Neal McCoy, to name a few.

Steve earned a Grammy Certificate for the title cut to Ricky Skaggs’ 2004 “Brand New Strings” which won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album of the Year.

Steve left EMI after nine years to open his own publishing company, Chord Boy Songs. He signed to Stage Three Music Publishing in 2005. Since 2007 he has maintained a career as an independent songwriter and music publisher. His new company, New Modern Songs, has published works by Darryl Worley and Darius Rucker, all written by Steve.

Cost: $35.00

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About The Author

Vinny Ribas

Vinny Ribas is the founder and CEO of Indie Connect, an artist management, consulting and training company. The company also hosts networking and educational events and has published an app that connects people to the Nashville Music Industry. During his 40+ year career, Vinny has been a full time musician, artist manager, booking agent, songwriter, studio owner, producer and the Entertainment Director for the NV State Fair. He has also coached over 1000 artists and songwriters. He is a sought after speaker and has authored over 400 music industry articles. Vinny is also the CEO of Top 4M Entertainment, an independent film and television production company.