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

This is a 3-hr. pre-recorded workshop (in 6 parts)! It was one of the most informative and entertaining workshops Indie Connect has ever presented!

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 off.

In this amazing workshop, Benita Hill and Steve Leslie will share their journeys of success (and failure), and along the way, you’ll learn:

  • 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.

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Cost: $35.00

Indie Connect members pay $25

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