On 29th August, we held a Songwriter Enthusiast’s Workshop and it was a full-house!
It was a very interesting session, where we shared…
✔ The tools & components you need to start composing!
✔ Effective strategies to write outstanding lyrics!
✔ The process of writing all-time favourites – 爱和承诺 & 关怀方式!
✔ The current trend of pop music market and write songs record companies want!
✔ Step-by-step formula to transform a raw idea to a polished end-product!
50 participants came and learnt the strategies and winning formulas to write a commerical-viable song!
One highlight was, we wrote a chorus of the song together with the participation of the entire audience, creating the melody & lyrics right from scratch – ALL in just 20 mins!
It was an eye-opener for all on how a song can be pieced up!
Here are what the participants have commented after attending the workshop:
“A good workshop that gave some ideas & structure and inspired lyrics….”
“Have learnt more about the importance of structuring the components within a song.”
“Enjoyed the explanations come with examples. ‘Digestable’ and able to understand.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the “Do It Together” song writing session.”
View the exciting photos here!
During the workshop, we launched an 2-Year Apprenticeship to support avid local songwriters. It received overwhelming response! … & 2 recruitments were FULL!
We have now decided to launch to this exceptional programme to the PUBLIC for the 3rd recruitment! Only available to 6 apprentices.
The coaching sessions will start in Nov 2010.
Continue reading to know more!
Have you been writing songs for years
but lack of professional support to advice on
improvement areas to make it commercially-viable?
Always wanted to know ways to get your songs to the
commercial market & share your music to others?
If your answers are ‘YES’ to the above,
this programme is DEFINITELY FOR YOU!
Through these years since 1999, we’ve recognized the need for more than just lessons alone for avid songwriters. Therefore, we have specially launched this programme to support you fully!
Get Ready & Embark on a 2-year songwriting apprenticeship with us! No longer will you feel alone, not knowing how you can get your song heard! Under this comprehensive 2-year apprenticeship programme, you will have the professionals to guide you through and help you polish your song according to the industry standards!
After which, we provide you our established channels to the Chinese music markets (Taiwan, China, Singapore) to get your song heard and spread your music to inspire others!
THROUGH THIS 2-YEAR APPRENTICESHIP, YOU’LL GO THROUGH:
8 COACHING SESSIONS
We will be going through in much depth on the strategies & step-by-step proven formula to create a masterpiece! As the class size is small, individual attention is given to ensure you receive the most & the best! It’s our commitment to make sure you know how to create an original song for the commercial market.
EMAIL SUPPORT BY PROFESSIONALS (2-yr)
You can email your audio/video to our professional trainers for all your needed advices, comments and feedbacks about your own-written song for it to shine its best!
ENHANCED DEMOS (2 SONGS)
We will support you by completing 2 Enhanced Demo (with provision of demo-singer & music arrangement) and send them to the record companies through our connections.
LIFETIME CONNECTION TO RECORDING COMPANIES
Whenever you have freshly-written songs, send it to us! We will pitch your songs to networks in Taiwan and China even after the 2 years.
CONTINUOUS UPGRADING WITH TRAINERS
You get to constantly upgrade yourself through free networking sessions periodically. This is a great chance to learn from one another as well as the latest updates about the music industry in Taiwan, China, Singapore.
ACCESS TO A READY-POOL DEMO SINGERS
We have well-trained singers from our Hark Performing Team and The Real Singer™ Artiste Development Course.
ENJOY ULTRA-LOW RATES!
o Recording studio usage ($35 per hour, Usual Price: $50)
o Arrangement services (ranging from $50 onwards, depending on complexity of arrangements)
o Personal coaching ($50 per session, U.P. $85)
MASTER TRAINER – MR. AMOS TEO
A self-directed musician and educator with over 20 years of experience in the field of modern music education. With the mission to redefine music learning, he started HARK MUSIC School of Pop in 1999, which targets on streamlined concepts and dynamic applications, that has benefitted thousands of students ever since.
MASTER TRAINER – MR. JACK LIM
A passionate composer & producer who has released more than 30 compositions to date including the local all-time favourite 关怀方式 (陈汉伟, 蔡礼莲) and Freedom (许玮伦/曹格). As a music publisher and A&R person, he has also handled various album productions for, 迷路兵, Dick Lee, Tanya Chua.
GUEST TRAINER – MR. COLIN QI
爱和承诺 (张学友/陈慧娴), 情系半生, 无所谓 (张学友), 两颗心靠近多一些 (孙楠), 难言 (梁詠琪) are some of the hit songs written by this veteran lyricist over the years. He has also worked with numerous renowned composers like李伟菘, 李偲菘, 随安 & Iskandar Ismail.
- Wants to have a good kick-start in your new-found song writing passion
- Wants to maintain & interact with a network of songwriting enthusiasts.
- Wants to know industry-veterans & get sound advices to bring your writing skills to the next level.
- Wants to hear your song over the radio eventually!
1. I have got no/a little music experience, can I join?
This apprenticeship is catered to beginners too. As long as you have basic sense in identifying pitch & rhythm, we welcome you to start your song writing journey!
2. Do you use keyboard or guitar to teach?
We primarily use keyboards to impart the ideas due to the convenience of the instrument (the keyboard is all ‘layout’ for easy referencing). However, if you are more familiar with playing the guitar, you can also choose to use them too. Our trainers are also familiar with guitar-playing, therefore it would not be an issue on delivering the song composing strategies and concepts.
3. What does the 8 lesson course covers?
The 8 lesson will cover more all the strategies taught & step-by-step proven formulas. Most importantly, our trainers will guide you through the entire song writing process from generating an initial idea to producing a demo.
4. I write English Songs, is this course suitable for me?
For lyric-wise, we will be only able to advice better on Mandarin. In all, we are more focused in the Chinese market. However, there are a couple of songs initially written as an English song sold to China, Taiwan market with a substitute to a set of Chinese lyrics to suit the market.
5. How long is the coaching sessions & how big is the class?
The class size is maintained at a small number, between 4-6 students and is conducted 1.5 hours weekly.
6. What are the networks I can publish my songs?
We have connections to China & Taiwan major publishing companies. Most of the artistes you heard over the radio are ‘covered’ through these publishing houses. Our connections have once sold songs to artistes like ‘劉德華, Hebe (S.H.E.), 迷路兵, Xazz 薇恩, 孫楠、夏日风采, 草蜢, etc..’
7. Do I have to sign to Hark Music for song publishing?
No. You will work as a freelance writer. When we help you to publish a song, you will only sign the song to us.
As we are only accepting a LIMITED NUMBER of Apprentices for 2010,
CLICK THE BUTTON TO CONTACT US AND CHECK AVAILABILITY & FEES!
Your investment is only less than $1 per day!
Success to your music journey!
Hark Music, Singapore
2 recruitments in Sep ’10 are CLOSED & FULL!
3rd recruitment is now open. Only last few seats left!
*Coaching sessions starts 4 Nov (THU).
EARLY BIRD PROMOTION: $100 OFF if you register before 15 Oct 2010
QUICK, RESERVE YOUR SEATS!