Songwriters Rendez-VousWorkshops

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3 decades of bringing out the hit songs

 



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“The 10 Commandments of Songwriting Success”

Suzan Koç                                                  Quotes

Suzan is a true international publisher. She started her career at Warner Chappell in Paris, France, where she signed the Swedish pop band Ace of Base. 

In 1996 Suzan was hired by the prestigious English boutique company Hit&Run Music, to work in their New York office. In 1997 she was transferred to Los Angeles where she was instrumental in developing the career of songwriter Shelly Peiken (What a Girl Wants, Christina Aguilera - Almost Doesn’t Count, Brandy - Who You Are, Jessie J….). 

In 2003, while at BMG Music Publishing she introduced songwriters Wally Gagel and Xandy Barry who are now the production team WAX ltd (Family of the Year, Zella Day, Muse, Redlight King…). In 2010, during her first year at the newly formed BMG Rights Management, she worked with songwriters busbee (Pink’s ”Try”), David Gamson (Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”), Jean Baptiste (Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown), Jonas Jeberg (Demi Lovato, Pussy Cat Dolls)…

Suzan is determined to keep her ears fresh and stay in tune with the changes. Her approach to music is of a true art lover. She currently teaches Music Publishing at the prestigious Musician’s Institute in Hollywood.
 

songwriter: Shelly Peiken 

"What a girl wants is…. someone who tells her the TRUTH!!!" about Suzan Koç


songwriter: busbee 
"Suzan's efforts played a big part in several successes I've had along the way including the song "Try" which was recorded by P!nk"


songwriter: David Gamson

"Suzan, just wanted to say thanks again for setting up that writing session with Jörgen! " the song written that day was "Stronger", Kelly Clarkson's biggest single to date. 

Workshops

The Rendezvous 


The Songwriters Rendezvous  with Suzan Koç is  a  series of  6 songwriting mentoring sessions in groups limited to  6  (in person) or 3 (via Skype).

The purpose of the workshop is to understand  the ever changing  craft of songwriting,   the reality of the marketplace, and ultimately to help you become a better songwriter by focusing on your own voice. This is not one size fits all. The endgame is not to blend in but to stand out.

Every week one of your original songs will be listened to and critiqued by Suzan and members of the class. One of the week of the series, a renowned music professional guest will offer the group their own perspective. Past guests include Shelly Peiken (Grammy nominated Jessie J, Britney Spears, Plain White T's, Christina Aguilera), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera, Seal), Lindy Robbins (5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, David Guetta), Xandy Barry (Backstreet Boys, Red Light Kings, Zella Day), Eve Nelson (Emmy nominated film and tv writer for ABC), Michelle Lewis (Emmy nominated writer, Cher, Doc Mc Stuffins) , Wally Gagel (Muse, Family of the Year), Maureen Crowe (music supervisor, founder of the Guild of Music Supervisors), Jon Asher (Dada Life, Bonnie McKee), Jon Lind (Grammy nominated songwriter Boogie Wonderland)...

The continuity of the sessions (6 weeks) will allow you to re-work a song until you feel it’s the best it can be. Opportunities to write a new song or  team up with another writer in the workshop are encouraged. 
 

Dates & Rates


Live in Person in Los Angeles, CA


Mondays

Starting March 27th, 2017

through May 1st, 2016


 Night Classes @ 8:00pm

limited to 6 participants

US$ 500 for the Series of 6 workshops


Skype

Series of 6 workshops  limited to 3 participants

US$ 500 for the series of 6

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One on One Mentoring

Available on Skype or in Person

$160/hour

US$ 600 for a bundle of 6x1 hour sessions

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