Sean Holt's Workshop: What makes a good song in 2019?

Sean Holt’s Workshop: What makes a good song in 2019?


Tapahtuma-aika 08.06.2019 16:00 - 19:00
Järjestäjä Suomen Musiikintekijät ja Music Finland
Paikka Sonic Pump Studios, Vanha Talvitie 19 A, 4. krs., Helsinki

Suuntaatko kansainvälisille markkinoille? Musiikintekijät ja Music Finland järjestävät englanninkielisen workshop-tapahtuman, jonka vetää amerikkalainen musiikintekijä Sean Holt. Lue hakuohjeet ja hae mukaan! Huom: tähän tapahtumaan haetaan alla olevan linkin kautta, ei Suomen Musiikintekijöiden verkkosivujen tapahtumailmoittautumisen kautta.

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Songwriting in 2019 – Workshop: What makes a good song in 2019?
What’s trending and how to fix what’s not working? What are today’s tendencies and challenges in song form/lyrics/chords?

The workshop includes listening to attendees’ songs and getting valuable feedback directly from Sean Holt, an American musician, producer, songwriter and artist. Check out Sean’s impressive bio below and apply for this great opportunity.


Fill in the online application form HERE before 17 May 2019! 

Approximately 8–10 participants will be selected to the workshop.

In order to participate, you must:

  • make (pop) music at a professional level
  • be interested in building an international career in music
  • be able to follow the discussion in English
  • be a member of the Finnish Music Creators (Suomen Musiikintekijät), a Music Finland’s client or a member of Aux ry

The applicants need to fill in their biography information including releases and their role in co-write sessions (tracker, topliner). Co-write experience and international aspirations are considered advantageous in the selection.

Remember to fill in all information requested.

All applicants will be informed via email as soon as the selection process is complete.

Sean Holt – Bio

Sean is an American musician, producer, songwriter and artist. Originally from Louisiana, Holt’s early musical influences were a unique collection of blues, gospel, soul and jazz from that region. He began his professional career in 1991 in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. Shortly after locating in LA, Sean received his master’s degree in music from USC and began recording and performing with West Coast artists. He has worked with artists ranging from Carlos Santana, Flo Rida, Slash, John Legend, Big and Rich, Bette Midler, Bruno Mars, R. Kelly and Nelly, to Kenny Loggins, Mary J. Blige, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Buble’, John Rich, Sergio Mendes, Sheila E. and numerous others.

For the last 2 decades, Holt has enjoyed an extremely diverse and multi-faceted role in the music industry. He is an accomplished, creative business owner with years of experience in music production and supervision. He has composed/produced Emmy, Clio, and Golden Pencil Award- winning music for hundreds of clients including Apple, Nike, Nissan, Oracle, HP, BMW, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Expedia, McDonalds, Kodak, MasterCard, NBA, MTV, and Lexus. Holt co- produced the worldwide theme music for Al Gore’s ”Live Earth − a Climate in Crisis,” 24 hours of music from 9 concerts across 7 continents that reached an audience of 2 billion people. Sean has worked extensively in live Television with credits including ”The Next” on the CW Network, ”Lopez Tonight” show with George Lopez on TBS, ”Oh Sit” on the CW Network, the ”Arsenio Hall Show” on CBS, and as a featured male vocalist on ”Dancing With The Stars” on ABC.

Currently, Sean curates a vast library of music for TV networks and production companies throughout the broadcast industry. LightningHolt Music features the work of numerous composers and sound designers on series like ”Hunted”, ”Ultimate Beastmaster”, ”Strong”, ”Awake”, ”The Day I Met El Chapo”, etc. on all major networks, including Netflix. As an Assistant Professor on the esteemed faculty of the Popular Music and the Music Technology Programs at the USC Thornton School of Music, Holt offers instruction in classes ranging from pop ensemble performance, vocal pedagogy and advanced songwriting to senior directed research, music production techniques and private study. He has great passion for sharing his vast experiences and expertise to students around the world through a hands-on, vocational approach to music education.

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