Hollywood Records A&R Seeks Artists and Songs

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Hollywood Records A&R seeks artist and songs.

SDSG presents a compelling evening for Songwriters and Artists with special guests Jon Lind, Vice president. A&R, Hollywood Records, Hit Songwriter and Producer and Peter Gallway, Internationally known Artist, Writer and Producer. These two career songwriting pros rep-resenting different creative directions join us in San Diego the last Wednesday in March.

For over 25 years, Jon Lind has been writing pop mega-hits like "Boogie Wonderland" (Earth, Wind & Fire), "Crazy For You" (Madonna), Vanessa Williams' career songs "Save The Best For Last" and "The Sweetest Days", plus many others. Now Hollywood Records Vice president of A&R, Jon co-wrote and co-produced English group BBMak's soon to be platinum project, with his song "The Ghost Of You And Me", their new single being released this month.

Peter Gallway, a native of New York, formed the Fifth Avenue Band with friend Jon Lind in the 1970's. An acclaimed folk/alternative and acoustic-pop singer, writer and guitarist, Peter has done eleven albums of his material and is responsible for producing almost fifty albums and special projects, including the Grammy nominated "Bleeker Street: Greenwich Village in The 60's" and "Time and Love: The Music of Laura Nyro", a special tribute album. He is currently developing projects for film and record.

Jon and Peter will inform, educate, share with, inspire and even entertain us on March 28th, as part of their desire to give back to the music community. They don't wish to extensively critique or criticize our tapes and CDs, but will listen to one submission by SDSG member artists and writers. The song pitch will be the second part of this great evening. There is a strict limit of one song only per each current member artist, writer or team. Please keep submissions appropriate to our guests' needs, as noted below.

Jon is listening for ballads and up tempo hit material for three acts at Hollywood Records: 19 year old Nydia - strong intelligent, lyric-driven songs for the Latin artist in the direction of Selena and Christina Aguilera; Jennifer Paige - R&B flavored pop artist who scored with the hit "Crush;" and Nobody's Angels - youthful girl-group with young lyrics and a pop/urban edge. Less mature and involving lyrics than Nydia. Of course, our A&R guest also has an interest in finding super, "ready to sign" artists, groups, or bands.

Peter will be listening for material suitable for his own projects. Styles like country, jazz, hip-hop and metal are probably not appropriate for these guests.

Registration opens at 6:15 p.m. Tape submission fees are $10. Non-member admission is $20. Remember, the pitch will be open to members only, but you can join SDSG at the door, $45 annual dues, $25 for students with valid I.D See you at the Doubletree Hotel, Mission Valley on Wednesday, March 28.


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