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DATE CHANGED- The Rights Workshop Presents: Make Music, Make Money: Get Paid To Write Music 


The Rights Workshop Presents: 

Make Music, Make Money: Get Paid To Write Music


November 19, 2009 7:00-9:00pm 

39 Mesa St. Suite 101

San Francisco, CA 94129


San Francisco, CA - In response to the popularity of previous artist development seminars, The Rights Workshop will be hosting Make Music, Make Money: Get Paid To Write Music on Thursday November 19, 2009 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. This intimate evening session sheds light on the mechanics of writing music as a business and shows composers and songwriters how to turn a creative pursuit into a lucrative career.


Rights Workshop founder Brooke Wentz, who has 25 years of experience licensing music and hiring composers for films, television shows and brand campaigns, will deliver a crash course on music business basics for composers and songwriters. Guest speakers Marc Capelle and Monte Vallier, who have written music for brands like Macy’s, Adobe and Odwalla, and television networks like HBO/Cinemax and The Food Network, will speak about how to get gigs and successfully break into the business.


The seminar will cover a variety of topics such as:

  • ·       How to extract income from your songs
  • ·       How to market yourself as a songwriter or composer
  • ·       Song title registration
  • ·       Scoring for films
  • ·       Tools for scoring and songwriting
  • ·       Landing a film composition gig
  • ·       How to make licensing income from your previously-created music
  • ·       How to handle a corporate gig


To register, please visit The Rights Workshop website: In order to keep the sessions intimate, hands-on and open to dialogue, registrations will be limited in number and available only on a first-come first-serve basis. Admission is $45 per seminar.  Walk-in registration is permitted, subject to space availability and an additional fee of $5. 


Alumni Discount- Attendees of previous Make Music, Make Money seminars who bring a friend to the event will receive a $10.00 discount off the registration fee.


Demo Review Session- A demo review session will held for after the seminar. Attendees may submit their music to receive direct and frank feedback on creative and commerciality of the production, as well as advice and strategy on marketing.


Music Industry Mixer- A music industry mixer will be held after the seminar from 9 pm to 10:30 pm to provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals.  All seminar attendees may invited to attend.  


About The Rights Workshop:


The Rights Workshop is a preeminent music supervision, licensing and clearance company specializing in rights negotiation, digital marketing and publishing administration. Based in San Francisco and helmed by Billboard Award-winning producer and music supervisor Brooke Wentz. The Rights Workshop has provided music supervision, licensing, rights clearance and digital marketing services to the film, television, advertising and game development industries since 2002. 


Press Contact:

Jenna Levy

Marketing Coordinator

The Rights Workshop

415 561-3333


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