Building Bridges: To Nashville and Back

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 5:30pm
Marc-Allen Barnette, Nashville-based songwriter/producer
Manitoba Music Resource Centre
1-376 Donald St., Winnipeg, Manitoba





Over the years, countless songwriters, artists, and musicians have flocked to Music City. Many arrive ill-prepared, not knowing what to do or expect or to target when they are there, and not understanding the importance of building in their own community before and after. This workshop will focus on four distinct elements within the music industry: creation of the song, presentation of the song, networking, and business. In each category, Marc will show by doing, diagramming, and explaining the craft of music and the business to help you and your songs stand out.

About Marc-Allen Barnette

A professional songwriter, artist, and teacher based out of Nashville, Marc has had songs recorded by Grammy Award Winner Shelby Lynne; hit artists like John Berry, and country legends like David Ball. His song, “Too Much Blood in My Alcohol Level” charted in the first part of this decade.

As a performer, he has appeared in concert with such artists as the Charlie Daniels Band, Toby Keith, Keith Urban, Patty Loveless, Vince Gill, and Garth Brooks. A 25 year member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, Marc has mentored hundreds of artists and writers, and has participated in Tin Pan South Festival’s ‘Spring Training’ program and was among the developers of the their famous ‘Songposium’ weekly series of fall songwriting and music business classes.

Songwriter Mentor Sessions
Marc will also be holding one-on-one songwriting sessions with local songwriters on the afternoons of January 22 and 23 in one-hour time slots. Potential applicants are encouraged to bring a partially completed composition as a starting point.

Please note: You must be registered for the workshop and be a Manitoba Music member in order to take part in the songwriting mentor sessions.

If you wish to have a chance to work on a song with a seasoned pro, please provide a link to your Manitoba Music profile (updated with current music, bio, etc) to


FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact:
Roland Deschambault, Training Coordinator Manitoba Music
P: 204.975.5188


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