Upcoming Online Events

    • 06/28/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Register

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, June 25 at 8:00 PM.  (Registration opens on May 23)

    Workshop Description

    Pete Seeger said, "a song is not an editorial."  How can we get our message across without pontificating or resorting to clichés in lyrics and melody?  What is it about songs with a political edge that enables them to cut through convention and allow people to think new thoughts?

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process that integrates analysis with feeling, rhythm, and style.  If you are somewhere in the middle of this process, and interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress, then this workshop is for you.

    This popular PMN workshop is an invitation to present your song-in-progress to a group of like-minded songwriters for feedback and critique.  We'll discuss "stars and wishes"  -- what works well, and where there's room for improvement.  We'll explore the songwriting process as we listen to each others' songs and discover, not only the components of an effective song, but how to give and receive positive and/or constructive feedback.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

    • 07/26/2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting Link Provided upon confirmation
    Registration is closed

    Registration Deadline

    The deadline to register is Friday, July 23 at 8:00 PM.  (Registration opens on June 27)

    Workshop Description

    Pete Seeger said, "a song is not an editorial."  How can we get our message across without pontificating or resorting to clichés in lyrics and melody?  What is it about songs with a political edge that enables them to cut through convention and allow people to think new thoughts?

    Writing songs that deliver a compelling message of social justice in ways that move people's hearts is both a political and artistic process that integrates analysis with feeling, rhythm, and style.  If you are somewhere in the middle of this process, and interested in receiving peer feedback on your own work in progress, then this workshop is for you.

    This popular PMN workshop is an invitation to present your song-in-progress to a group of like-minded songwriters for feedback and critique.  We'll discuss "stars and wishes"  -- what works well, and where there's room for improvement.  We'll explore the songwriting process as we listen to each others' songs and discover, not only the components of an effective song, but how to give and receive positive and/or constructive feedback.

    How to participate:

    1. Registration is limited to 7 participants, and we will take a waiting list.  Preference is given to first-time participants in the "If I had a Song" workshop series.
    2. Submitting a lyric sheet of the song in progress is required at the time of registration.  If the lyrics change, then, no later than noon (ET) on the day of the workshop, please send one copy of the latest version as an attachment to BOTH ben.grosscup@peoplesmusic.org and patla42@gmail.com using subject line "Updated Lyrics for: If I had a Song".
    3. Check for the email confirmation with details on how to connect to the Zoom video conference platform, which will be provided at least one day in advance of the session.

    Workshop Facilitators:

    • Pat Lamanna: Long-time member of PMN; award-winning singer-songwriter. Learned about this type of workshop at Summersongs, a songwriter’s retreat.   www.patlamanna.com
    • Steve Deasy:  Award-winning American-Canadian performing songwriter, producer and arranger; socially conscious in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger with contemporary musicality.  PMN Steering Committee member. www.stevedeasy.com

    Eligibility to Participate

    Participants in this workshop must:

    1. be PMN members in good standing* 
    2. register using this form
    3. have a computer with functioning video camera and microphone.

    * If you are not a PMN member, you may join here: https://www.peoplesmusic.org/join-PMN

Past events

06/05/2021 Round Robin at PMN Summer Convergence (Online Swap)
06/05/2021 2A. Singing For Fun For Everyone (PMN Convergence Workshop)
06/04/2021 PMN Summer Concert: Munit Mesfin, Elise Bryant, David Rovics, Jane Sapp, Elise Witt, and Black Workers Center Chorus
06/04/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Summer Convergence
05/24/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
05/23/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
05/16/2021 PMN Coffee Hour: What artists have had a profound impact on your political growth? (Member Discussion)
04/29/2021 Pre-Mayday (International Workers Day) Song & Poetry Swap
04/26/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
04/25/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
04/23/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
04/13/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
03/30/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
03/24/2021 Jacktrip Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/23/2021 Sonobus Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/23/2021 Soundjack Practice Session: Singing Together Online with Low Latency
03/22/2021 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
03/21/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
03/19/2021 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
02/28/2021 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
01/31/2021 Sunday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/30/2021 PMN Winter Round Robin (Online Swap)
01/30/2021 Planetary Survival & Communal Singing (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/30/2021 Saturday: The Art and Craft of Songwriting (PMN Convergence Workshop)
01/29/2021 PMN Winter Concert: Frankie Lopez, Kim Harris, Hot Glue & the Gun, Gary Allard, Melissa Braven, Lea Gilmore
01/29/2021 People's Music Network Virtual Winter Convergence
01/17/2021 Trans-Atlantic Song Session: Songs of Freedom and Struggle
12/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
12/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
12/11/2020 Feeding Body & Soul W/The Power Of Community (Online Concert)
12/01/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/19/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
11/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
10/29/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
10/26/2020 "If I had a Song": Workshopping Songs in Progress that have a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
10/18/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap: Songs of Freedom and Struggle (Online Swap)
10/16/2020 Good Trouble . . . Vote! (Online Concert)
10/12/2020 Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Online Concert)
10/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
09/24/2020 All Power to the People! (Online Concert)
09/18/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
09/17/2020 Hard Hitting Words for Hard Hit People (Online Concert)
09/07/2020 Labor Day Concert for All (Online Concert)
08/28/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
08/23/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 2 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
08/17/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
08/13/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
08/06/2020 Hiroshima Never Again (International Concert)
07/30/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/26/2020 Sisters Sing In Solidarity (Online Concert)
07/24/2020 Trans-Atlantic Song Swap, Part 1 of 2: Songs of Liberation, Justice, and People's Empowerment (Online Swap)
07/19/2020 The Centennial Of Women’s Suffrage & Empowerment (Online Concert)
07/17/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
07/12/2020 Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
07/02/2020 "Songs of Freedom and Struggle" (Online Swap)
06/26/2020 Artists Against Racial Oppression: A Hip Hop and Spoken Word Collaboration
06/22/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
06/18/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
06/15/2020 Building Online Musical Community (Online Workshop)
06/14/2020 PMN Summer Membership Meeting
06/14/2020 PMN Songs of the Spirit (Participatory Singing)
06/13/2020 PMN Summer Round Robin (Online Swap)
06/12/2020 PMN Schmooze Rooms (Coffee Hour Hangouts)
06/11/2020 PMN Summer Concert: Natu Camara, Evan Greer, Lara Herscovitch, Aileen Vance, Two of a Kind, & Frank Antonio López
05/29/2020 "An Evening of Nueva Canción" (Online Swap)
05/21/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
05/18/2020 "Grain of Salt": Workshopping Songs in Progress with a Political Edge" (Online workshop)
05/15/2020 PMN Honors The Life and Music of John Prine (Online Concert)
05/07/2020 "Songs to hear during a pandemic" (Online Swap)
05/01/2020 "International Workers' Day: Labor Produces all the Wealth" (Online Swap)
04/23/2020 "The Ecological Crisis is Here" (Online Swap)
04/17/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
04/09/2020 “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic" (Online Swap)
04/03/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
03/27/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
03/20/2020 Online Song and Poetry Swap via Live Video Conference: “Songs we need to hear during a Pandemic"
01/24/2020 PMN Winter Concert 2020
01/24/2020 PMN Winter Convergence, NYC 2020
10/20/2019 PMN Fall Convergence NYC, Oct. 20, 2019
06/20/2019 PMN Members at 2019 Great Labor Arts Exchange, Silver Spring, MD

© 2017 People's Music Network for Songs of Freedom and Struggle.
People's Music Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

PMN Video Livestreams on Facebook and Youtube

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software