Writing Sessions America started 2015 with multiple monthly events that successfully and firmly established their brand in preparation for the 3rd annual “Unplugged Music Experience Singer/Songwriter Retreat,” on October 22-25, 2015 at Atlanta’s Ramada Plaza Hotel.
This year’s conference theme is “Define Your Marque,” and much like the 2014 conference, it will provide the ultimate opportunity for participants to gain a wealth of industry knowledge crucial to their business success. Panelists and guest speakers will provide attendees with the necessary tools needed to maximize their resources, build a better business model and define their individual brand. Workshops, seminars and networking events throughout Atlanta geared towards expanding the knowledge of and appreciation for Pop, R&B and Gospel genres, will cover such topics as film and TV placement, social media, PR and monetizing your brand.
Writing Sessions America (#WSAATL) is a collaborative effort of singers and songwriters of the R&B, Soul, Gospel, Rock and Pop genres working together to create and preserve good music. WSAATL’s initiative is to provide an environment of music business development and education that fosters professional growth.
WSAATL also honors the best of the best in the industry. Past honorees include Sister2Sister’s Jamie Foster Brown, Grammy winning songwriter Gordon Chambers, and music executives David Linton, Shanti Das and Juanita Stephens. 2015 honorees include film and music executive Karen Mason, music historian Allen Johnston and PR and label executive Jackie Rhinehart.
Writing Sessions America founder and CEO Kevin Shine says, “The goal of the retreat is to foster a creative comradery similar to (the real) Jack The Rapper or Impact conference. This year is pivotal for us. Eddie “F” Ferrell, (Grammy award winner, and former Uptown/LaFace Executive, DJ, and Co-Founder of the hip hop group, Heavy D & The Boyz,) has provided veteran leadership and prospective to ensure that the conference maintains the mission of the #WSAATL brand. Eddie F has worked with Writing Sessions America for three years and will serve as Honorary Co-chair for the 2015 retreat. I also want to thank The Urban Buzz for their support since the inception of the retreat and giving us a voice to reach the people we haven’t touched yet.”