If you’re serious about your craft, you’ll appreciate having hit songwriter and MasterWriter creator Barry DeVorzon walk you through the ins and outs of MasterWriter in an online demo.
In this free web video, taken from a live taping on March 13th, Barry begins with a personal story that illustrates how songs become hits, followed by his unique perspective on what it takes to be a successful songwriter.
About Barry DeVorzon
With a career spanning 50 years in the music industry, Barry DeVorzon has written many hit songs, won Grammy and Emmy Awards, and composed music scores for a number of top movies and TV shows. DeVorzon also created a highly successful record label,Valiant, and publishing company, Tamerlane, both of which he ultimately sold to Warner Music.
As a songwriter, DeVorzon is best known for writing the classic instrumental hits “Nadia’s Theme” (from The Young And The Restless TV series) and “Theme From S.W.A.T” (which was a #1 pop hit). Early in his career, he formed the group Barry & The Tamerlanes and wrote their hit, “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight.” In addition, DeVorzon wrote the hits “Bless The Beasts And The Children” for the Carpenters, and “In The City” for the Eagles.
As a composer, DeVorzon wrote the scores for such notable films as The Warriors, Hard Times, Dillinger, Xanadu, Bless The Beasts And The Children, Tattoo, Ninth Configuration, Looker and Exorcist III. For television, he has composed the scores for S.W.A.T., Simon And Simon, Renegades, Private Benjamin, V, The New Twilight Zone, Intimate Strangers and The Belarus File. -By Dale Kawashima.
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