NY Songwriter’s Circle Heads to Berklee College of Music

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New York – June 9, 2009 – The New York Songwriters’ Circle is proud to announce that on Wednesday, July 15th it will host its first “Loft Series” for aspiring musicians in the Boston area at the Berklee College of Music (1 pm) and an 8 pm concert at Café 939 with performances by Boston-native and New York Songwriters Circle 2008 songwriting contest winner Mieka Pauley and Berklee alumni Seth Glier, Caleb Hawley, Will Knox, Liz Longley, Jesse Ruben and NYSC Artistic Director Tina Shafer. Tickets for students and the general public are $10 and can be purchased at the BPC box office (located at 136 Mass Ave. ) up until the day of the show and at www.ticketmaster.com or at any ticketmaster outlet.

The New York Songwriters Circle “Loft Series” is a grassroots community/movement whose purpose is to create a real change in how the music industry deals with artists and talent. The NYSC “Loft Series” meets the last Tuesday of every month in New York and brings together musicians of all levels and abilities to educate and share real-life experiences in a caring and supportive environment.

“It is important for musicians at all levels to have an outlet were they are comfortable and can share their ideas, stories, laughs and learn from each other in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Tina Shafer, NYSC Artistic Director and president for the past 19 years. “Our goal is to build a community in Boston where artists can be artists and not feel they will be exploited.”

For over 19 years, the New York Songwriters’ Circle has been producing and directing bi-monthly shows at the legendary Bitter End club, in New York City’s West Village. The Circle has launched the careers of notable artists such as Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Lisa Loeb, Vanessa Carlton, Gavin DeGraw, NYSC songwriting contest winner and regular on “One Tree Hill,” Kate Voegele, Company of Thieves and Chris Barron. The circle has quickly become one of the most popular music events in Manhattan , attracting not only the best up and coming songwriting talent from around the world but also top music industry executives looking to discover “the next big thing”.

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