[The following is from the official press release.]
Songwriting Fantasy Camp will begin April 7, 2022 and run through April 10, 2022 in the heart of Music City at the Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Aspiring songwriters from all over the world will gather to learn, write with legendary musicians in front of the top music producers and writers whose works have garnered streams in the billions. Some of the incredible talent that will be joining Child are Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Marti Frederiksen, Felix Cavaliere, Steve Cropper and Damon Johnson, among others. This is a chance to learn songwriting from some of the iconic songwriters of our generation.
Desmond Child & Friends Songwriting Fantasy Camp is a one-of-a-kind fantasy experience for songwriters from all backgrounds! Whether the camper’s focus is on writing rock, country, pop, Americana or jazz songs – they will learn the tools of the trade, making them better songwriters. In addition to working with an incredible selection of talent hand-picked by hitmaker Desmond Child, campers will be exposed to accomplished artists and songwriters that have reached the peaks of success in their fields and share their knowledge. This intense four-day experience will inspire budding songwriters to experiment and expand their abilities in ways that could not happen anywhere else but at Songwriting Fantasy Camp.
Co-producing the Songwriting Fantasy Camp is Sixthman, an organization known for creating unique interactive festivals at sea and also shares in the Rock Camp credo of tearing down walls between artists and fans to create special environments that foster community-inspired experiences. This partnership elevates this special Nashville experience to part vacation and part education.
“When the opportunity came up to collaborate with David and the dynamic team at Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp along with the iconic Desmond Child and roster of artists for this camp…all the team at Sixthman said was…”Just tell us where and when!”. This will be a true once in a lifetime experience for campers and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help set the stage for memories that are sure to last a lifetime!” said Anthony Diaz, CEO of Sixthman.
Each day at Songwriting Camp will bring new and exciting activities specifically designed to hone the skills songwriters must have as they aim for success. Topics of focus include discussions ranging from- The Key to Writing Lyrics before Music, and the reverse, Writing Music Before Lyrics, Co-Writing – learn what it takes to make a great co-writing team, Breaking Down The Hits – where a panel of songwriters take you through the processes, stories behind, and secrets to writing their most popular songs.
Campers will participate in discussions on Melody and Harmony, Creative Writing and Literature where they will learn how to unlock their personal stories, poetry and ideas and turn them into verse. Additional topics include Demo Production, Film & TV Songwriting, the Business of Songwriting and so many more will be explored. In addition to the classes, other camp activities include; Q&A sessions and clinics where campers will hear exclusive stories and tips found nowhere else, daily open mic performance opportunities, and the opportunity to write with fellow campers in intensive sessions alongside up-and-coming stars seen on American Idol and The Voice! Your goal in these workshops will be to write for the artist, and to create something they will proudly take with them into their next studio session.
On the last night of camp, we are hosting the biggest night in Nashville: the Songwriter Showcase, where you will be performing your original music for A&R representatives, music industry executives, and more!
Desmond Child & Friends Songwriting Fantasy Camp is a four-day fully immersive experience where attendees will write and co-write with fellow campers, and have their material critiqued and assisted by the best. All levels of songwriters are welcome. This is a bucket-list opportunity that will not only explore and expand campers songwriting skills but will make memories and build friendships to last a lifetime. We expect more than a few hit songs to emerge from this unique Nashville experience.
More About Desmond Child:
Grammy winning and Emmy nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child is one of music’s most prolific and accomplished hitmakers. He’s a film, television, theater and music producer, recording artist, performer, and author. His credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning six decades, including “Livin’ On A Prayer,” “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “How Can We Be Lovers If We Can’t Be Friends,” “I Hate Myself For Loving You,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” “The Cup Of Life,” “Waking Up In Vegas” and many more.
From Aerosmith to Zedd, his genre-defying collaborations also include KISS, Bon Jovi, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Alice Cooper, Joan Jett, Michael Bolton, Ricky Martin, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Meat Loaf, Cyndi Lauper, Christina Aguilera, Selena Gomez, Ava Max, Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog, selling over 500 million records worldwide with downloads, YouTube views and streaming plays in the billions.