GMIA Songwriters Workshop

Last Sunday of each Month (except for Nov. & Dec.)

​Open to Everyone

Door Opens at 2:30 P.M.

Starts at: 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. - FREE EVENT

This event is designed to work with & learn from others.

Helping each other with Music & Lyrics.

You can perform your song live or play file or CD

  • Bring your instruments
  • Bring "finger snacks" to share
  • Perform your song or idea live or play on CD or device
  • Bring 5 copies of your Lyrics
  • Guest Speaker
  • Song Critique
  • Break out Session
  • Jam Session

Hope to see you and bring a friend; if you don't have one, just pick up somebody on your way....

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DETAILED DIRECTIONS TO STUDIO

​Address: 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, (inside Sugarloaf Mills Mall),

                      Office Suite M 140, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

USE ENTRY 3: Walk past JumpStreet, Take 1st Hall on your Left,

                                 Then next Hall, Right, 1st Hall, Left, Down the hall on your Right

You will see the GMIA & Virtual Adrenaline Signs

NOTE: This is the closest Entry to VAP. 

                Using another Entry could result up to walking a Mile to get to us.

Park near JumpStreet & Books-A-Million.

2020 Guest Speakers/Performers (look for current Month)

January 2020

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Guy Dupree

  

Guy played in bands in the Atlanta area. In the early 90’s he joined the

“Atlanta Songwriters Association” (which is GMIA Now) where he served as vice president for a time.

NASI member and lived on music row part time for three years.

Notable song accomplishments:

Finalist, tv show pilot “Hitmakers” featuring artist Wade Hayes and Larry Boone who

had hits by George Strait and Tracy Lawrence

Top 1% “Billboard World Song” contest out of 50,000 entries

1st and 2nd place “GMIA Best Of Country Showcase” 2007

Finalist “SESAC Showcase” in Nashville

Finalist “Louisville Area Songwriter Competition”

2nd place “Mountain Valley National Lyric Contest”

His song ‘Margarita Tan” was the 2nd single released recently on

Cowboy Gary Ragan’s Album “What good Are Dreams If They Never Come True”

The “Margarita Tan” video shot in the Philippines is slated to be released February 1st 2020.

February 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

March 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

April 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

May 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

June 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

2020 Guest Speakers/Performers (look for current Month)

July 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

August 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

September 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

October 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

November 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

December 2020

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 Guest Speaker to be announced 

2019 Guest Speaker/Performers (See Who You Missed)

January 2019

Eric Baker

Special Guest Eric Baker

Sax, Keys, Guitar, Bass & Vocals

Music Theorist 

Partner with VAP & VP of Virtual Adrenaline Publishing, LLC

February 2019

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Special Guest Ryan Kilgore

Sax Player for Stevie Wonder

Watch Video:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzsemlrPtvs&feature=youtu.be 

March 2019

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Special Guest Ronnie Moss

with the Spinners

Rubberband Man

Games People Play

Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Some of the greats

April 2019

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Special Guest Joey Stuckey

 Joey's guitar style is reminiscent of rocker

Jeff Beck &
jazzer Wes Montgomery, while his vocal influences ranger from Mel torme to

Gregg Allman.​​​​ He's a seasoned Songwriting with crafty Lyrics.

Check his web site:
http://joeystuckey.com/ 

May/June 2019

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  • SPECIAL EVENT- SPECIAL DATE

BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY

DATE FOR May will be June 2nd

WORKING WORKSHOP 

Each ​Group will be given an assignment to write a song.

This is one of 3 sessions for 2019. The best song will be voted on by the group.

The top 3 will be voted on and the winner will be recorded with a music video and released as a single.​

June 2019

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SPECIAL EVENT

Songwriting Challenge

We will divide into groups

You will be given instructions and write a song/lyrics & Music.

This is 1 of 3 Sessions

The group that writes the winning song

Will be awarded a recording contract,

Publishing,

International Distribution

& a Music Video

July

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Claudette King (BB King's Daughter will be our Special Guest Speaker and Performer. Sharing her story in song and her journey as the daughter of one of the

most well know Blues Singers. Now she is perusing her career songwriting Lyrics to tell her story.

August

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Part 2 of the Songwriting Challenge. See  June description for all the details.

September

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Special Guest Joey Stuckey

 Joey Stuckey is an award-winning blind guitarist, songwriter, singer, composer, producer, radio and television personality, music columnist, educator and sound engineer. He is also the official music ambassador for his home town of Macon Georgia. 

Check his web site: http://joeystuckey.com/ 

October

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Part 3 and Last Session for the Songwriting Challenge. We will look at the final contestants and Pick 1 Winner. The Winner is....

November

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Take this time to spend it with the Family.

Happy Thanksgiving

December

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Merry Christmas

Tell Jesus Happy Birthday

Help someone with Christmas.

Write song Lyrics for someone, record it and give is as a gift. We can help you with the Songwriting.