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Web Events (more headlines) 08-07-2014

Berklee Alumna Launches SongwriterLink Platform That Matches Songwriters For Collaborations

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Website: http://www.berklee.edu
SongwriterLink, a newly launched songwriting collaboration platform created by recent Berklee College of Music grad Lisa Occhino, is the only website that uses matching engine technology – the same kind that dating websites use – to help users find exactly the type of songwriters they’re seeking for collaborations.

The site can match songwriters with composers, lyricists, topline writers, and beat producers. Users can conduct a search to find a co-writer by specific genre, or let the site match them up. Once a match is made, the collaborators can start writing songs together immediately through video chats and file sharing.

Occhino developed SongwriterLink as a student with the assistance of Berklee’s Business Startup Initiative [BSI], a program designed to help students, faculty and staff transform their business ideas into successful small businesses. The class, led by Music Business/Management professor Marty Dennehy, chose SongwriterLink as one of its development projects in 2013. The BSI team helped recruit beta testers and advised on legal aspects like terms of use covering songwriter agreements.

Occhino, who built the site entirely on her own despite having limited web design experience, is now juggling launching a start up with the demands of a full time job as Managing Editor at Sonicbids.

Free to join and use, the site’s goal is to make it easy for songwriters to team up with anyone, anywhere in the world. Occhino came up with the idea in her first year at Berklee, to meet a specific need. “I’ve noticed other websites that have to do with finding musicians and players,” said Occhino. “This is more narrowly focused, for songwriters to find each other.”

She added beat producers as a search option on recommendation from a Music Production & Engineering major who suggested it would have been helpful for his producing projects. “Producing, making beats, is a form of songwriting,” added Occhino. “It puts the musical element of the song with the technology aspect, and then allows beatmakers to look for someone to write the hooks.”

SongwriterLink plans to add mentoring services to up-and-coming songwriters by professional songwriters, and present co-writing competitions and live events showcasing the results of collaborations from the site. The site is currently in beta testing. Interested songwriters can sign up for an invitation at songwriterlink.com.

SongwriterLink co-hosts the Boston Songwriter and Musician Hangout on Thursday, August 7. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1433325313608588/?ref=br_tf

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than 65 years, the college has evolved to reflect the current state of the music industry, leading the way with baccalaureate studies in performance, music business/management, songwriting, music therapy, film scoring, and more. With a focus on global learning, Berklee in Valencia, a new campus in Spain, is hosting the college’s first graduate programs, while Berklee Online serves distance learners worldwide with extension classes and degree-granting programs. The Berklee City Music Network provides after-school programming for underserved teens in 45 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. With a student body representing nearly 100 countries and alumni and faculty that have won more than 310 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today—and tomorrow.

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