HOW TO WRITE ABOUT ROCK MUSIC

Pardon the shameless self-promotion but here goes…

WHY

Elvis Presley. The Beatles. REM. U2. David Bowie. These unforgettable rock stars, among so many others, have shaken the world and written history with their signature voices. Stars rise and fall but good old rock music is eternal. But someone has to write about this thing called rock music. Someone has to inform, advise and ultimately excite the millions of fans out there about their favourite artists and their favourite music. If you have always wanted to be that ‘someone’, this course is for you.
Kevin Mathews, our “Rock Professor” will fill you in on all you need to know about rock writing. Then we go one step further. We will show you how to harness this knowledge and techniques to pursue a career in the journalism, TV production, radio hosting, events management, magazines and publication houses, to name a few. Ready to rock?
WHO
For students from age 13 onwards…for all aspiring music writers…for those pursuing a career in the media, arts and entertainment world…and anyone who sees the opportunities and future of rock writing.
WHAT
Start rocking with our Professor!
Week One:      Introduction to Rock Writing and Rock History Part I
Week Two:      Rock History Part II
Week Three:   Fundamentals of Rock Writing
Week Four:     Interviews
A CAREER FROM ROCK WRITING
a. Music journalism
b. Critical Writing
c. Media executive eg. Radio, magazines etc. Music Label executive
HOW
Learn to recreate history and experience the soul of Rock Music and how to write about the magic through FOUR 90 minute sessions with our “professor”. Total fee: – S$280 to be paid in advance.
Starting:  19th October, 2.30 pm to 4.10 pm, for four Saturdays, till the 9th of November, 2013.
Please send enquiries to
Classes are held at:
Impart Consultancy;  47 Hill Street, #07-08
Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Building
S(179365);  Tel: 6338 5756
ABOUT KEVIN MATHEWS
Kevin Mathews is a well-respected music journalist and has been writing about music for over twenty  years.

Mathews has written for Singapore newspapers like the New Paper and TODAY, print magazines like BigO (Singapore), Amplifier, Pop Culture Press (USA) and Bucketfull of Brains (UK) as well as online zines like his own PowerofPop.com, MTVAsia.com and PopMatters.com.

He has interviewed the likes of Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Al Jardine (The Beach Boys), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Ian McCulloch (Echo & the Bunnymen), Robyn Hitchcock, Sean O’Hagan (The High Llamas), Edwyn Collins, James Morrison, Regina Spektor, Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Jimmy Shaw (Metric), Mat Osman (Suede), Michael Franti, Imogen Heap, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty and many many others.

He has conducted music-related talks on subjects like rock journalism and songwriting and was a mentor for the Baybeats/Esplanade Youth Budding Music Writers Programme from 2011 to 2013. He has also conducted modules on Arts History and Creative Concepts at Republic Polytechnic where he has been an Academic Associate since 2010.

 

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