The Hi Hat & Play Like A Girl Present
From Session to Single: The Writing Process & Getting Your Song Cut
Jenn Decilveo, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Alih Jey, Cara Salimando
Sat · October 21, 2017
12:30 pmThe Hi Hat
This event is all ages
PLAG is back with their monthly workshop series and, this time, they are bringing in three powerhouse songwriters to talk about setting up co-writes, getting your songs cut by other artists, writing outside of your "usual" genre, and building your career as a writer.
These women have been nominated for Grammys and won awards from ASCAP, BMI, and others, and have cuts with some of the biggest artists out there.
Moderator: Kimi Recor (PLAG)
:: Jenn Decilveo (Andra Day, Ryn Weaver, Galantis, Beth Ditto)
:: Ruth Anne Cunningham (One Direction, Pentatonix, Britney Spears, Grace Potter)
:: Alih Jey (Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez)
American songwriter and producer, Jennifer Decilveo has produced and co-written Andra Day's grammy nominated critically acclaimed single Rise Up, and was instrumental in the development of the electronic group Galantis as well as indie darling Ryn Weaver. She has written Anne Marie's current single Ciao Adios, and has songs coming with Bat For Lashes, Bibi Bourelly, Rae Morris, Kwabs, Active Child, Meg Meyers, Desi Valentine, Dan Caplen, Haelos and recently just finished Beth Ditto's (of The GOSSIP) debut solo record via Virgin. She splits her time between Los Angeles and London where she is currently working on a variety of projects as well as developing a few acts.
Alih Jey is a Grammy nominated musician and singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. In 2008, she was the first Dominican artist nominated for a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Rock Solo Vocal Album for her independently released album, “Necia.” As a songwriter, Alih Jey won the BMI award in 2016 for co-writing Ricky Martin’s hit single “Adrenalina (Spanglish version).” She has also placed songs with other noted artists, including JLO, Wisin, Chiquis Rivera, Maite Perroni, Ednita Nazario and Dulce Maria (of RBD).
Alih is also a featured artist and writer on “Déjame Bailar,” Los Rakas’ single from their Grammy nominated album Los Rakas. Other collaborations include multi-Grammy winners Sebastian Krys and Elsten Torres (Fulano), Francisca Valenzuela, Huey Dunbar, Paulina Rubio, and Frankie J. She has shared the stage with Aleks Syntek, Bacilos, Paulina Rubio, Gloria Estefan and La Quinta Estación. Alih has played major festivals and events like SXSW, LAMC, The Grammy Music Series, Casandra Awards (Dominican Grammys), The Miami Music Festival and Dominicana Moda. Billboard Magazine called her song Te Lo Debo a Ti “... one of the best female pop tracks in recent memory,” The Miami Herald called Alih Jey “One of the most complete and talented artists of the Miami Music Industry,” and Boom Magazine named “Gotas de Piel” Best Album by a Singer/Songwriter. Alih also sang the theme song for ABC show Suburgatory, entitled “Pleasant Nightmare.” Her albums and EPs include: Alih Jey (2001), Gotas de Piel (2004), Necia (2008), Tarte (2011) and Car Trouble (2014).
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