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Pictured (l-r): Documentary filmmaker & professor David Leaf, ASCAP's Loretta Muñoz, Dan Wilson, ASCAP's Brendan Okrent and Mike Todd
On May 14th, ASCAP songwriter Dan Wilson (co-writer of Adele's "Someone Like You" and Dierks Bentley’s "Home") was the VIP guest artist for the "SONGWRITING: Killer Hooks, Essential Songs & Songwriters" class at UCLA's Herb Alpert School of Music. The class focused on Dan’s creative journey as a songwriter, with a little conversation addressing the contemporary music industry, too.
The course focuses on curating a series of guest speakers, each a renowned name in the songwriting community, to share their expertise and journey through the music industry. A primary goal is to present what it means to spend a "life in song." Professor David Leaf, a music documentary filmmaker and author, takes each special guest through a musical "show and tell" with a master class/Actors Studio feel.
For more information on the course, visit http://bit.ly/LaCoPB