Next Open Mic Night is December 10, 2007

Please join the DC Cabaret Network at the Warehouse Theater for our December Open Mic Night on Monday, December 10th! Sign up starting at 7:30. Singing starts at 8:00. Suggested donation: $12.00.

Report from our November 2007 Open Mic Night

Michael Miyazaki has all the details on who sang what at our November Open Mic. Thanks Michael!

Location Change for Nov. 10 Music Biz workshop

PLEASE NOTE!!! The location for this Saturday’s (Nov. 10th) SAW seminar called “Making Music our Profession — Can We Quit our Day Jobs”? has been moved to a new location.  It will now be held at:

ASAE Building

1575 I Street, NW

East Central Board Room, Lobby level

Washington, DC


Directly across from the McPherson Sq/White House Metro exit.  Street parking and lot parking available on I Street and other streets nearby.


Date and Time is the same, Saturday, Nov. 10th; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Bring photo ID.


Contact info: or call Lynne Revo-Cohen at (703) 405-7133.

Our November newsletter is now available

The DC Cabaret Network’s November 2007 newsletter is now available. Enjoy!

Making Music Our Profession – Can We Quit Our Day Jobs?

The DC Cabaret Network joins the Songwriters’ Association of Washington (SAW) to bring the music industry to DC to feature “Making Music Our Profession – Can We Quit Our Day Jobs?” on Saturday, November 10, at the DC Bar Association ( 1250 H Street NW , Washington DC ), from 10:00am-1:00pm. Other co-sponsors include WAMA, NSAI, and the Baltimore Songwriters Association.


   Representatives from all three Performing Rights Organizations will present an outstanding panel discussion on becoming a professional in the music business. Panel members will include ASCAP’s Assistant VP of Musical Theatre and Cabaret, Michael Kerker, and Director of Membership and Creative Affairs, Jason Silberman; BMI’s Senior VP of Government Relations, Fred Cannon; and SESAC’s VP of Writer Publisher Relations, Linda Lorence Critelli. These experts will have an interactive discussion with our region’s songwriters on “how to make it in the music industry,” covering the following:


1. What’s a realistic goal for you? What are the odds of success?

2. How to gauge your audience – what do they want to hear and what will they buy?

3. Do you need an agent, manager, or anybody to help? Can you do it all yourself?

4. How to NOT get ripped off.

5. Do independents have a chance to get on radio or have songs in movies and on TV?

6. How has the internet changed the music industry?

7. How can the Performance Rights Organizations (PROs) help you? Why are there 3 PROs? Which one should you join?

8. What is the state of the record industry and what are the issues that will affect songwriters and artists?



            The DC Bar Association is located near the Metro Center metro stop. In addition, parking is available on the street and at a nearby parking lot. Cost for the seminar is $30 for members of SAW, WAMA, NSAI, BSA, and DC Cabaret Network, $40 for non-members, and $20 for students. Advance registration is highly recommended to reserve your spot. However, walk-ins are welcome if space is available. To register, download the registration form from Pay by credit card or send a check to SAW, 4200 Wisconsin Ave., NW , PMB 106-137, Washington , DC , 20016 .



             Contact info: or call Lynne Revo-Cohen at (703) 405-7133.