Sean Holt’s Master Class and Workshop

Amerikkalaisen Sean Holtin Master Class -luennolla sekä sitä seuraavassa työpajassa pureudutaan laulunkirjoituksen ja musiikintuottamisen vallalla oleviin trendeihin.

Musiikintekijät sekä Music Finland järjestävät lauantaina 8.6. Master class -tapahtuman ja työpajan, joissa vieraana on Sean Holt, amerikkalainen musiikintekijä ja USC Thronton School of Musicin apulaisprofessori. 

Tilaisuudet ovat englanninkielisiä, ja niihin ilmoittaudutaan erikseen. Työpajan osallistujat valitaan hakemusten perusteella. 

  • Ilmoittaudu Sean Holt’s Master Class -tapahtumaan sähköpostitse Lumi Ollilalle

Lisätietoja englanniksi:

Sean Holt’s Master Class: “Songwriting trends in 2019: How thin is the line between a songwriter and a producer?”

Are today’s songwriters required to understand production techniques? When does a producer act as a songwriter?  Sean will discuss current trends in songwriting and production, how today’s writing roles differ from the more traditional ones, and where the most relevant opportunities are.

Sean Holt is an American musician, producer, songwriter and artist who has collaborated with numerous artists such as Carlos Santana, Flo Rida, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Mary J. Blige, Gloria Estefan or Michael Bublé to name a few. Check out Sean’s impressive bio below.

  • Date: 8.6.
  • Time: 12:30–14:30 
  • Location: Master Class: Suomen Musiikintekijät, Urho Kekkosen katu 2 C (6. krs), Helsinki

How to apply?

Apply for Sean Holt's Master Class by emailing to this addressIf you are a client of Music Finland or Aux ry, email Lumi Ollila.

Workshop: "Songwriting in 2019"

What makes a good song in 2019? What’s trending and how to fix what’s not working? What are today’s tendencies and challenges in song structure/lyrics/chords?

The workshop includes listening to attendees’ songs and getting valuable feedback directly from Sean Holt, an American musician, producer, songwriter and artist. Check out Sean’s impressive bio below and apply for this great opportunity.

How to apply?

Fill in the online application form HERE.

Approximately 8–10 participants will be selected to the workshop. In order to participate, you must:

  • make (pop) music at a professional level
  • be interested in building an international career in music
  • be able to follow the discussion in English
  • be a member of the Finnish Music Creators (Suomen Musiikintekijät), a Music Finland’s client or a member of Aux ry

The applicants need to fill in their biography information including releases and their role in co-write sessions (tracker, topliner). Co-write experience and international aspirations are considered advantageous in the selection. Remember to fill in all information requested.

All applicants will be informed via email as soon as the selection process is complete.

Date: 8.6. Time: 16–19 Location: Sonic Pump Studios, Vanha Talvitie 19 A, 4. krs., Helsinki

Sean Holt – Biography

"Sean Holt is an American musician, producer, songwriter and artist. Originally from Louisiana, Holt’s early musical influences were a unique collection of blues, gospel, soul and jazz from that region. He began his professional career in 1991 in Los Angeles, where he currently resides. Shortly after locating in LA, Sean received his master’s degree in music from USC and began recording and performing with West Coast artists. He has worked with artists ranging from Carlos Santana, Flo Rida, Slash, John Legend, Big and Rich, Bette Midler, Bruno Mars, and Nelly, to Kenny Loggins, Mary J. Blige, Gloria Estefan, Arturo Sandoval, Michael Buble’, John Rich, Sergio Mendes, Sheila E. and numerous others.

For the last two decades, Holt has enjoyed an extremely diverse and multi-faceted role in the music industry. He is an accomplished, creative business owner with years of experience in music production and supervision. He has composed/produced Emmy, Clio, and Golden Pencil Award- winning music for hundreds of clients including Apple, Nike, Nissan, Oracle, HP, BMW, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Expedia, McDonalds, Kodak, MasterCard, NBA, MTV, and Lexus. Holt co- produced the worldwide theme music for Al Gore’s ”Live Earth − a Climate in Crisis,” 24 hours of music from 9 concerts across 7 continents that reached an audience of 2 billion people. Sean has worked extensively in live Television with credits including ”The Next” on the CW Network, ”Lopez Tonight” show with George Lopez on TBS, ”Oh Sit” on the CW Network, the ”Arsenio Hall Show” on CBS, and as a featured male vocalist on ”Dancing With The Stars” on ABC.

Currently, Sean curates a vast library of music for TV networks and production companies throughout the broadcast industry. LightningHolt Music features the work of numerous composers and sound designers on series like ”Hunted”, ”Ultimate Beastmaster”, ”Strong”, ”Awake”, ”The Day I Met El Chapo”, etc. on all major networks, including Netflix. As an Assistant Professor on the esteemed faculty of the Popular Music and the Music Technology Programs at the USC Thornton School of Music, Holt offers instruction in classes ranging from pop ensemble performance, vocal pedagogy and advanced songwriting to senior directed research, music production techniques and private study. He has great passion for sharing his vast experiences and expertise to students around the world through a hands-on, vocational approach to music education."