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West Coast Songwriters Association

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services

Mission: To Foster Creativity, Build Community and Provide Opportunity for Music Career Development through Education and Connection.

Results: Results range from helping novice artists and songwriters strengthen their craft to song placements in Films, TV to artists signing with labels - and everything in between.

Target demographics: artists dedicated to building their musical career

Direct beneficiaries per year: Hundreds of songwriters, at all levels, through our programs.

Geographic areas served: In California and beyond! including chapters in Europe

Programs: Members establish important relationships, both professionally and personally, that enhance and accelerate their development. Music ceases to be a solitary pursuit and becomes a shared endeavor through the focus, feedback, collaboration, contacts/networking and support that WCS provides, such as workshops and seminars on the art, craft and business of songwriting, song competitions, songwriting classes, annual music conference

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Client Served

Rating: 5

West Coast Songwriters is an awesome platform for developing songwriting skills, meeting co-writers, and meeting industry professionals to help further your career. 10 out of 10 for friendliness, nurturing and fun learning. I have made lifelong friends at the yearly conference and gained valuable insights. Thank you West Coast Songwriters!



Rating: 5

Our company, Rocket21, has been a sponsor and donor to West Coast Songwriters Association for the better part of a decade. We have collaborated on scholarship programs to identify deserving youth songwriters and musicians for invitation to the WCS Annual Conference (for education, networking, and real-world experience); we've co-developed songwriting competitions and performance showcases specifically designed for youth and teens; and we've designed programs to pair youth songwriters with industry pros for VIP invitations to The Grammys. And that's only the beginning. In each scenario, the WCS team (and professional network) has delivered experiences and opportunities that far exceeded the expectations of participating youth and their families. And in every case, the aspiriring young songwriters and performers walked away inspired, feeling truly welcomed and empowered as a contributing member of a dynamic professional community, and with valuable insights about navigating the music industry in "real life." WCS is five star worthy and then some ...