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Start a Worldhits.org Chapter in your area

So, you want to start a Worldhits.org Chapter, yeah?

It’s easy. There are just a few basic blueprints for you to follow, and with our blue print for success, and your enthusiasm, we can all help support and promote songwriters on a global level.

Benefit for you:

You get to be part of a community of volunteers who are working hard to build a great songwriting industry – on a Social Benefit level.  We are all volunteers so your contribution is invaluable. You may find that you have more ideas than what we provide here which is great!

You also get personal promotion through Worldhits.org. Read about the member benefits here.

You can host your own events with the promotional muscle Worldhits.org provides. It elevates you in the music industry instantly.

You can feel like you are contributing to a worthy cause – supporting and promoting songwriters and poets. Did you know that songwriters are the least “heard” people in the music industry? Yet they are the writers of the songs that make the industry successful.

You can create a songwriters community in your area, which is the number 1 reason why chapters are started: a place for songwriters to gather, feel supported, and get promoted. Many chapter coordinators join us because as songwriters or artists, they feel isolated or out of the loop. When creating a chapter, they attract like- minded songwriters and a community is born!

Some programs require a fee from non-members to participate. You can either keep the entry fee from non-members as your admin fee, or put it into a Cash Box to use for any expenses you may incur on behalf of Worldhits.org. Please note that all our teams work voluntarily with no salary, but if you feel you are deserving of some of the monies you generate, we will be supportive of that, such as gas, parking or meals reimbursement.

Try it for a year. It’s not a lifelong commitment.

Benefit for us:

We would like to expand to many different cities and countries. The altruistic benefit for us is that we will know we have reached more songwriters, creating mini-songwriting communities (chapters) and provided opportunities for support, promotion and exposure. In turn, we hope to generate more members. By you running a chapter in your area, we are able to assist and promote more songwriters and poets, as well create awareness for larger global issues.

Mission: Encourage and foster all genres of original music and song expression within our songwriters’ communities, in order to support and promote songwriters and composers worldwide, through critique workshops, showcases, events, educational seminars, conferences, and programs with continued development, annual reviews and expansion. Recently we have expanded our mission to include raising awareness about global, humanitarian and social issues affecting our world. We are doing this by collaborating with other non-profits specializing in these areas and also through the power of music and the music industry – staging concerts, events and programs that raise this much needed awareness.

Steps to take:

  • Join Worldhits.org as a member, before we consider you as a chapter team coordinator. That way you get to know how we operate, and you abide by our terms and conditions of membership. JOIN HERE.

 Familiarize yourself with Worldhits.org and make sure that your goals are along the same lines as us. Make sure you read about us on the website http://www.Worldhits.org/www.Worldhits.org.org.

Some pages to look at specifically:

About us

Our Programs –  what we hope you can host in your area. A Workshop and a Showcase.

Contact us when you are ready to get started, Email Alyson Baker, our “Chief Operations Officer” toalyson@aol.com.

  • Agree to our Formal Agreement – we have a formal agreement you would sign to participate in a new chapter setup program, which basically protects our name and your rights.  Know that being on the Worldhits.org team is a VOLUNTARY POSITION. There is no salary or payment, but fantastic opportunity for exposure, industry elevation and room for growth.

As the Leader/Coordinator of your Chapter you will manage the membership, programs, events, and team for your area. You will be the visible ambassador for Worldhits.org You will represent us at local music industry conferences and events. You will heighten our presence in the community and will be charged with maintaining and growing a vibrant membership.

Agreeing to be a coordinator for Worldhits.org, means agreeing to the following: Chapter Coordinator Agreement

Read more about the Worldhits.org Coordinator Role.

Worldhits.org Songwriters Workshop: Find a Venue to host a Workshop and/or Showcase. 

At least once a month, on a recurring day or evening (e.g. first Sundays of the month, 3pm), you would conduct a Workshop where members and interested songwriters can gather, network and gain feedback from their songs.

 

Workshops are where songwriters get together and critique their work and get feedback from the other songwriters. It’s a closed group (not open to the general public) and can even be done in a house, or coffee shop, offices, halls, schools, clubs, churches, wherever you can bring as little as 5 and up to 30 songwriters together, without much distraction.

The first half is dedicated to the workshop/critiquing where one person sits up front in front of the audience and presents their song either on CD, tape or live (acoustic). He/she gives out typed lyric sheets of the song to the others to critique either vocally, privately or writing on the lyric sheet. Then there is a break followed by either a guest speaker from the industry or a great discussion of a current music topic.

It’s $5 for non-members (i.e., new songwriters who haven’t joined Worldhits.org as members yet) and free for members of Worldhits.org (also $2 for members from other associations. We encourage cross collaboration). This money stays in your petty cash fund box.

This is a Worldhits.org blueprint. It’s our concept and is unique. We hope that you keep to the formula.

Worldhits.org Songwriters Showcase:

Once a month, on a recurring night (e.g. last Tuesdays of the month), chapters run a Showcase .It is ok if you choose a Workshop or Showcase, but it’s great if you can do both.  Sometimes both can be on the same night, but be sure that the first half (workshop) is closed to public and second half (showcase) is open to public. Cafes are fine for this, or a small club. We love to hear about new and unique venues to present showcases that focus on the “song” most of all.

We only allow members to perform unless we know of some awesome talent we want to promote and they end up joining because they see what we are doing. It would also be listed on your new chapter page. 

If you feel it warranted, charge an entry fee at the door of the showcase. This money can stay with you at your chapter in a petty cash box fund.

Why not consider a house concert? We call them Worldhits.org Living Room Sessions. These are by far one of the simpler methods to host a music event, but avoid the hassle of dealing with venues. A house concert has a simple formula. You book 3-4 singer-songwriters with one hot well known featured headliner, or about six or eight unknown songwriters. All should have a core fan base they can invite. Organize flyers and promote to your network of fans and friends. Offer pot luck food or put on a spread and charge your guests an entry that will cover the food. Worldhits.org Living Room Sessions are a fabulous way to go.

* * * If you can only do either a workshop or a showcase, that’s fine too. Just let us know what you can do.

  • Help recruit members to join Worldhits.org. We will supply you membership forms that you can give out, or they can join online. ALL MEMBERSHIP fees and details are sent to our Head Office in Rural Hall, NC.
  • Keep a petty cash box. Work on a cash basis, no need to set up a bank account. All monies transacted from programs and events (except membership which we handle in NC) can be kept in a Cash Box safely with you. Keep a cash account book so that you can keep track of monies in and monies out. We may want to see this every year. Please know that any money you make above and beyond recruiting memberships (forwarded to head office) is kept with your chapter. That’s why you need a petty cash box. You will need money now and then to cover your small expenses, and maybe even get entrepreneurial and host seminars and events that may need some money you generate. Read about the Cost Factors below.
  • Build a local mailing list. You can contact members and interested songwriters through our direct mailing list. Once you’re set up, we would ask that you help build our mailing lists from our central location with your local emails.
  • Market your events – We look to you to be imaginative and clever at writing press releases and flyers to promote your new Worldhits.org events and programs. We would absolutely help you and can provide existing templates to work from. All promotional material is to be approved by head office via a quick email to us. We have a certain criteria on when we need press releases in and what we need from you (accountability) in promoting the events in an effective way. People don’t just turn up. You have to let them know!

We will set you up with everything you need to run a chapter

A Worldhits.org email address will be set up for you, (either a separate Gmail account or we forward it to your email). You would make sure you have http://www.Worldhits.org. in the footer for all your Worldhits.org correspondence.

You will have a chapter web page for your chapter. Social Networking instructions, to help build community will be provided as well.

 We will promote you as part of our team and introduce you to the other team members. We will add a short profile and picture of you on our team page, and on a special chapter page for you and connect you with the team at large to discuss, share, learn and impart.

We will supply you with promotional material: Membership forms (tri-fold pamphlets), an email address, business cards if necessary, a banner for your events, sample promotional flyers, etc. We also email you templates for making local chapter flyers, artist confirmations and press releases.

COST FACTORS

AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE DO NOT PAY GUEST SPEAKERS. THIS IS A SOCIAL BENEFIT EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION (PRIMARILY) AND WE ASK SPEAKERS TO LEND THEIR TIME TO COME TALK TO OUR MEMBERS.

WE ALSO DON’T GENERALLY PAY ARTISTS TO PERFORM FOR US. WE SEE OUR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS AS AN OPPORTUNITY OF EXPOSURE FOR ARTISTS AND EVEN BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE, PROMOTE AND EXPOSE THEIR MUSIC OR SERVICE, IT IS VERY SYMBIOTIC.

THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS, AND THAT IS WHEN THE CHAPTERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GENERATE SOME PETTY CASH, FROM WORKSHOPS, SHOWCASES OR OTHER EVENTS AND CAN USE THEIR DISCRETION TO OFFSET SPEAKERS OR ARTISTS’ COSTS IN ANY WAY.

THIS IS AN ENTREPRENEURIAL, YET SOCIAL BENEFIT, VOLUNTEER DRIVEN, ALTRUISTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO CREATE AND BUILD A TARGETED SONGWRITERS’ MUSIC COMMUNITY, PURSUE THE WORLDHITS.ORG AIMS AND OBJECTIVES, SUPPORT SONGWRITERS, HELP US PROVIDE SERVICES, PROGRAMS & EDUCATION TO SONGWRITERS AND ARTISTS, AND ELEVATE YOUR OWN ARTISTRY AND BUSINESS SKILLS.

Some Conditions to consider:

Please also appoint 1 (minimum) if not more helpers and provide us their names and contacts. A chapter is best run with more than 1 person.

In the event that you resign from the Worldhits.org team, all correspondence, monies and programs revert to Head Office where we will take over until we find someone else to continue the Chapter and/or programs. You cannot start something with us, resign off the team, and continue on the same programs under a different name.

We will not be obligated for any payments or incur any liability relating to your endeavors in setting up and running a Chapter in your area; You will fully indemnify and hold Us harmless against any loss incurred or payment made, including attorneys fees, by reason of anything to the contrary to any of the foregoing.  By the way, we have an agreement that we’d like you to sign, if you choose to be a Chapter Coordinator.

The name Worldhits.org is owned by Richard Gibson and will not be traded or used without permission. Mr. Gibson must approve all events, ideas and programs.

Ok! Are you up for the challenge?

Let us know your thoughts and start up ideas. We’ll try and help you as much as possible to get it going, get the word out there, and support you, also, as a songwriter.

Thanks for the interest, and energy!

Email Alyson Baker, Chief Operations Officer: toalyson@aol.com

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