Native Tongue Songwriters Stream

Music Under Wings, a Victorian government initiative and Native Tongue Publishing are proud to present Native Tongue Songwriters Stream, a brand new project aimed at providing four unique, young emerging songwriters and producers with valuable and tangible real world experience in music publishing.

Facilitated by Victorian not-for-profit youth music organisation The Push, recipients will be guided by Native Tongue writers and mentors Kon Kersting (The Belligerents, Mallrat, Tia Gostelow) and Plutonic Lab through the process of writing to brief. In addition, Native Tongue will host specific masterclasses covering a variety of themes crucial to their career development such as copyright and royalties, plus deliver invaluable opportunities for artists to showcase to and receive feedback from A&R representatives on their written works.

 “We admire the great work The Push does to open up opportunities via the Music Under Wings program for young industry talent, and we’re excited to team up our writers Kon & Plutonic with some exceptional young artists to develop this stream of specialised and practical mentoring” – Matt Tanner, Native Tongue’s Head of Creative Services.

Native Tongue Songwriting Stream launches in mid-September and runs for seven weeks. The following participants have been hand-picked by Native Tongue from The Push’s current Music Industry Pathways mentoring program to take part in its inaugural round.

Gena Rose Bruce
Calum Newton (Candy)
Caleb Williams (Tentendo, Billy Davis and the Good Lords)
Kylie Chirunga (KYE)

Native Tongue Songwriters Stream is part of the Music Under Wings mentoring stream. Find out more about how to get involved here.