Push Songs’ innovative and inspiring songwriting mentoring program ends its 11th year celebrations with Round 4 taking place throughout February, March and April 2019, and once more it’s FREE!
Successful applicants will take part in FOUR, one on one songwriting workshops, plus be invited to join the Tuesday Night Song Club and meet and share ideas and live performance opportunities with fellow song writers.
Working alongside Push Songs co-ordinator Charles Jenkins will be a bevy of outstanding songwriting mentors including Cash Savage, Olivia Halley (Oh Pep!), Jackson Phelan (Rat!Hammock), Jade Imagine, Jarrad Brown and Ella Thompson (pictured) with more to be announced soon.
Participants from all corners of the state of Victoria and of any age are encouraged to apply for the Brunswick-based program managed by The Push and APRA AMCOS and supported by Creative Victoria, the Australia Council and APRA AMCOS.
Established in 2009, Push Songs acknowledges the artistic, creative and long term career impact that passing on experience, skills, ideas, knowledge, encouragement, confidence and inspiration brings to the songwriter. Push Songs is a significant link in the music industry offering creative, practical advice, networking and performance opportunities to up and coming Victorian songwriters.
FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact The Push on (03) 9380 1277.
Push Songs proudly presented by The Push, APRA AMCOS, Creative Victoria and the Australia Council.
About Push Songs
Push Songs is The Push’s innovative and exciting, free all ages songwriter’s program open to all budding Victorian songwriters. The program gives Victorian songwriters the opportunity to hone their songwriting skills with some of the music industry’s best! The song is the basis for an industry that generates millions of dollars each year and employs thousands of people but very little is done to facilitate, support, or acknowledge the songwriting process.
Push Songs, presented by The Push, APRA AMCOS, Creative Victoria and the Australia Council, provides songwriting mentoring, artist support and demo recording facilities to dedicated, enthusiastic and emerging songwriters throughout Victoria. This course is designed by renowned Melbourne songwriter Charles Jenkins and aims to realise the potential of all developing songwriters. Charles is a profile artist with over 30 years experience as a songwriter, musician, performer and producer. “He’s too good a writer not to be in your life,” Sydney Morning Herald.
The free Brunswick-based program offers four terms for the year, with each songwriter getting the opportunity to take part in four, one on one, 1.5 hour songwriting workshops and meet other songwriters via its Tuesday Night Song Club. Participants will workshop and develop song ideas and sketches with Charles as well as three special guest mentor songwriters (who in the past have included Mark Seymour, Adalita, Oh Pep, Jeff Lang, Cash Savage, Paul Dempsey, Rebecca Barnard and Goyte to name a few). Initial song sketches are recorded and workshopped in the sessions, with various songwriting, arranging and recording ideas explored.
The program seeks to pass on the skills and experiences of established Victorian songwriters and to produce and refine the ideas of the next generation by providing them an opportunity to network and showcase their material to the broader industry.
Established in 2009, Push Songs acknowledges the artistic, creative and long term career impact that passing on experience, skills, ideas, knowledge, encouragement, confidence and inspiration brings to the songwriter.
“Push Songs is a significant link in the music industry in that it takes a dedicated songwriter and their initial song ideas and offers creative, practical advice and support from creation to completion,” says Jenkins. “It arms the artist with songwriting skills that will stay with the artist and therefore the listener and the audience, and will resonate for all, in years to come.”
The online application is very easy and participants are chosen on suitability, as well as what they will get out of the program.
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