If you are serious about a career in music, you've probably already spent thousands of dollars on quality instruments, music lessons, computers and recording programs, demo production, sound gear, and the list goes on. You may be starting out, or you may have been pursuing your music career goals for some time. Either way, its time to make the effort and the expense worthwhile. It's time to take the next step...
The Australian Songwriters Conference includes:
Speakers & Mentors - Hit songwriters and Music Industry execs discuss writing, publishing, production and more!
Seminars, Talks & Workshops - Learn the secrets of hit songwriting and career momentum from the best in the business.
Song Pitching - A truly unique opportunity for attendees to pitch songs directly to Publishers, and Writer Managers.
On-Site Recording & Production - Learn and work with our hit producers in the on-site studio.
Live Showcases - Perform your original material to the pros, attendees and public.
Networking with Industry Pros & Hit Songwriters - Connect with the career-makers one-on-one.
ASC Song Contest - Enter our song contest to win great prizes.
The ASC is for all songwriters, artists, producers, publishers & managers.
The Australian Songwriters Conference (ASC) is a national career and skills development event focusing on the craft and business of songwriting. Since 2008, the ASC has attracted writers, artists, producers, publishers and managers from across Australia and internationally. The only event of its kind in Australia, the conference is packed full of seminars, workshops, attendee showcases, recording & production and other activities relevant to both performing and non-performing songwriters and the industry that supports them. The ASC’s main aim is to provide a supportive and nurturing peer environment where you can learn more about your craft, create relationships with the industry hit-makers, get up close and personal with the speakers and mentors who willingly share their time, knowledge and experience, and pitch your songs directly to the publishers (majors and indies) who attend the event. The Australian Songwriters Conference is a ‘must do’ for anyone with serious aspirations of a career as a performing or non-performing songwriter.
Past Speakers and Mentors include:
Alan Roy Scott - Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin (Menudo), Anne Murray, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles
Andrew Farriss - INXS, Richard Clapton, Jenny Morris, Yothu Yindi, Tania Kernaghan
Amber Lawrence - Golden Guitar and APRA award-winning hit Country artist.
David Musumeci - #1 AU and US hit writer/producer with DNA Songs.
Phil Buckle - John Farnham, Southern Sons, Adam Harvey, Shannon Noll, Deni Hines, Anthony Callea, David Hobson
Jason Blume - Britney Spears, Back Street Boys, Oak Ridge Boys, Collin Raye, John Berry, Gypsy Kings
Adam Harvey - Australian multi award-winning Hit Country artist
Geordie Leach – Rose Tattoo
Brooke McClymont - The McClymonts, Olivia Newton-John, Hilary Duff, Kate DeAraugo
Bill Chambers - Dead Ringer Band
Gina Jeffreys - Australian hit and award-winning Country Music artist/songwriter
Rod McCormack – Hit Australian songwriter and multi-award winning producer
Barbara and Adrian Hannan - Hit Writer/Production team for Vanessa Amorosi, Taxiride, Gabriella Cilmi, Delta Goodrem, Lee Harding, Neighbours, TV AFL, The Voice, X Factor, and Australian Idol Artists
Carter & Carter - Multi-award winning hit country duo
Gary Pinto - Hit Australian R&B and Christian songwriter for Guy Sebastian, Anthony Callea, Christine Anu, Jimmy Barnes, Jade McRae, Taylor Dane.
Lyn Bowtell – Hit Country singer-songwriter and recording artist
Diana Torossian – Publisher and Australia’s #1 Songwriter Manager
Shane Nicholson - Multi award winning Hit Country artist/writer, “Rattlin’ Bones”, Familiar Ghosts
Attendees fly in from around Australia and internationally to participate in the event, and already a number of them have gone on to write and record with Faculty and hit local and overseas Producers, have signed publishing deals, achieved #1 hits and national success, received song awards and commercial radio airplay, and made huge leaps in their careers - all as a direct result of attending the event. Click here to read about some of our successful ASCers!
The Australian Songwriters Conference is a major songwriter event on the music industry calendar and is a ‘must do’ for anyone with serious aspirations of a career as a performing or non-performing songwriter. In order to maintain an informal and intimate environment with maximum attendee-faculty networking potential and song pitching opportunities, there is a strict cap on attendance numbers.