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with Alan Roy Scott

After his highly successful virtual Song Surgery in May, its back by popular demand!  LA-based international songwriting teacher, Alan Roy Scott, will present his Song Surgery online session on Saturday, 6th June at 1pm. 

In the 90 minute virtual session being held on Zoom, Alan will 'surgically enhance' six songs presented by participants. These sessions are a must for every songwriter wanting to learn how to make their songs the best they can be.

Hosted by ASC, the popular "Song Surgery" sessions are well-known to attendees of the Australian Songwriters Conference where Alan offers detailed "live" evaluations.  Participants play their song live to Alan, who then suggests revisions on-the-spot. Aimed at improving their existing songs, the Song Surgery sessions truly transform a song from "meh" to WOW!

DATE: Saturday 6 June
TIME: 1pm - 2.30pm
WHERE: Online/Virtual Session


Audience only
ASC Members: $7.50
Non-members: 10.00

Submit a song for surgery
ASC Members: $30.00
Non-Members: $40.00


Alan Roy Scott is an LA-based professional songwriter and international songwriting teacher with over 35 years of experience in the music industry. His songs have been recorded by 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, Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, Ray Charles and more.
Alan has been a private songwriting coach for over ten years, and has taught classes and led workshops and seminars in the USA through the UCLA Extension, The Songwriting School of LA, Musician's Institute, and ASCAP. In Australia, Alan has led workshops through APRA and he has been the Main Seminar Facilitator for the Australian Songwriters Conference since 2016. Read Alan’s full bio here.

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with Brett Oaten

Brett Oaten is arguably the top lawyer in the Australian music industry, so ASC is excited to be hosting this special one-hour live virtual webinar and Q&A session with the man himself!

Learn the legal ins and outs of everything from publisher contracts to co-writing agreements.  Copyright law, work-for-hire agreements, royalty splits - whatever you want to know about, Brett Oaten will have the answers.

The webinar will include a Q&A session - and participants can submit their questions ahead of the session.

Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to learn about aspects of music law that every songwriter should know.

DATE: Wednesday 24 June
TIME: 7.30 - 8.30pm
WHERE: Online/Virtual Session


ASC Members: $15.00
Non-members: $25.00


Brett Oaten established his legal practice in 1992 (he is old), and specialises in the music, entertainment, media and startup industries.

In the music industry Brett principally represents artists and some current clients include Amy Shark, Bliss n Eso, Lorde, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Tkay Maidza and Sampa the Great.

Brett’s firm also represents a range of high profile film and television producers, new media businesses, start ups and personalities across a range of media industries.

Brett is a life member of FBI Radio, a board member of Audiocraft and an advisor to Parlour Gigs.

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with Pamela Oland

More than ever, the online space is allowing songwriters to co-write with others outside their neighbourhood and allowing international collaborations to flourish. But there’s more to collaboration than the physical process of working together.

In this special event Masterclass, 3x Grammy Award nominee, Pamela Oland, will discuss the deeper nuances of collaboration that results in a successful co-write. Delving into the importance of mindset, patience and being open to a co-writer’s twist on your ideas,  Pamela shares her decades of experience and insight on this topic, leaving you enlightened on how to get the most out of your songwriting collaborations.

DATE: Saturday 12 July
TIME: 1.00 - 2.30pm
WHERE: Online/Virtual Session


ASC Members: $20.00
Non-members: $30.00


3-time Grammy-Nominated lyricist, Pamela Phillips Oland, has written over 500 songs that have been recorded and enjoyed in the U.S. and around the world. Her work has been recorded by no less than the spectacular talents of Aretha Franklin & The Four Tops, Frank Sinatra, Whitney Houston & Jermaine Jackson, Anne Murray, Philip Bailey, Earth Wind & Fire, Gladys Knight, Reba McIntyre, Peabo Bryson, The Jacksons, Engelbert Humperdinck, Dusty Springfield, The Crusaders, The Whispers, The Brothers Johnson, DJ Ralphi Rosario, Michael Learns to Rock, and Selena.

Pamela’s lyrics can be heard in movies and on TV shows that include: The SopranosComing to America102 Dalmatians, Burglar, J.A.G., Xena Warrior Princess, Gideon, Kids 10 Commandments and Blizzard, which was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Song in a Motion Picture.

Pamela is the sole lyricist for Argentinian diva Karen Souza, including co-writing the hit song “Paris.”

Pamela has given multiple seminars on songwriting, including at Carnegie Hall, in Australia and Finland, and at music conservatories around Denmark. She taught her craft for 8 years at UCLA and was part of the historic Music Speaks Louder Than Words event–the first ever creative exchange between U.S. and Soviet songwriters and artists in Moscow and Leningrad.

Her musical, Soldier of Orange, is in its 9th sold-out year in Holland. With almost 3,000,000 tickets sold, it’s the most successful musical in Dutch history. Soldier of Orange is about be workshopped in London, where a new immersive theater is being built for it in Newham, near London City Airport. Producers are planning to open it there in late 2020.

Other musicals that Pamela is currently developing are, ChickWonder, which is a Stevie Wonder musical, and Touch Me, a Rock Show.

Beyond writing hundreds of songs, Pamela has also published two books, The Art of Writing Great Lyrics and The Art of Writing Love Songs.