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DATE: Monday 11th October
TIME:  7.30pm - 8.30pm
WHERE:  Online/Virtual Session



This is a free event however bookings are essential.

with Nicola Tuckwell

Join us for this FREE ONLINE session presented by APRA AMCOS Writer Services Representative, Nicola Tuckwell.

Nikki will be speaking about the services APRA AMCOS provides to music creators as well as share information about how to register your songs, why it is important to register your original music and how you can get paid royalties as a songwriter, among other things! We will conclude the session with a Q&A.

Whether you are already an APRA member or you’re just starting out as a songwriter, this session is a must!  Its a great opportunity to find out more about royalty income and music licensing, as well as ask questions of this seasoned APRA AMCOS professional. Nikki spoke at the 2021 Australian Songwriters Conference in June and her talk was very popular among attendees. This online session is sure to be invaluable for all songwriters!

Nikki Tuckwell plus APRA Logo_portrait


APRA AMCOS is a music rights management organisation that pays royalties to music creators when their music is played or copied, both locally and overseas. Over 108,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers appoint APRA AMCOS to look after certain rights on their behalf. This means organisations don’t have to contact individual music creators to legally use their music.

APRA licenses organisations to play or copy music, so businesses and organisations can buy a licence to play, perform, copy, record or make available their member's music. APRA  then pays the royalties to their members and overseas affiliated societies.

APRA advocates for their members' rights, from government submissions through to their Ambassador Program, they promote the importance of music creators’ rights to all levels of government, the media and the wider community. APRA frequently consults with their Ambassadors to seek their input on issues affecting APRA members.

APRA represents your music globally, so as an APRA AMCOS member, you can enjoy global representation for your music rights. APRA has agreements with other music rights organisations around the world. So when member's music is used in another territory, APRA's affiliates collect money on your behalf. They then pay these royalties to APRA, which then pays you.

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DATE:  Saturday 11th September
TIME:  10am - 11.30am
WHERE:  Online/Virtual Session


Audience only
ASC Members: FREE
Non-members: 10.00

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

ASC Members: Get your discount coupon code here

with Alan Roy Scott

Hit and award-winning US songwriter and international songwriting teacher, Alan Roy Scott, returns to present his famous 'Song Surgery' masterclass - online!

In the 90 minute virtual session being held on Zoom, the 'Master of Contrast' will ‘surgically enhance’ six songs presented by participants, share tips and answer questions from the audience. This is a 'must do' for every songwriter wanting to learn how to make their songs the best they can be.

Hosted by ASC, the popular Song Surgery masterclass are well-known to attendees of the Australian Songwriters Conference. Participants play their song live to Alan, who then offers a detailed evaluation, suggests revisions on-the-spot and explains the reasoning behind the changes. Aimed at improving your existing songs, the Song Surgery sessions truly transform a song from “meh” to WOW!  Now we bring this extraordinary Masterclass to you online!

You don't have to submit a song to be part of this Masterclass.  Book as an audience member and you'll be amazed how much you'll learn regardless of whether you're a seasoned songwriter or a novice.


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.

He was an exclusive staff writer with EMI Music and Jobete Music (Motown) for a combined 11 years, having his own independent Kyushu Boy Music Publishing since 1990.

Alan attended the prestigious Boston Conservatory of Music majoring in Music Composition. He has won top prizes in the John Lennon Song Contest, The American Song Festival, and numerous awards in International Music Festivals around the world, competing as composer and/or artist, representing the USA in such diverse locales as Kazakhstan, Turkey, Romania, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Finland, Holland, Ireland, Czech Republic, & Indonesia among others.

He has been a private songwriting coach for more than 10 years, and has taught classes and has led workshops and seminars domestically through UCLA Extension, The Songwriting School of Los Angeles, Musician's Institute,, ASCAP, as well as the “Grammy-In-The-Schools” program for the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS. Internationally, he has taught songwriting and music workshops in Australia (through APRA), Ireland (through IMRO), and Denmark (through KODA) among others. Alan has been the Main Seminar Facilitator for the Australian Songwriters Conference since 2016.

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DATE:  Saturday 7th August
TIME:  9am - 12pm
WHERE:  Online/Virtual Session


ASC Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $35.00

ASC Members: Get your discount coupon code here

with Alan Roy Scott

Hit USA Songwriter and international songwriting teacher, Alan Roy Scott, returns to ASC to present his Group Co-Writing Workshop – online!

Alan’s group co-writing workshops at the Australian Songwriters Conference is always one of the most popular sessions, with a number of collaborators continuing to write and record prolifically after the event.

Workshop participants are given tasks and then split into small groups to work in the Zoom breakout rooms to write to a time limit. The groups then come back together to perform the song tasks for Alan who provides feedback.

This workshop is for anyone wishing to learn more about the co-writing process, upskill as a collaborator, and find other songwriters to work with.