APRA| AMCOS and the NSW Government through Events NSW have announced the program for the second Song Summit, taking place in Sydney from the 19 – 21 June 2010 at the Sydney Convention Centre. The three day conference is a major creative, business development and networking expo for the music industry and includes live performances by international and local talent. This year, Song Summit forms part of Vivid Sydney, a unique festival of light, music and ideas running from the 27 May – 21 June.
Song Summit 2010 will feature high profile, international and local speakers including songwriters, composers and industry experts; alongside a number of workshops, conferences, showcases and networking sessions. Some of the speakers this year include: Josh Pyke (celebrated Australian songwriter and performer), Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Stephen Schwartz (theatre lyricist and composer), Robert Forster (acclaimed songwriter), Feargal Sharkey (CEO of British Music Rights), Clare Bowditch (ARIA Award winning singer/songwriter), Ian James (MD of Mushroom Records), Lior Attar (ARIA nominated artist), Tim Prescott (CEO of Albert Music) and Kav Temperley (Eskimo Joe).
This year, Song Summit also features a Music Market and Song Summit LIVE – a nightly program of live music performances in venues around the Darling Harbour precinct. The event will also play host to ‘Backstage Pass’, a full day of workshops for secondary school students, culminating in a live performance. Also returning this year is the ‘Listen to the Music’ – a series of workshops during which songwriters can submit their music for critique by a panel of high profile music industry panellists. The conference will conclude on the evening of Monday 21 June with the annual APRA Music Awards.
For more information on Song Summit including speaker information and ticket registration, please visit www.songsummit.com.au and for the full Vivid Sydney program, please visit www.vividsydney.com
Lisa Mitchell has won the prestigious Australian Music Prize (the Amp) for 2009. The winner takes home $30,000 thanks to PPCA.
Previous winners include The Mess Hall, The Drones and Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
Mitchell is currently touring the UK. You can access her tracks from broadcast here
‘Oh Mercy’ win The Red Bull Award – In Recognition of Outstanding Potential.
With the announcement for the winner of the fifth Australian Music Prize (The Amp 2009) just over a week away, Prize Director Scott Murphy and principal sponsor Red Bull are proud to announce that ‘Oh Mercy’ are the chosen recipients of the Red Bull Award In Recognition of Outstanding Potential.
For the fourth year now, Red Bull have offered $15,000 of career building support to an artist from The
Amp Shortlist that is considered to have a big bright future in music, both here and overseas.
Oh Mercy comprises Alexander Gow, Thomas Savage, Eliza Lam & Rohan Sforcina. ‘Privileged Woes’, their debut album, follows the success of their EP ‘In The Nude For Love’, and was recorded in a spare room, the size of a single bed, with Myles Wootton (The Panics) - the band literally had to put the mattress against the wall to record. The album was then mixed by Matt Voigt (Cat Power, The Dirty Three, Paul Kelly) and mastered by Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound (TV on The Radio, The Strokes). The band is managed by Natalie Bell and Matt Tanner of Milefire Management and the album was released on the independent label Casadeldisco Records, which is distributed in Australia by Shock.
Click here to access 'Oh Mercy's' tracks on Air It.