News September 30, 2020

2020 Gold Coast SongHubs to take place both online & in-person

2020 Gold Coast SongHubs to take place both online & in-person
L-R: Ray Burton, Alisha Todd, Holly Terrens, Wongo

has announced a new format for the next edition of Gold Coast which will see part of the event take place virtually.

The peak music body has partnered with the City of the Gold Coast to hold the event for a second year, with Kobalt Music Publishing also coming on board for 2020 as a partner.

This year’s SongHubs is taking place over four days from October 16-19.

Songwriters, artists and producers will collaborate both in-person at Bignote Production and also virtually with out-of-state participants. They’ll be tasked with writing, producing and recording a song each day.

The Executives frontman Ray Burton, dance music producer Wongo, international pop collaborator Holly Terrens, folk-pop troubadour Alisha Todd, solo artist and songwriter Montgomery and more make up the lineup.

“Our music industry is really forging ahead. I congratulate everyone on their selection for the program and look forward to hearing their songs,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.

Grammy-nominated Jennifer Decilveo will curate all the sessions via link from LA, with other overseas participants including Britten Newbill, Caitlyn Smith, and Sheppard’s George and Amy.

“The aim of SongHubs is to broaden our members’ professional networks and their creative capabilities, so we are very proud to partner with the City of Gold Coast for these innovative virtual and in-person sessions, particularly in such a challenging time for music creators and the industry at large,” APRA AMCOS director member relations Milly Petriella added.

Participants to have released songs produced at APRA AMCOS SongHubs include Briggs, Troye Sivan, Kate Miller-Heidke, Morgan Evans, Dean Lewis, Client Liaison, Peking Duk, Tkay Maidza, Ainslie Wills, The Chainsmokers, Guy Sebastian, Ecca Vandal and more.

Since launching in 2013, SongHubs has earned collaborators over $2 million in performance royalties.

More info is available at apraamcos.com.au.

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