APRA AMCOS’ SongHubs brings together local and expat songwriters for four-day residency
Image: Participants at the APRA’s SongHubs: The Tower. Credit: Jess Gleeson
More than 20 songwriters took part in four days worth of writing, recording and producing as part of APRA AMCOS’ flagship songwriting residency, SongHubs.
Taking place between April 23-26, the latest round of SongHubs: The Tower was curated by Aussie songwriter PJ Harding and hosted at the well-known Studios 301 in Sydney. The first day of the residency coincided with the release of Harding’s joint EP with Noah Cyrus, People Don’t Change.
Artists who participated in SongHubs: The Tower included Middle Kids’ Hannah Joy, Annie Hamilton, Jaguar Jonze, L-FRESH The LION, Eves Karydas, Merk, Taka Perry and Becca Hatch, among others.
“I’m grateful for the chance to bring together such a dynamic and diverse line-up of songwriters for The Tower. With all the uncertainty and work lost over the last year, making new music with this group of songwriters and producers is definitely a gift,” said Harding, who is also the musical director of the upcoming 2021 APRA Music Awards.
The program also brought together a range of high-profile special guests including Amy Shark, CXLOE, Ruel, Trials, Vera Blue and LA-based artist Jarrad Rogers.
APRA AMCOS director member relations Milly Petriella said since last year’s virtual edition of The Tower, the organisation had been working hard to ensure SongHubs continued in a variety of hybrid formats.
“Our aim is to give our members the opportunity to create new music when so many other endeavours have been postponed or cancelled. Songs will be written here that I have no doubt will become beloved hits.”