Early-bird tickets sold out + final round of artists and speakers announced

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The Living End’s Chris Cheney, producer Beatrice Lewis, screen composer Bryony Marks and more added to the line-up of international and local talent!

With The Melbourne Sessions’ early-bird tickets sold out in mere days, and new speakers and artists just added to the program, songwriters and composers won’t want to miss out on the inaugural one-day event dedicated to song craft and professional development.

A ticket secures a place in a masterclass, a workshop and networking activities for emerging and mid-career songwriters and composers on Friday 6 July at Kindred Studios, Yarraville. The Melbourne Sessions is presented by APRA AMCOS and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

The final round of artists and speakers covers an array of styles and genres with the addition of APRA Song Of The Year-winning writer Chris Cheney of The Living End, electronic producer/multi-instrumentalist Beatrice Lewis, acclaimed songwriter Laura Jean, screen composer Bryony Marks (BarracudaPlease Like MeBerlin Syndrome to name a few), and composer/sound artist Miriama Young.

“Producers and songwriters need to break out of their studio vortex from time to time to collaborate with others, generate new ideas and get thoughtful feedback. I’m excited to be leading a workshop at The Melbourne Sessions where we can do just that! As well as exploring lots of different aspects of writing songs,” says Beatrice Lewis, who in addition to her solo work is a member of the NT’s Kardajala Kirridarra and punk-hop group Haiku Hands.

Previously announced special guests include keynote speaker Warryn Campbell, the LA-based Grammy-winning writer/producer/executive who has worked with Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Missy Elliott and more; Melbourne’s own Ben AbrahamHarvey Miller of Client Liaison, singer-songwriter Benny Walker and more.

As part of a dedicated component for screen composers, masterclasses and workshops will be helmed by some of the best in film, TV and video game composing with Cezary Skubiszewski, Jared Underwood, Greg Walker (Machine Translations) and the aforementioned Bryony Marks and Miriama Young on board.

The Melbourne Sessions was created as a high-impact day to foster the creativity and connections of up-and coming songwriters and composers as they make professional inroads into the competitive global music market. The program culminates with a curated performance and ample networking time.

EVENT DETAILS FOR THE MELBOURNE SESSIONS
Friday 6 July, 2018
Time: 9AM-6PM
Location: Kindred Studios, Yarraville

TICKETS
APRA AMCOS Members: $60
Non-members: $70
(includes lunch and refreshments)

FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPEAKERS & ARTISTS:
Beatrice Lewis
Bryony Marks
Chris Cheney (The Living End)
Laura Jean
Miriama Young

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED SPEAKERS & ARTISTS:
In Conversation 
Warryn Campbell (USA)

Masterclasses
Adalita
Anna Laverty
Ben Abraham
Cezary Skubiszewski
Jared Underwood

Workshops
Ainslie Wills
Benny Walker
Dallas Frasca
Greg Walker
Harvey Miller (Client Liaison)
Jae Laffer
Jake Mason (Cookin’ On 3 Burners)
Joel Quartermain
Joelistics
Kevin Mitchell
Lady Lash
MSquared
Olympia

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