Courtney Barnett, Sampa The Great announced as mentors for Song Writing Sessions initiative
30.04.2021

Courtney Barnett, Sampa The Great announced as mentors for Song Writing Sessions initiative

Photo by Pooneh Ghana
Words by Chloe Karis

Hosted and organised by The Push and APRA AMCOS.

Following last year’s successful inaugural program, Youth Music Organisation, The Push and APRA AMCOS are teaming up to host another Song Writing Sessions for young Australian musicians.

Important dates to remember

  • Submissions close midday Wednesday May 19
  • Applicants are notified of the outcome Monday May 24
  • Song Writing Sessions take place between Monday June 7 to Monday June 25

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After their successful launch last year, the industry bodies are hosting free online sessions to support young songwriters who are in the early stages of their music career, and they’ve enlisted some big name mentors to help out along the way.

This year The Push’s Song Writing Sessions have recruited eight Australian artists as mentors to help young songwriters develop their songwriting skills and giving the opportunity for participants to workshop their own song.

The mentors include Sampa The Great, Courtney Barnett, Dallas Woods, Tia Gostelow, Sycco, Make Them Suffer/Internet Friends, The Chats and Cry Club.

“It’s amazing to now have this opportunity to help coach young music makers in their musical journey,” Sampa The Great said of the opportunity in a newly shared press statement.

The opportunity is open to young people living, working or studying in Australia aged 14-25 years old, with the program only open for a limited number of young people via Zoom.

Head to The Push for more information and to apply.