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Circulate Satellite: Songwriting & Creative Development (Alice Springs, NT)

05/12/2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+10

Circulate Satellite Music Industry Inside Out

Join MusicNT for the inaugural Circulate Satellite: Listen In & Link Up Webinars and Networking Festival!

We’re bringing Music Industry Inside Out’s popular monthly Circulate Themed Networking Events to Alice Springs with a special webinar screening to give budding musicians and other music industry professionals a chance to network and learn first hand the tricks of the trade from people who work in the industry.

Each webinar + networking event will run to a different theme from within the music industry ecosystem:

  1. The Live Arena (Katie Rynne & Dominic Miller)
  2. Music Marketing (Stephen Green & Linda Gordon)
  3. Tune Out Your Inner Critic* (Viv Fantin)
  4. Songwriting and Creative Development (Francesca de Valence, Mama Kin, Tommy Spender & Sam Buckingham)

These events will be roughly 2.5 hours long with doors opening at 5.30pm, and will include a 2 hour webinar followed by a half hour of networking with people from your own community and invited industry guests.

Tickets are required to secure your place. Individual webinar tickets are available or you can purchase a series ticket for a discounted price. Light snacks and drinks will be provided, if you have any specific dietary requirements please email them to shauna@musicnt.com.au.

Songwriting and Creative Development Overview:

Francesca de Valence (I Heart Songwriting Club) and Australian artists Mama Kin, Tommy Spender & Sam Buckingham are delving into Songwriting and Creative Development, touching on topics such as: the art of songwriting, being a songwriter, how to make an income from songs, creative development for a career, what success means to you. The webinar is aimed to help you no matter what experience you have in the music industry, you might be starting out or maybe you have been out there in the big bad world for a while – whatever stage you’re at this is for you!

Francesca de Valence:
Francesca de Valence is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, educator, inspirer and social entrepreneur. Pursued by an overwhelming desire to nurture creative expression and foster a deep sense of belonging in all individuals, Francesca founded the global digital phenomenon I Heart Songwriting Club in 2014, an online community that inspires, supports and challenges songwriters as they develop and hone their skills in a safe and supportive environment. She is an active youth songwriting mentor, and facilitates local community songwriting projects for emerging artists as well as disadvantaged sectors of the community.

Mama Kin:
Danielle Caruana, known professionally as Mama Kin, is an Australian singer-songwriter. She has released two albums, Beat and Holler and The Magician’s Daughter. As mischievous as she is charming, Fremantle’s Mama Kin is part raconteur and all-out entertainer. With a widespread reputation for her unique blend of foot-stomping soul, heart-wrenching ballads and stirring live shows.

Tommy Spender:
By day Spender writes and records music for tv and radio commercials, produces bands and teaches primary school kids Garageband. At night, Spender climbs into a musical crawl space inspired by the likes of Damon Albarn, Prince and Leonard Bernstein. In here, he creates the perfect space for storytelling and isn’t afraid to employ any instrument, effect or program to make his point. Covering saxophones, guitars, percussion, basses, harmonicas, voices and laptops. He can also whistle like nothing you might have heard before.

Sam Buckingham:
Having released two independent albums and lapping the country countless times on house concert tours, Sam Buckingham has built a reputation as one of Australia’s most authentic and prolific songwriters. Releasing her new album The Water, she has distilled an ambitious pilgrimage into songs that confront fear, convey heartache and celebrate adventure, desire and devotion.


Red Hot Arts Central Australia
67 Bath Street
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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