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Video – Lyric Writing

Pat Pattison online seminars

Video – Composition

Leonard Bernstein – The Harvard Lectures

Leonard Bernstein – Beethoven

Omnibus Series

Video – Artist Interviews

Video – Film Composers


Miscellaneous Links

  • Alan Lomax Music Archive online – A huge treasure trove of songs and interviews recorded by the legendary folklorist Alan Lomax from the 1940s into the 1990s have been digitized and made available online for free listening. The Association for Cultural Equity, a nonprofit organization founded by Lomax in the 1980s, has posted some 17,000 recordings.

  • Open Culture – The best free cultural & educational media on the web.

Studio – Producers – Dr Luke

Lukasz Gottwald (born September 26, 1973), better known as Dr. Luke, is an American songwriter, record producer, and remixer. Luke performed with the Saturday Night Live Band for ten seasons until 2007. He has co-written and co-produced a string of commercially successful songs. He was named one of the top ten producers of the decade by Billboard in 2009, was awarded Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year awards in 2009 and won the Songwriter of the Year Award at the 2010 and 2011 American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards. Gottwald was also named both the Number One Hot 100 Songwriter of the Year and Number One Producer of the Year by Billboard.[1][2] Among his biggest hits are the number one Billboard Hot 100 songs “Girlfriend”, “I Kissed a Girl”, “My Life Would Suck Without You”, “Right Round”, “Tik Tok”, “California Gurls”, “We R Who We R”, “Teenage Dream”, “E.T.”, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”, “Part of Me”, and “Hold It Against Me”. He currently works with his team of producers including Ammo, Cirkut, Max Martin, Benny Blanco, and Billboard to produce tracks for a wide range of artists, including Kesha, Nicki Minaj, B.o.B, Rihanna, Adam Lambert, Taio Cruz, and Katy Perry.

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Workshop venue Camperdown Commons
31A Mallett St, Camperdown NSW 2050
(02) 9559 0050

One of the best things you can do for your song, especially if you're almost finished, or have just recently finished it, is to bring it to a workshop.
Having your song listened to, and critiqued by fellow songwriters, often shows up elements which may need addressing, or extending. Sometimes, new ideas flow from the creative reactions to the song, and you find it benefits greatrly from having been given a hearing before finally committing it to recording.


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