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Expand your music career

22 – 23 May 2021

Get direct access to the genius minds of expert songwriters

Welcome to Songwriting Genius 2021

Academy X is proud to present Songwriting Genius. World class online training for songwriters, singer/songwriters and artists by a cast of superstar song geniuses from Australia and Music City, USA.

Never before have you had direct access to the expert minds and superstar songwriters in Australian country music and the USA, all in one place and from your computer screen.

This exciting two day event will feature keynote presentations by music & songwriting elite; you will hear and learn from the best in the business.

 

Learn from the success of elite songwriters.

Featuring keynote presenters, panelists, group leaders, mentors and moderators who are multiple Award winners; Golden Guitars, Grammy Awards, ARIA awards and more, including country music superstars from Australia, Joy McKean, Sara Storer, Felicity Urquhart, Lyn Bowtell, Roger Corbett, Brad Cox, Kevin Bennett, Caitlyn Shadbolt, Melanie Dyer, Allan Caswell, Mike Carr and Pete Denahy, alongside international songwriting superstars from music city – USA,  Kim Richey, Jerry Salley and O’Shea.

 

 

Joy McKean

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Kim Richey – USA

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Jerry Salley – USA

Sara Storer

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O’Shea – USA

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Felicity Urquhart

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2 full days of online education and training

Secrets to Success

Learn the secrets to a successful songwriting or singer/songwriter career with intensive insider information.  Get direct access to songwriters and build your A-list of contacts for future co-writes and collaborations that will set you apart with the power of a great song.  Receive a BONUS pre-event masterclass that will set you up for success over the two day event.

 

World Class Training

Get a deep understanding of the craft of songwriting, learn effective co-writing practice, get better analytical and creative skills for songwriting success.  Receive jam-packed materials and take part in small breakout groups featuring workshop activities with a limited number of fellow attendees and your own workshop group leader to further hone your songwriting skills and techniques.

 BONUS E-Workbook

Receive a bonus, comprehensive e-workbook, complete with song plans, song strategies, song styles, genius tools, tricks and tips.

Plus receive a FREE masterclass

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Take full advantage of the knowledge and training from the world-class songwriters and mentors with a FREE pre-event masterclass.  The FREE masterclass is designed to get you genius-ready for the intensive activities and mentoring. 

What to expect?

Students can expect the same passion and focus that our lecturers bring to the in-person version of the Academy and we look forward to nurturing the next crop of country music stars at Academy X this May”.

Lyn Bowtell – Artistic Director,
The Academy

 

Who

should

attend?

“Academy X is available to artists and songwriters from Australia and the world.  From past Academy students looking to refresh and expand their careers, to first time students gaining insights into the country music industry, they’ll be able to gain inspiration and insight from this amazing line up of keynote speakers and hands-on group leaders.”

Roger Corbett – General Manager,
The Academy

 

The two day program

22 – 23 May 2021

Each day is designed to provide you with maximum information and time to breakout into smaller virtual rooms for Q&A, to make connections and drill down on the training.

 

Day 1 – Saturday May 22nd

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9:00am

Welcome to Songwriting Genius & SONGPLAN revision

By Roger Corbett

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9:30am – 10:15am

Songwriting Genius 

By Kim Richey (USA)

Moderator: Lyn Bowtell

Topic - Getting songs cut, and cutting through as an artist
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10:15am – 10:30am

15 min break

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10:30am – 11:15am

Topic - Zoom co-writing 101 - if we can do it, anyone can
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11:15am – 11:30am

15 min break

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11:30am – 12:15pm

Songwriter Speaks

By Kevin Bennett

Moderators: Lyn Bowtell and Roger Corbett

Topic - Chords and Melodies - Using your voice for good
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12:15pm – 12:30pm

Morning recap

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12:30pm – 1:15pm

45 min lunch break

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1:15pm – 2:00pm

Songwriter Speaks

By Brad Cox

Moderator: Lyn Bowtell

Topic - From chasing cows, to sell out shows... it's all in the song
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2:00pm – 2:15pm

15 min break

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2:15pm – 3:00pm

Songwriting Genius

Joy McKean

Moderator: Roger Corbett

Topic - The Australian icon and her incredible 'stick-ability'
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3:00pm – 3:15pm

15 min break

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3:15pm – 4:00pm

Songwriting Genius

Sara Storer

Moderator: Roger Corbett

Topic - The art of telling a good yarn in song
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4:00pm – 4:15pm

15 min break

Get ready for your zoom meeting!
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4:15pm – 5:30pm

Workshops with Group Leaders

Group Leaders:

Lyn Bowtell, Roger Corbett, David Carter, Amber Lawrence, Kevin Bennett, Melody Moko, Mickey Pye, Ashleigh Dallas, Lachlan Bryan & Catherine Britt

Break off into zoom rooms for Q&A
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5:30pm

FINISH

Day 2 – Sunday May 23rd

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9:00am

Welcome & SONGPLAN revision

By Roger Corbett

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9:30am – 10:15am

Songwriting Genius

By O’Shea (USA)

Moderator: Lyn Bowtell

Topic - From the bush to music city & about a thousand songs in-between
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10:15am – 10:30am

15 min break

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10:30am – 11:15am

Songwriter Speaks 

By Mike Carr & Pete Denahy

Moderator: Lyn Bowtell

Topic - Comedy songs are no laughing matter
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11:15am – 11:30am

15 min break

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11:30am – 12:15pm

Songwriting Genius

By Jerry Salley (USA) 

Moderator: Lyn Bowtell

Topic - Writing Grammy award-winning songs
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12:15pm – 12:30pm

Morning recap

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12:30pm – 1:15pm

45 min lunch break

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1:15pm – 2:00pm

Songwriter Speaks

By Allan Caswell

Moderator: Roger Corbett

Topic - Writing from a Title with the man himself
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2:00pm – 2:15pm

15 min break

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2:15pm – 3:00pm

Songwriter Speaks

By Caitlyn Shadbolt & Melanie Dyer

Moderator: Roger Corbett

Topic - Hit Singles and how to make them
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3:00pm – 3:15pm

15 min break

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3:15pm – 4:00pm

Topic - Approach Styles and Metric Patterning - piece of cake
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4:00pm – 4:15pm

15 min break

Get ready for your zoom meeting!
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4:15pm – 5:30pm

Workshops with Group Leaders

Group Leaders:

Lyn Bowtell, Roger Corbett, David Carter, Amber Lawrence, Kevin Bennett, Melody Moko, Mickey Pye, Ashleigh Dallas, Lachlan Bryan & Catherine Britt

Break off into zoom rooms for Q&A
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5:30pm

FINISH

PRICING & REGISTRATION

$350.00

(AUS) +gst

Important payment information

Upon receipt of payment you will be redirected to a full registration page.

• Please complete the registration form to finalise your payment.

• Payments are accepted via Paypal or credit card.

If you experience issues with full registration, please contact us at info@academyocountrymusic.com.au

Want to pay in 4 instalments?

Conditions Apply

FAQs

What is your refund policy?

A full refund is offered under some circumstances up until COB May 10th 2021.

Can I attend just one day?

We aim to provide you with the best online training from the best in the industry.  To fulfill this, two day registration is compulsory.

Do you offer student discounts?

No, but we do offer a limited number of scholarships available via our form on the website (apply below).

Apply for a scholarship

Applications close 5:00pm Monday 3rd May 2021

 

How do I access the training?

Upon completion of full payment and registration, you will receive a ZOOM link to access both days.

– Please keep this link handy for easy access on the days.

– We will send out reminders and further instructions closer to the event.

– We will be in contact in early May about your group leader and zoom room breakouts.

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For 22nd – 23rd May 2021

$350.00

(AUS) +gst

Important payment information

Upon receipt of payment you will be redirected to a full registration page.

• Please complete the registration form to finalise your payment.

• Payments are accepted via Paypal or credit card.

If you experience issues with full registration, please contact us at info@academyocountrymusic.com.au

Want to pay in 4 instalments?

Conditions Apply