Monday, 2 July 2012
Co-event producers, Island Records Australia and Bill Silva Management, as well as sponsors Universal Music Publishing Australia and APRA recently held their 3rd annual Bali Songwriting Summit 2012. The summit was conceived and launched in 2010 as a partnership between Bill Silva Management’s Peter Coquillard and Island Records Australia’s, Michael Taylor, in an effort to bring together some of the hottest artists, writers and producers from around the globe in one of the most culturally unique and artistically inspiring locations in the world.
An invitational event focusing on 10 days of songwriting, collaborations and inspiration, the 2012 Bali Songwriting Summit was held June 1 – 10 in Ubud, Bali. Over 38 songs were composed and demo’ed at the five star recoding studio and villas, Swara Padi.
Writers and artists attending this year included: Megan Washington (ARIA winning, platinum Australian artist and songwriter), Gary Go (#1 UK artist and songwriter on Benny Benassi’s “Cinema Featuring Gary Go”), Ruby Rose (celebrity DJ and artist), Tom Andrews (new UK artist on Ellen DeGeneres’s record label via Interscope USA), Blue (of The Potbelleez, ARIA winning, platinum Australian artist), Sinead Burgess (Island Universal / ABC award winning Australian artist), Julie Frost (songwriter USA - Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Beyonce), Arnthor Birgisson (songwriter Sweden - Leona Lewis, J Lo, Enrique Iglesias), Brian Lee (songwriter USA - Lady Gaga), Herbie Crichlow (songwriter UK - Backstreet Boys, Robyn) [full list below].
In years 2010 and 2011, the Bali Songwriting Summit had top-charting artists attend including Nick Jonas, Gary Go, Delta Goodrem, Havana Brown, Brian McFadden, and Marvin Priest [full list below], and International hit songwriters such as Bonnie McKee, Julian Hamilton of The Presets, Heather Bright, Gary Clark and Paul Mac [full list below]. The Bali Songwriting Summit has grown ever popular, and received high acclaim for its world-class songwriting collaborations.
"The Bali Songwriting Summit is like nothing else I've experienced in my time as a musician and songwriter," said Megan Washington. "It provides a truly unique environment in which nothing else is important except crafting the best song possible. I've never been around so many people with blinding talent, in a space where everyone is equal, and the Bintang is bountiful. It's like a crash course in ‘How To Be Awesome at Music/Life.’ I learned more in ten days than I've learned in the last two years. I'm not even kidding."
"The Bali Song Summit is an invaluable opportunity to collaborate with a pool of incredible artists and co-conspirators in an idyllic setting, with the spirit of collaboration and song crafting at the centre of the experience. It's a hyper-productive hive of creativity," said Gary Go.
"The Bali Songwriting Summit 2012 was by far the best writing camp I have ever attended!," said Golden Globe winning song-writer Julie Frost. "The artists, producers and writers were amazing and the combinations were well thought out and successful. The environment was so inspiring. I did some of my best work there. I would definitely attend if invited back and I have been raving about it to all of my colleagues."
"…the results were nothing short of a miracle," said five time Grammy Nominated song-writer, Herbie Crichlow. "That’s exactly what happened in Bali. I am personally honoured to have been part of one of the most magical experiences of my life. I Will Be Back!”
About The Bali Songwriting Summit: Held annually in Ubud, The Bali Songwriting Summit is an invitational songwriting retreat. Each year, approximately 25 artists and writers, from around the world, are invited to attend for ten days of songwriting. For more information, visit www.balisongwritingsummit.com.
2012’s Bali Songwriting Summit
This year’s Artists and Writers in 2012 included: Gary Go, Megan Washington, Julie Frost, Blue,Fredro Odesjo, Arnthor Birgisson, Stuart Crichton, Robert Conley, Ruby Rose, Sinead Burgess, Louis
Schrool, Tom Andrews, Ylva, Steve Shebby, Brian Lee, Herbie Crichlow, Justine Bedser, Audius, Tiaan Williams.
Artists and Writers in 2011 included:
Nick Jonas (The Jonas Brothers), Bonnie McKee, Delta Goodrem, Julian Hamilton (The Presets), Livvi Franc, Gin Wigmore, Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc), Heather Bright, Gary Clark, Arnthor Birgisson, Fredrik “Fredro” Odesjo, Lee Mac, Kelly Sheehan, Andreas Levander, Chris DeStefano.
Artists and Writers in 2010 included:
Delta Goodrem, Arama Mara, Gary Go, Marvin Priest, Havana Brown, Cassie Davis, Brian Mcfadden, Negin Djafari, Fredro Odesjo, Gary Clark, Arnthor Birgisson, Stuart Crichton, Robert Conley, Jeff Miyahara, Paul Mac.
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