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Hi all Songwriters,

Western Fringe Songwriters' Network has merged with The Songwriter Collective. We are now based on the mid north coast of New South Wales.The Songwriter Collective currently runs a get-together in Bellingen the First Wednesday of every month. Contact stewart@soundshed.com.au for more info


Desley Taylor is a Western Fringe songwriter.
Desley recorded this song "It'll Be Alright" as part of our free Song Development Day program.



 

What is The Songwriter Collective (TSC)?

The Songwriter Collective is not a club, it's not an organisation, it's not a group, it's an opportunity - an opportunity for Songwriters to meet other songwriters, develop their original songs, perform them and record them

 

What does TSC do?

TSC provides an encouraging, relaxed and supportive atmosphere for songwriters to create their unique music; to 'sing their song'


At our get togethers you can meet other songwriters, perform your songs, (even 'works-in-progress' are highly encouraged) and access information on anything to do with Songwriting

 

What does it cost?

TSC is free

 

 

Who can be involved?

Absolutely anyone who wants to write songs. From beginners to full-time professionals. We have had 15 years olds to 70 year olds.

 

 

What is the Song Development Day?

This program is a one day totally free program where selected participants will be offered one-on-one song editing and work-shopping and a fully professional recording of their song.

The SONG DEVELOPMENT DAY (SDD) was a major part of Western Fringe Songwriters' Network and is now connected with The Songwriter Collective.

It is run by Stewart Peters who is a multi-award winning songwriter and producer. He has worked with many successful songwriters and various record companies, both large and small, over the past 25 years. Go to the ABOUT US page or CLICK HERE to check out more details about Stewart and Soundshed Music's Studio

 

Great! So the SDD means I get a free demo recorded!

Well, not quite :) The main aim of the SDD is to edit and workshop your song until it is as good as we can make it; so your song communicates the 'truth' that you intended to relate to your audience. And yes, on the same day, when your song is ready we will record a fully professional version of your song - totally for free

 

My songs are my babies - I don't like people tampering with my songs

Then maybe the SONG DEVELOPMENT DAY is not for you. In my experience I have never heard a developing songwriter's song that didn't need some kind of editing.
Editing makes all the difference between a good song and a great song!
So the SDD is all about working on your song to make it the best we can

 

Will I have to share copyright of my song with Stewart?

No. You will keep the full 100% ownership of your song's copyright. Not matter what changes I make to your song, I won't claim any copyright. I just want you to get the best out of your songwriting

 

So, what do I get on the Song Development Day ?

You'll get guidance from Stewart on song lyrics, continuity, melody, chordal and song structure - and a professional recording of your song (including guitars, bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards and percussion and any vocals). We are also glad to give guidance and advice on marketing and promotion of your music - all totally free

 

How can I get selected for the Song Development Day?

Send a copy of one or more of your songs to Soundshed Music for consideration
(mp3, CD or even cassette) - stewart@soundshed.com.au
The quality doesn't have to be great, it's just to let us hear where you're up to with your songwriting. Preference will be given to writers who haven't had any of their songs released or completed any CD's of their songs or who are not signed to a publisher or recording label

If you don't have a recording of your songs to send us, that's fine. If you're performing at any open mics local to Bellingen and surrounding areas we will gladly come and have a listen to you

 

Email us:
Stewart at stewart@soundshed.com.au

To check out Soundshed Music’s facilities CLICK HERE

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Here are some previous Events and Compilation CD's we have produced as part of Western Fringe Songwriters' Network. We will be continuing these activities with The Song Collective too.

Western Fringe Songwriters' Compilation CD 2014
 
AMRAP distributed our 2014 Compilation CD to 80 Radio Stations around Australia

The 'Wild Women' Compilation CD
was released in 2013 and various tracks have been receiving airplay on Radio around Australia

CD Launch in Glebe on 9th February was a big success and we facilitated several smaller performances involving some of the 'Wild Women' throughout 2013

Where is The Song Collective (TSC) based?

In the mid north coast of New South Wales, near Bellingen

 

Recording Opportunities?

We have produced Compilation Albums free for Western Fringe in our Sounshed Recording studio and we will be continuing these activities with The Song Collective too.

Check out Soundshed Studios on the Soundshed Music Song Productions Home Page
- half way down that web page you'll see info (and some pics) about the Studio


What other resources can The Song Collective offer?

Through our years of working in the Music Industry at all levels, we can offer access to music professionals for advice and assessment. From publishers, to producers, studios, management, record labels and tutors


Is it all for free? What's the catch?

All the The Song Collective services are free.
No catch - songwriting is our life's passion. For us it's just a matter of us getting a big buzz from 'giving-back' to developing songwriters and seeing their progress

 

For more info and more info on
The Song Collective

Email: Stewart Peters - stewart@soundshed.com.au

or Freedom Summers freedomsummersongs@gmail.com

 

Also, if you like, CLICK HERE to check out our recording facility (Soundshed Music), where we produce the recordings for The Song Collective