1/4/2022 - 2/4/2022

9:30 am - 9:00 pm AEDT


JMC Academy Melbourne 



Explore the future of songwriting with JMC Academy. 


About the Event

JMC Academy are excited to invite you to RE:Write, an inaugural songwriting two-day event being held on our Melbourne Campus.RE:Write allows you to reimagine the industry of songwriting. This event is two days dedicated to songwriting, expect to experience live music, specialised masterclasses and exclusive industry insights. RE:Write will give you a backstage pass into the minds of some of the most influential voices within the industry. RE:Write is the perfect place for both aspiring and established songwriters to talk about their craft, get advice regarding their careers, and also hear from other leading industry professionals.

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Event Time

Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm 
Saturday: 9:30am - 9:00pm 


Featuring Guest Speakers

Clare Bowditch, Uncle Kutcha Edwards, On3 - Aman Bayatly and Kishnel Chand, Chiara Kickdrum, Charles Jenkins and more.


Friday 1st

JMC Campus - 208 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

5:00pm Welcome and Registration
Outside Auditorium
5:45pm Welcome to Country
6:00pm Keynote: Clare Bowditch
7:30pm Break with refreshments
Level 3
8:00pm Showcase Set 1 - Nat Vazer, CoPP Artist
9:00pm End of Day 1

Saturday 2nd

JMC Campus - 208 Park St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

9:30am Welcome to Day 2
Registrations for late comersLevel 3
10:00am Balancing Composition and Craft — writing music for Film and other Media with Chiara Kickdrum
11:00am Break
Level 3
11:30am The Future of Songwriting, with Merida Sussex, Mindy Meng Wang and Lorrae McKenna. Hosted by Kiwat Kennell.
12:30pm Showcase Set 2: Amelia Allan
Level 3
1:00pm Masterclass: Why Lyrics Last — with Charles Jenkins
2:00pm Break
Level 3
2:30pm Being a Professional Songwriter — Income Streams, Opportunities, and using APRA/AMCOS resources effectively. Co-run with APRA, hosted by Chris O’Neill with Woodes
3:30pm Break
Level 3
4:00pm Trust the Process — with Kishnel Chand and Aman Bayatly of On3 Studios
5:00pm Break — Drinks and Networking
Showcase Set 3: Maya Vice CoPP Artist
Level 3, Auditorium
6:30pm Songs and Country — with Uncle Kutcha Edwards
8:00pm Conference Close and Thank You
8:30pm End of Day 2


Supported by, Music Victoria, APRA AMCOS, and The City of Port Phillip.