Thursday, 02 Aug 2018

all members invited to songhubs sphere seminars

Next week we have a whole group of amazing songwriters, producers, and engineers coming to Auckland as part of the SongHubs Sphere program. We want them be able to share their expertise with as many members as possible, so we're holding three free evening seminars.

The first will see award-winning New York songwriter, producer, and audio engineer Ebonie Smith in conversation with local artists Coco Solid and Ria Hall, on Tues 7 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn.  


Ebonie Smith is the founder of Gender Amplified, Inc., an organization that celebrates and supports women and girls in music production and audio engineering.
Ebonie received her first Grammy Certificate as an assistant engineer on 'Hamilton' (Original Broadway Cast Recording). She currently works as an audio engineer, producer and studio coordinator for Atlantic Records and has worked with: Charlie Puth, Lauryn Hill, The Roots, Janelle Monae, Panic! At The Disco and many others.


Please RSVP to nz@apra.co.nz with 'Amplified Seminar' in the subject line in order to secure your spot. Places are limited.

The second seminar will concentrate on the art of collaboration, with visiting international SongHubs guests Laura Bettinson and Wendy Wang chatting with LA based Kiwi artist Chelsea Jade. The seminar will be held on Weds 8 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn.
 
Laura Bettinson started performing as Dimbleby & Capper in 2008, playing Glastonbury in 2009. After meeting Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and Beck/REM/Atoms for Peace drummer Joey Waronker, she fronted their side project Ultraista.
In 2013, she returned to solo work under the moniker FEMME, which found her being listed as one of the 'most interesting women in music' by Terra, alongside Grimes and MIA.

Wendy Wang is a producer/writer based in Los Angeles who was signed by Greg Kurstin to No Expectations Publishing, his joint venture with Sony/ATV. 
She's a multi-instrumentalist who also plays in Bird and the Bee, and has recently collaborated with Superfruit, The Aces, Mozella, Fran Hall, Miriam Bryant, Teddy Geiger, Bea Miller, and Noah Kahan to name a few.

Chelsea Jade has been the recipient of New Zealand's Critics Choice Prize and is a Red Bull Music Academy alumna.
In 2017 she was shortlisted for the APRA Silver Scroll Award with her song 'Life of the Party', and recently co-wrote 'You Owe Me' with the Chainsmokers.

Please RSVP to nz@apra.co.nz with 'Multiplied Seminar' in the subject line in order to secure your spot. Places are limited.

The third seminar will be an in-depth discussion with iconic engineer and producer Susan Rogers. The seminar will be held on Thurs 9 August, 6.30pm at Bank Space in Grey Lynn.
 
Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University. Prior to her science career, Susan was a multi-platinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician, best known for her work with Prince (Purple Rain, Around The World In A Day, Parade, Sign O' The Times).
Production/engineering credits also include David Byrne, Geggy Tah, Nil Lara, Robben Ford, Tricky, Michael Penn, and Jeff Black. She is currently a Professor in the departments of Music Production & Engineering and Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music, Boston.


Please RSVP to nz@apra.co.nz with 'Analysed Seminar' in the subject line in order to secure your spot. Places are limited.


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