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Song Summit 2012


Sat 26 May 2012, 9:30am–5:30pm
Sun 27 May 2012, 9:30am–5:30pm
Mon 28 May 2012, 9:30am–4:00pm

Where: International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


APRA|AMCOS’s Song Summit is a three-day creative, business-development and networking expo designed to provide local songwriters with educational support as well as networking and business opportunities to help further their musical careers. The three-day program includes live performances by international and local talent as well as workshops, conferences, showcases and networking opportunities.

In a Song Summit exclusive premiere, Neil Finn will join delegates to present The Sun Came Out, an intimate documentary insight into what he has described as, “the most extraordinary musical experience” of his life.

In 2009 Finn gathered a world-class group of musicians to record The Sun Came Out, a charity album for Oxfam. The album was written, recorded and performed in three weeks. The stellar line-up includes The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway, Glenn Richards, Tim Finn and Liam Finn; as well as Don McGlashan, Bic Runga, KT Tunstall and Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone.

The Sun Came Out brings us a privileged look into the project, the writing and recording of an entire album within an intensely short time frame. It provides a glimpse into how the songs and show came together, how the writers approached it, their impressions of New Zealand and the camaraderie of like-minded people thrown together under a common cause.

2012 Speakers include:

- Neil Finn
- Wesley Enoch
- Andrew Jenkins (UK)
- Arnthor Birgisson (SWE)
- David Touve (US)
- Gary Calamar (US)
- Imogen Heap (UK)
- Paul Kelly
- Mark Wood (UK)
- Myles Keller (UK)
- Pat Pattison (US)
- Peter Coquillard (US)
- Robert Horsfall (UK)
- Steve Cropper (US)
- Shelly Peikin (US)
- Bill Cullen
- Catherine Haridy
- Dann Hume
- Graham Ashton
- Guy Sebastian
- Jake Stone
- Kev Carmody
- Kevin Mitchell
- P Money (NZ)
- Rob Conley
- Tom Harris
- Will Larnach Jones
- Adam Argyle
- Dave Batty
- Rick Chen
- Erana Clarke
- Jen Cloher
- Stu Crichton
- Mick Daley
- Brendan Gallagher
- Peter Farnan
- Marc Fennell
- Phil Graham
- Lee Groves
- Tim Levinson
- Lior
- Abbe May
- Eric McCusker
- Peter Northcote
- Stephen Navin
- Josh Pyke
- Melinda Schneider
- Stephan Schutze
- Rai Thistlethwayte
- Joan Warner
- Jonathan Zwartz
and more speakers to be announced.