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SongHubs

SongHubs is a collaboration project partnering Australian songwriters with international music creators to create local and global hits. Funded jointly by APRA, AMCOS and the Federal Department of Arts, the pilot project was held in Sydney in August 2013. Since then, SongHubs songwriting camps have been held in India, London and Sweden. Bohemia Junction’s Andrew T. Mackay is the co-curator of the Mumbai SongHubs along with Sounds Australia’s Glenn Dickie. The Mumbai Song Hubs has brought together many established and up coming Indian artists uniquely collaborating with some of Australia’s finest songwriters and performers.


SongHubs: Where Aussie writers mix it with the World’s best!


“SongHubs was a dream opportunity as a songwriter. I honestly could not believe how incredible it was that an environment was so carefully organised and created for us, a supported environment where we could peacefully get to the business of staring at a blank page and allowing the mysterious process of collaboration to start unraveling – with strangers, in another cultural context.”
Appleonia (SongHubs India)

We co-curate the Mumbai chapter of this new global phenomenon for Australian songwriters, composers and producers. Held annually we provide the Indian contingent and oversee the operations during the three day event. Now in its third year in India SongHubs Mumbai is going from strength to strength with over twenty Indian participants over the first two years from Country & folk writers to Electronic artistes to blues and Indian classical and pretty much everything in between.
SongHubs is an APRA AMCOS initiative supported by the Federal Government.
SongHubs partners emerging and established APRA AMCOS songwriters with renowned international songwriters and producers, creating new works for local and international markets. The potential for Australian songwriters is considerable, with SongHubs planned in both domestic and key international locations and territories around the world. 

SongHubs functions as an intensive, commercially focused songwriting residency, providing unique collaborative opportunities for both published and unpublished songwriters and composers, irrespective of genre. 

The program’s aims are:

To establish Australia as a centre of music creating excellence
To provide career pathways for high calibre Australian songwriters and composers
To maximise the potential of international collaborations in accessing new markets for Australian songwriters and composers

Some of the Indian artists on the first two events include: Roshni Baptist, Dub Sharma, Vasuda Sharma, Panaz Masani, Filter Coffee, Ashwin Srinivasan, Asad Khan, Rashid Ali, Ravy Chary, Warren Mendonsa, Pradeep Kashikar, Krishna Marathe, Joshua Rodriques & Winit Tikoo

F.A.M.E.S. Project
Mumbai Composers Lab