Applications Open for SongHubs Auckland 2020

December 2nd 2019
APRA AMCOS is delighted to announce that applications are now open for SongHubs Auckland 2020, and will close at midnight Wednesday Dec 18.

SongHubs Auckland 2020

When: Sunday March 1 to Saturday March 7
Where: Roundhead Studios Auckland
What: SongHubs is a collaborative song-writing retreat presented by APRA AMCOS with the generous support of NZ On Air, Auckland Council, Recorded Music New Zealand and the New Zealand Music Commission. SongHubs brings internationally acclaimed songwriters to Auckland to collaborate with a mixture of our best and brightest songwriters, artists and producers. For 2020 we are bringing Swedish songwriters to SongHubs. The Swedish songwriting industry is renowned for its dominance of the international charts and its incredible pop sensibility. We will be announcing our international guests early next year.

How SongHubs works:
SongHubs is a week long program held at Roundhead Studios. Each day you will be assigned a different group to write a song with. This group will consist of a producer/engineer, an international songwriting guest, a 'lead' songwriter (for whom you are writing a song), and one other songwriter. These groups will each inhabit a separate studio space for the day. Each songwriter will get the opportunity to be a 'lead' songwriter at least once, and will work with different producers and different international guests across the week.

Eligibility criteria:

You are eligible to apply for SongHubs 2020 if:

  • You are an elected Full Writer Member of APRA
  • You are either a) able to demonstrate commercial success or a strong track record of audience and industry support within the past two years OR b) have a manager, record company, or music publisher supporting your career
  • You have a recording scheduled for release during the 12 months following SongHubs 2020 and a clear plan for its dissemination
  • You are keen and willing to collaborate with other artists, songwriters and producers
  • You are willing to be photographed and filmed throughout the SongHubs program for APRA's promotional purposes
  • You are willing to make yourself available for media relating to SongHubs Auckland 2020, and for your image and biography to be used in association with this and future SongHubs events
  • You are available for the FULL duration of SongHubs 2020 – including Welcome Event on Sunday March 1st, from Monday March 2nd to Friday March 6th daily from 9.30am to 6pm, and for a listening/wrap party on Saturday March 7th.

We are offering the following positions for SongHubs Auckland 2020

Fully funded position - International

There are two positions available for songwriters or producers based anywhere in the world. We will fly you to Auckland, accommodate you for the duration of the program and provide you with a per diem of $60 NZD for 6 days.

Fully funded position - Domestic

There are two positions available for NZ songwriters or producers based outside of Auckland. We will fly you to Auckland, accommodate you for the duration of the program and provide you with a per diem of $60 NZD for 6 days.

Local position

The remaining positions are for songwriters or producers based anywhere in NZ, but you will need to arrange your own transport and accommodation. We’ll provide you with a per diem of $60 NZD for 6 days.


Please fill out the application to be considered for one of these positions.

Apply now:

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