As the first day of Song Summit comes to a close, we take a look at a day jam-packed with more than eight hours of workshops, keynote speeches, onstage interviews and panels.
Just in case you missed anything on the run, we’ve got all the day’s highlights wrapped up for you – right here, right now.
Steven Navin started proceedings at Song Summit in a quirky manner, outlining the history of music and how the means of communication have changed. Quoting from a UK paper he paid to tribute to the late Robin Gibb, “his music will be remembered by millions. But most importantly, it will be remembered in a million different ways.” Watch the highlights of his keynote address here.
In the morning we heard from Imogen Heap, who effortlessly guided the audience through the craft of her song-writing. Addressing the concern of how to find focus among among an overwhelming number of samples available online, Imogen said, “If you find yourself getting lost, do what you can see in the headlights.”
A spirited debate emerged from the panel, “Australian Content – To Be Or Not To Be”, where singer-songwriter Clare Bowditch and Joan Warner, Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Radio Australia traded observations, with help from a passionate audience. Stay tuned for video highlights!
“Isolation can create despair,” said Jen Cloher, moderator of the I Manage My Music Panel. “You’ve got to go out and find a community.” This was echoed by fellow panellist Tim Levinson (Urthboy), who said, “Be broken at moments of great triumph and learn from them.”
Watch this snapshot from Clare Bowditch, who also imparted her indie music wisdom at this great panel discussion.
Click here to see some great photos we took from day one.
Tweets of the Day
Have a strategy for every live show you play; think how does it link to what you’re doing online etc -Will Barton #songsummit
— MUSIC SA (@MUSICSA) May 26, 2012
— Song Summit (@SongSummit) May 26, 2012