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Moana SongHubs 2024 applications open and guest writers announced

Story Published Thursday 1 February 2024
Moana SongHubs curated by Ladi6 and featuring guest writers Aaradhna, Brandon Haru, Deva Mahal, and Lucky Lance

Applications open for Pasifika-focused SongHubs curated by Ladi6.

Guest writers announced: Aaradhna, Brandon Haru, Deva Mahal, and Lucky Lance.

APRA AMCOS with support from Creative NZ present Moana SongHubs 2024. Applications are now open to APRA members who meet the eligibility criteria listed in the application form.

Event details:

What: Moana SongHubs 2024
When: April 15th – 19th
Where: Roundhead Studios, Auckland

There are 15 positions available to APRA members based in Aotearoa:

  • 10 positions for songwriters
  • 5 positions for producers

Funded positions:

There are 2 fully funded positions available to APRA NZ members living outside of the Auckland region. This will cover travel and accommodation costs alongside the fee offered to all participants.

Post-SongHubs support:

Thanks to generous support from Creative NZ, successful applicants will have access to financial support following Moana SongHubs to assist in the completion and release of songs written at the retreat.

How does SongHubs work?

SongHubs is a 4-day songwriting program. Each day our curator (Ladi6) will assign you a different group to write a song with. This group will consist of one of our guest writers, a producer, a 'lead' songwriter (for whom you're 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 guests during the week.

At the end of each day, all Moana SongHubs participants and guests come together to reflect on the day and listen to each other’s demos.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday 14th February.

Apply here