Date 20/03/2019
Time 09:30-18.00
Location Royal Birmingham Conservatoire & Eastside Jazz Club
Birmingham City University
200 Jennens Rd
Birmingham B4 7XR

Songwriting, Practice and Production

This event represents the launch of the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Research Network and will feature a mix of papers, panels, conversation and performance focusing on contemporary songwriting practice and production. Some of the highlights of the day include:

  • Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will join members of the Sodajerker songwriting podcast to record a live episode of the show.
  • Keynote speaker, Phillip McIntyre (University of Newcastle, Australia), will discuss songwriting as a form of cultural production based on themes from his book, The Creative System in Action: Understanding Cultural Production and Practice (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).
  • Scholars, industry workers and practitioners will join a panel exploring the philosophies, approaches, techniques and tools that define contemporary songwriting practice and its relationship to technologies of production.

This event is FREE, but you must book tickets using the button on the left of this page. If you are unable to attend the full day of activities, there will be an option to register solely for the live podcast with KT Tunstall. Once network members have had an opportunity to register, we will be offering any remaining spaces to the general public.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Birmingham and we hope you’ll join us for this exciting first event in our series!