After a big two days on SongMakers at Bellarine Secondary College, mentors Grant Windsor (on the left) and Robert Conley talk us through what the what, how and why of being a writer/producer.

What’s a Producer?
How do you work as a Writer Producer?
How do you start when you collaborate?
When do you start thinking about arrangement?
What is Pre Production?

About Grant Windsor: Grant Windsor is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer and producer. He’s a former APRA AMCOS Professional Development Award winner and has had stints living in NY and London, where he worked with Jamie Cullum, Carole King and the BBC Orchestra, among others. Since his return to Australia he has been working with Guy Sebastian, Pete Murray and many other Australian artists.

About Robert Conley: Robert is one of Australia’s most in-demand songwriter/ producers. Early in his career, while working as assistant engineer on ‘KISS Alive III’ in LA, Robert so impressed Grammy award-winning producer, Walter Afanasieff, that he was hired on the spot. That set him on a path to work on artists including Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilera, Carlos Santana and many more. Now living in Sydney, Robert has his own publishing company and record label, Specific Music. He’s even signed a SongMakers student, Taka Perry, to his label.

What’s a Producer?

How do you work as a Writer Producer?

How do you start when you collaborate?

When do you start thinking about arrangement?

What is Pre Production?