Songwriters behind hits for Eminem & 50 Cent collaborate with Australian talent

Top international songwriters hit Sydney for SongHubs APRA AMCOS is playing musical matchmaker in Sydney this week by bringing together big name international songwriters and top local talents. The SongHubs Trans-Tasman songwriting camp kicked off yesterday at Forbes Street Studios and has been curated by Auckland-based producer and long-time Manic Street Preachers collaborator Greg Haver. Credit: APRA AMCOS/Belinda Dipalo On the international front, Haver is joined by superproducer Mike Elizondo, co-writer of hits including Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady, 50 Cent’s In Da Club and Carrie Underwood’s Cowboy Casanova. Elizondo’s diverse talents have also seen him work with Jay Z, … Continue reading Songwriters behind hits for Eminem & 50 Cent collaborate with Australian talent

Runforyourlife wins 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

Emerging Hip Hop group Runforyourlife has been announced as the winner of the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2012. With the support of the Hilltop Hoods and the Australian Performing Right Association (APRA|AMCOS), Runforyourlife has won a kick-start to their career, with $10,000 going towards the release and promotion of their first solo album. MC Suffa of Hilltop Hoods said, “Thanks to APRA and our judging team Hau, Raph, Nish and Ran-Dee, they do a great job every year. Congratulations to the Hip Hop/Soul collective Runforyourlife, they make some great music and are very deserving recipients.” As part of the prize package, … Continue reading Runforyourlife wins 2012 Hilltop Hoods Initiative