ICMP’s Head of Songwriting Sophie Daniels is to host an online roundtable discussion exploring the motivations behind the creative process. 

Taking place on 27th July, the virtual event will feature a host of songwriting experts and academics sharing their insight, advice and stories surrounding music making. 

Commenting, Sophie said:

Over the next 12 months, I will be interviewing the international songwriting community, and hosting a series of round table discussion panels, across different types of practice, to discover our motivation for writing songs."

"These conversations will take place with songwriters who have made millions, those with a particular political or awareness raising mission, those who document real stories, songwriters trying to promote a language as an activist, those who write songs in prisons, and many involved in songwriting therapy."

Guests for the July event include: 

Professor Felicity Baker | World leading expert in Therapeutic Songwriting, Melbourne University 

Mary Gauthier | Grammy Nominated Artist Songwriter and author of forthcoming book 'Saved By A Song’

Peter Cunnah | Hit Songwriter of amongst others, 'Things Can Only Get Better’

Julian Marshall | UK Hit Songwriter turned teacher, researcher and classical composer

Bonnie Baker | US Hit Songwriter and now leading creative wellbeing tutor in Nashville and lecturer in Gender & Identity 

Another panel will take place later this October with a book, ‘Why We Write Songs’, due for publication in Spring 2023. 


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