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IHSC and APRA AMCOS present Creative Development Series - "Is Feedback Your Most Powerful Songwriting Development Tool?" w/ Simon Shapiro

IHSC and APRA AMCOS present Creative Development Series - "Is Feedback Your Most Powerful Songwriting Development Tool?" w/ Simon Shapiro

About this Event

Following the success of our recent 2019-2020 Creative Development Series, I Heart Songwriting Club is thrilled to be partnering with APRA AMCOS again to offer more workshops and opportunities for songwriters in 2020-2021. These workshops will be led by leading I Heart Songwriting Club songwriters who are a range of A-list, award-winning, published songwriters and artists.

"It is so wonderful to learn songwriting specifics from industry professionals, gleaning from their personal bank of knowledge and experience. It is invaluable! It is also so encouraging to be in a space with so many other really breaks the box of isolation that so easily ensnares us creatives. These workshops are a revelation and a breakthrough!"

- Danielle Davis, Cairns QLD ( I Heart Songwriting Club Member)

Valued at $79 each, these workshops will be offered at no cost to active members of our club. If you are a Club member, check your emails for details on how to secure your free spot.

If you would like to attend these events for free, receive workshop notes and put these new skills into practice, become an active member of I Heart Songwriting Club here. The cost to join I Heart Songwriting Club is a subscription of $55 for each 10 weeks.


WORKSHOP 7: Could Feedback Be Your Most Powerful Songwriting Development Tool? / with Simon Shapiro

Simon Shapiro is an artist and award-winning singer-songwriter who has written songs with and for Darryl Braithwaite, 1927 and Shannon Noll. As an I Heart Songwriting Club member and mentor, Simon is well-loved for his incredible feedback that empowers a songwriter to further bring their songs to life. Join us as Simon leads this insightful session on how listening to other songwriters' songs can develop your listening skills as a musician and how this can level up your songwriting game. If you're someone who struggles to give and even receive feedback, then don't miss this session.



  1. Once you have purchased your ticket you will receive the Zoom link to the workshop location.
  2. This workshop is 6pm AEST (Brisbane time). Please check your timezone here.
  3. This session is free for I Heart Songwriting Club members - if you are a member check your emails for details on how to register for free.
  4. Workshop notes following the session will only be sent to I Heart Songwriting Club members who attended the session.

Simon Shapiro:

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Simon Shapiro is a classic story telling and award winning singer-songwriter, though best known for his work in support of other artists, writing songs with and for established artists such as Darryl Braithwaite, 1927 and Shannon Noll.As a musician, Simon has toured with international acts including Martika, Limahl, 1927, Belinda Carlisle and shared the stage with industry giants such as Simple Minds, Roxette and Michael McDonald. Specific to country music, Simon co-wrote the hit song ‘Beyond These City lights’ which Jayne Denham took to the top of the country charts in 2013.

‘City Talks’ form Simon’s first solo album won the Park Music Film Music festival Gold prize for soundtrack and was described by the American film music magazine as "the best power ballad that Ryan Adams didn’t perform”. ‘Lover Of Life’ also from Simon’s first solo album was a finalist in the Nashville Songwriters association awards in the country music category.

Simon has won the Australian Songwriters association songwriter of the year, APRA songwriters award at MusicOz and was bass player for iconic Aussie band 1927 for 10 years.

All of Simon’s creative energy is now focused on his solo singer-songwriting career, and fresh from a songwriting and recording tour of the U.S, he’s ready with a repertoire of powerful story-driven songs to share with the world.

Category Music