Apply for The Astor Sessions

Tassie songwriters, composers, and producers are invited to apply for The Astor Sessions.

The Astor Sessions will explore the art of songwriting and the various uses of a song and composition from 3-5 August at The Astor Hotel in Hobart.  

Presented by Music Tasmania and Gaga Music, the weekend retreat brings together 10 Tasmanian songwriters with ARIA Award-winner Monique Brumby and Producer Ryan Farrington (AKA Akouo) to write, record, and share music, while receiving industry mentoring from some of the best in the business. 

We’re challenging you to write, compose, or submit a recorded song, that reimagines the soundtrack for the recent Tourism Tasmania "Feed Your Curious” campaign. The campaign "invites consumers on a journey of discovery around Tasmania and demonstrates that the true essence of Tasmania lies in what's beneath the surface”. 

Be creative, have fun, and submit a song that tells a genuine Tassie story about what's beneath the surface!

Click here for more information about the campaign brief.

SELECTION PROCESS: Music Tasmania and Gaga Music will invite ten songwriters to participate in a songwriting retreat at The Astor Hotel. We welcome submissions from artists of all genres who are prepared to collaborate and co-write. Artists considered for this opportunity must be:

  • Available from 3-5 August from 9am-5pm
  • Based in Tasmania more than 50% of the time. Artists outside Greater Hobart are encouraged to apply.
  • 18 years of age or older

    Submissions will be evaluated based on:

    • Songwriting/composition 
    • How you creatively respond to the brief
    • The benefit of this experience to your career


    Should you have any questions about the Astor Sessions, contact Music Tasmania’s CEO Laura Harper on 0418 545 002 or

    Please supply a short, professional bio, max 100 words.
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    Allowed file types: mp3.
    Tell us how this opportunity will benefit you as a musician and what you want to get out of the experience?
    Is there anything else we need to know?

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