I talk to successful writer, Lisa Butler, about songwriting ideas, training and networking tactics that she has learned in the span of her experience as a songwriter, poet and founder of the Australian Songwriters Conference. Her interview will educate and inspire songwriters of any genre, whether they are artists or non-performing songwriters.



Songwriting Ideas from the Australian Songwriters Conference 

  • Networking with industry professionals
  • Learning tools of great songwriting
  • Learning how to work within the business
  • Opportunity to pitch songs directly to publishers

Why Lisa Started the Australian Songwriters Conference

  • Inspired by her trip to the Texas Songwriters Cruise
  • Nothing like this event existed for songwriters in Australia
  • Saw opportunity to build on elements she liked from other conferences
  • Creating a conference for non-performing songwriters


everyone-should-have-a-coach-squareLisa’s Three Pronged Approach to Coaching Clients

  • Skillset – Where are they with their craft?
  • Where are they with the business side of their music career?
  • Personal Aspect – Working through the roadblocks

Other Requirements of Building a Music Career

  • Promoting online
  • Getting involved with your fanbase
  • Building relationships with venues
  • Cultivating relationships with publishers, promoters, and other industry professionals

Books Recommended by Lisa

6 Steps for Songwriting – Jason Bloom

Music Business – Shane Simpson

Radical Forgiveness – Colin Tipping

Ask and It Is Given – Abraham Hicks

Connect with Lisa Butler

Australian Songwriters Conference Website

Linked In


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists atwww.wosradio.com. Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic