Nettwerk One Publishing and Island Records Australia recently held their 2nd Annual Bali Songwriting Summit in Ubud, Bali. The summit was conceived and launched last year as a partnership between Nettwerk One Publishing’s Peter Coquillard and Island Records Australia’s General Manager, Michael Taylor in an effort to bring together some of the hottest artists, writers and producers from around the globe in one of the most culturally unique and artistic locations in the world.
Several esteemed artists and writers of the pop world attended this year’s summit, which was held from May 28 – June 5, 2011, including Nick Jonas of Grammy-nominated superstars The Jonas Brothers, Multi-Platinum recording Australian artist Delta Goodrem, #1Billboard hit songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Taio Cruz) and many more (full list of attendees below). In addition to the state-of-the-art recording studios on site, attendees enjoyed several planned events that showcase the best of Bali culture, art, food and music. “Ubud has such a unique rhythm to itself. Giving artists and writers the opportunity to create outside of their normal day-to-day, can be the needed catalyst for truly special songs,” say Michael Taylor, GM, A&R / Head Of Island Records Australia, Universal Music Australia.
Listen to Marvin Priest's (son of Maxi Priest) new hit Australian single "Take Me Away" f/t pop sensation Wynter Gordon below. Priest co-wrote “Take Me Away” with fellow writers/artists Fredro Odesjo, Arama Brown and Cassie Davis at the inaugural Bali Songwriting Summit in 2010.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go" has reached #1 in 16 countries, is certified Gold in the U.S. and Platinum in the UK and Canada, and has sold close to 4 Million digital copies worldwide. The accompanying video boasts more than 113 Million YouTube views and has spent the past 6 weeks on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown, climbing to #5. The VH1 You Oughta Know Artist sold out his North American summer headline tour, and also made his U.S. TV debut on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.