Want to be the next Flume? Think you can match it with Sia? Keen to top the charts like Tame Impala? Teachers and students are invited to take a look behind...

How to Rule the Music World


Giant Dwarf
2016 NSW

Giant Dwarf
How to rule the music world


Ilan Kidron

Ilan Kidron

The Potbelleez

Ilan is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer. As frontman of dance band, The Potbelleez, he co-wrote the group’s breakthrough, double platinum single Don’t Hold Back.

In addition to his work with the Potbelleez, he is an in-demand co-writer and producer, and has worked with artists including Ricky Martin, Jessica Mauboy and Tina Arena.


Robert Conley

Robert Conley

Songwriter/record producer/musician

Robert is one of Australia’s most in-demand songwriter/producers. Early in his career, while working as assistant engineer on KISS Alive III in LA, Robert impressed Grammy award-winning producer Walter Afanasieff so much, that he was hired on the spot. That set him on a path to work on artists including Destiny’s Child, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and many more.

Now living in Sydney, Robert has his own publishing company and record label Specific Music

John Foreman OAM

Musical director, pianist and composer

John Foreman OAM is a musical director, event director, pianist and composer, plus is a well-recognised face on Australian television.

He's the man behind many of the biggest events in Australian entertainment. John wrote The Flame, which was performed by Tina Arena and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Opening Ceremony. John's compositions have been performed by artists ranging from Vanessa Amorosi to Jose Carreras. 

He's musical director for Carols by Candlelight, MD for the TV Week Logie Awards and host of the annual School Spectacular. John was also Musical Director for Australian Idol.

Sonia De Pellegrin

Sonia De Pellegrin


Sonia is a songwriter and performer who can claim almost a decade of writing experience despite only being 20 years old. Sonia has had the opportunity to collaborate with many local and international artists and writers including William Singe, E^ST, One Above, Steve Clisby and Charlie Midnight. Continually developing her own artistry, Sonia has independently released eight singles over the last four years and performed across Sydney. 

Sonia was part of the the APRA AMCOS SongMakers program in her final year of high school, and was subsequently invited to join the well-respected 50 Songs in 5 Days songwriting camp. 



KLP (Kristy Lee Peters)

Producer, songwriter and DJ

Operating under the moniker KLP, Sydney-based artist Kristy Lee Peters is gaining notoriety as a producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ and radio host, amassing much deserved national and international attention. Whether it’s hosting triple j’s House Party each Saturday night, writing her own solo music or co-writing, chances are you’ve listened to a KLP track before.

Following an incredibly successful 12 months with two national DJ tours as well as a national tour with Art vs Science, KLP released her Ember EP, and continues to prove her success as a multi-talented artist.

Event Details

Want to be the next Flume? Think you can match it with Sia? Keen to top the charts like Tame Impala? Teachers and students are invited to take a look behind the scenes of the music industry and find out what it takes to become a hit-making songwriter, performer or producer.  

Learn about the creative and business practices of successful musicians as John Foreman hosts a Q&A with some of Australia’s leading talents including ARIA and APRA Music Award winner Ilan Kidron (The Potbelleez), producer/songwriter/DJ KLP, writer/producer Robert Conley (Montaigne, Thelma Plum, Jess Mauboy, Tina Arena, Ricky Martin) and up-and-coming artist Sonia De Pellegrin

Fresh from mentoring students around the country as part of the ground breaking APRA AMCOS SongMakers program, these experts explore everything you need to know about a career in music including: how to start a song from scratch; finding and working with collaborators; sharing and protecting your intellectual property; social media for artists; what gear to use; how to find a publisher, manager or producer (and why you need one); and how to build an international career.

Bring questions, ideas and loads of enthusiasm. Leave knowing what it takes to make it in the real world of music!

This free session is presented by APRA AMCOS for high school students and teachers. Places are strictly limited and registration is required.


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