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Western Fringe Songwriters Network

Western Fringe Songwriters' Network is for all songwriters ...


Hi all Songwriters,

Western Fringe is not running the monthly get-togethers at the moment.
If you are on our email database, you will be notified when we recommence them.

The Western Fringe 'Song Development Days' are still running - see below for information on them.

Desley Taylor is a Western Fringe songwriter.
Desley recorded this song "It'll Be Alright" as part of our free Song Development Day program.


What is Western Fringe?

Western Fringe Songwriters' Network is not a club, it's not an organisation, it's not a group, it's an opportunity - an opportunity for Songwriters to meet other songwriters, develop their original songs, perform them and record them


What does Western Fringe do?

Western Fringe provides an encouraging, relaxed and supportive atmosphere
for songwriters to create your unique music; to 'sing your song'

At our get togethers you can meet other songwriters, perform your songs, (even 'works-in-progress' are highly encouraged) and access information on anything to do with Songwriting


What does it cost?

Western Fringe is free


Who runs Western Fringe?

Western Fringe is run by songwriters and producers Stewart Peters (that's me!) and Snez


Who can be involved?

Absolutely anyone who wants to write songs. From beginners to full-time professionals. We have 15 years olds to 70 year olds.


What are Stewart Peters' Songwriting and Producing credentials?

Stewart Peters (that's me!) is a multi-award winning songwriter and producer. I have worked with many successful songwriters and various record companies, both large and small, over the past 15 years. Got to the ABOUT US page or CLICK HERE to check out more details about Stewart and Snez and Soundshed Music's Studio


What is the Song Development Day?

The SONG DEVELOPMENT DAY (SDD) is a major part of Western Fringe.
This program is a one day totally free program where selected participants will be offered one-on-one song editing and work-shopping and a fully professional recording of their song.


Great! So the SDD means I get a free demo recorded!

Well, not quite :) The main aim of the SDD is to edit and workshop your song until it is as good as we can make it; so your song communicates the 'truth' that you intended to relate to your audience. And yes, on the same day, when your song is ready we will record a fully professional version of your song - totally for free


My songs are my babies - I don't like people tampering with my songs

Then maybe the SONG DEVELOPMENT DAY is not for you. In my experience I have never heard a developing songwriter's song that didn't need some kind of editing.
Editing makes all the difference between a good song and a great song!
So the SDD is all about working on your song to make it the best we can


Will I have to share copyright of my song with you?

No. You will keep the full 100% ownership of your song's copyright. Not matter what changes I make to your song, I won't claim any copyright. I just want you to get the best out of your songwriting


So, what do I get on the Song Development Day ?

You'll get guidance from me on song lyrics, continuity, melody, chordal and song structure - and a professional recording of your song (including guitars, bass guitar, drums, piano, keyboards and percussion and any vocals). We are also glad to give guidance and advice on marketing and promotion of your music - all totally free


How can I get selected for the Song Development Day?

Send a copy of one or more of your songs to Soundshed Music for consideration
(mp3, CD or even cassette).
The quality doesn't have to be great, it's just to let us hear where you're up to with your songwriting. Preference will be given to writers who haven't had any of their songs released or completed any CD's of their songs or who are not signed to a publisher or recording label

If you don't have a recording of your songs to send us, that's fine. If you're performing at any open mics in the Blue Mountains we will gladly come and have a listen to you

Send your CD, mp3 or cassette to:

Song Development Day
C/- Soundshed Music Productions
P O Box 371,
Blackheath    NSW    2785

Email us:
Stewart at

To check out Soundshed Music’s facilities CLICK HERE


Western Fringe Songwriters' Compilation CD 2014
AMRAP have distributed the Compilation CD's to 80 Radio Stations around Australia and you can follow your track's progress through AMRAP's Artist Search function

We are also still running our free Song Development Days - see below for details on how to be involved


The 'Wild Women' Compilation CD
was released in 2013 and various tracks have been receiving airplay on Radio around Australia

CD Launch in Glebe on 9th February was a big success and we facilitated several smaller performances involving some of the 'Wild Women' throughout 2013

Where is Western Fringe based?

Snez and I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Australia.

Our studio facility is also in the Blue Mountains where we live


Recording Opportunities?

We have produced Compilation Albums free for Western Fringe in our Blue Mountains studio.

We regularly produce chosen writers' songs for free in our studio.

Check out Soundshed Studios on the Soundshed Music Song Productions Home Page
- half way down that web page you'll see info (and some pics) about the Studio

What other resources can Western Fringe offer?

Through our years of working in the Music Industry at all levels, we can offer access to music professionals for advice and assessment. From publishers, to producers, studios, management, record labels and tutors

Is it all for free? What's the catch?

All the Western Fringe services are free.
No catch - songwriting is a life's passion for Snez and me. For us it's just a matter of us getting a big buzz from 'giving-back' to developing songwriters and seeing their progress


For more info and more info on
Western Fringe Songwriters' Network


Ph: (02) 6569 5885

Also, if you like, CLICK HERE to check out our recording facility (Soundshed Music), where we produce the recordings for Western Fringe Songwriters' Network