Creative Lab apps open to singers and songwriters

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Creative Lab Hawai’i seeks to provide mentorship, training and opportunities for Hawai’i-based playwrights, writers, producers, musicians, animators, app makers and designers. The upcoming immersive program will involve Hawaii-based singers and songwriters.

The lab will begin accepting applications for its Creative Lab Hawai’i Music Immersive 2023 program on Tuesday, November 15.

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The week-long intensive program aims to “advance licensing opportunities [singer/songwriter] works for global media and entertainment content,” according to CLHMI.

“Hawaii performers, songwriters and producers are gaining new tools to navigate the world of licensing a global media product. The CLHMI program is just another venue to support the incredible talent we have in Hawaiʻi as well as foster opportunities for our entrepreneurs that will further fuel Hawaii’s creative economy,” said Mike McCartney, Director of Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Applicants selected for the program will receive “mentorship from top music supervisors, music placement companies, entertainment industry leaders and music producers to collaborate on compositions for the licensing of their works for specific television, film, advertising, promotional and new media projects”.

“The Creative Lab Hawaiʻi experience equips creatives with the skills to understand the value of licensing, publishing, and intellectual property protection,” says Georja Skinner, Creative Industries Division Director and Founder of the CLH Program. .

Up to 12 applicants will be selected for the 2023 program, and they will receive intensive instruction from GRAMMY and Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner Charles M. Brotman.

“By cultivating industry know-how to compose and license original songs for film, television, streaming or advertising, entrants are able to expand revenue channels for their talent,” added Skinning.

The CLHMI has guidelines on how you can apply, and applications should be emailed to Charles M. Brotman. The deadline for submission is December 15.

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Creative Lab Hawai’i was founded in 2012 by the Creative Industries Division of the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

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