Charli XCX and Birdy sign up to Wayne Hector's UK Spotify Songshop

Charli XCX and Birdy sign up to Wayne Hector's UK Spotify Songshop

Spotify will be running a Songshop songwriting camp hosted by Wayne Hector at Sarm Studios in London on September 11-14.

The event is part of Spotify’s Secret Genius initiative, which highlights the work of songwriters and producers and includes Songshops, The Secret Genius Awards, podcasts and curated playlists.

Hector, a Spotify Secret Genius Ambassador, has collaborated with artists including Nicki Minaj, One Direction and Westlife. He has curated the list of writers, producers and artists attending the Songshop Sarm Studios event, with a view to creating new urban pop dance music during the four-day session.

Attendees include Birdy, Charli XCX,and songwriters Giorgio Tuinfort, Jamie Scott, Ina Wroldsen and Ed Drewett.

Paul Adam, Spotify’s head of songwriter relations, Europe, said: ''We at Spotify are thrilled that all these incredibly talented songwriters and producers are joining Wayne Hector at Sarm Studios, with the sole intention of creating some incredible music. Can't wait to hear the results!”

Wayne Hector added: “I'm really looking forward to being involved with the Spotify Songshop - it's sure to be a really interesting couple of days. The UK is still the most vibrant, exciting and creative melting pot of talent in the world, with artists from all sorts of genres and backgrounds coming up with fresh and forward thinking stuff. The breadth of talents coming together perfectly reflects that.”

The attendees of the UK Secret Genius Songshop with Wayne Hector include:

Giorgio Tuinfort
Jamie Scott
TMS
BricksDaMane
Ina Wroldsen
Shy Martin
Ed Drewett
Jonny Coffer
Charli XCX
Camille Purcell
Freddy Alexander
Adam Midgley
Birdy
Neil Ormandy
Cass Lowe
Starsmith

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