Our All Access Music Competition just got bigger with the announcement of billboard charting, Australian singer-songwriter Starley, who will lend her expertise to the judging panel for the ALL ACCESS music competition.
A true homegrown success story, Starley shone brightly with her worldwide breakthrough single “Call On Me (Ryan Riback Remix),” which resonated with fans around the world, having racked up over 515 million Spotify plays. It cracked its way onto the Top 40 charts in the US, landing in the top 20 while it reached the number 6 spot in the UK. In addition, it went platinum in the US and the UK, double platinum in Canada, triple platinum in Australia and Germany and went five times platinum in Sweden.
While Starley continues to prepare for her upcoming album we caught up with her to chat about the ALL ACCESS music competition.
What attracted you to be a part of this initiative?
I started as a songwriter. I moved to London at a young age and began doing everything I possibly could to make it as a songwriter. I cold emailed people, I networked, I went to every session I could, I did anything and everything to try and get my foot in the door. When Studio 301 asked if I could judge an online songwriter competition where the winner would get studio time, free mixing and mastering, money for promotion and so on, I said yes. If I can help one person along their path to achieving their dreams, then I’m grateful for the opportunity!
Are you excited to listen to the entrants?
Of course! It’ll be fun to see what kind of talent is out there!
What do you think about the winner’s prize package?
Getting a record ready to be released and releasing music is a pretty costly expense, so winning an award for having an incredibly written song in where you get help covering those costs is amazing; and, it’s very helpful for those out there who don’t have the funds to do it themselves.
Are you looking forward to working in the new Studios 301 facility?
Anything else you would like to add?
Good luck to all the entrants!