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Francesca’s Story

Francesca de Valence is an Australian artist, award-winning songwriter, international (and virtual) speaker and mentor, and founder of I Heart Songwriting Club; helping emerging singer-songwriters inspire their way to success in a music career they love.

Acknowledged by the Los Angeles Music Awards with an International Songwriter of the Year Award, Francesca also holds an Australian Songwriting Award. Francesca has supported artists including Jimmy Webb, her music can be heard on ABC radio around Australia, and she performs regularly in Australia and Paris.

Francesca writes for Songwriting Magazine UK, has a fortnightly ABC Radio songwriting segment and facilitates songwriting workshops nationally and internationally for PROs including APRA AMCOS (AUS/NZ), IMRO (IRE), UBC (BR). When she’s not on the road running workshops, making music and speaking, Francesca can be found in her hometown of Brisbane (self-isolating!) or in her creative hub in Paris.

Francesca has a Masters in Music and has taught at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University. She is an in-demand speaker in areas of songwriting and creative and personal development (BIGSOUND, Going Global, Indie Con, WAMCon) facilitates songwriting workshops nationally and internationally for songwriters of all levels (APRA AMCOS, IMRO, QUT, WAAPA, QMusic) and has delivered successful long-term creative and songwriting development programs (Ipswich City Council, MusicACT, Big Sky Girls).

Key takeaways from Francesca’s Talks

An excerpt from Francesca’s keynote presentation at Durango Songwriters’ Expo 2020 – California, USA


Francesca has presented with and for the following organisations:

Some other events you may have seen Francesca speak at:

  • Rio Music Market 2019 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Folk Alliance International Conference 2020 – New Orleans, USA
  • BIGSOUND 2019 – Brisbane, Australia
  • BIGTECH 2018, 2019 – Brisbane, Australia
  • Indie Con 2019 – Adelaide, Australia
  • Durango Songwriters’ Expo 2020 – California, USA
  • Australian Songwriters’ Conference 2021 – Central Coast, Australia
  • WAMCon 2018 – Perth, Australia
  • Daytime Conference 2020 – Adelaide, Australia
  • The Music District 2020 – Fort Collins, CO, USA
I Heart Songwriting Club is a global community of passionate songwriters who love to help and inspire people to become great songwriters!

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