24 December 2015
Melbourne has added to its credentials as Australia's music capital, taking out four of the top five spots in APRA|AMCOS's annual Australian Songwriting Postcode Rankings survey.
The study, now in its second year, looks at the suburbs that Australian songwriters choose to live. In 2015 Brunswick, Northcote, Coburg and Preston topped the charts with Brunswick and Northcote ranked the top postcodes for Pop/Rock and Alternative songwriters. Northcote also ranked as the most popular spot for songwriters in the Country genre.
In total, an incredible 15 Melbourne postcodes featured in the Australian top 30 list.
The study found that most Australian songwriters preferred living in an inner city hub or a beachside location.
Melbourne's inner west suburb, Footscray also ticked the box. It made a significant leap in the last year as a national music hub. The city's west is also emerging as a creative centre and this was confirmed by Reservoir climbing 19 places to make the top 30 list.
Croydon, Dandenong Ranges proved to be an attractive location for songwriters, achieving the third highest percentage growth nationally. Eltham was also identified as a creative growth hot spot.
For more information on the National Songwriting Postcode Rankings visit the APRA|AMCOS website.