An award winning music recording studio, located in Melbourne, Australia, UPWARD studios is led the by multi talented and multi award winning composer, producer and arranger, Robert Upward. With a string of awards and award nominations from APRA and AACTA, Robert is well respected amongst industry peers – he serves as a juror for the AACTA Awards, as well as advising APRA. Robert has also enjoyed considerable success both as performer, song writer and producer in various genres of pop and electronic music. With the rest of the team at UPWARD studios, you can be sure that you are in the bests possible hands to take care of your musical needs.
Maya is an up and coming soul pop artist, rapidly making a name for herself in the music industry, and UPWARD Studios has been her music studio of choice as she’s refined her art and shaped her sound over the years. Initially rising to prominence on TV talent show ‘The Voice’ Maya already has a long musical heritage, having been performing the Blues on stage with her father since the age of 8. Maya presents an eclectic sound to her fans, fusing RnB, soul and electronic pop and influenced by such legends as Lauryn Hill, Hendrix, Zepplin, Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. There’s no doubt that her Australian, African American and Hungarian roots also play a part in the vivid palette of influences that can be heard in her music. Sinners, from the upcoming FutureSoul project merges dark vocal layers, neoteric beats and organic instrumentation, taking her listeners on a sonic journey through intricate blends of shade and colour. Robert has worked with Maya to bring out the very best in her vocals and is currently producing and co-writing her new single. Maya’s videos have been widely played on TV, including on MTV.
The team at UPWARD studios have worked with a wide range of artists so, if like Maya, you’re looking to collaborate to take your music to the next level you won’t find a better team to work with. Years of industry knowledge and expertise will be at your disposal to provide you with the very best recording and producing. If you’re new to the business or a seasoned pro, they’ll be with you every step of the way to realize your creative vision. Artist’s who’ve chosen UPWARD as their studio of choice include Shelley Segal, Slinkee Mix and Elise and the Vibe. Not only does Robert have an impressive portfolio of collaborations, he’s also enjoyed considerable success as an artist in his own right. As part of electronic music act emaar, Robert has seen chart success and extensive radio play. This shows that you’ll be collaborating with someone who knows exactly what it’s like to take a project from initial idea to commercial success and is well respected for his ability to coach others to similar levels of success and beyond.
Outside the world of pop and electronic music, Robert is a highly respected composer, particularly in the field of music for television and film. Robert produces contemporary scores that truly enhance the storylines and cinematography. It doesn’t matter what your TV series, one-off documentary, or film is about, and whatever style of music is required, you can rely on Robert and the team at UPWARD Studios will deliver music of undeniable quality, working professionally to time frames to allow your project to be completed on time. Commissions that have been completed for film include feature documentary Molly Meldrum The Real Deal and Fatal Honeymoon. TV Credits include regular features on the popular and long running TV series Home and Away. Notability earned by Robert in this area of music include Docklands, Network and AFI/AACTA Awards: Best Documentary Series – Nominee, Immigration Nation SBS and 7 and APRA/AGSC Screen Music Awards, Best Music in a Documentary – Nominee.
As music can be powerful in TV and film, it can be equally powerful in advertising and Robert and the UPWARD team are experts in harnessing this power to your advantage. Music creates a direct connection with the viewer’s or listener’s emotions, causing a strong connection with the advertisement and your product. This strong connection makes your product stand out and more memorable to your potential customers, increasing the likelihood of a sales conversion. Many national and global brands have chosen UPWARD studios to compose the music for their adverts, knowing that custom music is going to be far more effective than stick music when used for advertising purposes including Kia, Toyota, L’Oreal and many more. In 2016, Robert was nominated for the APRA Screen Music Awards, Best Music for an Advertisement 2016 for Country Racing Victoria’s TV advertisement It’s Got It All for which he wrote a country music inspired song of the same name.
UPWARD Studios offers a winning combination – great facilities, talented, experienced staff and a full range of services for all of your musical needs. If you’re looking to rent some studio time you’ll find brilliant facilities. If you’re looking to find a song writing partner, you’ll be in the hands of some of the very best in the business. When it comes to realizing your artistic vision and making sure that you sound your absolute best on a recording, UPWARD Studios offer their unbeatable services once more. Well experienced with a range of musicians of renown, you’ll find all of the experience on the team at UPWARD Studios at your disposal. Not only that, you’ll be hard pushed to find a studio where sharing and developing the success of others is so valued. Robert and his team will provide a bespoke service, tailored to your individual needs, be that for collaborative projects, commissions, recording and producing or even the special world of vocal recording and producing and voice over recording. Pick up the phone, or send an email today and take your music to the next level.