Huge congratulations to 2009 TDP Graduate and Gang of Youths frontman David Le’aupepe who has been announced as the 2nd and 3rd place winner in the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for his songs ‘Let Me Down Easy’ and ‘The Heart is a Muscle’ – songs which both feature on the bands 2017 album release Go Further In Lightness.
As a prize David will receive $10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and $5,000 thanks to media sponsor Seventh Street Media.
The Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters all over the world whilst raising much needed funds for not-for-profit organisation Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Previous winners include Megan Washington, Kimbra and The Preatures.