The Australian Songwriters Association (ASA), the nation’s longest running support organisation for those who bring music to our ears, has elicited gasps of joy over the years, not only from the grass-roots writers, industry professionals and music lovers who congregate at its annual National Songwriting Awards, but also from the crème of the crème of the songwriting world.

This year, the Australian Songwriters Association has the pleasure and insight to extend the honour to the first female songwriter to be inducted, one who has done so much in the broader entertainment industry, that her talent for actually crafting the songs she sings, could be at risk of being overlooked. This precious Australian songwriter is none other than Kate Ceberano. Famous for her beautiful and unique voice and success as an entertainer, Kate has, over her 30 years in the industry, released 23 Albums, been a three-time ARIA Award Winner, with a staggering count of ten ARIA Award nominations, and racked up over twenty other awards and accolades.


Kate Ceberano Photo Credit - Leanne King SM Res

Photo Credit – Leanne King Crackjack Photography Studio


“Kate Ceberano was inducted into the Australian Songwriters Hall Of Fame in a ceremony in Sydney on Monday night. Kate has been signed to Mushroom Music Publishing since 1997 and we currently publish over 120 of her songs. There have been the hit singles “Brave”, “Pash”, “That’s What I Call Love” and “Love Is Alive”, along with consistently earning songs such as “True Romantic”, “Blue Box” and “Champion”. Her career has covered several genres from her early days with “I’m Talking”, the remarkable solo albums, the musical theatre shows and the jazz albums. She has won three ARIA Awards for Best Female Artist along with another seven nominations in that category. She had the lead role in “Jesus Christ Superstar” and the cast album was the highest selling album in Australia that year.

 While the achievements are impressive, there is something else much more important. She has a fabulous voice. It is a remarkable instrument that has given her a thirty year career with much more to come. Michael Gudinski and I are very proud to be part of her journey and thank her for the terrific songs she has brought to Mushroom Music. Congratulations Kate.”

Ian James

Managing Director

Mushroom Music Publishing