I am a published songwriter and poet, and an event/tour organiser. I have experience in article, blog and editorial writing and I have produced newsletters and e-zines for the music industry. My skills extend to content writing, proofreading and editing text for books, articles, songs, websites, essays, documents ect. I am also a Certified Professional Coach (Life, Career, Motivation) and a consultant in the music industry.
Born on Australia's NSW Central Coast into a musical family, Lisa Butler wrote poetry and learned piano from an early age. She started writing songs (words and music) at age 16. Singing lessons followed during the teenage years with a view to a singing career but writing songs, and in particular lyrics, became her passion.
Lisa worked part time (1994-97) as Personal/Production Assistant for international cabaret star, Jenifer Green. This provided invaluable experience and awarded her the opportunity to make excellent contacts within the industry as well as gain further understanding of the 'ins and outs' of the music business.
Working in public relations and promotions in the hospitality and entertainment industries as well as general reception and office work gave Lisa the opportunity to gain knowledge in networking, communication and business procedures which now stands her in good stead, as she manages the administration, advertising and public relations of a number of songwriter-focused initiatives within the Australian Music Industry.
In 1999, Lisa established the now defunct songwriting business, Imaginotion Songs, with partner, Chris Headford, providing original, commercial music to local and overseas recording and publishing companies, recording artists and bands. Genres include Pop, Rock, R&B, Adult Contemporary and Country.
Guided by her passion for songwriting and songwriters, Lisa is the Founder/Coordinator of the largest and most comprehensive songwriter’s conference ever to be staged in Australia. Aptly named the Australian Songwriters Conference www.AustralianSongwritersConference.com.au, this unique annual four-day event encompasses all aspects of the craft and business of songwriting and attracts attendees from right around Australia and is now attracting the attention of songwriters internationally. Hit songwriters and producers clamour for a coveted spot on the ASC Faculty each year, along with top Publishers, other music industry professionals and service providers.
Lisa is President of ASC Songwriter Assist Inc, a non-profit incorporated Association designed to assist songwriters with all aspects of their career and lifestyle www.ascsa.org.au . All the ASC initiatives are headquartered on the beautiful NSW Central Coast, as Lisa believes very strongly in supporting her hometown community. Through ASCSA, Lisa organises regular songwriting workshops and live performances and recently, ASCSA initiated and co-presented the inaugural Ettalong Beach Acoustic Buskathon www.buskathon.com .
A music and career consultant, workshop presenter, event/tour organiser and Certified Professional Coach (CPC), specialising mainly in the Music Industry, Lisa assists performers, songwriters, musicians and music industry executives to define and articulate their goals and create an action plan to make them a reality through her new business, Lisa Butler Music Consulting, at www.lisabutlermusic.com . Lisa views her role as a Coach and Mentor as both humbling and inspiring, and a natural extension of her work in the Music Industry.
Lisa has a publishing agreement with Blue Mountain Arts, the largest 'boutique' card and gift company in the world.
A mother of one young son who attends primary school, Lisa is an active member of her school’s P&C Association and she is also President of the School Council and regularly assists in the school's canteen and works in the classroom helping young students with their reading.