Since 2009 Platinum Artist Development has been helping emerging Australian and international talent succeed in their music career. We are called Platinum Artist Development because its owned and run by Platinum Award Winning songwriter, Bec Caruana.
Being a do it yourself musician can be overwhelming, so why not let us do everything in your too hard basket! We have a range of packages to suit all of your artist needs depending on what stage you are at or your budget.
These songwriting workshops are our signature service! Placing emerging talent together with an already hit selling writer and producer is what we do best. This is a unique and unmatched service that will have you networking with award winning professionals. We now offer all kinds of development workshops which you can read more about here.
I’ve written hits for Disney and artists all over the world. I know what it takes to be an independent but I also know how awesome it is to have the support of a record label. You can pay us by the hour, no ongoing contracts. This will give you the time to be your most creative self, while we worry about the rest for you. We are the one stop shop for everything music biz!
WHO WE ARE
We cover all aspects of artist development: Song and repertoire selection, production and artist development.
We oversee of all aspects of production from beginning to end, including selecting and securing producers, engineers, mixing, mastering, studios and session players.
We work with you to cement your brand, style, image and logo.
Artist development, career evaluation, advice and guidance.
When suitable, facilitating appropriate personal introductions to record labels, publishers, management agencies, lawyers, talent/booking agencies, PR and publicity, music supervisors, distribution companies, brands etc.
Platinum Artist Development works with artists and bands to help them find and develop their unique product, we help you to artistically develop and transform, launch and sell!
BEC CARUANA - Founder
BEC is a platinum award winning song writer and singer.
As a teen, Bec won Channel Ten’s, Star Search, 7 weeks in a row to become the season runner up. She also won the Sydney City Esteidfod, at the age of 16 and has been singing professionally ever since.
In 2001 Bec was signed as a solo artist to Warner Music Australia and had success with her 2 singles, ‘Bump’ and ‘Dance all Night,‘ followed by the release of her album ‘Electric Beach.’ She has charted in the top 40 and club charts, in Australia , Europe and Japan. Her debut single ‘Dance all Night’ was nominated for an APRA award for most played song on radio in 2003.
Bec has toured and supported major international acts including, Pink, Bon Jovi, Shaggy, The Sugababes,Natalie Imbruglia, Liberty X, DJ Sammy, KLF, Snap and C&C Music Factory and the Village People.
As one half of Bachelor Girl, Tania Doko enjoyed much success through the decade long journey with James Roche. In 1998 Bachelor Girl’s debut single, Buses and Trains,” was a multi platinum awarded smash hit in U.S, Europe, Australia, and South East Asia.
Tania has written and performed with international pop stars, The Veronicas, on the cut, “Don’t Say Goodbye” (featuring Tania Doko). She has also written with international heavyweights such as Toby Gad, Matthew Gerrard, Andreas Carlsson, David Norland, Jimmy Harry, Shelly Peiken, Oliver Lieber & Bridget Benenate.
Tania is still s successful singer/songwriter, she regularly tours to a loyal audience and in recent years she has penned hits for Sony ATV including the Disney movie, Step Up 3D.
Tania is now residing in her adopted home, Stockholm and most recently wrote Samantha Jade’s X factor winning hit, “What You’ve Done to Me.” Tania is also proudly the APRA ambassador in Sweden.
WHAT THEY SAY
“Bec is an amazing inspiration and has been a pleasure to work with. She's certainly made my dreams and visions come to life through my music"
–Adam Deroma 15/02/2015,
‘Bec is such a talented songwriter and a great artist mentor. She treats her artists the same way she approaches her songwriting - with dedication, passion and heaps of laughter. She’s an amazing person to be around.’
–Sean Carey, (Band Member Thirsty Merc, Writer and Producer) 16/12/14
"Bec Caruana is a quality leader in Artist development and management. She has an incredible ability to know exactly what her clients require to take them to the next stage in their careers. I have worked with Bec for 5 years, over this time she has worked tirelessly to help me achieve many goals, most of which have been reached because of her help and expertise. She has unbelievable networking skills and a great rapport with industry executives. If she believes in you, then she will stand by you (as I have found). A true industry professional! "
–James D Smith, Singer/Songwriter/Performer/Recording Artist - 27/11/14 (star of Wicked and Dirty Dancing)
"Rebecca Caruana, is a very talented and passionate individual with valuable experience as an artist, session singer, vocal teacher, songwriter and manager she really has a lot to offer her clients".
— Sven Tydeman, Producer - 1/12/14 ( ASA awarded writer)
"BJ encapsulates the meaning of a great songwriter ‐ Putting her mind, spirit and amazing energy into the song to come up with a fantastic result! BJ really knows how to hit on a great lyric and being a female songwriter and seeing things from a different point of view it really gives the song a special edge. It was a joy to work with her on my new material!"
— Claire Clarke, (songwriter/performer)
"BJ is not only a dynamic pocket rocket, but one of the most naturally talented songwriters I've worked with....the ideal musical partner-in-crime."
–Tania Doko, (Writer/Performer, Bachelor Girl, She Said Yes)
"Having worked with BJ Caruana for many years, I've found both her talent as a songwriter and singer to be second to none". "Her vocals rival the best in the business and her infectious melodic hooks are pure magic". "She is a world class talent and a joy to work with"
— Johnny X aka John P T Collins, (Artist/songwriter for, Anthony Callea, Gina G, Christine Anu, Bass Culture)
"Rebecca is a fabulous song writer and great inspirer. With years of experience under her belt she takes an insightful approach to creating music and developing an artist. I have had the pleasure of personally working with her and really enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot too! Thanks BJ"