“To create a community of musicians and music lovers alike who together support, celebrate and develop the emerging songwriters of the Melbourne music industry.”

We invite you to join the #RSOMCOMMUNITY 

The Real Songwriters of Melbourne is a space for both songwriters and music lovers to come together to celebrate and support each other. No matter age, genre or experience level, we invite any songwriter in a solo or group project to be part of our community.

The Real Songwriters of Melbourne was established in 2014 by performer and media professional Jena Marino. The idea was born from a passion to help emerging songwriters in the Melbourne music scene enter the spotlight with a chance to share their music to a new and wider audience. Since the beginning, RSOM has shared numerous stories of budding Melbourne artists and their music and has provided many pathways for these artists to flourish including interviews, live performance opportunities, media campaigns, networking nights and more.
rsom has had the pleasure of seeing many of Melbourne’s finest talent develop including abbey stone, miss emilia, rya park and essie holt.

RSOM has always been an active member of the Melbourne music community and continues to help and support other music initiatives so that we can all work together to provide opportunity and accessibility in the Melbourne music scene. The Real Songwriters of Melbourne is proud to also be a member of Music Victoria.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, RSOM returned to the forefront by providing a platform to share their music with the return of RSOM Live on Instagram. Bringing together songwriters and music lovers in a time that is very uncertain, RSOM Live has brought performers and punters alike to pledge their support for Melbourne live music. Together, we are very proud to host the #RSOMCOMMUNITY and we look forward to continuing to nurture and develop Melbourne’s emerging artists.


With years of experience in the music world, Jena is first and foremost a performer as musically, her career has taken her around Australia in the corporate music scene with stints in Los Angeles and London.

With a Bachelor of Journalism and Diploma of Music Performance (Vocals) under her belt, Jena’s ever growing skill set and passion for music combined with a want to help the emerging songwriters of the Melbourne music community created the idea of The Real Songwriters of Melbourne.

Her approachable and honest nature is what brings RSOM its personality as she has been described by many artists as welcoming and nurturing. She is proud to have been a part of the development of many Melbourne emerging songwriters and to see their career flourish in the industry. She is also proud to be the head of the Real Songwriters Community in where she continues to invite emerging to experienced songwriters to be involved.

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