ABOUT JENA

JENA MARINO

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE REAL SONGWRITERS OF MELBOURNE
With years of experience in the music sector, Jena is first and foremost a performer. Her career has taken her around Australia in the corporate music scene with stints in Los Angeles and London, both performing and recording. Her versatility as a performer has always been recognised as a strength as she has performed in many outfits including bands, trios, choirs and duos. A career highlight is performing on stage at Disneyland Anaheim in 2012 as a part of a youth community music workshop.

With a Bachelor of Journalism and Diploma of Music Performance (Vocals), Jena’s expansive skill set, combined with a passion for music and developing the emerging songwriters of the Melbourne music industry created the concept for The Real Songwriters of Melbourne. Currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) at Deakin University, her determination and perseverance to assist the emerging songwriters of Melbourne is always at the forefront in everything she does. She has been acknowledged by many songwriters and industry representatives as nurturing, welcoming and approachable.

Jena is proud to be a part of the development of many Melbourne emerging songwriters through RSOM and to create a safe space for everyone to be a part of the RSOM Community. As a female-headed independent business, she is also proud to have fostered many relationships with female creatives in editorial, media, public relations and art in order to develop their portfolios for the workforce. 
“I have worked with Jena for a number of years since the development of its program and have been impressed by her dedication to supporting the arts through her impressive solo contribution. From performing at one of the first RSOM Live gigs, to having Jena help with PR and marketing for my first EP release, to seeing RSOM flourish into having consistently sold out showcase nights, industry networking sessions and successful PR launches in the artists she supports.” – Emilia schnall, singer/songwriter
“We are humbled to be able to work with someone who genuinely cares about the development of artists and who equally, has the skill set to create opportunities for those artists, assisting them in the growth of their projects and giving them a platform to share their creative vision and art form with an inbuilt and engaged community.” – Anthony and Christina, Cartel Management