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The $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship awarded to Danny Harley (Kite String Tangle)

Congrats to Danny!

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2019 Prelude residencies for six multi-genre Australian composers

Prelude is a national network of long-term residencies for Australian composers, housed in historic buildings and providing time and space for the creation of new work.

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National contemporary music policy a game changer

APRA AMCOS has welcomed the announcement today of a comprehensive music policy from Federal Labor that will see significant investment in music education, export, live music and mental health.

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The Carol Lloyd Award returns in 2019

The prize includes a $15,000 grant to either record a full-length album or record and tour an EP.

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney today, and has returned the incumbent directors to both boards.

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Things We Learned at EMC and ADE

We took in a few of the panels and keynotes presented and these are the main takeaways.

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Get to know your local aggregator

DITTO, DRM NZ, and GYROstream tell us a bit more about their services.

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2018 Screen Music Winners announced

Notable wins go to new wave of composers.

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SongHubs 2018: who, what, when, where and how to make a hit

Opening doors to global songwriting opportunities.

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Members only: the polls are open for the APRA Song of the Year

What song took hold of you this year? Vote in music's biggest peer-voted award.

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APRA AMCOS welcomes report on the music and arts economy in NSW

The report included 60 recommendations. 

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Art Music Fund launches a fourth year of funding for composers

Apply now for a share of the $100,000 fund for brave new works.

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Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion as global collections rise 6.2% to €9.6 billion

Global royalties’ collections for creators rose to a record high.

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Filmmaker Robert Connolly to receive Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award

The score always plays a vital role in his productions.

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From guidance to gig: WA female mentoring program wraps with series of launch shows

What a difference six months can make.

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What we learned at Music Publishing 101, hosted by Women in Music Sydney

A packed room delved into publishing. We took notes.

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Vale Richard Gill AO

Conductor, composer, educator, and believer in the power of music.

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Donate your Gift of Music instrument at APRA AMCOS' head office

We're a drop-off point for the Gift of Music, a program that furnishes much-needed instruments to rural schools.

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2018 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

This year’s APRA and AMCOS annual general meetings (AGMs) will be held on Wednesday 21 November 2018. 

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Proposed Changes to Members Voting Entitlements in Board Elections and AGMs

 

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2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

From first-timers to total screen legends, the noms are in.

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Digital revenue eclipses broadcast in APRA AMCOS’ record-setting financial year results

We're paying more members for more songs than ever before.

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10 things we learned at the Australian Women in Music Awards and forums

Highlights and key insights from the inaugural event.

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AWMA Winners Announced

The inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) were held last night at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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2018 APRA NZ Silver Scroll Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

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AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing to Brett Cottle AM

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

An important video series on Mindfulness for musos and more

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2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

At Sydney's City Recital Hall, with host Denise Scott and musical director Jessica Wells.

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

Stellar line-up featured Icehouse with William Barton, Leah Flanagan, William Crighton and KLP

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

The portal is now open and ready for the next round of gigs.

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Event Calendar

Dec

14

SA - Unsound Music Festival
One of the world’s most exciting and progressive experimental music festivals – Unsound – will return to the Queen’s Theatre from 14-16 December.
After 4 years within the Adelaide Festival program and last year’s successful 2017 event as a standalone festival, Unsound Adelaide returns to the Queen’s Theatre in 2018. Unsound will be held from 14-16 December over two nights of live music, sound installations and will feature exclusive shows to Australia.

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Dec

14

VIC - Coburg Night Market
Coburg Night Market has today released the full details of 2018's musical program – your soundtrack to the market's food, drink and artisan offerings each Friday from November 30 - December 21.
Under the experienced and tasteful guidance of Emily Ulman, the Coburg Night Market's weekly performances have been curated to showcase the wonderfully diverse and consistently impressive local music scene. Each week's event will play host to two stages: one local independent record label's hand picked line-up, and Hope St Radio DJs providing the tunes to keep the vibe going.
Following to last week's announcement of November 30th's Aarght Records stage take-over (featuring Parsnip, Drug Sweat, J.McFarlane's Reality Guest and U-Bahn, with Hope St's Bayu and Moopie), three new hot line ups from local labels House of Beige, Lost and Lonesome and Hysterical Records have been added, completing the 2018 program.
Friday December 7,  in the shade of Bridges Reserve's leafy oaks, the indie label run by Remi and Sensible J,  House Of Beige, brings the inimitable DJ MzRizk, Digital Afrika and Cool Out Sun on stage, while Oscar Key Sung and Gian Manik keep the vibe high beyond the sunset. 
Revered Indie Pop label Lost and Lonesome summon the powers of Great Earthquake, Monnone Alone, Melbourne Cans and The Icypoles on December 14, with Woody and Merve working tirelessly to provide sound support.
And finally, Hysterical Records will throw an almighty Christmas Party on December 21, utilising the awesome talents of Dianas, Shiz Bish, HoT To RoT and Pinch Points to bring peak party alongside DJs Darcy Justice and Colette. 

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Dec

15

SRP - Composers Competition 2018
The Society of Recorder Players is pleased to announce its first Composers Competition, adjudicated by Jonathan Dove. Four compositions will be short-listed in each category.

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Dec

21

VIC - Coburg Night Market
Coburg Night Market has today released the full details of 2018's musical program – your soundtrack to the market's food, drink and artisan offerings each Friday from November 30 - December 21.
Under the experienced and tasteful guidance of Emily Ulman, the Coburg Night Market's weekly performances have been curated to showcase the wonderfully diverse and consistently impressive local music scene. Each week's event will play host to two stages: one local independent record label's hand picked line-up, and Hope St Radio DJs providing the tunes to keep the vibe going.
Following to last week's announcement of November 30th's Aarght Records stage take-over (featuring Parsnip, Drug Sweat, J.McFarlane's Reality Guest and U-Bahn, with Hope St's Bayu and Moopie), three new hot line ups from local labels House of Beige, Lost and Lonesome and Hysterical Records have been added, completing the 2018 program.
Friday December 7,  in the shade of Bridges Reserve's leafy oaks, the indie label run by Remi and Sensible J,  House Of Beige, brings the inimitable DJ MzRizk, Digital Afrika and Cool Out Sun on stage, while Oscar Key Sung and Gian Manik keep the vibe high beyond the sunset. 
Revered Indie Pop label Lost and Lonesome summon the powers of Great Earthquake, Monnone Alone, Melbourne Cans and The Icypoles on December 14, with Woody and Merve working tirelessly to provide sound support.
And finally, Hysterical Records will throw an almighty Christmas Party on December 21, utilising the awesome talents of Dianas, Shiz Bish, HoT To RoT and Pinch Points to bring peak party alongside DJs Darcy Justice and Colette. 

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Dec

31

AU LGBTI Awards 2019 nominations
Australian LGBTI Awards nominations are open now! Nominate before 31 Dec 2018.

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Jan

11

TAS - Cygnet Folk Festival
From the 11th - 13th of January 2019 the small town of Cygnet will again play host to the annual Cygnet Folk Festival. This year will be the 37th Cygnet Folk Festival, one of Australia’s most iconic folk music festivals. Very highly regarded by musicians and festival-goers from all over Australia and overseas, competition to come to Cygnet is at an all time high amongst performers, and last year we had a record number of applications! The Festival is a showcase of eclectic music genres featuring both local and international talent, dance, poetry, masterclasses, film, kids' entertainment, food, wine, art and local handicrafts all set in the breathtaking scenery of Tasmania's Huon Valley.This tour will take punters right across inner Melbourne to a range of historic locations including famous music venues, iconic laneways, recording studios, rehearsal spaces and important indigenous music spots.

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Jan

12

VIC - Melbourne Music Bus Tour
This tour will take punters right across inner Melbourne to a range of historic locations including famous music venues, iconic laneways, recording studios, rehearsal spaces and important indigenous music spots.

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Jan

14

WAW - Girls Rock

Girls Rock! is a week-long day camp that aims to empower young female, trans, and gender diverse people through music and education.

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Jan

17

NSW - Illawarra Folk Festival
The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.
Set in the spectacular northern Illawarra Escarpment in Bulli Showground, the festival has 11 onsite venues and is a family friendly village with action from early morning to late night.
With superb music from 140 international, national and local artists performing in over 400 concerts there’s also a colourful array of international food stalls, craft stalls and the festival bar.
You can also camp onsite or stay in top quality accommodation nearby. There is plenty of onsite carparking and Bulli train station is a short walk away. Catch the Green Music Train for an environmentally sound way to get to the festival.
The festival commences Thursday with a Charity Concert and concludes on Sunday evening with a huge finale with the Festival Choir, Orchestra and special guests.
In 2019, the Illawarra Folk Festival will celebrate 34 years of presenting of live music in the Illawarra region.

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Feb

01

Closing Date: Marketing Grant
The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences, building brand awareness and increasing income for existing programs, products or activities within the creative industries.

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Live Feed

The $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship awarded to Danny Harley (Kite String Tangle)

Read Article

2019 Prelude residencies

for six multi-genre Australian composers

National contemporary
music policy

Read Article

The Carol Lloyd Award
returns in 2019

Read Article

2018 APRA and AMCOS
Board Election Results

Read Article

Things We Learned at EMC and ADE

Read Article

Get to know your local aggregator

Read Article

2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

Read Article

SongHubs 2018: who, what, when, where and how to make a hit

Read Article

Members only: the polls are open for the APRA Song of the Year

Read Article

APRA AMCOS welcomes report on the music and arts economy in NSW

Read Article

Art Music Fund launches a fourth year of funding for composers

Read Article

Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion

Read Article

Filmmaker Robert Connolly to receive Distinguished Services to the Australian Screen Award

Read Article

From guidance to gig: WA female mentoring program wraps with series of launch shows

Read Article

What we learned at Music Publishing 101, hosted by Women in Music Sydney

Read Article

Vale Richard Gill AO

Read Article

Donate your Gift of Music instrument at APRA AMCOS' head office

Read Article

2018 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

Read Article

Proposed Changes to Members Voting Entitlements

Read Article

2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

Read Article

Digital revenue eclipses broadcast in APRA AMCOS’ record-setting financial year results

Read Article

10 things we learned at the Australian Women in Music Awards and forums

Read Article

AWMA Winners Announced

Read Article

AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

Read Article

2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

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Sydney’s Spruced Moose win Rockin’ The Puburbs

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Gordi on collabs, community and coping

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Who wowed in Rockin' The Puburbs? Finalists announced.

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10 things you need to know about High Score

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Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards

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European vote a win for music creators worldwide

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