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Sabrina Robertson wins 2018 Lighthouse Award

Supporting Victorian female managers, in memory of Linda Gebar.

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition winners announced

Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ wins, Gang of Youths’ David Le’aupepe takes 2nd and 3rd place and Mallrat wins best “Unpublished” work.

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What we learned at Indie 101

A recap from our panel on the Self-Releasing Artist

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Jana Gibson to head APRA AMCOS Membership

Jana will become Head of Member Services on 1 June 2018.

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Tips of the trade: Overseas Performance Reports

Just played Berlin, Boise or Bangkok? Get Paid.

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2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced

Nine composers awarded grants for bold new works .

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Composer Sarah Hopkins, Björk and the beauty of a co-writing credit

Exploring co-writes with advice from Arts Law.

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World IP Day innovator: Screen composer/sound editor Pru Montin

"Your IP stands in what makes you, you."

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Hollywood is calling - Angela Little awarded prestigious USC screen scoring scholarship

The coveted Sandra and Alan Silvestri Scholarship is hers.

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Q & A w/Mark Callaghan, the man behind EveryOneBand - join by 30 April

Make your musical contribution by 30 April. Join up!

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International Songwriting Competition winners announced

Dean Lewis, Amy Shark, M-Phazes, Ruel and Gawurra among record number of Aussie songwriters honoured

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition finalists announced

All-time funds raised for Nordoff-Robbins surpasses $1 million

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Early bird tickets for The Melbourne Sessions on sale now

Plus next round of artists and speakers announced

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The Republic in Hobart wins APRA AMCOS Award

 Jeremy Heath and his father Tony have created a unique live music mecca for global artists with live music every day, deserving winners of a Good Music Citizen Award.

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APRA Music Awards 2018 Awards

#APRAs winners announced

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SongHubs x The Tower Takes Over Studios 301

International talent including Sarah Aarons, The Orphanage and Erin Bowman will work with locals G Flip, Starley Hope, Running Touch and more

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Cairns singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant wins $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award

Presented by Queensland Music Festival and supported by APRA AMCOS

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Cooper's Intern Playlist: All new Australian Music

A weekly updated list of all new Australian Music curated by APRA AMCOS intern Cooper Parsons!

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Midnight Oil to receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

APRA Music Awards performers and presenters announced.

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Tips of the Trade: demystifying Australia Council grants

Acquaint yourself with the guidelines and go for it.

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Introducing... The Melbourne Sessions

Where songwriters and composers connect and create with world-class mentors

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Female composers announced for The Summers Night Project

Composers Olivia Davies, Rachel Bruerville and Carmen Chan Schoenborn will create new works through mentoring.

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Australian Musicians Rock the (Parliamentary) House

Politics aside, music took centrestage in Canberra.

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Honest conversation with new Ambassadors, Nancy Bates and Rochelle Pitt

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are ready to get started.

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Music the key to getting the TripAdvisor review you want

Music will keep customers patient and interactive, colouring their whole view of your venue. We look at the science behind this.

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Industry Works Together on Australian Music

The music industry has concerns that some commercial radio stations are not consistently meeting their Australian music quotas. APRA AMCOS, ARIA and CRA are pleased to be working collaboratively and constructively on this issue.

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Shut it down: Coach Viv on conquering Impostor Syndrome

Yes, you are good enough. Here's why.

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2018 APRA Music Awards nominations announced

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Globetrotting songwriters can hotdesk it with us in LA, Nashville and London

Plus, writers' rooms and performance space avail at InDo Nashville.

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Australian Women in Music Awards announced

Some of the biggest names in the Australian Music Industry have joined forces to support the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards to be staged in Brisbane 9-10 October 2018.

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Event Calendar

May

22

QLD - SongMakers Professional Development Workshop
Led by Rai Thistlethwayte and Robert Conley, this hands-on, one-day workshop will fast-track your skills, boost your confidence and empower you to get creative with your students! Join us for this year's program, run as a collaboration between JMC Academy and SongMakers (APRA AMCOS) in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

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May

22

WA - Music Industry Sundowner Session
Ready to take your show on the road? Do you have questions about touring locally and nationally?

We will be joined by Natasha Shanks (The Little Lord Street Band) and Daniel White (Blue Child Collective), who are their respective bands' tour organisers. They outsource and get some help on certain aspects but for the most part the buck stops with them.

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May

22

VIC - What's the score
St Kilda Film Festival: Join Director John Sheedy (Mrs McCutcheon), Director Sophia Bender (Behind Barres) and Composer Tomas Parrish (Behind Barres) to their creative processes behind the original compositions to their films.

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May

23

NSW - SongMakers Professional Development Workshop
Led by Rai Thistlethwayte and Robert Conley, this hands-on, one-day workshop will fast-track your skills, boost your confidence and empower you to get creative with your students! Join us for this year's program, run as a collaboration between JMC Academy and SongMakers (APRA AMCOS) in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

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May

23

NSW - Songwriter Speaks with Michael Burrows
Take a deep dive into music for advertisements. Come along for an evening of insight into the art and business of writing and composing music for advertisements. Brand Music: music for the masses founder, songwriter and performer Michael Burrows will be discussing his career and what it takes to create music and sounds for advertising clients and brands, and the how the classic 'jingle' can connect and endure.

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May

24

Semi Permanent
Semi Permanent brings together internationally creative thinkers and renowned leaders to share their work and insights over three days at Carriageworks.

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May

24

NT - Women in Music Conference
Music NT inaugural Women in Music Conference will be launching on Thursday, May 24. The conference will tackle gender inequality and related issues within the music industry, as well as celebrating the many talented females in the Australian music industry.

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May

24

VIC - SoundKilda Music Video Competition
Australia’s only dedicated music video competition, SoundKILDA, showcases the country’s top creative collaborations, with clips from local and international musicians created by some of our most talented filmmakers.

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May

25

Vivid Sydney
Alongside the spectacular site-responsive light works across Sydney, a month long program of panel talks, masterclasses and keynote speakers is presented.

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May

26

NSW - Busk for a Cure
Busk for a Cure is an annual charity music festival on 26 May, raising money for the Cancer Council NSW and Crohn's & Colitis Australia.

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QLD - SongMakers Professional Development Workshop

Led by Rai Thistlethwayte and Robert Conley, this hands-on, one-day workshop will fast-track your skills, boost your confidence and empower you to get creative with your students!

Find Out More
WA - Music Industry Sundowner Session

Ready to take your show on the road? Do you have questions about touring locally and nationally?

VIC - What's the score

St Kilda Film Festival: This FREE filmmaker development program covers everything you need to know about making short films.

Sabrina Robertson wins 2018 Lighthouse Award

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition
Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ wins

Read Article

What we learned at Indie 101

Read Article

Jana Gibson to head
APRA AMCOS Membership

Jana will become Head of Member Services on 1 June 2018.

Tips of the Trade: Overseas Performance Reports

Read Article

2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced

Read Article

Composer Sarah Hopkins, Björk and the beauty of a co-writing credit

Read Article

World IP Day innovator: Screen composer/sound editor Pru Montin

Read Article

Hollywood is calling - Angela Little awarded prestigious USC screen scoring scholarship

Read Article

Q & A w/Mark Callaghan, the man behind EveryOneBand - join by 30 April

Read Article

International Songwriting Competition winners announced

Read Article

2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition
Finalists announced

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Early bird tickets for
The Melbourne Sessions

On sale now!

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Friday's takes home Good Music Citizen award

Jeremy Heath of The Republic Bar & Café in North Hobart last night received a Good Music Citizen award from musician KLP, on behalf of APRA AMCOS for his commitment to developing the live music sector in Hobart. Jeremy and his father Tony have created a unique live music mecca for global artists with live music every day.

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APRA Music Awards 2018 Awards

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SongHubs x The Tower Takes
Over Studios 301

International talent including Sarah Aarons, The Orphanage and Erin Bowman will work with locals G Flip, Starley Hope, Running Touch and more

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Cairns singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant wins $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award

Presented by Queensland Music Festival and supported by APRA AMCOS

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Cooper's Intern Playlist: All new Australian Music

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Midnight Oil to receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

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Female composers announced for The Summers Night Project

Read Article

Australian Musicians Rock the (Parliamentary) House

Read Article

Honest conversation with new Ambassadors, Nancy Bates and Rochelle Pitt

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Get the TripAdvisor review you want with music

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Industry Works Together on Australian Music

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Shut it down: Coach Viv on conquering Impostor Syndrome

Read Article

2018 APRA Music Awards nominations announced

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Globetrotting songwriters can hotdesk it with us in LA, Nashville and London

Read Article

Australian Women in Music Awards announced

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EveryOneBand - The Worlds Biggest Band!

The biggest band in history launches today! Join over 500+ members aiming for a number one single with all proceeds to charity.

Aussie songwriters shine in International Song Comp, 55 entries make the finals

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The Lighthouse Award

Memorial award grants $5,000 to a female Victorian music manager who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity. Apply now.

Let the mentoring begin: female songwriters and composers selected for inaugural program

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