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NSW: Australia's new festival-free zone

Festivals across NSW, in metropolitan, regional and country areas will be hurt by Premier Berejiklian’s approach...

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Mental Health Matters workshops happening nationally

A practical and informative session for APRA AMCOS members and the music industry.

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Introducing EQUALIZE: music production workshops for women

Apply for the one-day workshops in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

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$70,000 to be won in 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

Songwriters, it's time to enter your songs in the 2019 competition. $70,000 in prizes to be won. Get your song heard! 

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Aussies take home Grammy Awards

APRA AMCOS members take home Grammys in 2019 Awards

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Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year Shortlist revealed

One of the most exciting and diverse list of songs in recent history...

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Q & A with Tushar Apte, the newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

The writer and producer has worked with pop royalty, and he's our newest Ambassador.

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Josh Pyke Partnership is back for a sixth year

Awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career! 

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Performance Reports update: submit your 2019 Parlour Gigs setlists

Good news if you're playing under the Parlour Gigs banner.

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Network like a pro (even if you're not) at Meet the Locals

Unsolicited but helpful advice for politely working the room. 

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Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

Congratulations to members and industry supporters who have made a difference with their service.

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How to finish your Art Music Fund application, by Eugene Ughetti

You can do this. Apply by 20 Feb.

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It's time to get out there and Meet the Locals

Our popular event features masterclasses, panels and networking opportunities. RSVP now.

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9 digital housekeeping tips to start 2019 afresh

Get your digital house in order so you can focus on the music.

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Earning overseas? Let's talk about tax...

If you are earning royalties overseas it’s pretty important that you (and your accountant) understand how you are taxed

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A Letter to Songwriters from I Heart Songwriting Club

Francesca de Valence, founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, knows the struggles of songwriters...

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Pepper Tree Café awarded Good Music Citizen

This SA cafe rocks this coastal location!

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Ollie English receives 2018 Emily Burrows Award

The up-and-coming songwriter and performer receives the cherished SA annual honour.

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Ambassadors galore! Announcing 13 new female songwriter Ambassadors

VASSY, Justine Clarke, Jen Cloher, Ngaiire, Wafia and more join the ranks.

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 12pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

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APRA and AMCOS announce changes to members' voting entitlements in Board elections and AGMs

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From vision to release date: TQX global collab pop project comes to life

APRA AMCOS Ambassador Barney McAll shares tips on how to make an album on your own terms. 

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10 things we learned at the ARIA Masterclass

ARIA welcomed the music industry into the state-of-the-art Telstra Customer Insight Centre during ARIA Week...

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Meet the 31 Aussies & Kiwis involved in a record 37 Grammy nominations this year

From Song of the Year and beyond, AU and NZ figure into a plethora of noms.

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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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Event Calendar

Feb

22

NSW - Applications close GRID Western Sydney
GRID (Grass Roots Indie Development) is an artist development program supporting emerging musicians around Australia and strengthening communities through music. Applications are open for artists in Western Sydney until 22 Feb.

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Feb

23

SA - Sanaa Festival 2019

23 FEBRUARY, LIGHT SQUARE - ADELAIDE

2pm - midnight
World music, art, beats, dance, markets, vibes. Full line up to be announced.
$10 Adults / $5 Concession / U12 Free

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Feb

23

VIC - Meet the Locals

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Feb

23

NT: Meet the Locals

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Feb

23

SA - FEST Industry Development Workshop
In this workshop, the realities of the modern festival circuit in Australia will be laid out...

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Feb

26

NSW - FBi SMAC Awards
FBi Radio has revealed the nominees for the FBi Sydney Music, Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards 2018! Voting is open to the public and will run until 13 February.

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Feb

26

WA - Tura presents Speechless
Use the code word: APRA from perthfestival.com.au to get a discount.

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Feb

27

Gold Coast Music Awards 2019

Nominations are open until 27 February for the Gold Coast Music Awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards shine a light on the depth and diversity of musical talent on the Gold Coast and promote the City as a live music destination.

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Mar

01

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

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Mar

07

VIC - Good Music Neighbours Grants
The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a ground up approach to support venues and industry. Grants close 7 March 2019.

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Live Feed

NSW: Australia's new festival-free zone

Read Article

Mental Health Matters workshops happening nationally

Read Article

Introducing EQUALIZE: music production workshops for women

Read Article

$70,000 to be won in 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

Read Article

Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year
Shortlist revealed

Read Article

Q & A with Tushar Apte, the newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

Read Article

Josh Pyke Partnership is back for a sixth year

Read Article

Performance Reports update: submit your 2019 Parlour Gigs setlists

Read Article

Network like a pro (even if you're not) at Meet the Locals

Read Article

Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

Read Article

How to finish your Art Music Fund application, by Eugene Ughetti

Read Article

It's time to get out there and Meet the Locals

Read Article

9 digital housekeeping tips to start 2019 afresh

Read Article

Earning overseas? Let's talk about tax...

It's important that you (and your accountant) understand how you are taxed

A Letter to Songwriters

from I Heart Songwriting Club

Ollie English receives 2018 Emily Burrows Award

Read Article

Ambassadors galore! Announcing 13 new female songwriter Ambassadors

Read Article

Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 12pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

Find Out More

APRA and AMCOS announce changes to members' voting entitlements in Board elections and AGMs

Read Article

10 things we learned at the ARIA Masterclass

ARIA Week 2018

Take a closer look at the Aussie and Kiwis picking up 2019 Grammy noms

Read Article

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

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2018 Screen Music Nominations announced

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

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

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

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Art Music Fund launches a fourth year of funding for composers

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Digital royalties to creators top €1 billion

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