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Composer Sophie Hutchings on boutique genres, global streaming and local talent

"I think what needs to be done now is focus on our own talent."

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Songwriter and performer Christine Anu appointed as an APRA AMCOS Ambassador

We are proud to announce our newest Ambassador.

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2019 Professional Development Awards Finalists Announced

Featuring 40 Australian songwriters and composers on the rise, including Ziggy Ramo.

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Strategic Priorities for Live Music Office Announced

The strategic priorities of the Live Music Office have been finalised following an industry wide consultation and clarity around its future core funding.

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10 things you need to know about High Score 2019

Want to get into the music of games? Grab your ticket to High Score 2019 and get to know the players.

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Live Music Industry Alliance welcomes inquiry recommendations

Representatives from the live music industry welcomed the recommendations handed down by the NSW Legislative Council Regulation Committee

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Going to LA? Say g'day to new Member Relations Rep Bella Morris-Clarke

Meet Bella and make sure you get in touch with her before you head stateside.

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Looking to the future at Indie-Con 2019

Globalisation, the artist's story, fandom, and the relevancy of labels.

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2019 Art Music Awards winners announced

Winners have been announced across 11 national categories and eight state categories of the 2019 Art Music Awards

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High Score 2019 expands to a two-day event

High Score 2019: Composition & Sound Art for Gaming expands to a two-day event. Featuring legendary composers Manami Matsumae and Takahiro Izutani as joint keynote speakers.

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Information regarding misleading media report on OneMusic and APRA AMCOS

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Nominations for 2019 APRA & AMCOS Board Elections Now Open

Nominations close Friday 13 September 2019

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The Necks to receive the Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour

The legendary experimental jazz trio will receive the Richard Gill Award for Distinguished Services to Australian Music at the 2019 Art Music Awards

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Who should apply for The Seed Fund's Future Makers Workshop 2020? You.

Applications open 1 August for the innovative program.

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Credit goes to music creators with APRA AMCOS and Jaxsta data partnership

Innovative music database platform Jaxsta has announced the completion of a partnership deal with APRA AMCOS.

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Meet the mentees: Mentorships for Women in Music announces participants

From folk to film composition, the mentees are making music in myriad ways.

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A letter to songwriters who lack confidence

In this new blog series Letters to Songwriters Francesca de Valence illuminates the biggest problems in the songwriting process 

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Dean Lewis honoured with a place on APRA AMCOS’ The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Be Alright’

Singer-songwriter acknowledged for the global streaming success of his chart-topping hit song

 

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2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship

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Miracle Love by Matt Corby and Dann Hume wins first place in 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

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2019 Art Music Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists announced today celebrate achievements in Australian contemporary classical, jazz and experimental music.

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Tips from Indie 101: Laura Imbruglia on releasing music all by yourself

A condensed version of Laura's presentation on DIY best practices.

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Australian music is born global – with an export value of $195 million

Born Global: Australian music exports is the first comprehensive report that calculates the value of the Australian music industry as an international export.

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The week that was the New York Roadshow

As things go when it comes to New York City, our week there in June was a whirlwind. 

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Vale Sue Telfer

Last month we lost a cherished member of the APRA AMCOS family, Sue Telfer. Her colleague and friend, Gill Dunn, penned this tribute to Sue. 

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Are your jingles played in regional areas?

Report them by 31 July 

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triple j's top tips for applying for Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative

Apply by 29 July and get your music heard.

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Eilish Gilligan takes out 2019 Josh Pyke Partnership

The Josh Pyke Partnership is thrilled to announce the winner for 2019 is Melbourne based producer, singer and songwriter Eilish Gilligan.

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APRA AMCOS welcomes updated Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies

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2019 Art Music Awards

A new, fitting way to celebrate the diverse and exciting Australian art music community

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Event Calendar

Sep

19

NSW - Starting Ground Northern Rivers
A FREE two-day workshop for Aboriginal songwriters and musicians. All skill-levels welcome. 

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Sep

20

QLD - ARTS SHOWCASE PROGRAM - APP ALL YEAR ROUND
Provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

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Sep

22

WA - Reclink Community Cup 2019
While footy is the star on the day of the Cup, the event is just as renowned for its incredible bill of pre-match, half-time, and post-match bands, with performances from some of the nation’s most beloved artists for both little and big kids alike.

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Sep

23

VIC - Women in Music Scholarship Application

As part of an on-going commitment to foster greater gender diversity in the production sphere of the music industry, Abbey Road Institute is proud to partner with Studios 301 and APRA AMCOS to offer this award to women wishing to undertake formal education and enter the industry on their own terms.

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Sep

23

QLD - Grant McLennan Fellowship
Nominations are now open for the 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship, jointly funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS and presented by QMusic.

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Sep

25

VIC - Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award closing
The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters

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Sep

28

NSW: ZoneOut International Music Festival
The inaugural ZoneOut International Music Festival – combining live, neo-classical tunes with discussions about lifestyle and wellness – will be a one-day affair featuring performances from international and local artists, morning yoga sessions and film screenings.
The line-up includes festival ambassador Luke Howard and pianist Sophie Hutchings (both from Australia), German masked musician Lambert, UK-based cellist Peter Gregson and Dutch indie harpist Remy van Kesteren.
Also performing are Australian electronic producers Anatole and Double Touch, Kenyan singer-songwriter JS Ondara, Irish folk singer Sibeal and Australian pianist Kristian Chong.

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Sep

29

Claire Chase presents Composing Women Project
From an exploration of musical memories to a work that draws from the intricate patterns of stuttered speech, MacArthur Fellow and flute virtuoso Claire Chase presents five original pieces from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music’s Composing Women program.
Join National Sawdust and Claire Chase in a celebration of female composers and see the artist San Francisco Classical Voice calls “one of the world’s foremost performers.”

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Sep

30

Toyota Star Maker entries close
Each year Star Maker invites aspiring country music artists to compete for a range of opportunities that will provide a substantial career boost for the winner.
Star Maker is more than just a talent quest - it is a search (through competition) for an individual, aged over 18 years, who has the greatest potential to take advantage of the opportunities offered in the Toyota Star Maker prize package.

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Sep

30

The Lyrebird Gift - entries close
The Lyrebird Gift is a one-off gift of $20,000 to a musician or band.
In keeping with our core beliefs, philosophy and approach to all we have done in the past 20 years, the application process to be the recipient of The Lyrebird Gift will be quite straightforward.
Email us at: lyrebirdgift@gmail.com and tell us why, as a musician, you should receive the gift.
Applications close 30th September. 

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NSW - Starting Ground Northern Rivers

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Composer Sophie Hutchings on boutique genres, global streaming and local talent

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2019 Professional Development Awards Finalists Announced

Read Article

Strategic Priorities for Live Music Office Announced

Live Music Industry Alliance welcomes inquiry recommendations

Read Article

Going to LA? Say g'day to new Member Relations Rep Bella Morris-Clarke

Read Article

Looking to the future at Indie-Con 2019

Read Article

2019 Art Music Awards winners announced

Winners have been announced across 11 national categories and eight state categories of the 2019 Art Music Awards

High Score 2019 expands to a two-day event

High Score 2019: Composition & Sound Art for Gaming expands to a two-day event. Featuring legendary composers Manami Matsumae and Takahiro Izutani as joint keynote speakers.

Information regarding misleading media report on OneMusic and APRA AMCOS

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Nominations for 2019 APRA & AMCOS Board Elections Now Open

Read Article

The Necks to receive the
Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour

Credit goes to music creators
with APRA AMCOS and Jaxsta data partnership

Meet the mentees: Mentorships for Women in Music announces participants

Read Article

A letter to songwriters
who lack confidence

2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship
open

Miracle Love by Matt Corby and Dann Hume wins first place in 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

Read Article

2019 Art Music Awards
Finalists Announced

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Tips from Indie 101: Laura Imbruglia on releasing music all by yourself

Read Article

Australian music is born global
– with an export value of $195 million

Are your jingles played in regional areas?
Report them by 31 July

Eilish Gilligan takes out
2019 Josh Pyke Partnership

APRA AMCOS welcomes
Updated Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies

2019 Art Music Awards

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Music credits make a comeback with the launch of Jaxsta

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2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

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Drop by in July for a little help (and inspiration) with your Performance Reports

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OneMusic Australia 101 for members

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CHANGES' Emily Ulman programs a different kind of music industry conference

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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 includes APRA AMCOS members and industry champions

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What we learned at Electronic Music: Rights & Royalties

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Cloud Control's Heidi Lenffer on investing with FEAT. and touring for a clean energy future

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The Australian Women in Music Awards
are back for 2019

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APRA AMCOS forges new alliance with the
Association for Electronic Music (AFEM)

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Tips of the Trade: Doing Your Performance Reports

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Code of Conduct
for Collecting Societies

2019 Annual review

Global hitmaker Nat Dunn is our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

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Remembering Malcolm Black, APRA Board member and NZ music champion

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Fund your ambitions: Performance Reports are due 31 July

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Vale Ralph Murphy

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International Song Comp 2018 winners featuring The Presets, Sarah Aarons and more

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