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The Melbourne Sessions is back!

Songwriters and composers will come together again to create and connect. Early bird tix available now!

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International Song Comp finalists feature 33 entries by Aussie and Kiwi talent

Casey Barnes, Sahara Beck, The Presets, Missy Higgins, Georgi Kay and more make the cut.

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Music industry alliance launches #VoteMusic campaign in NSW

To ensure that the voices of music fans, artists and the industry are heard during the election campaign.

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Music industry calls on music lovers to save live music in NSW

Live Performance Australia, in association with the Australian Festival Association, APRA AMCOS, Music NSW and the Live Music Office released the following joint statement.

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Country music promotion 101

How to make your songs fly in 2019, with tips from Tom Inglis of HSF Artist Services

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Ask Us Anything: what portion of licence fees collected goes overseas?

A: Probably less than you think.

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What we talked about at Meet the Locals

A round up of tips and hot takes from the industry guests.

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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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Event Calendar

Mar

19

Closing Date: PPCA and the Australia Council Recording Grants
PPCA is delighted to again partner with the Australia Council to offer the sixth round of its highly successful program which offers five $15,000 grants to assist Australian artists create new recordings.

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Mar

19

Queensland Music Awards
An annual event celebrating the best in Queensland musical talent.

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Mar

21

Closing Date: Music Works Grants
Music Works Quick Response Grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in Regional Activity,  Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Markets areas of funding.

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Mar

24

Roady4Roadies
Roady4Roadies is a fun, family orientated event happening around the country on 10 and 24 March with the aim of bringing public awareness to the unseen backbones of every music event we all enjoy.

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Mar

24

NSW/QLD/VIC - Screenworks composing bootcamp
Applications close 24 March. Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp provides the extraordinary opportunity for four emerging regional composers to connect with the screen industry, showcase their talents and be exposed to career pathway opportunities.

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Mar

25

QLD - Mental Health Matters
Mental health matters, whether it’s your own, or that of a client, a colleague, or a crew member.

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Mar

25

WA - Mental Health Matters
Mental health matters, whether it’s your own, or that of a client, a colleague, or a crew member.

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Mar

27

NT - Mental Health Matters
Mental health matters, whether it’s your own, or that of a client, a colleague, or a crew member.

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Mar

30

VIC - EQUALIZE: MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN
A full-day music production skills development workshop for women.

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Mar

31

NSW - Georgia Mooney Supergroup 31 Mar
Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.

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Closing Date: PPCA and the Australia Council Recording Grants

Close 19 March 2019

Queensland Music Awards

19 March

The Melbourne Sessions is back!

Read Article

International Song Comp finalists feature 33 entries by Aussie and Kiwi talent

Read Article

Music industry alliance launches #VoteMusic campaign in NSW

Read Article

Music industry calls on music lovers to save live music in NSW

Read Article

Country music promotion 101

Read Article

Ask Us Anything: what portion of licence fees collected goes overseas?

Read Article

What we talked about at Meet the Locals

Read Article

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

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

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2019 Prelude residencies

for six multi-genre Australian composers

National contemporary
music policy

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The Carol Lloyd Award
returns in 2019

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2018 APRA and AMCOS
Board Election Results

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