2016-17 APRA AMCOS
Year in Review

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Female songwriters: apply for mentoring across musical genres

Metal and Popular Contemporary opportunities are here

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

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APRA Board Director Brendan Gallagher joins Exec Committee of CIAM

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No dramas with new definition of Dramatic Context

APRA Board gives green light to rule shows 'in' or 'out' under new definition of Dramatic Context.

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10 quick questions with new Ambassador Isabella Manfredi

The Preatures frontwoman is the newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador.

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Women of APRA AMCOS empowered through workplace programs

Designed to help our develop skills to speak with ease across the organisation and the industries we work in. 

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Vale Malcolm Young, 1953-2017

One of rock 'n' roll's greatest.

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Canberra's National Carillon wins Good Music Citizen award

Rewarding Australian businesses for innovative music use.

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Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion

Global royalty collections for creators have hit a new record high of €9.2 billion annually, up 6% on the previous year. 

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Look after yourself with Aon's Muso Support Plan

Drummer Mick Skelton shares his story

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2017 Screen Music Awards winners announced

Missy Higgins, Briggs, Bryony Marks, Jed Kurzel and Antony Partos take out Screen Music gongs.

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2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition opens

1st place cash prize of A$50,000. Raising funds for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy.

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New mentorship positions for female screen composers

Applications close on Friday 2 February 2018.

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Carol Lloyd Award now open for entries

Entries are now open for the 2018 Carol Lloyd Award, an annual $15,000 prize supporting the state’s emerging female singer-songwriters

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Dance venues invited to comment on new music licensing proposal

Dance venues have been invited to provide feedback by 27 November.

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A vote for the songwriters: APRA Song of the Year voting is now open

Voting closes 15 Dec!

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Escape Bar refused to pay music licence fees

A Federal Circuit Court judge last week found Escape Bar & Nightclub Pty Ltd, Surfers Paradise, had been unlawfully using music (copyright works) for three years and had refused to take out a Recorded Music for Dance Use licence from APRA AMCOS.

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Proposed Changes to the Dramatic Context definition - FAQs for members

 

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Rackett win inaugural Rockin' the Puburbs, $15k tour of NSW pubs

Top pick from 300 entrants

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Tips of the Trade: The role of the producer

Q & A with producer Greg Haver

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Event Calendar

Nov

24

VIC - Audrey Recording Initiative Applications Close
The Audrey Recording Initiative aims to provide three young unsigned female, trans and non-binary emerging artists with the opportunity to record a single in a safe and supportive creative space at our professional recording studio in Coburg, Victoria with world class award winning producer/ engineer Anna Laverty.

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Nov

29

NSW - Electronic Music Conference
Returning to Sydney in 2017, Electronic Music Conference sees Asia-Pacific's electronic music community come together for two days of music discovery and collaboration. 

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Nov

30

Music SA and Moshtix Female Scholarship
Music SA in partnership with moshtix, is thrilled to announce the creation of a new scholarship to assist in developing the career of a female South Australian music industry professional and addressing the barriers for women trying to forge a career in the music industry.

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Nov

30

Music SA's 20th Birthday Quiz Night
Music SA is a not-for-profit body that develops, support and promotes original contemporary music. We’ve found the perfect excuse for the music industry, their family and friends to get together to enjoy some games, prizes, cake, art, a raffle, door prizes and of course music!

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Nov

30

Conscious/Unconscious Gender Bias
There’s been a slight shift on the needle of gender diversity, but as a sector we still have a very long way to go before we can claim to reflect true equality.

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Nov

30

Mapping Melbourne Festival
The festival encompasses visual art, live art, music, dance, public programs and new multidisciplinary collaborations. 

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Dec

01

NSW - Indent Event Development Grants Program Applications Close
The grants support teams of young people who are interested in staging their own all-ages, drug and alcohol-free music events. 

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Dec

02

VIC - I Manage My Music Workshop
Workshops specifically tailored to assist the self-managed musician. Launched by Jen Cloher, she will talk about the importance of implementing business structure, planning and funding with a specific focus on your next release.

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Dec

06

Stanley Hawes Awards Nominations close
Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 STANLEY HAWES AWARD for contribution to documentary in Australia.

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Dec

07

National Live Music Awards
National Live Music Awards are recognising the best musicians, venues, events and industry members from all corners of Australia. 

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VIC - Audrey Recording Initiative Applications Close

Female songwriters: apply for mentoring across musical genres

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

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APRA Board Director Brendan Gallagher joins Exec Committee of CIAM

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No dramas with new definition of Dramatic Context
APRA Board gives green light to rule shows 'in' or 'out' under new definition of Dramatic Context.

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10 quick questions with new Ambassador Isabella Manfredi

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Women of APRA AMCOS empowered through workplace programs

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Vale Malcolm Young, 1953-2017

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Canberra's National Carillon wins Good Music Citizen award

Rewarding Australian businesses for innovative music use.

Creators’ global royalty collections hit record €9.2 billion

Look after yourself with Aon's Muso Support Plan

Read Article

2017 Screen Music Awards winners announced

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2018 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition opens

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New mentorship positions for female screen composers

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Carol Lloyd Award now open for entries

Dance venues invited to comment on new music licensing proposal

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A vote for the songwriters: APRA Song of the Year voting is now open

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Escape Bar refused to pay music licence fees

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Dramatic Context definition - FAQs for members

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Rackett win inaugural Rockin' the Puburbs, $15k tour of NSW pubs

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Tips of the Trade: The role of the producer

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Tips of the Trade: Want to be a screen composer? Bryony Marks gives guidance.

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APRA Board Elections 2017 - answering frequently asked questions

Art Music Fund announces third year of funding for composers

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Vale Rob Potts

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Eight Mile Style v New Zealand National Party judgement

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Screen Music Awards honours Martin Armiger, presenters and performers announced

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10 quick questions with Ambassador Sarah Aarons

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Vale George Young, 1946 – 2017

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Tips of the Trade: Felix Riebl talks Spinifex Gum and cross-cultural collaboration

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2017 APRA AMCOS Board Elections: voting now open

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Vale Iain Shedden

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Composers from across the musical map nab Screen Music Awards nominations

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Tips of the Trade: Tom Larkin on creative process and career pressures

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Rockin' the Puburbs powers through to top 10 finalists

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10 quick questions with Ambassador Alex Hope

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APRA AMCOS announces new Chief Executive Officer

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APRA AMCOS announces a bumper year for songwriters thanks to streaming and export

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