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New closing date of 15 February announced for Vanda & Young Song Competition

Songwriters, you have a bit more time up your sleeve!

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APRA Song of the Year Top 20 shortlist revealed

Amy Shark, Jen Cloher, Tash Sultana, Gang of Youths and more are in!

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Coach Viv's guide to setting goals in the new year + free resources for songwriters

Personal coaching tips + member offer.

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2018 Production Music Rate Card out now

APRA AMCOS has released the Production Music Rate Card for 2018. Rates will be effective from 1 January 2018.

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Caitlin Yeo appointed Australian Guild of Screen Composers first woman President

Caitlin Yeo takes over from Guy Gross as AGSC President

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Clarity and conversations: Art Music Fund tips from 2017 recipient Lisa Cheney

Composers, you've got this.

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Hello and goodbye - meet our new South Australia Rep

Changes afoot in SA as we farewell Matt Swayne.

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 4pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

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No place for sexual harassment and assault in our music industry

APRA AMCOS commends the #meNOmore Open Letter to the Australian Music Industry. This is an important and necessary conversation.

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Nominations open for 2018 Blues & Roots Work Of The Year

Deadline is 6 February.

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10 things you need to know about the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

Your questions answered, in list form.

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APRA AMCOS staff react to marriage equality

We asked our staff what this momentous occasion means to them.

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APRA AMCOS welcomes measured copyright safe harbour reform

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The 2017 Emily Burrows Award goes to Adelaide's Donnarumma

Up-and-coming Adelaide three-piece awarded $5,000 

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The prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship awarded to Jeremy Neale

Congrats to the Brisbane singer-songwriter!

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APRA AMCOS proud to be in partnership with Australian Music Vault

Songwriting workshop for teens announced for January!

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The Aussie (and Kiwi) songwriters behind 27 Grammy nominations

Did you miss any of these?

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Female songwriters: apply for mentoring across musical genres

Popular contemporary and heavy music 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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Event Calendar

Jan

21

QLD - Queensland Music Awards applications close

Songwriters and filmmakers from all across Queensland are invited to enter the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. The QMAs span 13 categories including Pop, Rock, Blues / Roots, Country, Hip-Hop / Rap, Singer Songwriter, World / Folk, Jazz, Electronic / Dance, Heavy, Regional, Videoand Schools (Grade 6-12)

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Jan

22

VIC - AMV Academy
The Channel at Arts Centre Melbourne is offering young creatives aged between 14-18 years old the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s most exciting artists and designers.

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Jan

26

SA - Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition

Applications close 26 January. As the most prestigious guitar competition in the Southern Hemisphere; the Adelaide International Classical Guitar Competition attracts competitors from across the globe.

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Jan

31

WA - Schenberg Fellowship
A prize of $30,000 is on offer for high achieving tertiary students and graduates who wish to pursue an opportunity to undertake further musical studies in composition outside of W.A or overseas.

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Jan

31

Willgoss Choral Composition Prize

Applications close 31 January The Willgoss Choral Composition Prize is aimed at encouraging and promoting the creation of an original work for unaccompanied choir.

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Feb

03

APRA AMCOS Female Songwriter Mentorships
These opportunities are designed to provide the mentee with guidance on real life projects, practical advice on establishing a career, and support on expanding and honing the songwriter’s craft. Apply before 2 February.

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Feb

06

Australia Council Career Development Grants Applications Close
A Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000.

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Feb

08

NSW - Australian Blues Music Festival
Held annually in Goulburn, NSW, the Festival, will run from the 8-11 Feb. Goulburn welcomes blues fans from across the country each year with free entry performances across ten venues.

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Feb

09

NSW - Australian Digital Alliance (ADA) Copyright Forum
The ADA Copyright Forum is Australia's major event promoting the interests of copyright users.

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Feb

12

WA - WAM Song of the Year entries close
Returning to celebrate exceptional WA songwriting, WAM Song of the Year 2017/18 is now open for submissions until Monday 12 February. The state-wide search for WA’s best songs offers over $45,000 worth of prizes to songwriters of all ages, levels and genres.

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New closing date of 15 February announced for Vanda & Young Song Competition

Read Article

APRA Song of the Year Top 20 shortlist revealed

Read Article

Coach Viv's guide to setting goals in the new year + free resources for songwriters

Read Article

Production Music Rate Card
out now

Read Article

Caitlin Yeo appointed AGSC President

Caitlin Yeo takes over from Guy Gross as Australian Guild of Screen Composers President

Clarity and conversations: Art Music Fund tips from 2017 recipient Lisa Cheney

Read Article

Hello and goodbye - meet our new South Australia Rep

Read Article

Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 4pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

Find Out More

No place for sexual harassment and assault in our music industry

Read Article

Nominations open for 2018 Blues & Roots Work Of The Year

Deadline is 6 February.

10 things you need to know about the Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

Read Article

APRA AMCOS staff react to marriage equality

Read Article

APRA AMCOS welcomes measured copyright safe harbour reform

Read Article

The 2017 Emily Burrows Award goes to Adelaide's Donnarumma

Read Article

The prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship awarded to Jeremy Neale

Read Article

APRA AMCOS proud to be in partnership with Australian Music Vault

Read Article

The Aussie (and Kiwi) songwriters behind 27 Grammy nominations

Read Article

Female songwriters: apply for mentoring across musical genres

Read Article

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

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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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