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Lorrae McKenna wins The Lighthouse Award 2019

$5,000 grant goes to the Melbourne artist manager and director of Our Golden Friend.

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Sahara Beck takes home the $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award

The up-and-coming Brisbane artist receives the Queensland Music Festival honour

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The Melbourne Sessions announces keynote with producer Chris Walla

Founding member of Death Cab for Cutie will share insights and advice.

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Call out for WA members: apply for Mentorships for Women in Music

Perth and Broome, this one's for you.

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INDIE 101 Around the Country

We're teaming up again with AIR for the annual Indie 101 member event. HURRY SPACE IS LIMITED.

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Professional Development Awards open for 2019

Career impacting opportunity for songwriters & composers

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CXLOE: Get to know our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

A globetrotting songwriter, independent artist, and in-demand collaborator.

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Publisher Pulse: talking 10 years of export with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

How the fast-tracking game has changed and stayed the same.

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Malcolm Black

We're very sad to hear that Malcolm Black - APRA AMCOS NZ's Writer Director - has passed away.

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5 ways to boost client satisfaction playing music in your hotel

The power of music is often underestimated...

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The 2019 Art Music Fund awards grants to nine composers for brave new works

Funding for the creation of concertos to opera to the avant-garde. 

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Sarah Aarons and Amy Shark shine at APRA Music Awards

Aarons is Songwriter of the Year and much more.

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JLT announces new insurance solution for musicians

JLT, our Principal Risk Partner, is proud to launch GIG COVER, flexible cover for Public Liability for musicians

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A venue without the right music is soul-less

"Music is one of our most important ingredients and every minute of the day the music is playing."

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World IP Day: Composer Ack Kinmonth on music, sport and innovation

The composer talks about writing to a brief of all-out emotion.

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Rob Potts to be honoured at APRA Music Awards

Country music champion Rob Potts to receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

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Apply now for Mentorships for Women in Music

10 new mentoring opportunities are available for women at any career stage.

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Get to know our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador, Jeremy Neale

Brisbane's own answers our 10 quick questions on songwriting and the biz.

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Deadline extended - Vanda & Young Global Song Comp closes 2 May

Don't delay, $70k cash prizes on offer. Good luck!

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Budget 2019: live music grants a win for small business, thanks to industry lobbying

Following sustained lobbying by APRA AMCOS and industry groups.

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Vale Geoff Harvey, 1935-2019

Farewell to the longtime APRA member and Nine Network musical director.

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Morrison government puts Australian music front and centre

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Sarah Aarons leads an all-star line-up of songwriters in 2019 APRA Music Awards noms

Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Paul Kelly, and many more among the finalists.

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Final Report: Economic and cultural value of Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services

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Apply by 18 April for The Lighthouse Award

The $5,000 grant supports a female manager or self-manged artist based in Victoria.

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L-FRESH The LION is our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

Read the Q & A with the trailblazing hip-hop artist.

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Midnite Cafe, Dubbo

It’s inspiring to see communities growing and preserving their local music and arts scene. A great example of this is the Midnite Café in Dubbo, a not-for-profit project that has been operating for 11 years

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Good beer and good music... The ultimate collaboration

A series of beers recently launched by clever music-loving Central Coast Six String Bass Brewery are inspired by four ionic bass players; with music inspiring the flavour.

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Briggs to curate SongHubs First Nations

Four days of musical collaboration at Abbey Road Institute, 2-5 May. Apply now.

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The Melbourne Sessions is back!

Songwriters and composers will come together again to create and connect. Tickets already selling fast!

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Event Calendar

May

23

NSW - Australian Copyright Council Seminar
23 May

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May

24

QLD - Score IT! Applications close

 Queensland’s leading High School film composing competition

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May

24

On Song - songwriting mentorship program (closing)
Queensland Music Festival is looking for the next wave of young musical talent to hone their songwriting skills with On Song! Queenslanders aged 12-18 are invited to apply by submitting a recording of them performing an original song.

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May

26

NSW: INNER WEST COUNCIL - LIVE MUSIC GRANTS PROGRAM CLOSING
Inner West Council's live music grants program provides financial support for musicians to undertake professional development and to increase local venues' capacity to offer live music performances. The live music grants program aims to strengthen the Inner West as Sydney's live music destination.
APPLY NOW 

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May

27

VIC - INDIE 101

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May

27

Closing Date: AMP Tomorrow Fund grant

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians and music champions. To be in the running, applications must be completed by 4pm (AEST) on 27 May

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May

27

WA- Intercurrent: Walkman Antiquarian
DATE & TIME
Monday 27 May 2019 at 7pm

TICKETS
$10 Concessions
$20 Standard

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May

29

MUSIC NSW: SOUND ADVICE - Meet The Music Industry RSVP
Sound Advice comes to Casula! Meet the key players of the music industry and find out exactly what they do. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or want to get your foot in the door in management, labels, events or PR, Sound Advice will give you the tools and knowledge you need to navigate the music industry.

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May

31

Closing Date: American Express Music Grant

Australians love music. In fact, on average, more Australians attend live music gigs each year than sporting events. Yet despite this, small music venues, often the training grounds for emerging artists, have witnessed a steady decline in patrons and some have shut down all together.

Through The American Express Music Backers Program we’ll provide a boost to the Australian music industry and the fans that support it so we can play our part to help it thrive for many more years to come.

Over the next 12 months we’re committing to support the Australian music industry by giving music venues, business, artists and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program valued at $1million.

We’ll back venues, we’ll back music businesses, we’ll back artists and we’ll back fans. 

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Jun

06

Unsigned Only - Grand Slam round closes
UNSIGNED ONLY 2019 is reopening entries for a special promotion, so if you missed the deadline and still want to enter, or if you want to enter more songs, you still have a chance to participate in this year’s competition.

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Lorrae McKenna wins The Lighthouse Award 2019

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The Melbourne Sessions announces keynote
with producer Chris Walla

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Call out for WA members: apply for Mentorships for Women in Music

Read Article

INDIE 101 Around the Country

Read Article

2019 Professional Development Awards
Now Open

CXLOE: Get to know our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

Read Article

Publisher Pulse: talking 10 years of export with SOUNDS AUSTRALIA

Read Article

5 ways to boost client satisfaction playing music in your hotel

Read Article

The 2019 Art Music Fund awards grants to nine composers for brave new works

Read Article

Sarah Aarons takes home four APRA Music Awards and Amy Shark says Hi to the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year

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JLT announces new insurance solution for musicians

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A venue without the right music is soul-less

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World IP Day: Composer Ack Kinmonth on music, sport and innovation

Read Article

Rob Potts to be honoured at APRA Music Awards

Read Article

Apply now for Mentorships for Women in Music

Read Article

Get to know our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador, Jeremy Neale

Read Article

Deadline extended - Vanda & Young Global Song Comp closes 2 May

Read Article

Budget 2019: live music grants a win for small business, thanks to industry lobbying

Find Out More

Vale Geoff Harvey, 1935-2019

Read Article

Morrison government puts Australian music front and centre

Find Out More

Sarah Aarons leads an all-star line-up of songwriters in 2019 APRA Music Awards noms

Read Article

Final Report: Economic and cultural value of Australian content on broadcast, radio and streaming services

Read Article

Apply by 18 April for The Lighthouse Award

Read Article

L-FRESH The LION is our newest APRA AMCOS Ambassador

Read Article

Midnite Cafe, Dubbo

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Good beer and good music

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