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6 questions with new APRA AMCOS Ambassadors Lady Lash and Eleanor Dixon

Insight from two "powerful feminine entities"

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Final round of artists and speakers announced for The Melbourne Sessions

The Living End's Chris Cheney, producer Beatrice Lewis, screen composer Bryony Marks and more added.

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Sabrina Robertson wins 2018 Lighthouse Award

Supporting Victorian female managers, in memory of Linda Gebar.

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Make Music Day 2018

Harness the music vibe - even if just for one day - celebrate Make Music Day 21 June.

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition winners announced

Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ wins, Gang of Youths’ David Le’aupepe takes 2nd and 3rd place and Mallrat wins best “Unpublished” work.

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What we learned at Indie 101

A recap from our panel on the Self-Releasing Artist

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Jana Gibson to head APRA AMCOS Membership

Jana will become Head of Member Services on 1 June 2018.

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Tips of the trade: Overseas Performance Reports

Just played Berlin, Boise or Bangkok? Get Paid.

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2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced

Nine composers awarded grants for bold new works .

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Composer Sarah Hopkins, Björk and the beauty of a co-writing credit

Exploring co-writes with advice from Arts Law.

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World IP Day innovator: Screen composer/sound editor Pru Montin

"Your IP stands in what makes you, you."

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Hollywood is calling - Angela Little awarded prestigious USC screen scoring scholarship

The coveted Sandra and Alan Silvestri Scholarship is hers.

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Q & A w/Mark Callaghan, the man behind EveryOneBand - join by 30 April

Make your musical contribution by 30 April. Join up!

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International Songwriting Competition winners announced

Dean Lewis, Amy Shark, M-Phazes, Ruel and Gawurra among record number of Aussie songwriters honoured

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition finalists announced

All-time funds raised for Nordoff-Robbins surpasses $1 million

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Early bird tickets for The Melbourne Sessions on sale now

Plus next round of artists and speakers announced

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The Republic in Hobart wins APRA AMCOS Award

 Jeremy Heath and his father Tony have created a unique live music mecca for global artists with live music every day, deserving winners of a Good Music Citizen Award.

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APRA Music Awards 2018 Awards

#APRAs winners announced

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SongHubs x The Tower Takes Over Studios 301

International talent including Sarah Aarons, The Orphanage and Erin Bowman will work with locals G Flip, Starley Hope, Running Touch and more

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Cairns singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant wins $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award

Presented by Queensland Music Festival and supported by APRA AMCOS

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Cooper's Intern Playlist: All new Australian Music

A weekly updated list of all new Australian Music curated by APRA AMCOS intern Cooper Parsons!

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Midnight Oil to receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

APRA Music Awards performers and presenters announced.

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Tips of the Trade: demystifying Australia Council grants

Acquaint yourself with the guidelines and go for it.

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Introducing... The Melbourne Sessions

Where songwriters and composers connect and create with world-class mentors

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Female composers announced for The Summers Night Project

Composers Olivia Davies, Rachel Bruerville and Carmen Chan Schoenborn will create new works through mentoring.

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Australian Musicians Rock the (Parliamentary) House

Politics aside, music took centrestage in Canberra.

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Honest conversation with new Ambassadors, Nancy Bates and Rochelle Pitt

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members are ready to get started.

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Music the key to getting the TripAdvisor review you want

Music will keep customers patient and interactive, colouring their whole view of your venue. We look at the science behind this.

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Industry Works Together on Australian Music

The music industry has concerns that some commercial radio stations are not consistently meeting their Australian music quotas. APRA AMCOS, ARIA and CRA are pleased to be working collaboratively and constructively on this issue.

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Shut it down: Coach Viv on conquering Impostor Syndrome

Yes, you are good enough. Here's why.

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Event Calendar

May

28

NSW - All Girl Electronic - Workshop applications close
Applications are now open for the upcoming stream of All Girl Electronic workshops happening from 12 June - 4 August! Closing 28 May.

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May

30

Room To Create Responsive Grants
The Room to Create Responsive Grant Program are quick response grants, intended to help creative spaces and live music venues stay in Yarra.

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May

30

VIC - Copyright Council National Seminar Series
The ACC will be back on the road this year bringing our highly anticipated seminar series: Understanding Copyright to capital cities around the country.

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May

30

New Kid on the Blockchain
Join the Decoded team as they explore the mindset behind blockchain, have a deep look at hashing and dive into the beauty of blockchain to explain how it works and why it will change your industry and their futures.

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May

30

SA - Songwriter Speaks with Nancy Bates and Glenn Skuthorpe
An evening of insight into the art of songwriting

Aboriginal singer-songwriters Nancy Bates and Glenn Skuthorpe discuss what it takes to write music that inspires, connects and endures in a special Reconciliation Week event.

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May

30

QLD - Songwriter Speaks with Emily Wurramara and Luke Daniel Peacock
An evening of insight into the art of songwriting

Aboriginal singer-songwriters Emily Wurramara and Luke Daniel Peacock discuss what it takes to write music that inspires, connects and endures in a special Reconciliation Week event.

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May

30

NT - Songwriter Speaks with David Spry and Miranda Garling
An evening of insight into the art of songwriting

David Spry and Miranda Garling discuss what it takes to write music that inspires, connects and endures in a special Reconciliation Week event.

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May

31

Just Music: Songwriting Competition
Express yourself by entering The Law Society of New South Wales' Just Music song writing competition. Finalists will be showcased at a charity concert later this year to raise money for the President's 2018 Charity The Butterfly Foundation.

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May

31

SCU Songwriting Masterclass: Lior & Paul Grabowsky
The APRA AMCOS workshops entail interviews, stories and performance from exceptional musicians across a range of genres. Students gain inspiration and insight from knowledge gained about songwriting processes and guests' national and international careers in the music industry.

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May

31

Participate in UTS music harassment research
The University of Technology Sydney is looking for participants from the popular music industries of Australia and New Zealand who are willing to confidentially and anonymously tell their stories of workplace harassment.

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6 questions with new APRA AMCOS Ambassadors Lady Lash and Eleanor Dixon

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The Melbourne Sessions
6 July

Final round of artists and speakers announced

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Sabrina Robertson wins 2018 Lighthouse Award

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Make Music Day 2018
21 June

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition
Amy Shark’s ‘Adore’ wins

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What we learned at Indie 101

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Jana Gibson to head
APRA AMCOS Membership

Jana will become Head of Member Services on 1 June 2018.

Tips of the Trade: Overseas Performance Reports

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2018 Art Music Fund recipients announced

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Composer Sarah Hopkins, Björk and the beauty of a co-writing credit

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World IP Day innovator: Screen composer/sound editor Pru Montin

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Hollywood is calling - Angela Little awarded prestigious USC screen scoring scholarship

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Q & A w/Mark Callaghan, the man behind EveryOneBand - join by 30 April

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International Songwriting Competition winners announced

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2018 Vanda and Young Songwriting Competition
Finalists announced

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Early bird tickets for
The Melbourne Sessions

On sale now!

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Friday's takes home Good Music Citizen award

Jeremy Heath of The Republic Bar & Café in North Hobart last night received a Good Music Citizen award from musician KLP, on behalf of APRA AMCOS for his commitment to developing the live music sector in Hobart. Jeremy and his father Tony have created a unique live music mecca for global artists with live music every day.

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APRA Music Awards 2018 Awards

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SongHubs x The Tower Takes
Over Studios 301

International talent including Sarah Aarons, The Orphanage and Erin Bowman will work with locals G Flip, Starley Hope, Running Touch and more

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Cairns singer-songwriter Leanne Tennant wins $15,000 Carol Lloyd Award

Presented by Queensland Music Festival and supported by APRA AMCOS

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Cooper's Intern Playlist: All new Australian Music

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Midnight Oil to receive the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music

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Female composers announced for The Summers Night Project

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Australian Musicians Rock the (Parliamentary) House

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Honest conversation with new Ambassadors, Nancy Bates and Rochelle Pitt

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Get the TripAdvisor review you want with music

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Industry Works Together on Australian Music

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Shut it down: Coach Viv on conquering Impostor Syndrome

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2018 APRA Music Awards nominations announced

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Globetrotting songwriters can hotdesk it with us in LA, Nashville and London

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Australian Women in Music Awards announced

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EveryOneBand - The Worlds Biggest Band!

The biggest band in history launches today! Join over 500+ members aiming for a number one single with all proceeds to charity.

Aussie songwriters shine in International Song Comp, 55 entries make the finals

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The Lighthouse Award

Memorial award grants $5,000 to a female Victorian music manager who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity. Apply now.

Let the mentoring begin: female songwriters and composers selected for inaugural program

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