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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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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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Event Calendar

Apr

29

WA: Music Industry Sundowner Session with Edde Masson

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Apr

30

WA: Starting Ground - Kalgoorlie
A free two-and-a-half day music workshop for Aboriginal artists.

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May

02

Gold Coast Music Awards 2019

Now in its fifth year, the awards shine a light on the depth and diversity of musical talent on the Gold Coast and promote the City as a live music destination.

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May

02

2019 ASCAP "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO
The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the largest gathering of songwriters in North America.
ASCAP's signature event will take place in Hollywood, California.  
The event promises three days of performances, informational panels, and musical inspiration. 
APRA AMCOS MEMBER DISCOUNT CODE INCLUDED
 

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May

02

VIC: ELECTRONIC MUSIC: RIGHTS & ROYALTIES - GET CONNECTED

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May

02

2019 - BIGSOUND APPLY TO PLAY: Applications closing
BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND industry conference.

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May

08

MELBOURNE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
Gaining knowledge about Copyright in the entertainment industry with six 90 minute sessions throughout the day

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May

10

NT: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND - APP ALL YEAR ROUND
The Professional Development Fund grants offer support for professional artists and arts workers in the Northern Territory (NT) to access development opportunities.

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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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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

Read Article

Good beer and good music

Read Article

Briggs to curate SongHubs First Nations

Read Article

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

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Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

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How to finish your Art Music Fund application, by Eugene Ughetti

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It's time to get out there and Meet the Locals

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9 digital housekeeping tips to start 2019 afresh

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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

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