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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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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. Early bird tix available now!

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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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Network like a pro (even if you're not) at Meet the Locals

Unsolicited but helpful advice for politely working the room. 

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Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

Congratulations to members and industry supporters who have made a difference with their service.

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

You can do this. Apply by 20 Feb.

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

Our popular event features masterclasses, panels and networking opportunities. RSVP now.

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9 digital housekeeping tips to start 2019 afresh

Get your digital house in order so you can focus on the music.

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Earning overseas? Let's talk about tax...

If you are earning royalties overseas it’s pretty important that you (and your accountant) understand how you are taxed

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A Letter to Songwriters from I Heart Songwriting Club

Francesca de Valence, founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, knows the struggles of songwriters...

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Pepper Tree Café awarded Good Music Citizen

This SA cafe rocks this coastal location!

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Event Calendar

Mar

27

NT - Mental Health Matters
Mental health matters, whether it’s your own, or that of a client, a colleague, or a crew member.

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Mar

30

VIC - EQUALIZE: MUSIC PRODUCTION WORKSHOPS FOR WOMEN
A full-day music production skills development workshop for women.

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Mar

31

NSW - Georgia Mooney Supergroup 31 Mar
Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.

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Apr

01

SA - Next Up: Applications close
Nexus Arts presents ‘Next Up’, a responsive program of workshops, individual mentoring and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contemporary musicians

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Apr

07

NSW - Georgia Mooney Supergroup 7 April
Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.

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Apr

11

NSW - FFWD Sydney
FastForward is a boutique music business conference aimed at connecting the next generation of music industry leaders, to help lay the foundation for a sustainable career in the modern music industry.

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Apr

14

NSW - Georgia Mooney Supergroup 14 April
Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.

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Apr

17

GET TO KNOW APRA AMCOS WITH CHRIS O'NEILL
Join Chris O'Neill (Senior Manager) to get to know all things APRA AMCOS and how they can benefit your music career.

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Apr

21

NSW - Georgia Mooney Supergroup 21 April
Over four delightful Sundays, Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live in Texas) brings together some of Australia’s best songwriters for an intimate night of new songs, reinvented favourites and spontaneous collaboration.

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

Read Article

NT - Mental Health Matters

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

Read Article

Australia Day Honours for Baker Boy, Kylie and more

Read Article

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

Read Article

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

Read Article

9 digital housekeeping tips to start 2019 afresh

Read Article

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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Ambassadors galore! Announcing 13 new female songwriter Ambassadors

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 12pm 21 December, re-opening 2 January.

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APRA and AMCOS announce changes to members' voting entitlements in Board elections and AGMs

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10 things we learned at the ARIA Masterclass

ARIA Week 2018

Take a closer look at the Aussie and Kiwis picking up 2019 Grammy noms

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The $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship awarded to Danny Harley (Kite String Tangle)

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