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2018

Composition and Sound Art for Gaming

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AWMA Winners Announced

The inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) were held last night at the Brisbane Powerhouse.

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2018 APRA NZ Silver Scroll Winners Announced

The winners have been announced for the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

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AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing to Brett Cottle AM

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

An important video series on Mindfulness for musos and more

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2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

At Sydney's City Recital Hall, with host Denise Scott and musical director Jessica Wells.

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

Stellar line-up featured Icehouse with William Barton, Leah Flanagan, William Crighton and KLP

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

The portal is now open and ready for the next round of gigs.

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Sydney’s Spruced Moose win Rockin’ The Puburbs

Judges said the five piece alternative band, which describes itself as “fuelled on a diet of cheeseburgers, iced coffee and suburban mangoes”, had “raw energy.” 

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Gordi on collabs, community and coping

Since receiving last year's Professional Development Award, it's been gigs, promo, syncs, writing and lots of flights.

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Who wowed in Rockin' The Puburbs? Finalists announced.

Find out who is one step closer to the $15,000 tour prize package

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10 things you need to know about High Score

Music for games is a pretty big deal, we have a full day dedicated to the craft and business of it.

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Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards

Fourteen AWMAs are up for grabs, from a public nomination process that attracted hundreds of individual nominations...

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European vote a win for music creators worldwide

APRA AMCOS applauds the European Parliament’s historic vote overnight for a new Copyright Directive as a major win for music creators and innovation in the cultural industries.

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100,000 members strong!

Canberra SongMakers alum and electronic producer Natsuko Yonezawa becomes our 100,000th member

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Jenny Morris joins NZ Music Hall of Fame

We're delighted to announce that Jenny Morris will be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

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Apply for the Double SongHubs Experience LA & Nashville

We're celebrating five years by sending one member to two SongHubs all-expenses paid

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Regional Musicians Say Thanks to WA Hotels

Each year our 100,000 members who are represented by a Board (members just like them) generously set aside some of their collective royalties to fund Australian community organisations invested in the future of music.

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Sound respect is the next trend

It’s never too early to teach them 'sound respect' – the importance of respecting other people’s music.

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Your creative ideas are scared of the dark too!

Megan Christensen (Pink Matter), shares her tips for students, parents and teachers on how best to move from the class room to the studio. 

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Time and space: careers in music require a special skill set

Want a music career? You have to get good at time management so you can make the space to write, play, practice and live your life, says music education expert Tina Broad. 

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Aussie and NZ songwriters standout in 2018 Unsigned Only competition

Sahara Beck, Kaylee Bell and Mayah win big in international comp

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Tips of the Trade: Digital Pathways to Export

Strategies from Sounds Australia's Dom Alessio on getting your music out there.

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2018 Art Music Awards Winners Announced

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Meet Jane Arnison, APRA AMCOS Ambassador in Berlin

On being a producer and embracing the Berlin scene

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Networking for introverts, advice from Coach Viv

Meeting people is not easy for introverts, but Viv Fantin's tips can help.

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Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian music industry announced

 

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Australian and NZ Facebook users now covered by music licensing deal with APRA AMCOS

 

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2018 Art Music Awards

Robyn Holmes announced as the recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour at 2018 Art Music Awards.

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10 things that resonated at Indie-Con

Observations from keynotes, panels and talks.

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LA and London creative spaces now open for bookings

We are delighted to announce we now have access to creative spaces in Los Angeles and London, in addition to our already operating (and steadily busy) Nashville facilities.

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Event Calendar

Oct

17

Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE)
Frank Rodi, APRA AMCOS Innovation & Electronic Music Specialist will be taking meetings with members, managers and electronic music industry representatives at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) from Wednesday 17 October to Friday 19 October.

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Oct

18

Apply - Master of Music in Film Composition
Seattle Film Institute has partnered with the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program to offer the original one-year Master of Music Degree in Music Composition for Film and Media and one of the only one-year film scoring programs available in the United States. The MM (Master of Music) in Film Composition degree is a thorough immersion into writing music for Film, TV, and other media and prepares graduates to enter those fields with the skill set, experience and professional portfolio necessary to launch a successful career. The program is led by two-time Emmy Award winning composer Hummie Mann.

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Oct

18

QLD - Turn Up 2018
Turn Up to Queensland’s premier regional music industry conference on Thursday 18 October 2018 from 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm.  The Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is turning five this year and has moved to the new Playhouse at The Solbar, Maroochydore.  The Turn Up Conference program includes keynote presentations, conversational discussion panels with leading music industry achievers, networking opportunities with industry veterans and fellow practitioners and showcase performances from local Sunshine Coast artists.  The 2018 Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference is proudly presented by Turn Up, Solbar, Oztix, Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Scenestr and Shake It Up Music.

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Oct

19

NSW - Music on my mind
During Mental Health Awareness month Rave Reviewz is launching MUSIC ON MY MIND - a music and mental health campaign with the aim of raising funds and awareness of mental health issues in the public AND music community.

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Oct

19

VIC - Sonic aGender
A keynote address from local Darebin legend Jen Cloher will be followed by a series of open round table chats with some of Melbourne’s most illustrious music makers.

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Oct

19

NSW - Newkulele Festival Newcastle

A biennial feature on the Newcastle music calendar, The Newkulele Festival offers a fantastic weekend celebrating the sounds of the ukulele. This unique event is open to all the family and suitable for any age group, and has a special appeal for music lovers.

The Festival features international acts and players from across Australia covering a wide range of music styles and accompanying instruments. Come along for two days and nights to feast on the diversity of sounds created around the beautiful, humble ukulele. The festival offers three stages of FREE music, markets, open mic opportunities, a cafe and bar, as well as showcasing two fabulous ticketed evening concerts, and workshops -  all inside Newcastle City Hall.
 

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Oct

20

VIC - High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming
Take your video game composition career to the next level at the one day event.

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Oct

22

QLD - Closing Date: Access Arts

The Access Arts Achievement Award provides up to $10,000 in funding for Queensland artists, arts workers and producers with disability working in any art form to create, develop, present, produce, exhibit and/or tour their work.

This is the fifth and final year (2018) of the $10,000 Award. The Award is made possible by a generous donation from Access Arts Life Member, singer-song-writer Peter Vance.
Projects may start from 1 January 2019 and must be completed within 12 months or an alternative timeline approved by Access Arts.
Applications will be assessed based on the project’s artistic and/or cultural merit and innovation, opportunity for professional development and project viability.

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Oct

24

NSW - Closing Date: Creative Koori Employment
Creative Koori aims to support and further develop NSW Aboriginal arts and culture. It works to meet the directions of the NSW Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Strategy (Stage Two: Connection, Culture, Pathways) through a focus on market development, careers, government and industry partnerships. Applicants should read the strategy before applying.

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Oct

25

VIC - Darebin Music Feast Songwriters' Award Grand Final
Be in the audience at Northcote Town Hall as esteemed judges Sal Kimber, Charles Jenkins and Monica Weightman decide on who will take out this year’s amazing prize package including $2000 cash, studio time and heaps more.

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AWMA Winners Announced

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AMPAL Board presents the AMPAL Award

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Briggs, Alex the Astronaut and more join Support Act and Levi's for Tune Up

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2018 Screen Music Awards celebrate legends of the score

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Music does the talking at NSW Parliament House event

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Played a gig recently? Submit your Performance Reports

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Sydney’s Spruced Moose win Rockin’ The Puburbs

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Gordi on collabs, community and coping

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Who wowed in Rockin' The Puburbs? Finalists announced.

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10 things you need to know about High Score

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Finalists announced for Australian Women in Music Awards

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European vote a win for music creators worldwide

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100,000 members strong!

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Apply for the Double SongHubs Experience LA & Nashville

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Regional Musicians
Regional Musicians Say Thanks to WA Hotels

Sound respect is the next trend

Read Article

Your creative ideas are scared of the dark too

Read Article

Time and space:
careers in music require a special skill set

Aussie and NZ songwriters standout in 2018 Unsigned Only competition

Read Article

Tips of the Trade: Digital Pathways to Export

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2018 Art Music Awards
Winners Announced

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Meet Jane Arnison, APRA AMCOS Ambassador in Berlin

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Networking for introverts, advice from Coach Viv

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Parliamentary Inquiry into the Australian music industry announced

APRA AMCOS welcomes the announcement of a parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry.

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Australian and NZ Facebook users now covered by music licensing deal with APRA AMCOS

APRA AMCOS has finalised an agreement that will see music creators remunerated for the use of their music on Facebook properties.

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2018 Art Music Awards

Robyn Holmes announced as the recipient of the Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour

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10 things that resonated at Indie-Con

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LA and London creative spaces now open for bookings

We now have access to creative spaces in Los Angeles and London, in addition to our already operating (and steadily busy) Nashville facilities.

Exclusive rate for All That Matters 2018

Asia's leading entertainment industry conference, All That Matters, is back for 2018, and we've got an exclusive rate for APRA AMCOS members.

Ambassador Holly Rankin aka Jack River answers 10 quick questions

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10 quick questions with Ambassador Emily Wurramara

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Female mentoring program gets down to work with WA members

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How to: Get your music on Spotify, iTunes, Pandora and beyond

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2018 Rockin’ The Puburbs Entries Open

Pubs across NSW are on the look-out for the next big thing in live music with nominations for this year’s Rockin’ the Puburbs competition now open.

Happy 90th birthday to composer extraordinaire George Dreyfus

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2018 Grant McLennan Fellowship 2018

Entries open.

2018 Art Music Awards
Finalists Announced

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Fund your ambitions: submit Performance Reports by 31 July

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Starting Ground
Tamworth

Aboriginal musicians invited to free two-day workshop at Tamworth Youthie

APRA AMCOS welcomes
Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Act 2018

The Melbourne Sessions is sold-out!

Over 200 songwriters and composers to attend inaugural event this Friday

Tips of the trade: Performance Reports

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