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Music and cultural policy must have whole-of-government approach

“A whole-of-government approach to the music industry is the only way that we will fully reflect its cultural, economic and social capacity...

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Vale Stuart Fraser

We’re saddened by the news of Stuart Fraser’s passing this week. 

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Vale Andrew ‘Greedy’ Smith

We mourn the loss of Mental As Anything’s Andrew ‘Greedy’ Smith, who died unexpectedly this week.

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Arthur Baysting Has Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we learn Arthur Baysting has passed away today in Auckland.

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From mentors to managers to publicist fees: takeaways from EMC and ARIA Masterclass

Panels, masterclasses, and keynotes. We took notes.

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Adelaide's Dead Roo named 2019 Emily Burrows Award honouree

Congrats to the alt-country newcomers! (photo: Morgan Sette)

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Removal of lock out laws the start of a long road ahead for live music in Sydney

APRA AMCOS welcomes the NSW Government removal of the lockouts...

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Vale Martin Armiger

We are saddened to hear that much-loved APRA AMCOS member, Martin Armiger, passed away peacefully this week.

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The 2020 Grammy Awards roundup: Aussie and Kiwi nominees and contributors

RÜFÜS DU SOL nab two noms, plus we deep dive into the all the credits.

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Starley and P-Money join The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Call On Me'

"...it reflects the millions of people that connected with a song that’s so personal to me," said Starley.

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2019 Screen Music Awards Winners Announced

We honoured the very best in Australian screen composition over the past 12 months.

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Meet the Locals from the hip-hop, country, heavy music and jazz scenes

Upcoming events in Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney

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Composers: apply for the 2020 Art Music Fund

The $100,000 fund is back for the fifth year, open to Australian and New Zealand composers.

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Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year polls are open

What was the best song of the last 12 months? You decide! 

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APRA and AMCOS Board Election Results

APRA AMCOS held two annual general meetings in Sydney today.

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Scenes from Screen SongHubs: four days in the studio with Pru Montin

"This experience opened my eyes to more collaborative opportunities since screen composers usually work by ourselves."

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Songwriting contingent heads to Seoul for first-ever K-Pop SongHubs

APRA AMCOS Ambassador Tushar Apte will be joined by Nat Dunn, Demi Louise, Tim Tan and more.

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Creators' royalties shift to digital as CISAC global collections hit record €9.7 billion

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SongHubs heads to Hollywood to make music for the screen

APRA AMCOS Ambssador Ashley Irwin leads  our first screen music SongHubs 

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How to get past the unfinished song

It's a common roadblock and I Heart Songwriting's Francesca de Valence has advice, direct from our Meet the Local series.

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Just Played? Don't delay and submit those Performance Reports

The open mic nights add up, singer-songwriter Toby Mobbs tells us. And the portal for Peformance Reports is now open.

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Tips of the Trade: what are neighbouring rights?

Do you know your neighbouring rights? Don't fret if you don't, Good Neighbour's Susan Cotchin can help explain.

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‘This Girl’ earns a place on The 1,000,000,000 List

Jake Mason, Ivan Khatchoyan and Lance Ferguson honoured for the Cookin' On 3 Burners global hit

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Meet the Locals goes regional, featuring I Heart Songwriting Club

Our popular event series is hitting the wide open road to connect songwriters.

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2019 Screen Music Awards Nominees Announced

Leading with three nominees a-piece are composers Bryony Marks, Caitlin Yeo, Antony Partos, Brett Aplin and David Bridie. 

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APRA AMCOS sponsors innovative music networking app, Vampr

Think of LinkedIn, but for the creative community and founded by APRA AMCOS members Baz Palmer and Josh Simons.

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More money for music creators as APRA AMCOS reports a record financial year

$471.8m in total revenue for the 2018-19, with digital the top source

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2019 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

This year’s APRA and AMCOS annual general meetings (AGMs) will be held on Wednesday 13 November 2019. 

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Global APRA Music Awards debut in 2020

A special evening honouring songwriters, composers and music publishers in our international hubs.

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We congratulate the Australian Women in Music 2019 Award winners

Joy McKean, Christine Anu, Katie Noonan, and the late Sue Telfer among the honourees.

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Event Calendar

Dec

09

SA: Contemporary Music Grant Program grant round closes
Funding is available through the Contemporary Music Grant Program for South Australian based artists and representatives of artists that are composing and performing original music.
This program is delivered by the MUSIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (MDO).
Round Three: Closing date 9 December 2019, for activity that commences after 1 March 2020.

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Dec

16

NSW: Generations Fellowship applications close
Valued at $100,000, the Generations Fellowship will connect emerging artists in the early stages of their career with established artists supporting intergenerational knowledge and experience within the music industry.

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Jan

04

NSW - Hollywood Artist Development program
Coaches will be mentoring attendees on stage presence, performance, song writing development, music business; covering topics that may include music publishing, music distribution to major platforms (Spotify, Apple Music etc), royalty collection and more.

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Jan

13

McGregor Summer Music Retreat
This five-day music retreat, hosted in Toowoomba, is built on a framework able to facilitate musicians regardless of their experience with tutors ready to guide you to that next level sound, and inspire you to create, collaborate and connect.

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Feb

01

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practising artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. 

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Jun

01

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

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Jun

01

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
The Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date.
Only individuals and groups may apply to this category. You must be a practising artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. 

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Jun

04

2020 Australian Songwriters Conference
The Australian Songwriters Conference is a professional career development event focusing on the craft and business of song writing, with music creators of all levels and experience welcome.

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Sep

01

BIGSOUND 2020
BIGSOUND, the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest new live music festival and music conference is returning to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley Entertainment Precinct from Tuesday 1 – Friday 4 September 2020.

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Oct

01

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups - grant round closes
If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, a Career Development Grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career in the arts. Career Development grants are available from $5,000 to $25,000. These grants can support a broad range of activities such as skills and professional development, mentorships, showcases, residencies and other projects directly related to your career development. Supported activities must last no longer than two years from the proposed start date.

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2019 APRA and AMCOS
Board Election Results

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2019 Screen Music Awards Nominees Announced

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2019 APRA AMCOS Board Elections voting now open

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Global APRA Music Awards debut in 2020

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Pioneering electronic producer Flume joins
APRA AMCOS’ The 1,000,000,000 List

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Night Time Inquiry Highlights
Night Time Inquiry Highlights The Hard Work Ahead For Sydney

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2019 Screen Music Awards
return to Melbourne

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Compose music and sound for the content creation explosion

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Composer Sophie Hutchings on boutique genres, global streaming and local talent

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2019 Professional Development Awards Finalists Announced

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Strategic Priorities for Live Music Office Announced

Live Music Industry Alliance welcomes inquiry recommendations

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Going to LA? Say g'day to new Member Relations Rep Bella Morris-Clarke

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Looking to the future at Indie-Con 2019

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2019 Art Music Awards winners announced

Winners have been announced across 11 national categories and eight state categories of the 2019 Art Music Awards

High Score 2019 expands to a two-day event

High Score 2019: Composition & Sound Art for Gaming expands to a two-day event. Featuring legendary composers Manami Matsumae and Takahiro Izutani as joint keynote speakers.

Information regarding misleading media report on OneMusic and APRA AMCOS

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The Necks to receive the
Distinguished Services to Australian Music honour

Credit goes to music creators
with APRA AMCOS and Jaxsta data partnership

Meet the mentees: Mentorships for Women in Music announces participants

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A letter to songwriters
who lack confidence

2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship
open

Miracle Love by Matt Corby and Dann Hume wins first place in 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

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2019 Art Music Awards
Finalists Announced

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Tips from Indie 101: Laura Imbruglia on releasing music all by yourself

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Australian music is born global
– with an export value of $195 million

Are your jingles played in regional areas?
Report them by 31 July

Eilish Gilligan takes out
2019 Josh Pyke Partnership

APRA AMCOS welcomes
Updated Code of Conduct for Collecting Societies

2019 Art Music Awards

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Music credits make a comeback with the launch of Jaxsta

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2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

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Drop by in July for a little help (and inspiration) with your Performance Reports

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OneMusic Australia 101 for members

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CHANGES' Emily Ulman programs a different kind of music industry conference

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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2019 includes APRA AMCOS members and industry champions

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What we learned at Electronic Music: Rights & Royalties

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Cloud Control's Heidi Lenffer on investing with FEAT. and touring for a clean energy future

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The Australian Women in Music Awards
are back for 2019

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APRA AMCOS forges new alliance with the
Association for Electronic Music (AFEM)

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