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2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

$65k up for grabs in the world's largest charity song contest. Enter now.

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VIDEO: What is APRA AMCOS?

Not entirely sure what we do? Find out in this animated clip.

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Productivity Commission's draft report on IP

APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle responds.

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New Zealand: 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

Entries are now open to APRA writer members who are a resident or citizen of New Zealand, or who are principally domiciled in New Zealand.

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Vale David Page, 1961-2016

APRA AMCOS was truly saddened to hear of the sudden loss of composer David Page late last week. Our condolences and thoughts are with his family. 

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Members win big in International Songwriting Competition

Meg Mac, Birds of Tokyo, Flight Facilities and Hailey Calvert take top prizes.

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Music and copyright

Get the lowdown from Arts Law.

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Develop your music career at Starting Ground Dubbo

Aboriginal songwriters in the Orana region invited to free two-day music skills workshop.

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Video: Phil Barton on life in Nashville

Get Phil's advice on US visas and where to play, and find out what happens when Steven Tyler rocks up at your show!

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

Learn about digital aggregators and your choices.

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Vale Karl Broadie, 1971-2016

"He was one of the good ones."

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MUSIC INDUSTRY FILES UNDER 115A OF COPYRIGHT ACT

ARIA members together with APRA AMCOS have an application in the Federal Court of Australia seeking to have the offshore site KickassTorrents blocked in Australia.

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VIDEO: 2016 APRA Music Awards Performances

Urthboy, Kira Puru, San Cisco, DIG, Ngaiire, Guy Sebastian, The Living End + more

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2016 APRA Music Award Winners Announced

All the winners and action from this year's #APRAs, including Courtney Barnett (Songwriter of the Year) and a special presentation for Cold Chisel.

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How to: Get programmed on a festival

Landing a coveted spot requires some planning and research.

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Cold Chisel receive Ted Albert Award

Rock legends to be honoured at APRA Music Awards.

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Uptown Funk named International Work of the Year

The Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars global smash wins the APRA Music Award.

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Performers and presenters announced for APRA Music Awards

Guy Sebastian, The Living End, Ngaiire, San Cisco, Gang of Youths + more to perform. 

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55 Finalists In International Songwriting Competition

APRA AMCOS members nominated in 16 different categories.

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APRA AMCOS members born in more than 160 countries

To celebrate Harmony Day we spoke to 2016 APRA Music Award nominee Tkay Maidza on her influences.

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Event Calendar

May

06

Bondi Wave Music Conference 2016
Top industry professionals from the music industry speak on working in the creative and business side of this highly competitive field. 6 May at the Bondi Pavilion and featuring an all female panel.

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May

08

NSW - Koori Radio's Young Black & Deadly Fundraiser
Family friendly event featuring current YBD participants, The Black Turtles, and friends such as Leah Flanagan, Mark Ross and more.

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May

09

NSW - Copyright Council Seminars
The Australian Copyright Council presents Making Copyright Work for You, a brand new seminar program.

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May

10

Jackie Orszaczky Music Lecture

A lecture by Lucky Oceans will be followed by a performance of Orszaczky penned songs

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May

11

TAS - Navigating the Live and Festival Circuits
APRA AMCOS and Music Tasmania present an information evening on the pleasures and pitfalls of organising and playing local gigs, tours and festivals.

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May

14

VIC - JMC Academy Open Day
Come along to the campus Open Day and learn how to build your creative future with JMC Academy.

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May

15

I Am Indie Music Competition
Studios 301 and Ditto Music have teamed up to deliver the ultimate production and release package for serious independent musicians.

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May

16

USA - Music Biz 2016
Music Biz is set to celebrate the city’s musical culture by providing expert insight into the challenges and opportunities songwriters and publishers face in the digital age.

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May

16

NSW: Starting Ground Dubbo
Up-and-coming Aboriginal songwriters in the New South Wales Orana region are invited to join a free two-day music skills development workshop in Dubbo.   

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May

18

UK - Music Cities
A conference focusing on the relationship between city planning, strategy, development and the music industry.

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2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition

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Productivity Commission's draft report on IP

APRA AMCOS Chief Executive Brett Cottle responds.

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Members win big in International Songwriting Competition

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Music and copyright

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Develop your music career at Starting Ground Dubbo

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Video: Phil Barton on life in Nashville

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

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Vale Karl Broadie, 1971-2016

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