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Australia’s hitmakers zoom in to mentor students

Music industry pros zoom in from around Australia and LA to collaborate with Tasmania’s secondary school students.

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2020 Art Music Awards finalists announced

A record number of nominations results in a vibrant showcase of Australian music.

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Support Act crisis relief tips from Lindy Morrison

Support Act's Crisis Relief is there for music industry professionals who need financial assistance during this pandemic. Find out how to apply.

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L-FRESH The LION on collaboration

In the final video in our short series, hear from L-FRESH on how he approaches collaboration.

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Response to statements by COSBOA CEO Peter Strong made at National Press Club

APRA AMCOS was disheartened to see COSBOA CEO Peter Strong once again make incorrect public statements...

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Jenny Morris addresses National Press Club

Jenny Morris has addressed the National Press Club on Australia as a music nation, and the path to become a music industry powerhouse

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Nominations for 2020 APRA & AMCOS Board Elections Now Open

Nominations close Friday 18 September 2020

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2020 Art Music Awards

Watch the Virtual Awards on Tuesday 8 September.

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Accessibility is everyone’s responsibility: tips and opportunities

APRA AMCOS Ambassador Justine Eltakchi joins an open discussion on how music can become more accessible and inclusive.

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Meet the Locals: this is what I do with Muso's Jeremiah Siemianow

Jeremiah shares the quick version of how Muso connects artists to gigs.

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Hillsong's Reuben Morgan and Ben Fielding win BMI Christian Awards' Song of the Year

The powerful song 'Who You Say I Am' wins big. Congrats!

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Community radio distribution changes and tips for Amrap music servicing

More members will be paid for their songs being played on community radio! 

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Earnings Insights: log in to see how your songs make money

Data, trends and reports on where your royalties come from.

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Josh Pyke Partnership Announces 2020 Winner

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Bec Sykes has taken the prize

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L-FRESH The LION's Gear Breakdown

In this second video of a short series, you can find out L-FRESH's preferred gear and how he puts it to good use.

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Meet the Locals: this is what I do with music supervisor Marcus Brooke-Smith

Music supervisor Marcus Brooke-Smith gives you the basics of synchronisation. 

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ACCC Authorisation

The Australasian Performing Right Association Ltd (APRA) acknowledges the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) decision today to authorise certain aspects of APRA’s music licensing arrangements for a further 4 year period. 

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Gordon Koang's musical journey from South Sudan to Australia

"Even in difficult situations, the music still comes," says the prolific songwriter and performer on re-establishing a career as an asylum seeker.

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International Songwriting Competition entries are open

Aussie and Kiwi songwriters always shine in the comp. Find out the details about entering.

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Carol Lloyd Award applications open now

$15,000 to an emerging singer-songwriter residing in Queensland who identifies as a womxn.

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$100,000 Sustainability Fund for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators announced

Applications are open until 20 July, for the project assisted by the Australian Government.

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Sustainability Fund recipients and more grant money for members

A tremendous response and we're pleased to announce that there is more money to come. 

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L-FRESH The LION on the Creative Process

From ideation to lyrics to production to feedback and beyond, L-FRESH lets us in on his process.

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Meet the Locals: this is what I do

Artist manager Greg Carey tells us a bit more about all the hats a manager wears.

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Get ready for the return of live music

We ask a few of the behind-the-scenes specialists for their advice on what opportunities are percolating at venues, at non-traditional gigs and how to get booked.

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Australian Government creative economy package a critical lifeline

APRA AMCOS welcomes the $250 million creative economy package...

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Women in Music Mentorships 2020 announced

Congrats to these nine songwriters and composers who are at a significant point in their creative pursuits.

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NSW Government Live Music Initiative a critical first step for economic and cultural revival

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How to get involved in Make Music Day on 21 June

You’re invited to participate in the global celebration of music making.

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SongHubs playlist grows with new music from Benny Walker, Sparrows and more

Check out the playlists, now with more than 100 songs...and growing!

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Event Calendar

Aug

15

SIMA Jazz:NOW Wired Underwards
Underwards explore the depths of these murmurings through sketches, improvisations and vignettes bursting with wit and character.

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Aug

15

L-FRESH The LION - In Conversation and performance
With a brand new album out, proud South West Sydney MC, L-FRESH The LION will be In Conversation and performing tracks for you live on this special night

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Aug

21

QLD - Turn Up Conference
Sunshine Coast Original Music Acts  - Applications are now open for the 2020 TURN UP Showcase.

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Aug

23

Prelude residency - applications close
Prelude is a national initiative to provide time and space for Australian composers to make work

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Aug

29

SIMA Jazz:NOW Wired Zela Margossian Trio
Zela Margossian (piano), Stuart Vandergaff (clarinet), Adem Yilmez (percussion)

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Aug

31

VIC - UpStart Award entries close
The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter.

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Sep

04

Australian Copyright Council webinar series
Whether you've attended our seminars in the past and need a refresher, or are new to the complex field of copyright within your industry and are after the fundamentals, we have a session that's perfect for you!

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Sep

07

QLD: Carol Lloyd Award applications close

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Sep

16

Thriving Roots: A Virtual Community Music Conference
Bringing the global Americana music community together

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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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