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Songs wanted: International Songwriting Comp 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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Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020 features members and industry friends

Bush balladeer Keith Jamieson and more received the honour for their services to music, the arts and community.

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Australia's music industry puts out an SOS in open letter to government

"Yet these are not normal times, and we need the support of the Australian Government to help us get to the other side of this crisis."

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Code of Conduct 2020 Review

Collecting Societies Annual Compliance Review

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Itching to upskill? Webinars, workshops and short courses for music creators

From music production to business planning.

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Q & A with Antonio Gambale, screen composer for Netflix's Unorthodox

"...think of your material as a growing snowball."

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Bjorn Ulvaeus elected as the next President of CISAC

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus has been appointed President of CISAC, the global confederation of authors’ societies...

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Our statement on the Black Tuesday movement

We join the Blackout Tuesday movement in solidarity with First Nations and Black Communities and those fighting against social injustice.

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Winners of 2020 Virtual APRA Music Awards announced

Virtual awards. Real winners. Tones And I, Hilltop Hoods, KIAN and Jerome Farah double up on the wins.

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Maggie Collins wins The Lighthouse Award 2020

$10,000 awarded to a woman in artist management who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity. In memory of Linda Gebar.

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Create: programs and opportunities for our members

Client Liaison  are here to encourage you to register for 3-2-1 Sessions and Meet the Locals networking.

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Create: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office

From advocacy to registering songs, Christine Anu shares a message with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music creators.

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Create: tips for self-managed artists and managers

Artist manager John Watson shares tips on using this time to connect with fans and take care of your business.

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Create and advocate: opportunities and tips for screen composers

We talked to Screen composer and APRA AMCOS Ambassador Caitlin Yeo to get the lay of the land

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Create: live streaming and the value of music

Find out about live stream licensing and claiming royalties with an update from Jack River.

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Support and Advocate: Sustainability Fund for writer members

Songwriter and composer members worldwide can apply for the $2,000 grant, announced by APRA Board Chair Jenny Morris.

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The At Home Sessions: second edition

3-2-1 songwriting sessions and Meet the Locals Virtual are back! 

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Performers for #VAPRAs announced

Lady Gaga and Mark Ronson win an APRA and more!

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Live Music Office awarded Australia Council Project Funding

Today’s announcement provides the office with funding to deliver Live and Local: A Live Music Development Program for Regional Communities

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Event Calendar

Jul

18

SIMA Jazz:NOW Wired
Jo Fabro (vocals), Aaron Flower (guitar), Max Alduca (bass)

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Jul

20

The Music Victoria Awards - submissions close
16th annual Music Victoria Awards will return in 2020 during Melbourne Music Week 

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Jul

20

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office Sustainability Fund
Apply by 20 July.

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Jul

28

QMusic QMxntorship - applications close
Designed to support womxn in music to produce a regional tour in FNQ this November

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Jul

31

AIR Women in Music Mentor Program
The Women in Music Mentor program is a four-year nation-wide mentoring and training program aimed at empowering women in the Australian music industry.

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Aug

01

SIMA Jazz:NOW Wired Lisathe
Witness the warm tones and immersive progressions of Lisathe.

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Aug

03

ACMF National Songwriting Competition Closes
Open to students and schools - over $10,000 in prizes. Free entry!

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Aug

09

Needle in the Hay Vinyl Comp
Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers.

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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

29

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

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