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Get to know Sophie Payten (Gordi), our newest Ambassador

"Every time I write or make music with someone new, I learn something."

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New improved music identifier will help creators in the all-important digital market

Improving the accuracy, speed and efficiency of rights organisations' work in tracking creators’ works and paying royalties.

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10 things you need to know about the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

More cash prizes this year! Enter by 29 Oct to get your song heard! 

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Earnings Insights update: see how your songs earn by category

Easily view your earnings by streaming services, TV, radio, video on demand and more.

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A special message from Angharad 'Rad' Yeo: register for High Score

Listen to Rad and join us for High Score on 3 October

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Advice for Music Customers wishing to stream concerts online from 1 October 2020

 As at 17 September 2020...

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Live streaming music licensing advice for APRA members

We understand that the COVID-19 lockdown is having an ongoing effect on our members...

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Unlocking the cultural economy is key to Sydney’s 24 hour strategy

APRA AMCOS has welcomed the work of the NSW Government...

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High Score gaming music conference goes virtual, with composers from Untitled Goose Game and Minecraft

Register now!

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Winners of the 2020 Art Music Awards Announced

The Awards have been celebrated in a virtual ceremony fit for a creative nation

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Everyone has the right to a safe workplace: our resource guide

Our commitment to employees, members and the people and organisations we work and collaborate with.

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APRA AMCOS Ambassador Justine Eltakchi's accessibility tips

"Ask if someone needs help. Offer help. It's so simple, but it's going to make such a world of difference."

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For the diary: High Score goes virtual on 3 October

Free, online, interactive and all about music in games. Registration opens soon.

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VASSY joins The 1,000,000,000 List

for David Guetta and Showtek collaboration 'Bad'. Welcome to the club, VASSY!

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Distinguished Services recipient and presenters and performers announced for 2020 Art Music Awards

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Earnings Insights: access for managers and bookkeepers

You can now give access to a secondary contact (e.g. manager or bookkeeper) to view your Earnings Insights. 

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Ausecuma Beats: nine members, five countries, a singular sound

“When it comes to music, it doesn’t matter how good you are on your instrument, you will need to have experience," says founding member Boubacar Gaye.

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Just played a live stream on FB/IG/YT? Get paid.

Submit your live stream performance reports by 2 Oct to get paid.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office announces $100,000 Sustainability Fund recipients

"...we need to be bold in our support of Australia's first storytellers."

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Kevin Penkin: compares and contrasts games and film composing

The composer talks about the art and craft of composing for music's sake.

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The songwriting wisdom of Graeham Goble

Legendary songwriter has achieved 12 million plays on US commercial radio, with songs including the the Little River Band hit 'Reminiscing'.

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Sustainability Fund: 100 more recipients announced

A total of $650,000 was put into members' pockets thanks to the Sustainability Fund.

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Creators rights ignored in Morrison Government’s copyright reform

The rights of creators have been ignored in the latest round of proposed copyright reforms.

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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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2020 Art Music Awards

Watch the Virtual Awards on Tuesday 8 September.

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Event Calendar

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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Oct

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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Oct

06

Australia Council Contemporary Music Touring Program
Supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music.

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Oct

08

Wild Moutains Songs retreat
Each year, over three nights and four days, 12 mid-career artists come together, paired with a writer that they have never written with before, to create and record new work. 

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Oct

19

Ian Potter Cultural Trust GRANT
The Cultural Trust is committed to encouraging excellence and supporting a vibrant, world-class arts scene in Australia. The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.

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Oct

20

First Nations Recording Grants - closes
First Nations artists are invited to apply for a recording grant as part of the ARIA PPCA Australia Council First Nations Sound Recording Partnership.

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Oct

21

BIGSOUND 2020
BIGSOUND is pleased to announce that it will proceed in 2020 on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October with a revised program of conference, live music and parties

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