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Music lives: 10 years on since the SLAM Rally

Music policy that makes a difference

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Important changes to categories and nomination process for 2020 Art Music Awards

The suite of awards grows with the sector.

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Emi's Intern Playlist: All New Music Updated Weekly

A weekly updated list of all new music curated by APRA AMCOS intern Emi Dain!

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5 Seconds of Summer joins The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Youngblood’

"We really respect this award and everyone who works on these songs and getting them heard," said Ashton Irwin.

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APRA and AMCOS boards appoint interim Directors

These interim positions will remain in place until the next Annual General Meetings November 2020,

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Want to know more about entering Unsigned Only? Get the facts here.

"Artists need to be very proactive and take advantage of every opportunity they can to help further their careers."

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Global Roadshow coming to Los Angeles Nashville London

We're hosting a jam-packed program for members the day after the Global APRA Music Awards. 

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Short list announced for the 2020 Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year!

The Top 25 Contenders have landed

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Happy 90th Birthday to Joy McKean, a true songwriting trailblazer

We salute Joy McKean for a career in songwriting that has in turn, influenced and shaped the music industry in Australia.

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Mentoring, Money and Music: the Josh Pyke Partnership returns

Awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career

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Meet the newest APRA AMCOS Ambassadors: Alex Burnett and Justine Eltakchi

Two songwriters making their own kind of waves in 2020.

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Tones And I honoured for songwriting success with a place on The 1,000,000,000 List for ‘Dance Monkey’

It's the fastest Australian song to reach 1B streams.

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Australia Day honours to Tim Minchin, Peter Combe, Deborah Conway and more

Thank you for all the work you do to enrich the community. 

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An essential business tool at a special discount: Jaxsta Pro for APRA AMCOS members

Sign up for Jaxsta Pro and delve in to the credits.

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Get serious about songwriting with our new Guide for Music Managers and Self-Managed Musicians

View the PDF online or we'll post it to you!

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Final, final days of voting in the Peer-Voted APRA Song of the Year

Voting closes 12PM AEDT, Wednesday 22 January. You know what to do.

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Superstar songwriting collaborators Troye Sivan and Alex Hope join The 1,000,000,000 List

Their co-write 'Youth' is a stunner.

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Bushfire gig relief: guide to benefit concerts and how to get involved

Organising a an official benefit concert? Get your complimentary licence from OneMusic and tell us about it, legends.

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Fire disaster support

We are aware that many of our members, our customers, and their loved ones live in fire affected areas and may be going through a very challenging time. 

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 24 December, re-opening 6 January.

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Tips of the trade: writing children's music

"a sense of the ridiculous...and respect for children's intelligence." Peter Combe, Sibylla Stephen and Emily Who share tips.

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Inaugural Global APRA Music Awards reveal categories and nominees

Coming to Los Angeles, Nashville and London in 2020.

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Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner Aodhan brings SongMakers to his school

15 year old Dharawal singer/songwriter Aodhan won this year’s Unearthed High’s Indigenous Initiative...

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Gender equity and diversity in opera summit

On 2 December 2019 the Gender Equity and Diversity in Opera Summit was convened by the Australia Council, Australian Music Centre and APRA AMCOS

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Jack Bratt Wins 2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship

The Brisbane guitarist, songwriter and producer has been awarded the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan Fellowship for 2019

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Leah Flanagan appointed National Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Office

The singer-songwriter and arts manager will lead the office from Darwin. Welcome, Leah!

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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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Event Calendar

Feb

27

Los Angeles - Global Roadshow
A jam-packed day for members, including an update from the Chief Exec.

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Feb

27

SA - Umbrella Festival Info Session Adelaide Hills
Music SA invites you to ADELAIDE HILLS INFO SESSION.
Want to learn more about all things Umbrella Festival, and how to register an event in 2020? 
Join us on Thursday 27th February 10:00AM
The Stirling Hotel, 52 Mt Barker Rd, Stirling
Please RSVP to jessi@musicsa.com.au

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Feb

27

QLD - Indie D.I.Y.
Ever wanted to release your own music or run your own label?

Join Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and PPCA as they present an evening of insights into being independent.

On the night we will hear updates from AIR and PPCA and a presentation from Australian independent music distributor, GYROstream.

Presentations will be followed by a panel discussion between independent artist and label guests who have had great success doing it on their own terms in the independent sector.

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Feb

29

VIC - 16 Hour Music Marathon - A Fundraiser for our Firefighters
The bushfires in Australia have devastated our land and communities. Our firefighters have faced, and are still facing, countless hours of fighting fires as they battle to protect homes, properties, native forests and animals. This fundraiser is a tribute to their endurance, resilience and strength, in the form of a music marathon.

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Feb

29

NSW - Meet the Locals
Our annual Meet The Locals series is your chance to get up close and personal with key music industry reps and to meet your fellow songwriters

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Feb

29

SA - Getting Creatively Free: The Keys To Your Songwriting Success
Taught by the founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, this session will offer you some practical tools for overcoming songwriters’ biggest blocks and barriers once and for all. Be inspired to tackle writers’ block, time management, isolation, procrastination and more. Take action to become the best songwriter you can be.

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Feb

29

SA - Getting Creatively Free: The Keys To Your Songwriting Success
Taught by the founder of I Heart Songwriting Club, this session will offer you some practical tools for overcoming songwriters’ biggest blocks and barriers once and for all. Be inspired to tackle writers’ block, time management, isolation, procrastination and more. Take action to become the best songwriter you can be.

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Mar

01

Womens Freedom Song Contest closes
Do you have an inspiring song about women to share? Got one kicking around, sitting on a shelf ready to be polished or already up your sleeve? Well send it in!

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Mar

01

Screenworks’ Screen Composing Bootcamp - applications close
Advancing the careers of four regionally-based screen composers. 

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Mar

02


A jam-packed day for members, including an update from the Chief Exec.

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Holiday Closures at APRA AMCOS

We will be closing shop over the holidays, from 24 December, re-opening 6 January.

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Tips of the trade: writing children's music

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Inaugural Global APRA Music Awards reveal categories and nominees

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Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner

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Gender equity and diversity in opera summit

Convened on 2 December 2019...

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

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Report them by 31 July

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